Independent high street businesses are gearing up for the Bay’s second Love your High Street Torbay week, taking place from the 28 November 2016.
Love your High Street week is a campaign which encourages local people to shop more frequently in independent shops around the Bay and helps spread the message about why spending locally is so important. The first campaign week took place in July of this year.
Councillor Richard Haddock, Executive Lead for Business, said: “Local support of this campaign is essential to help make it a success. I strongly encourage local people to spend in Torbay using many of the fantastic, independent retailers. This in return will provide a much needed boost to the local economy which will aid our ongoing efforts for high street regeneration in Torbay.”
The campaign is being delivered by Shop up the High Street, the high street regeneration project from the TDA and funded by the Coastal Communities Fund.
Liz Edwards, Business Advisor and project lead, said: “The public really got behind the campaign in July and we hope to recreate that support. We’ve chosen the dates specifically to coincide with Small Business Saturday.”
Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities.
The day itself takes place on the first Saturday in December each year, but the campaign aims to have a lasting impact on small businesses. In 2016 Small Business Saturday will take place on Saturday 3 December.
The Love your High Street week is taking place from Monday 28 November to Sunday 4 December 2016 across Torbay and is free of charge to all independent retailers wishing to get involved. Love your High Street will also be asking retailers to promote their celebrations via social media and collaborate on events.
Marketing packs and resources will be available for free for high street businesses to help celebrate the campaign.
If you would like more information, or you would like to register to be a part of Love your High Street, visit www.loveyourhighsttorbay.com and follow us on Twitter and facebook @loveyourhighsttorbay