18 November 2016 12:00
Register your business for Love Your High Street
Independent high street businesses are gearing up for the Bay’s second Love your High Street Torbay week, taking place from the 28 November 2016.
Love your High Street week is a campaign which encourages local people to shop more frequently in independent shops around the Bay and helps spread the message about why spending locally is so important. The first campaign week took place in July of this year.
Richard Haddock, Executive Lead for Business, said:
“Local support of this campaign has helped make it a success. I strongly encourage local people to spend in Torbay using many of the fantastic, independent retailers. This in return will provide a much needed boost to the local economy which will aid our ongoing efforts for high street regeneration in Torbay.”The campaign is being delivered by Shop up the High Street, the high street regeneration project from the TDA and funded by the Coastal Communities Fund.
Liz Edwards, Business Advisor and project lead, said:
“The public are really getting behind the project and we now have over 100 retailers supporting the campaign, who will receive marketing packs and support to promote their business and increase footfall in the town centres.”Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities.
The day itself takes place on the first Saturday in December each year, but the campaign aims to have a lasting impact on small businesses. In 2016 Small Business Saturday will take place on Saturday, 3 December.
The Love your High Street week is taking place from 28 November - 04 December across Torbay and is free of charge to all independent retailers wishing to get involved. Love your High Street will also be asking retailers to promote their celebrations via social media and collaborate on events.
Marketing packs and resources will be available for free for high street businesses to help celebrate the campaign and will be delivered to the registered businesses early in November.
If you would like more information or you would like to register to be a part of Love your High Street go to www.loveyourhighsttorbay.com and follow us on Twitter and Facebook @loveyourhighsttorbay