Buy Local: Special offers? This shop's playing a blinder
With retail experts predicting that the Great British high street could soon become a thing of the past unless something is done to preserve it, the message from local business leaders is clear – “use us or lose us.”
That is why the Grimsby Telegraph has teamed up with the Lincolnshire branch of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) to launch Your Life: Buy Local – a campaign to show you how making small changes to your spending habits can help save the high street and put more money back into the local economy.
As part of the campaign, we have launched the Buy Local loyalty card, which local shops and traders, like the one featured here, are signing up to in order to give you discounts until the end of the year, to encourage people to shop locally.
A CLEETHORPES business is offering some "blinding" new deals as part of the Grimsby Telegraph's Buy Local campaign.
P&L Interiors on Sea View Street is giving Buy Local loyalty cardholders 15 per cent off all blinds, excluding Roman blinds, and free lining on curtains ordered before the end of August.
The company was one of the first to join the Buy Local campaign which was launched in September last year to encourage shoppers to support local businesses.
Lucy Gardner, who runs P&L Interiors with her husband Paul, said: "It is fantastic. I think it is really important in this day and age to shop locally.
"Traditional values such as good customer service and value for money are important to us here.
"We can cater for any budget, from cheap and cheerful and to luxurious goods so anyone can get what they need.
"This time of year is traditionally quite quiet but at the moment we are extremely busy."
Mr Gardner said the success of Sea View Street demonstrated the benefits of supporting local retailers.
"It is one of the few places in the country where all of the shops are run independently.
"The street is growing and its success shows that people are seeing the value of shopping in stores run by local people.
"They realise that they can come into an independent store and get the right advice and quality products and it gives people the confidence to spend on the things they really want."
For more information, call P&L Interiors on 01472 236812.