BUY LOCAL Warwick - Campaign to Support Local Businesses & The Local Economy
19th March 2010
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BUY LOCAL - Support your local businesses, help the local economy & the environment!


The BUY LOCAL campaign is being launched to encourage more people to support local businesses in the Warwick area. Warwick has a very high percentage of local businesses compared to other towns so it is very important that people support the independent businesses that offer great service and unique products.  Buying Local can also reduce the impact on the environment.



When you BUY LOCAL your money boosts the local economy!

  • Research from the Federation of Small Businesses suggests that BUYING LOCAL has a much greater impact on the local economy versus national chains or out of town providers.
  • It is estimated that around 50% of the money spent in independent businesses goes back into the local economy--> through other local businesses, local suppliers, local services & local staff. This money stays in the local economy for longer & therefore helps more businesses locally.
  • Whereas with national companies it is thought that as little as 5% of goes back into the local economy!! (statistics according to Federation of Small Businesses.
  • So the money you spend has a far greater impact on the local economy if it goes to independent businesses.


This campaign covers ALL business types around the area. The benefits of BUY LOCAL apply to local shops, local service providers, local trades people... 

The campaign also aims to make more local businesses themselves aware of choosing local suppliers over national chains or out of town service providers in order to keep even more money in the local area economy.


** Note: It would be naive for this campaign to aim or expect people to use local independent businesses 100% of the time.  However even a small increase in BUYING LOCAL would have a significant impact in growing & protecting the local economy, its businesses & the environment. **


Key Reasons to BUY LOCAL:

  • Help the environment- reduce the miles your products/food/service providers travel.  Using local businesses reduces YOUR personal mileage & environmental impact
  • Help the local economy- buying local keeps more money in the local area for longer
  • Support your local independent businesses
  • Enjoy unique products, good, friendly customer service


So look out for the BUY LOCAL stickers (as below) on display around Warwick & make an effort to support local businesses where you can. 

If you would like a Free BUY LOCAL sticker to display in your local business, car window etc. then get in touch and we will gladly get one to you:

Click HERE to email us or call Ross on 01926 498574 / 07941 690695

There will be more happening on this campaign soon, but if you have any comments of support then please get in touch.

About the Author

Ross M

Member since: 1st July 2010

I'm Ross,
I run thebestof Warwick. I really enjoy the chance to shout about the many fantastic local businesses & things we have going on in the area. If you have any local opinions, news or events...

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