Love Your Local Shop
Loyal customers are being encouraged to ‘spread the love’ this Valentine’s Day by nominating their favourite independent shop or business for the prestigious Cheshire East Love Local Life Awards. There are 30 Congleton businesses in the Love Local Life Scheme and we would love to see Congleton residents and Congleton businesses win the vouchers and titles!
All shoppers need do is nominate the shop of their choice in one or more of four categories by visiting the Love Local Life website (www.lovelocalife.co.uk). The categories are: outstanding service; best range of products; best value; best presentation.
The Congleton Businesses involved in the scheme are:
7th Heaven Brida, Lawton Street
8th Planet Beauty, White Lion Court, off High Street
A & A Music, Pedestrian Area guitars, 5% off music CD’s & DVD’s
Bon-O-Phool, Antrobus Street
Bread & Basil, Pedestrian Area
Browns of Congleton Jewellers, Pedestrian Area
Bubblegum Ink, Mill Street
Burns Garage, Canal Street
Congleton Chronicle, High Street.
Congleton Veterinary Centre, West Heath Shopping Centre
CTC Physiotherapy, FX Leisure
De Laceys Café and Tapas Bar
DV8, Little Street
Everything’s Rosy, High Street
Flower Gallery, Little Street
Fonehouse, Pedestrian Area
No 1 West St, West Street
Parkgate, Swan Bank
Piano Pub & Kitchen, Mill Street
R J & J Moore Greengrocers, Mill Street
Salveo, West Street
Stock at the Pavillion, Congleton Park
T&S Electrical, Mill Street
The Address, Antrobus Street
The News Shop, Pedestrian Area
Three Way Travel, Swan Bank
Tiamo Restaurant, West Street
Top Nosh, West Street
Wow Portraits, Pedestrian Area.
Each customer nominating their favourite shop will be entered into a prize draw to win a voucher for £200 to celebrate with on Valentine’s Day. The winning shops will receive a free business makeover review from expert ‘shop doctor’ Bill Smith who helps small businesses master entrepreneurial skills. The winning shops will also be given a year’s free subscription to the Love Local Life scheme, which is helping high streets across the Borough beat the economic downturn.
The Love Local Life card, which has so far been launched in seven Cheshire East towns, gives discounts to regular customers and promotes local shopping. It was launched in Congleton last September and residents can still pick up free cards in the Tourist Information Centre, Library and Leisure Centre.
Jamie Macrae, Cabinet member for prosperity, said: “Love Local Life is now one of the most successful high street campaigns in the region. “Altogether seven towns have signed up, representing over 240 independent businesses and more than 28,000 cards are now in circulation among local residents.
The Love Local Life card is being rolled out across 10 Cheshire East towns in all, with Macclesfield, Wilmslow, Middlewich, Disley, Congleton, Alsager and Sandbach already reaping the benefits. To receive the full benefits customers need to register their cards to receive the latest news and offers. For more information log on to the Love Local Life website. The card can also be downloaded as a free mobile phone APP. This can be found in both in the iTunes app store or Android Marketplace by searching for Love Local Life.
The closing date for the competition is February 10th. Postal nominations should be sent to: Love Local Life Awards, 11 Marketplace, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1EB. The nomination should include the name and address of the shop and the nomination category.