12 Reasons to shop local at Christmas

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Ed: We have been happy to support this promotion of local businesses by Lisa Taylor of Brambles Cookshop.
The 12 Reasons have been in three parts of which this is the last.

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12 Reasons To Spend Local at Christmas

Choosing a local business instead of a large chain store or national supplier has some surprising benefits for local people and the local economy.

We will bring you the top 12 benefits for the village and for you, hopefully this will inspire you to spend those hard earned coins locally this Christmas.

No. 9

Creating Employment

Shopping with and investing in local businesses means you can have a very strong and positive effect on the health of the local jobs in your area. Small, local businesses are the largest employer of jobs nationally and provide the most local jobs to communities. Helping to grow the number of jobs in your area makes for a better place to live and work which then creates a healthy economy for the community.

No.10

What if something goes wrong

Imagine, if something goes wrong, you can actually talk to someone face to face. Large commercial companies will provide the dreaded 'Customer Service Telephone Number' This has got to be one of the worst inventions ever! Local businesses have a lot invested in their customers and are extremely keen to resolve issues with you directly as soon as possible! No more listening to hold music!

No.11

Online vs In Person

All the best bargains are online...wrong- we are constantly brainwashed by the media that major brands have the best deals, just go online, click here and save money. You might be surprised to see just how competitive the prices are in your local shops and businesses. Why not find out what your local area can offer you first, before checking online, one thing you will definitely save on..delivery charges!

No.12

Festive Tidings

And finally..With Audlem about to be transformed in a Beautiful Christmas Card Village Scene, with echoes of Christmas Past, why not ditch the car, take a stroll into the village and enjoy it.