shop independent

we believe

We’re on a mission to encourage everyone to vote with their money and shop independent. Small businesses are the lifeblood of the UK economy, with SMEs making up 99.9% of all private sector businesses in the UK. But they are under threat from retail giants driving an appetite for low cost products, delivered in 24 hrs and we’re campaigning for change.

We’re spearheading a movement, calling on consumers to understand the value of their pound and where they spend it. Encouraging everyone to vote with their money for the kind of world they want to live in. Whilst also leading the conversation at the highest levels of our Government about what more can be done.

how we're making change

Everyday we’re actively campaigning. Here are just some of the ways we’re sharing our mission to cheerlead everyone to shop independent.

Supporting The Independents Through Covid‑19

SME: SOS is a free resource for all small businesses and independents, to help and empower them through this time. From daily videos with experts, a weekly podcast as well as daily blogs, articles and advice, each week culminates in a Communi‑Tea Party.