join our national campaign

supporting local businesses

Our mission is to:

  • Change the buying habits of a whole nation
  • Build on the growing appetite to support local businesses
  • Demand that government plans for spend with SME’s are met
  • Grow local economies by increasing spend in our communities
keep it local

the time to take action is now

We are a group of Office Products dealers who have experienced the move towards buying from local businesses during the recent pandemic. Our mission is to keep the trend going as the economy starts up again, by demanding large businesses and government organisations actively strive to use more local companies for their stationery, office supplies and other items.

By 2022, the government plans that one third of its spend on goods and services will be with Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) including Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprises (VCSE), either directly or through the supply chain. We are demanding that this target is met and updates of progress are regularly made public.

get involved

help us in our mission by doing the following...

The more noise we can generate now, the more we can help to keep business in our local economies

sign-petition

Sign our petition

We want to raise awareness of the governments plans for 33% of procurement spend to be with small businesses by 2022 and we want to make sure the target is met by getting everyone to sign our petition.

parliament

Write to your local MP

Our MP’s are the ones directing our nation – We want everyone to write to their local representative requesting support for Keep It Local and to demand for regular updates on their plans to increase local spend.

photograph

Send us pictures

The more we raise awareness of the Keep It Local campaign, the more it will benefit local communities. Send us pictures of you buying from a local shop or with a delivery driver from our local office products suppliers.

local-supply

Find a local dealer

We represent over 300 local B2B office product sellers and retail shops, providing you and your business with all it’s needs, whatever the size. Put our dealers to the test, and see the benefits of keeping it local.

local benefits

10 amazing reasons why you should continue to keep it local

local economy

People that buy locally also spend locally, putting money back into the local economy

Local jobs

Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally providing local jobs

pay taxes

Local businesses pay corporation tax, rent, council tax, income tax, national insurance, etc

local deals

Successful local businesses look to give back to the community with local deals

competition

A thriving marketplace of 1000’s of small businesses instigates innovation and lower prices

experience

Local businesses are passionate, offering advice & excellent customer service

Identity

Local people know the area, add authenticity to the community & respond to customers

charities

Communities with more small local businesses get more engagement & charity support

Communities

A vibrant town or high street will attract more visitors bringing wealth to the community

health

Local businesses employ local, reducing air pollution and traffic from the local area

Supporting Product Suppliers - Thank you