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Hi Guys and Gals I am launching a major campaign to help save local businesses following a new survey revealing that 71 per cent of Brits believe 2011 will be a tougher year for local businesses than 2010.
I am helping to launch the ‘14 Days of Love’ Campaign which i hope will both raise awareness about the plight faced by local businesses and also prove that the local community can make a real difference to Southends economy.
‘I am so passionate about this campaign because we can’t simply rely on the Government to support Southends businesses. The fact is, this is our community and it’s up to us to make a difference. One of the ways we can do that is by showing some real ‘love’ for local businesses this February’.
The 14 Days of Love campaign encourages local people across Southend to ‘show some love’ by writing testimonials in support of their local businesses. All testimonials posted from the 1st March 2010 up until the 14thFebruary 2011 will be added to the website’s Love-O-Meter, which will ultimately decide who the ‘Most Loved’ businesses are, both locally and nationally. A prize draw is also being run by ‘thebestof’ and the local people who post testimonials for local businesses will have the chance to win fantastic prizes including an Apple iPad, a hot air balloon ride, a luxurious spa day and a Michelin star restaurant dinner for two. The local people leaving the most testimonials will become the ‘Best Lovers’ in Southend !
The campaign also encourages people to post quirky videos about local businesses and I will be working with businesses to actively promote the campaign throughout Southend.
I will be hitting the streets of Southend & Leigh with our very own Juliette Love on Sun 13th & Mon 14th February so be sure to come down and show us some love and also pick up some free goodies in return for supporting the best businesses in Southend.
Look forward to seeing you
Claire (and Juliette Love)
Member since: 10th July 2012
I am the very proud owner of thebestofsouthend. My aim is to really shout about why Southend is so great & champion our local business owners who do a really great job!
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