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I was delighted to meet the Buy Local Norfolk organisation. With 156 members and the ethos of source locally, buy locally, employ locally this networking group I am sure will go from strength to strength
Elizabeth Truss, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
I’m always glad to bang the drum for Norfolk and that’s what this is all about. “Buy Local” is a great initiative that showcases the hundreds of thriving independent businesses which are so essential to our county’s economic success. It highlights the rich variety of products, services and skills that these businesses offer to us, as consumers.
The County Council is certainly doing its bit to support our home grown businesses by pressing the Government to deliver on promises to improve the A47, our rail network and by delivering better broadband. The opening at long last of a fully dualled A11 will also help propel our economy forward.
As individuals we can also do our bit. Which is why I am glad to lend my support – and my voice – to the “Buy Local” initiative and call on all of us who live and work here to buy local wherever possible.
Councillor George Nobbs, Leader of Norfolk County Council
Norwich City Council was a founding member of buy local Norfolk and we are proud to continue to be associated with the organisation. We are currently working with Buy Local Norfolk via our procurement team, looking at practical ‘opportunity to quote’ mechanisms. It is important that we develop and retain our local businesses to ensure the long-term sustainability of our local economy.
Councillor Brenda Arthur, leader of Norwich City Council
I support the campaign because I want to see the local economy flourish. Norwich is a great city with great shops and services – so buying locally really works.
Chloe Smith Member of Parliament for Norwich North
I’m delighted to support Buy Local Norfolk it’s a fantastic campaign which highlights how our economy, our communities and our environment in Norfolk can all see the benefits of locally based supply chains.
Simon Wright Member of Parliament for Norwich South
In August (2012) I was invited to undertake the Buy Local Challenge which meant avoiding supermarkets for a week or so and only buying locally everything that my family needed. The Buy Local initiative is an excellent social enterprise and campaign established to boost the local economy, help local businesses reach new customers and help consumers find the best goods and services on their doorstep.
George Freeman Member of Parliament for Mid Norfolk
I am very pleased to support Buy Local Norfolk. Buying Local benefits the Norfolk economy by putting money back in the pockets of small and medium sized businesses in Great Yarmouth and elsewhere. The impact on the environment of the business being done locally is also something to be encouraged. I look forward to seeing Buy Local Norfolk moving from strength to strength this year.
Brandon Lewis Member of Parliament Great Yarmouth