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Make It Local

Encouraging our residents to shop locally is a key priority for the Council. It was recognised in 2015 that the Council needed to work in partnership with local retailers to ensure the sustainability of our town and city centres. Since then we have been working closely with representatives from local chambers of commerce to develop a culture of Make It Local and encourage as many businesses as possible to embrace the ‘Make It Local’ approach to business practices.

Our Make It Local campaign has now been rolled out across all main towns in the district, urging local people to shop at home for goods and services. Each town has been given its own Make It Local identity and a suite of promotional materials are available for use in the towns, which include shop window stickers and promotional postcards for use at specialised events.  

Currently the majority of traders in the Council area are embracing the concept and are displaying the Make It Local stickers prominently in their shop windows.  Any traders who require additional Make It Local promotional materials should contact our Regeneration and Busiess Development team on the contact details below and they will be provided with the necessary items. 

Each town badge is also available to download for use on businesses' own marketing material:

Contact Details

  • Website: www.nmdbusiness.org
  • Email: business@nmandd.org
  • Telephone: 0330 137 4832
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NMDBusiness/
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/NMDBusiness
  • Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nmd-business