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Why Buy Local Norfolk?

Buying locally automatically retains money within the local economy, thus protecting, in the most sustainable way possible, the unique flavour and character of Norfolk.

The directors of Buy Local Norfolk would like to offer huge thanks to Dean Arnett for taking the time to film and produce this for us.

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 social, economic and environmental benefits of doing business locally are vast:

  • More money flowing within the local economy
  • More local jobs
  • More robust, distinctive local communities
  • A greater choice for local businesses and individuals
  • Reduced carbon footprint.

The Buy Local ‘brand’ enables procurement managers, buyers, customers and visitors to make an informed choice about directly investing in the Norfolk economy.

Are you a business owner thinking about becoming  a member of Buy Local Norfolk? Scroll down to find out all about the great member benefits…

Buy Local Norfolk What We Do

Why become a member of Buy Local Norfolk?

By joining Buy Local Norfolk you are becoming part of something unique. For the ultra-low membership fee of just £120 per year, you get all this:

Free entry in this full colour directory: over 10,000 copies printed and distributed twice a year and published on our website

Free listing on our website: making your business details available to over 2,500 visits each month

Free entry in our online directory: list your business in as many business categories as you like in this comprehensive spreadsheet available for the public to search

Free to attend monthly networking meetings: really friendly, informal and mutually beneficial. Meet like-minded, supportive and well-connected members with businesses of all shapes and sizes who can understand and relate to you and your business. A problem shared…!

Free use of presentation equipment: including digital projector, screen, flip-chart and tables

Free use of the Buy Local Norfolk brand: setting your business apart from national and international competitors

Access to our followers on social media: we have active accounts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google +; members are encouraged to use these accounts for raising your profile

Access to low-cost exhibitions and promotions: Last Christmas, members could have a stand in the Forum for just £40

Own a share of the company: as a not-for-profit social enterprise, every member owns an equal share of Buy Local Norfolk and is entitled to have a say and get involved as much as you choose

Free badge, door sticker and certificate: to proudly display your support for local businesses.

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.

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