Pledge your support to buy local this Christmas
Surrey Hills is inviting people in Surrey to pledge their support to buy local this Christmas and help the local economy and environmental sustainability.
There are many campaigns to encourage communities to support their local businesses, however, Surrey Hills Enterprises wanted to take that support one step further.
They have created a new self-motivated pledge to encourage individuals and families in Surrey to buy at least 1 in every 5 purchases from a Surrey Hills based business this Christmas.
For inspiration and links to many outstanding local products and services, they have created a “Virtual Artisan Market Place” highlighting businesses offering gifts, crafts, food, drink and experiences, all from businesses whom have been awarded the Trade Mark Surrey Hills – a Mark of quality, sustainability, and local provenance.
Taking the Pledge, it will not only benefit the owners and families of local business, but it will have far wider benefits to both the economy and the environment.
- if every person in the Surrey Hills spent just £5 per week in their local shops and business, instead of with large chains, that would add approx. £9.6 m to the Surrey Hills economy
- By buying locally we will reduce the carbon footprint of the Surrey Hills as the products are sourced and created from within a significantly reduced area
Wendy Varcoe, Executive Director of Surrey Hills Enterprises said ‘Buying local and linking to the environmental impact is becoming increasingly important. This campaign highlights the truly inspiring local businesses and the high quality and sustainable local Surrey Hills products.
Surrey Hills Enterprises will support those who make the pledge by continuing to highlight and signpost them to many of the extraordinary and inspiring local Surrey Hills businesses who provide high quality, local and sustainable products.
Find out more about local Surrey Hills businesses on the Virtual Artisan market: https://www.surreyhills.org/