1. BETTER FOR THE LOCAL ECONOMY
For every £1 spent with a small or medium-sized business, an estimated 63p stays in the local economy, compared to 40p with a larger business.
2. HELP BUILD COMMUNITIES
Popping out to your local butcher, florist, restaurant or pub builds familiarity. It’s the way friendships are made – the old-fashioned way, through eye-contact, a friendly ‘hello’ and a little small talk. And independent businesses often organise local events which create community ties.
3. BETTER PRODUCTS AND SERVICE
Experiences are often richer and more colourful when you choose local and independent over large-chain and homogeneous.
4. LOCAL JOBS
Most new jobs are provided by local businesses – according to the Federation of Small Businesses, small and medium sized business employ around 60% of the UK’s private sector workforce.
5. DOING THE RIGHT THING
Independent business often pay their staff better and pay their fair share of taxes, compared to some tax-dodging multinationals.
It’s often better for the environment. Local businesses make more local purchases, which require less transportation and they’re usually in town centres rather than contributing to urban sprawl, habitat loss and pollution.
7. A NICER PLACE TO LIVE
Home-owners who live near high streets with thriving independent businesses benefit from a boost in property value.
Support independent business and save a little money with the Local Buyers Club card
8. CUSTOMER SERVICE IS OFTEN BETTER
Small business owners really care about their local customers and are engaged with the communities they serve
9. UNIQUE OFFERING
Independent retailers often stock locally-made items which aren’t available elsewhere, so you can choose things which are truly unique.
10. KEEP IT LOCAL - JOIN THE CLUB
Through initiatives like The Local Buyers Club, independent retailers can use their discretion to reward local and loyal custom and that means savings for you. The Local Buyers Club helps promote local and independent businesses and encourages people to spend a little extra locally if possible.
Support and save at independent businesses near you. Join the Local Buyers Club here.
Some of the 150+ local businesses in North London offering discounts of 10 - 30% to Local Buyers Club members. Find out how it works and JOIN THE CLUB
What is the Local Buyers Club?
We're on a mission to help you discover & support the best local & independent businesses. We also organise and support community initiatives.
JOIN NOW for just £12
We've negotiated discounts of 10-30% for our members at over 130 awesome restaurants, shops, bars and businesses throughout North and East London. We help promote them and raise awareness of the advantages of shopping locally.
Join the Local Buyers Club and, for just £12 per year, you'll be helping to support local business and you'll receive a discount card to use at any of the 150+ businesses listed on the site.
Find out how it works and JOIN THE CLUB
If you're a great independent business in London and would like to find out more about joining the Club please email firstname.lastname@example.org