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Make It Local

Make it Local is an initiative that is designed to encourage people within the district to shop locally and support local businesses. 

This promotional initiative, which has been running for several years now, is designed to promote and bolster homegrown companies across Newry, Mourne and Down, by encouraging people to shop and spend locally.

Earlier this year, Council issued a call for businesses from both urban and rural locations, operating instore and/or online, to submit an expression of interest to feature in ‘Make It Local’ over the next year. 

The Council completed an Autumn Make it Local campaign working with 15 businesses. Businesses featured in social and print media campaigns, billboards, and magazines. Council’s Christmas campaign is now live.  Council worked with 6 businesses for the Christmas campaign.  

There is still time for businesses to get involved in the Spring 2023 campaign.  To apply to feature in the Spring 2023 Make It Local campaign, please take a few minutes to complete the short survey which can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CHMPNTB.  

Businesses that engaged in the Autumn campaign include:

Bolster Community, Newry

Snaubs, Newry

Alexandria’s Baby Boutique, Newry 

Iconic Accessories, Warrenpoint

Studio D, Warrenpoint

The White Gallery Boutique, Burren

Wraps Fashion, Newcastle

McCready’s Footwear, Newcastle

John A Shannon Ltd, Kilkeel

Susan Magee Millinery & Hair, Kilkeel

Faith Donaldson Optometrists, Kilkeel

Jacqueline Rooney Art, Rostrevor

Killeavy Castle Estate and Farm Shop, Killeavy

The Dufferin Coaching Inn and Hall, Killyleagh

The Cuan, Strangford.

Businesses that have engaged in the Christmas campaign so far this year include:

Hughes Supermarket, Camlough

Montalto Estate. Ballynahinch

Mimi by the Sea, Newcastle

Scopers, Dundrum

Rowallane Beauty, Saintfield

Make It Local is about supporting homegrown businesses and we want to remind those businesses that they have the full support of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council in their endeavours to make this area one of the best places to live and work. 

Contact Us

Website: www.nmdbusiness.org
Email: business@nmandd.org
Telephone: 0330 137 4960
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NMDBusiness/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NMDBusiness
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nmd-business
To build the message of Make it Local, businesses throughout the district are encouraged to include the Make it Local digital assets on their platforms. Please feel free to download these assets which are available below.