The social, economic and environmental benefits of doing business locally are vast:
Why Buy Local Norfolk?
The locality of a business and its ownership is extremely important because the economy is like water in a bucket. If the bucket has lots of holes in it (more businesses from outside the area). the more water we will lose from the bucket. However, if we use more local, independent businesses, there are less holes in the bucket and the water (money) won’t leak out!
Buying locally automatically retains money within the local economy, thus protecting, in the most sustainable way possible, the unique flavour and character of Norfolk.
Buy Local Norfolk provides a unique accreditation process for genuinely local businesses in Norfolk.
Having gained this accreditation, our member businesses are authorised to display the Buy Local Norfolk logo, identifying themselves to the growing number of businesses and consumers to whom buying local products and services is important.
With a growing network of member businesses, the Buy Local Norfolk logo has become a recognisable mark throughout Norfolk.
The Buy Local ‘brand’ enables procurement managers, buyers, customers and visitors to make an informed choice about directly investing in the Norfolk economy.
By joining Buy Local Norfolk you are becoming part of something important. We are a community of like minded people who all run an independent business, rooted in Norfolk, with a shared interest in strengthening the local economy.
All our directors are full paying members and volunteer their time and expertise to their directorship role for free. Collectively we raise awareness amongst other businesses and consumers of the benefits of buying local, in turn raising the profiles of our member businesses and the Buy Local Norfolk brand.
For the ultra-low membership fee of just £120 per year, you gain so much more in value from the host of membership benefits detailed below.
If we sound like the perfect fit for you then we look forward to receiving your membership application very soon! Apply here
As part of our long-term campaign promoting the huge benefits of using locally owned businesses with local authority leaders, MPs and MEPs, we’re developing mutually beneficial relationships with Norwich City Council, Easton and Otley College and Norse to name but a few. Buy Local Norfolk is supported by Norfolk MPs Chloe Smith, Clive Lewis, Keith Simpson, Elizabeth Truss, George Freeman and Brandon Lewis. You’ll find our logo on many of their websites.