Newtownabbey Borough Council has teamed up with local retailers throughout the borough to launch a campaign aimed at encouraging local people to save their local shops by spending locally.
The “Spend Local, Save Local” marketing campaign has been a reaction to the ongoing difficulties experienced by local businesses and the number of closures in recent weeks in Glengormley and Ballyclare.
Lisa O’Kane, tourism and events manager, explains; “Since Christmas, a number of businesses in the Borough have been forced to shut their doors. Now, more than ever, it’s vital that we support our local businesses during what are extremely trying trading conditions. By spending local, you’re helping to save your local businesses and with the exciting deals on offer, you can save money too. Don’t be enticed to go out of the Borough. Stay in Newtownabbey. Spend local: save local.”
Kieran McNeill, from the Thunderdome Café & Sports Bar, in Glengormley, has jumped at the chance to get on board.
Kieran comments; “With the local economy still in recession and business badly affected, this Council initiative will be an enormous help to anyone who gets involved.
“We would urge all businesses to get behind the campaign and encourage local residents to think local first.”
To date, there are 19 exciting offers available. So if you’re a local business and have a special discount/meal deal/buy one get one free offer, get in touch with the Council, by contacting Kim Murray on tel: 028 9034 0137 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view the existing Spend Local: Save Local offers visit http://www.newtownabbey.gov.uk/savelocal/