Do you have a passion for shopping local and supporting small businesses? The campaign ‘Love Local ? Shop Somerset’ from Shop Somerset is shining the spotlight on local people and businesses, promoting Somerset for its produce and also showcasing how shopping locally is more sustainable.
As a Community Interest Company, Passion for Somerset, the not-for-profit organisation behind Shop Somerset, works with hundreds of independent high street shops and online businesses selling thousands of products throughout the County. We support the local economy by promoting Somerset-made products and a multitude of different services, showcasing Somerset as an all-round great place to both locals and visitors.
We make it even easier to discover the best local produce, products and service providers that the County has to offer. With a simple search, you can see who, and what, is available in the local area and even shop directly through the site, with a growing list of online businesses ready at your fingertips.
Passion for Somerset CEO and Founder of Shop Somerset, Nigel Muers-Raby comments: “Part of our mission is to help raise consciousness of the effect we can all have on the wider environment through our buying habits. By selling local products and promoting local independents and producers, we help to reduce the impact we have as well as celebrate all things Somerset !”
Striving to be the go-to place to ‘Shop Somerset’ the website is stocked with a wide range of businesses, services and products, including: food, drink, arts and crafts, and a range of services, such as events, marketing and business support. And, what better a time to shop locally and sustainably than in the run up to Christmas? The campaign showcases the best the County has to offer and demonstrates that you can get all of your gifts, decorations, food and more by shopping at some of Somerset’s best independent businesses from one simple location - the Shop Somerset website.