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Independents’ Day

Skillsmart Retail and its supporters are teaming up with local retailers across the country to celebrate Independents’ Day on 4th July.

Independents’ Day flies the flag for local retailers: the ones who help make our villages, towns and cities so special. It’s about championing diversity on the high street and recognising the skills behind the shopfront.

Buy at least one item from an independent retailer on the day and celebrate your independents. Your high street needs you!

If you’re a retailer, you can download the posters, put them in your shop window and start getting your local community excited about the campaign today. We’ve put together some materials to help you decorate your windows and contact your local media. If you want to make sure your store and staff are ready for Independents’ Day, there’s a wealth of information available on our get ready page.

Feeling inspired? If you want to find out what’s possible or just have a nosey at what happened last year, look at ideas or our Facebook page. And don’t forget to let us know what you’re up to!