Council launches #lovelivelocal campaign to boost Denbighshire businesses

Denbighshire County Council is urging residents to get behind their campaign to support local businesses in the county.

The #LoveLiveLocal Denbighshire campaign aims to get people to show their support for local businesses by using the hashtag on Twitter and Facebook to promote good experiences they’ve had and promote products and services locally that they have ‘loved’.

We also want Denbighshire businesses to engage with the campaign and use the hashtag to promote their goods and services to help spread the word about the diverse range of products and services that are available in local towns and villages.

Hugh Evans, Leader of the Council said, “We are calling on the people of Denbighshire to show support for local businesses and show community spirit by making sure we look after our high streets.

“There are so many fantastic businesses here in Denbighshire in all sorts of areas from food and hotels, to shops selling uniquely made crafts and providers of unique services and experiences. We need to get the word out and make sure people use them.

“They also help create a thriving local economy and support our communities by providing jobs for local people. We really want the people of Denbighshire to share their positive experiences of engaging with local businesses by shopping in them and taking the pledge to love shopping locally.”

Chairman of the Clwydian Range Food Trail and one of Denbighshire’s Tourism Ambassadors David Jones said: “I think this is a really positive campaign from the Council. Local businesses need to support each other, build networks and promote each other. Engaging with social media is a great way to do this.

“It’s also really important that communities get behind their local businesses and support them too. We have a wealth of fantastic businesses in this County and we need to get the message out that buying locally is good for everyone in so many ways.”

The campaign is part of the Council’s drive to develop the local economy, promote shopping locally and encourage businesses in the County to explore the benefits of engaging with social media.  It follows on from the ‘March for Business’ series of events.

FREE Social Media course for Businesses #LoveLiveLocal

28 June, County Hall, Ruthin, 16.30 – 19.30

Want to improve your bottom line?  Would you like to use Twitter and Facebook etc. for business but not sure where to start?  This small friendly workshop for beginners will help you do just that.

Led by Helen Hodgkinson of Grŵp Retail Skills Academy, the course will take you through how to set up as well as give practical tips on the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ of using social media. It’s ‘hands on’ so bring a laptop if you have one.

Love it or loathe it social media is here to stay, so why not make use of it to grow your business?

Booking is essential as places are limited.

Email us: econ.dev@denbighshire.gov.uk

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