Bath’s independent businesses offer choice, tradition and innovation, as well as a personal and passionate service. Indies create jobs and have a positive impact on the city’s economy, supporting local artists and designers, food producers and growers.
There are so many great ways to show some love to the independent businesses you wouldn’t want to live without, and many of them don’t cost a penny! Here are five easy ways to support Bath’s independent businesses and show them that you care…
1. Spend a Tenner
If every adult in Bath spent just £10 at the city’s independent businesses, over £300,000 would be contributed to Bath’s indie economy, supporting local people.
While consumers spend just over a fifth of their money locally, by choosing to support local and independent businesses, online or in person, they could actually double the amount of money that stays in their local economy.
2. Support on Social
Be sure to follow your favourite indie brands on social media and engage with their content. By liking, commenting on, sharing or saving a post, you help their posts to reach more potential customers.
3. Discover New Brands
There are so many independent businesses to discover in Bath. Make a list of indies you’ve never visited before and pledge to stop by this summer. Your visit will make a world of difference!
4. Tell Your Friends
Independent businesses with small marketing budgets benefit enormously from word-of-mouth recommendations. If you have had a great experience, be sure to tell your friends or post an endorsement on social media.
5. Give the Gift of Indies
If you’re looking for a gift for a loved one, you are bound to find the perfect present at one of Bath’s indies. Many businesses offer gift cards, which are perfect for those who are difficult to buy for, or you can purchase a Bath Gift Card, which is accepted at over 220 businesses in the city.