This compares with only 20p if the same £1 is spent on line or with a national/international retailer, contributing at best £1.25 into the local economy.
If everyone in Buxton spent just £5 a month in an independent shop, that could mean an extra £6 million into Buxton’s economy.
Our project team, who are all independent retailers themselves, are working to set up and manage a ‘Totally Locally’ scheme for Buxton; this will promote and encourage local shopping and the use of local suppliers, and involve collective marketing for local businesses, with rewards and incentives for users. It will be a practical way for businesses to work together to promote Buxton.
We envisage that the project will:-
- Increase the use of local shops and suppliers.
- Increase economic resilience.
- Reduce product miles – better for the environment.
- Raise awareness of the power of the choices we each make about where we spend.