As our cousins across the pond celebrate Independence Day on 4th July, we here in the UK are busy with Independents’ Day.
Independents’ Day is a national campaign, organised by Skillsmart Retail and the National Skills Academy for Retail, to promote the importance of independent shops and the role they play in shaping the UK’s villages, towns and cities.
The UK has over 160,000 independent retailers making up 92% of all retail businesses in the UK. Their importance to local economies as well as their contribution to a location’s identity and community is unrivaled.
Please use this day to make one additional trip to a local Independent Shop to show your support. For a list of great shops, click here