As a Suffolk business since our inception in 1849 we’ve seen a lot of change, but one thing remains constant – pride for our county and support of high streets and thoroughfares across the area.
We’re proud to be supporting Shop Suffolk, a new online platform which champions local retailers. Launched in March, initially to give consumers a way of finding local businesses and offerings during the pandemic, this directory has evolved into a way to shop local and help retain our ‘county pound’.
Looking for natural skin care in Hadleigh, a florist in Stowmarket or food and drink delivered to your door? Look no further! On Shop Suffolk you can search by location or category. There’s also the option of leaving a review and you can suggest a listing for a retailer not present on the site.
Each and every business featured on the site is a local retailer – not a national brand with Suffolk-based stores. When you choose to shop with a homegrown business more money is kept in the community, keeping it within Suffolk’s economy and having a positive impact on employment. According to the Independent Retailer Month campaign, which runs throughout July, for every £1 spent with a local, independent businesses between 50p-70p circulates back into that local economy.
We’d love to be able to invite you to a launch event, showcasing some of the featured providers, meeting producers and enjoying some delicious refreshments – but we’ve had to put this plan on hold.
Until then – shop local, shop small, Shop Suffolk.