Advantia member Cawthornes is actively promoting local business on the High Street over the next two weeks, by taking part in the latest National Fiver Fest which runs from the 19th – 29th February.
Fiver Fest involves thousands of independent businesses coming together to highlight their contribution to the great British High Street. Nuneaton, where Cawthornes is based, is joining in with thousands of independent shops and businesses across the UK, in over 100 High Streets, to put on very special £5 offers across two weeks in February, in the TOTALLY LOCALLY FIVER FEST.
Hayley Cawthorne said, “independent shops and businesses are what makes our town special and unique. We appreciate it when our community support us, so these offers are to say thank you for that support and to show just what great value our local businesses are.
“If Every Adult in Nuneaton spent £5 per week in their local shops and businesses, instead of online, at a national chain or at the big supermarket, it would be worth 16.9 million going directly into our local economy. Which means more jobs, a better high street, a stronger economy and a nicer place to live.”
FIVER FEST is a free to join campaign, devised and run by Totally Locally, a grassroots High Street organisation that has been helping businesses and High Streets to help themselves since 2010 with incredible results. From reports of new customers to people rediscovering shops, they hadn’t been into in years.
Cawthornes employees are excited to get involved in the campaign and will be supporting all the local independent stores by shopping locally and taking advantage of some of the great £5 offers.
Chris Sands of Totally Locally said, “we know Fiver Fest isn’t going to change the world’, said, ‘But small changes in spending habits can really make a difference to our high streets. Just by diverting £5 of our weekly spend to local independents we give them a fighting chance to thrive. It’s a conversation worth having.”