usinesses of Chesterfield have teamed up to spread the message about the wonderful range of independents and encourage locals to support them this Christmas with their 'Be a Star and Support Independents' campaign.
After a generous donation of second-hand star lanterns from fellow Chesterfield-based business, Paper Starlights, the Independent Chesterfield group have distributed these to around 80 businesses across the town centre who are displaying them in their windows.
By shopping at or using the services of businesses displaying these stars, customers know that they are supporting their independents and putting money directly into the local economy. Chesterfield is blessed with a wide variety of independent businesses including shops, hairdressers, market traders, cafes and more, and they need the support of the local community to ensure that the town centre and beyond remains vibrant and continues to grow.
Lisa from Shop Indie said “I don’t think the people of Chesterfield realise how many amazing independent businesses there are on their doorstep. People come into the shop every week who have just found us and never shopped with us before. This is why we are trying to use the stars to raise the profile of Chesterfield as a wonderful place to shop and eat.”
“Christmas is a time for joy and hope,” says Laura Jo at Adorn Jewellers. “By choosing independent businesses this year you’ll help to keep Chesterfield a vibrant town and bring happiness to our small business community.”
The stars will be on display until Christmas.