Why is it important to support local businesses?
Moments of public crisis such as the one we’re enduring at the moment serve to highlight the importance of small local businesses. While multinational corporations find it easier to compete by lowering prices and underpaying workers, local businesses show up as a more ethical way to consume, a way that benefits our neighbours and peers. A buzzing high street full of originality and diversity is where we want to get our daily products and services. By shopping locally, we are bettering our Borough, the environment, and our products!
Why is it important to support local businesses?
Moments of public crisis such as the one we’re enduring at the moment serve to highlight the importance of small local businesses. While multinational corporations find it easier to compete by lowering prices and underpaying workers, local businesses show up as a more ethical way to consume, a way that benefits our neighbours and peers. A buzzing high street full of originality and diversity is where we want to get our daily products and services. By shopping locally, we are bettering our Borough, the environment, and our products!
Six reasons to support local businesses:
Six reasons to support local businesses:
It’s great for the local economy and increases jobs in the area, allowing the community to be more self-sufficient.
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It allows for a diverse and original set of brands, products, and services and decreases mass production.
It’s great for the local economy and increases jobs in the area, allowing the community to be more self-sufficient.
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It allows for a diverse and original set of brands, products, and services and decreases mass production.
It’s a lot better for the environment since products are typically more responsibly sourced and produce less harmful emissions from transportation.
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Better shopping experience and customer service. Get to know the locals and make the act of consuming a fun activity!
It’s a lot better for the environment since products are typically more responsibly sourced and produce less harmful emissions from transportation.
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Better shopping experience and customer service. Get to know the locals and make the act of consuming a fun activity!
Buying and spending locally amplifies the sense of common identity and creates solidarity within the community.
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Local businesses in the UK give substantially more support to charities and local projects than national scale enterprises.
Buying and spending locally amplifies the sense of common identity and creates solidarity within the community.
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Local businesses in the UK give substantially more support to charities and local projects than national scale enterprises.
How will you be supporting local businesses through the Lewisham Local Card?
How will you be supporting local businesses through the Lewisham Local Card

The Lewisham Local Card scheme departs from a base of care and engagement with local businesses. Due to our growing network, we are able to provide you with a list and resources pointing at new independents to support. By increasing digital visibility and foot traffic, we are hoping to highlight the countless fascinating enterprises in Lewisham and increase local’s engagement with them.
The Lewisham Local Card scheme departs from a base of care and engagement with local businesses. Due to our growing network, we are able to provide you with a list and resources pointing at new independents to support. By increasing digital visibility and foot traffic, we are hoping to highlight the countless fascinating enterprises in Lewisham and increase local’s engagement with them.
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