We all know what a difference local businesses make to our communities, with many of them being a family affair. 


Help us to show them some Local Love by nominating your Favourite Family Business by Father's Day, 18th June 2023 and be entered into a FREE prize draw to win £50 to spend locally. 


What's ShopAppy's Favourite Family Business campaign all about?

It's been a tough couple of years for local businesses and we think making sure local businesses know how much we all appreciate them is even more important than ever. This campaign encourages local communities to show their appreciation by nominating their most loved family-run businesses and will run from Mother's Day, 19th March 2023 - Father's Day, 18th June 2023. The winner will be announced on 22nd June 2023 and they will receive ShopAppy’s Favorite Family Business award.

When you spend with a local business, almost 40p of what you spend in every pound stays in your local community, so let’s make that spend count!* 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. We know that with increasing costs, it’s becoming more difficult for businesses to stay on our high streets and many of them are family businesses that 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 and receive an award from ShopAppy. Help us to make a family business smile and feel appreciated, get nominating today.

Nominate your Favourite Family 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.

*(Research conducted by Visa and Cebr in 2021)*

How do I get more involved?

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

Nominate your Favourite Family Business and be in with a chance to win a £50 voucher to spend locally. Make sure you tag ShopAppy in your posts (Facebook - @ShopAppy, Instagram/Twitter - @ShopAppyUK and use our campaign hashtags #FavouriteFamilyBusiness and #ItsAFamilyThing

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 less than a minute 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?

Get access to our ready-made resources and materials you can use to spread the word about Favourite Family Business campaign . Simply register here and we will get in touch.

It takes seconds for you to nominate your Favourite Family Business

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

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