The queen of customer service Mary Portas is on a mission to create more vibrant High Streets all over the UK!
She’ll be looking specifically at the problem of empty shops and how to prevent the growth of "clone towns" dominated by chainstores over the next few weeks and months and in the Autumn she’ll present what she finds to all of us for her Channel 4 series, Secret Shopper.
David Cameron said high streets had to become more "vibrant and diverse" in an effort to survive and we believe it’s the local businesses in YOUR town that are making that happen!
At thebestof we’re completely behind local businesses. They are the lifeblood of our communities and just like the high street, they are at the heart of every community. Local businesses owners are the ones who bring people together, create jobs and reflect the towns they live in. If you feel the same, support our Buy Local campaign here and let a local business know that you think they’re great!
Mary Portas says "I am calling on businesses, local authorities and shoppers to contribute their ideas on how we can halt this decline in its tracks and create town centres that we can all be proud of."
Our Buy Local campaign is one way you can make your voice heard! Let’s get behind our local businesses! Wouldn’t it be great to see more of them thriving and able to take their place on the High Street?