We all know what a difference local businesses make to our communities. Many of these businesses are family businesses which makes shopping local a family thing! We want to thank them for all they do. Nominate your favourite by 12th June and be entered into a FREE prize draw to win £50 to spend and your favourite family business will be in with a chance of being nominated as the UK's favourite family business. 

What's this all about?

It's been a tough couple of years for local businesses and we think making sure local businesses know how much we appreciate them is more important than ever. Mother's Day on 27th March and the week before  Father's Day on 12th June means that many of us will be thinking of family - so we want everyone to think of family businesses too. 

When you spend with a local business, almost 40p of what you spend in every pound stays in your local community according to research conducted by Visa and Cebr in 2021. Often that business is a family, so your spend is helping another family in your area - whether it's paying for a dance class or putting food on their table, it means your spend really counts. But the reality for many family businesses is that it is getting harder on our high streets as costs increase and many of them have worked in your communities for years, decades and even centuries. We would like to boost their morale, and share your comments with them anonymously, we also want to use what you say about these businesses to ensure our policy leaders understand the value of family businesses in communities up and down the UK. After the closing date, one lucky nominator will receive a £50 voucher to spend on ShopAppy.com or ShopLocalOnline.org and one nominated business will be chosen as the UK's favourite family business based on the comments they receive. The winning business will win a professional family photography session and an Award from ShopAppy.com - The winner will be announced on 27th June 2022.  Being nominated is great promotion for family businesses and we know it makes them happy - so very much worth a few minutes of time.

Nominate your favourite famiy business now and let them know how much you love them. If you fancy getting even more involved, please drop us an email to [email protected] and we will get in touch with more information, including ready made assets you can use to drive your own Shop Local - It's a Family Thing campaign.


How do I get more involved?

Help raise awareness by sharing the love of family businesses on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Follow ShopAppy and share our posts on your social media as they all have a positive messages about shopping local. Research shows that the more people hear about shopping local, the more likely they are to spend local

Telling your favourite shop or business how much you love them.

It is amazing how unloved our local businesses can often feel. The power is in your hands to change that. Just nominate your favourite family business and encourage your neighbours and community to do the same - We will select the winning nomination and send them a special gift! It takes 2 minutes to create a bit of happiness, so just nominate here.

Spread the love.

If you appreciate your local shops and businesses get on social media and tell all your friends to shop local by using #ShopLocal #ItsAFamilyThing and the name of your town/city too. But most of all, spend with local businesses near you - that will make the biggest difference to them.

 #SupportLocal #ShopAppy #ShopAppiness

Want to get more involved?

If you love the ethos of ShopAppy and would like to do more to help a scheme in your area, or would like to start one, then please get in touch with us on inf[email protected] - we would love to hear from you!


Spend 2 minutes to tell us your favourite family business

We'll choose one of the nominations and send them a special thank you gift! It takes just 2 minutes and you'll also be entered into our FREE prize draw to win
£50 to spend on our shop local websites.

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