Support Newport's independent traders this Saturday


Newport Now Business Improvement District (BID) is backing this Saturday’s UK-wide celebration of small high street businesses.

As Covid-19 lockdown measures begin to ease in town and city centres across the country, this year’s Independents’ Day is more important than ever.

Small businesses are an incredibly vital part of any local economy, and they are the backbone of Newport city centre. Saturday is a celebration of our independent stores, and the BID is urging people to shop local and support their local independent traders this weekend.

Research shows that for every £10 spent with a local independent business, £50 goes back into the local economy.

That’s because the owners of independent businesses tend to spend their money in the local area.

The BID represents businesses large and small across the city centre, but most of our members are independents.

As many city centre independents reopen or prepare to reopen, the BID has been helping them by distributing free Covid Safe kits.

More than 2,000 pieces of equipment, including hand sanitisers, counter guards, face visors, floor vinyls and posters have been distributed to almost 70 businesses in the last three weeks.

Details of how to order and arrange a collection of equipment are available here

Spending your money with local independents encourages more small traders to set up in the city centre.

And the more businesses we have operating in Newport city centre, the more vibrant it becomes.

Shop local. Buy local. Support your local independent businesses.