Local businesses must support each other to make Shropshire economy strong
12th January 2018
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It just makes sense to us to use other local suppliers in our business and our home life.

For example, we use Budgen Motors to supply our vehicles, who are based in Stafford Park, and we know we are helping to keep the pound within Shropshire.

We also use Reconomy and Lanyon Bowdler solicitors, which are both Shropshire-based companies.

It’s just like when you are loyal to a shop. If you shop regularly at the same store, you see the same faces and you build up relationships. You know what you are getting and that these people share the same values as you.

At Unique Copiers, we feel if all businesses and customers took the same view to shop locally and use local suppliers, then the independent business trade in Shropshire could really boom.

We are proud to be working with Shropshire companies such as Shrewsbury Town Football Club, Belvoir Estate Agents, Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors and Casey’s at Cordingley Hall in Donnington.

When given the choice, why would you choose someone from outside the county to provide your needs if there is someone close by who can visit your company and really help you out with their local knowledge?

For example, my wife Nicola owns Casey’s at Cordingley Hall and hosts a wide variety of events. She wants to use local suppliers for all her props, outfits, food and drink - but she also wants to make sure they are using local suppliers for their other needs too, like copying!

Supporting local trade can often help increase business for you in the supply chain.

Gary Halpin of Good2Great, which works with businesses large and small across Shropshire to help them realise their potential, told us that supporting local companies can only be good for the local area.

He said: “By working with businesses across the whole spectrum of industry sectors, the Good2Great team has a unique insight into how the local Shropshire economy is performing.

“We always encourage businesses to support fellow independent companies. It just makes sense.”

And that’s so true - it does make sense. Why go outside the county when we have plenty of successful, friendly and enterprising businesses right on our doorstep?

For more information about Unique Copiers, contact one of our team on 0845 108 9050 or email info@uniquecopiers.co.uk and we will be able to advise on the best way to proceed.

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Mark Luckman

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