The festive season is creeping closer and admit it, you’ve probably started thinking about those all-important Christmas presents.

Before you turn to Amazon, please consider shopping local and supporting local businesses.

They need your support more than ever this year and there are lots of ways you can help them out! Keep reading to see how you can do just that in the run up to Christmas.


Following the government’s announcement on Halloween, a marketplace has been created on Facebook for Northwich town centre businesses.

Businesses can post updates and offers to the group about services, deliveries and any initiatives they are running during Lockdown 2.

Join the group today to find out the latest information and please encourage friends and family to do the same as more members in the group means more publicity for businesses.

Bella Boutique High Street

2. Make A Purchase Online

Remember that you can still support local businesses from the comfort of your own home!

Many Northwich shops and traders have their own websites where you can buy products and arrange deliveries. You could even do click and collect to get the best of both worlds.

A whole host of businesses have diversified their offerings since March so simply search online or through Facebook to get started.

3. Treat Yourself To A Takeaway Or Delivery

Thanks to the creativity of businesses there are now ways to enjoy their products and services that didn’t exist before.

Takeaway pint bags from The Salty Dog? Art deliveries from Northwich Art Shop? Piping hot Fish and Chips to your door from The Seafarer?  All this and much more is waiting to be taken advantage of in Northwich.

You can even get meat hampers and vegetable boxes dropped off by local independent businesses too! You don’t have to leave your front door to give much-needed support to traders on the high street.

Bird & Hat Drink Delivery
WOTW Gift Voucher

4. Buy A Gift Voucher

Want to help keep money in the local economy? Then treat a friend or loved one to a gift voucher from a Northwich business.

Not only will the recipient be able to choose exactly what they want but they may become a repeat customer at somewhere they had never shopped before.

Gift vouchers are widely available across Northwich’s stores. If you have a businesses in mind that doesn’t advertise vouchers, simply pose the question and they may be able to work something out with you.

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5. Spread The Word Online

If you know that a business deserves recognition then shout about it online.

Sharing and liking posts could help businesses reach out to new customers and you’ll be giving them the seal of approval.

More followers and website hits gives businesses more exposure which in turn leads to more sales. It won’t cost you a penny but could lead to a rise in customers for your favourite shop/store.

6. Leave A Positive Review

Had a great experience from a Northwich business? Then leave them a positive review online!

Good feedback boosts credibility and makes it more likely for people to try a business out if there’s glowing reviews.

Leaving a review only takes a few minutes too and it will make an organisation’s day.