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How to support Independents’ Day

Independents’ Day UK is a campaign that exists to support and promote businesses across the UK all year round, but with an annual focus on July 4th: ‘Independents’ Day’ itself.

In the UK, independents retailers account for 65% of the retail outlets and are at the heart of local communities. The resilience that they have shown over the last 18 months has been extraordinary.

> Please download the poster to promote Indie Day here

> Become a "High Street Champion" here 

> Win £100 to spend with your favourite Indie Retailer here

On Tuesday June 22nd we launched our tailor made support package for any business, BID, shopping centre, Local Authority or individual who wishes to champion their independent businesses and their High Streets. Re-watch the launch session to find out how you can get involved and access the support.

After a year of closures and lockdowns, we are delighted to be lending our support by sponsoring Independents' Day for the second year running. Independents' Day UK is an initiative that emphasises driving footfall to independent shops on July 4th each year. We're excited to be involved in the campaign again this year and thrilled that the news is making headlines.

> Please download the poster to promote Indie Day here

> Become a "High Street Champion" here 

> Win £100 to spend with your favourite Indie Retailer here

Follow, like and share @ukindieday content on Twitter and Instagram and Independents’ Day UK on Facebook.

How Maybe* and Local Rewards is supporting Independents' Day

Retail Times says: "This year’s Independents' Day initiative is sponsored by Local Rewards - a High Street guides service launched by social media specialists Maybe* Tech.

"The programme allows retailers to communicate with and reward shoppers now they have returned to the High Street, it has been created with the intention of ‘levelling the playing field’ between local retailers and giants like Amazon.

"Participating retailers are able to cross-promote and support their high street neighbours to create an online network of connected traders.

"Local Rewards also allows shoppers to see businesses near them and view their social media content as they are shopping the town or city. The aim is to provide every shopper with a prompt after each high street purchase that reveals somewhere else nearby that they may like to discover. All of the content is sourced from social media, connected via Google Maps and is connected to High Street payments from Visa, Mastercard and Amex."

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Local Rewards featured in SME Business News

SME Business News reports: "Independents’ Day UK, an initiative that emphasises driving footfall to independent shops on July 4th each year – has announced that for the first time, it will culminate in a full weekend of celebrations highlighting Britain’s indie retailers, across Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of July.

"The campaign’s organisers are asking consumers to “pledge a few pounds” to independent retailers, by spending at indies across the weekend. Independents’ Day UK will be sponsored by Local Rewards, a programme developed by social media specialists, Maybe* Tech, which allows retailers to communicate with and reward shoppers – and is now live across hundreds of towns and cities across the UK."

CWB Online features Maybe*

CWB Online says: "Independents’ Day UK is supported by and works closely with, among others, the British Independent Retailers Association (Bira); the Independent Retail Consortium (IRC) and also the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM).

"Local Rewards, a High Street guides service launched by social media specialists Maybe* Tech, is sponsoring this year’s initiative."

Local Rewards in Bike Biz and Toy News

Bike Biz says: "Independents’ Day UK will be sponsored by Local Rewards, a programme developed by Maybe* Tech, which allows retailers to communicate with and reward shoppers."

Toy News states: "Local Rewards, a high street guides service launched by social media specialists Maybe* Tech, is sponsoring this year’s initiative."

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