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Support your local high street this Independents' Day Weekend

30 June 2022

This weekend is Independents' Day UK Weekend and Richmond Council is encouraging residents to continue to support independent businesses across Richmond upon Thames by visiting their local high streets or buying local online.

Independents' Day Weekend is a UK-wide campaign that supports and promotes independent retail businesses with an annual focus around 4 July: this year Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 July are 'Independents' Day'.

Independents retailers account for close to 65% of the approximately 290,000 retail outlets in the UK and are at the heart of local communities.

Richmond Council is supporting the campaign and encouraging residents to support and celebrate their local independent businesses this weekend and beyond. that often provide a unique and personalised service to their customers.

As part of the Council's celebration of local businesses, from next week residents can pick up a free copy of the recently launched Richmond local shop directory from libraries and leisure centres. The directory features hundreds of independent businesses on the borough’s high streets, that residents and visitors can enjoy all year round.

The shop local directory is also available to view online.

Richmond Card holders can benefit from additional discounts offered by independent retailers in the borough. Anyone aged 17 or over can apply for a Richmond Card which is an all-in-one card that entitles holders to ongoing local businesses discounts, parking discounts, library membership and much more.

More details and information on how to apply can be found on the Richmond Card web page.

Richmond Council is continuing to provide ongoing support to local businesses and has recently launched the Phoenix Enterprise Programme 2.0, which is a business support programme designed to help local entrepreneurs start or grow their business.

The Council has also partnered with Digital Boost to offer businesses owners free 1-to-1 digital mentoring, workshops, courses and content to provide effective support to your business when and where you need it.

Find out more about Digital Boost.

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Updated: 1 July 2022

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