LOVE GLOSSOP SUPPORT LOCAL

We are very pleased to announce the launch of ‘Love Glossop Support Local’.

The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the importance of shopping/ eating/ drinking/ thinking locally, and to bring this idea to the forefront of people’s minds as businesses start to reopen after this extremely challenging year.

Who we are...
If you don’t know who we are or what we do; Dark Peak Press is an independent, custom screen-printing studio and online print shop based in Glossop. We print apparel, badges, posters and many other things alongside designing and printing our own work that we sell via our online shop. We love living and working in Glossop, and a huge part of our love for this town is you: the independent local businesses who make it unique.

Love Glossop Support Local...
We recently started developing an idea called ‘Love Glossop Support Local’ to help local businesses when the time comes to reopen again and we have partnered up with our friends at Glossop Creates with support from Glossop Gasworks to help us fulfill our vision for it. Check out a recent blog post they have written about ‘The Case for Shopping Local’. “According to data firm Kantar, 65 per cent of UK consumers believe that local shops are important to the community, and, even more telling, almost half of small business owners say that if everyone in their local community spent just £5.00 extra per week with small, indie businesses, it would help to keep them open in the long term, according to another study by Visa.”

The campaign will launch on April 7th and run for a few months with key dates of April 17th, May 22nd and June 26th where there will be a more concentrated push from everyone involved. These days correspond with the government reopening dates and fall on the Saturday after the lifting of certain restrictions. We are, of course, fully aware that all these dates are subject to change, based on government guidance.

Different sectors are opening at different times so we wanted to build a fully inclusive campaign that allows all businesses to be involved on at least one of the targeted days.

Our aim...
We want to highlight to the people of Glossop and the surrounding areas how important it is that they support our wonderful local businesses, especially during this reopening period where many will need a helping hand to get started again. We want to lift up the town and celebrate the amazing shops, bars, restaurants, venues and other small businesses we are fortunate enough to have here.

How to get involved... 
If you are a business that’s local to the Glossop area and you like to know more or get involved in the campaign then please contact Richard at darkpeakpress@gmail.com for further details.

The next steps…
After such a heavy year we are very conscious of the need to take the necessary precautions to ensure everyone stays safe and we would obviously encourage everyone involved to make sure they are sticking to the government’s guidance on this. Glossop Creates have published a very useful blog with advice and helpful links on reopening safely and getting business support.

We hope, as the year moves on, we are able to do more in May and June and we are already developing ideas for these dates including a Makers Market and other outdoor activities.

Thank you and we are looking forward to seeing you soon!

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Love Glossop Support Local was created by Dark Peak Press in collaboration with Glossop Creates and is supported by Glossop Gasworks, serviced offices and workspace.