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Our mission is to help local independent businesses survive this lockdown and thrive in our communities for years to come. We believe that these small businesses make our communities special. They serve us with a smile and we have countless happy memories at our local gym, pubs and restaurants.
Although this lockdown is tough on everyone, it is particularly hard for these local businesses. With no income, and outgoing bills, we have friends that are worried that they won’t be able to reopen when this is all over.
We don’t think that’s fair!
For this reason we’ve created BE A LOCAL HERO.
This site allows you to buy products and vouchers from local independent businesses, that can be redeemed when they reopen. We take no commission on payments and only want to see the businesses, that we know and love, live to fight another day. So, if you can afford it, please consider buying a product from one of these businesses.
This lockdown is temporary, but with your help, our community is forever.
Be a local hero and support your community
Chris & Jack
Chris has a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough University. He has previous experience in renewable energy solutions, sustainable development and low carbon innovation. He is passionate about his local community and was previously an international gymnast
Jack is a Master's student at the University of Cambridge reading Information Engineering. He is enthusiastic about helping his local community and is always looking to use his skills to support others. His Master's project is developing an AR app to assist cardiologists in diagnosing heart disease.
Head of Marketing
Kenny is a freelance business consultant focused on helping independent businesses improve their flows and processes. He spent 3 years consulting for large manufacturing firms around the world until he realised that he cared far more about improving local communities. Most of his spare time is spent rock climbing, or dreaming about climbing.
Head of Growth
Katie has a bachelors degree in Business Economics from the University of Exeter. She has prior experience in community engagement and customer insight and experience. In her spare time she enjoys doing CrossFit at her local gym, going on dog walks and travelling.
Interested in Working Together?
Our mission is to help as many local independent businesses as possible. If you run media site and would like to get in touch, or if you’re a small business and have a few questions. Please: