Join us to celebrate the independent business community in Cambridge. Offers and events across the four days…
ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN:
Cambridge BID are running Independents’ Week from 4th - 7th July to coincide with the national campaign Independents’ Day UK, which is a not-for-profit campaign that exists to support and promote independent retail businesses across the UK all year round, but with an annual focus on July 4th: ‘Independents’ Day’ itself.
Independents account for something in the order of 65% of the approximately 290,000 retail outlets in the UK and are at the heart of local communities throughout the country.
Love Cambridge Independents' Week is campaign that independent retailers across sectors and throughout the city can use to promote their own businesses online. However it needs our active involvement and support. It needs independent retailers to grab it by the scruff of the neck and make it work for their own businesses.
Share the campaign with fellow retailers and customers.
Use the hashtag #CambridgeIndependentsWeek
Download the Independents’ Day UK logo and share it on your website, on your own social platforms and in your shop windows.
Contribute a blog to the Independents’ Day UK website (so we/they can then share it) on issues important to you as an independent retailer.
If your business has a particular story to tell, get in touch with Cambridge BID so that we can help tell your story.
Consider now doing something special for Independents’ Week from July 4th - July 7th – a special offer, event or promotion to bring people into your shop (particularly those who may not have visited before).
As a shopper, Love Cambridge Independents' Week is your chance to show some love for the independent retailers you value most both in your local communities and online: the ones you wouldn’t want to live without. Here’s how you can get involved to help make Love Cambridge Independents’ Week a success for those businesses and others.
Share the campaign with you friends.
Give a shout-out on social media to the independent retailers you love and value most – be sure to tag us in any post using the hashtag #CambridgeIndependentsWeek
Ask the independent retailers you visit or know if they are involved with Love Cambridge Independents’ Week – if not, please direct them to our website.
Make a list now of one or two independent retailers that you’ve never visited before and pledge to pay them a visit for Independents’ Week from July 4th - – your visit will make the world of difference.
Please note, more businesses are due to sign up before July 4th. If you are an independent businesses in Cambridge and want to get involved, you can sign up here.