Shop Local in Ilkley

What is shop local?

The "shop local" concept isn't new, but it has certainly become a more commonly heard phrase since Covid-19.  It's primarily aimed at helping small businesses which, in turn, help the local economy. In fact, it's so important that even the big boys (and girls) are in on the act.  Card Provider American Express has estimated that for every £10 spent with an independent business, £50 gets reinvested into the local economy* as the owners of those small enterprises go on to spend their income with other businesses such as a local coffee shop, florist, baker or clothes shop.

Why shop local?

It helps the local economy: It's estimated that for every £10 spent with an independent business, £50 gets reinvested into the local economy* as the owners of those small enterprises go on to spend their income with other business such as a local coffee shop, florist or clothes shop.

It helps creates jobs: