SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES AND GET INVOLVED

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is proud to announce it will be hosting Southend’s first ever Independent Retailer Month.

Independent Retailer Month is a campaign that runs annually throughout July to highlight the important role smaller, local, independent retailers play in the communities they serve, the local economy they contribute to, and in the retail sector as a whole.

It is a FREE UK-wide annual campaign to increase footfall to towns and village centres. 

We want to work with all independent retailers across Southend-on-Sea to boost the local economy throughout July, but also encourage consumers to shop locally all year round, to maintain the vitality and vibrancy of our towns and communities. Our local slogan is Shop Local, Love Local and Make a BIG Difference!

The outcome will be a positive boost for the local economy and the community. Whilst the campaign runs for just a month, the vision is to help change consumer habits for the long term, creating more sustainable Southend-on-Sea and local community.  

We have created a searchable directory of all the Southend-on-Sea independent businesses who we know are taking part in Independents Month. The directory makes it easy for shoppers to find their local independent shops.

It is FREE to list your business, provides regular social media promotion for retailers with a Twitter or Facebook account and the directory is also open to online retailers too. In fact any business that primarily serves the consumer can get a listing, that includes shops, cafes, restaurants and salons.

Click here to find out which business is taking part!

 

 

 

RESOURCES ON WHAT YOU CAN DO THROUGHOUT JULY AS AN INDEPENDENT RETAILER

Writing an Effecient Press Release

Positioning You Business

Creating A Range Plan

Social Media Tips

Using A Card Reader

Pricing Strategy

Creating A Promotional Calendar

How Accurate Is Your Data

10 Steps to Retail Success

VISITOR INFORMATION