Independent Retailer Month 2017
HETAS is once again pleased to be supporting Independent Retailer Month. Independent Retailer Month is a campaign that runs annually throughout July to highlight the important role smaller, local, independent retailers play in the communities they serve, the local economy they contribute to, and in the retail sector as a whole.
HETAS is proud to champion independent retailers who can offer consumers a personal and individual service along with expert guidance. We rely on our Approved Retailers to advise and educate end users about the importance of buying HETAS Approved appliances, getting them installed by Registered Installers and maintained by an Approved Chimney Sweep. Retailers play an important role in the consumer journey. Those who have registered on the HETAS Approved Retailer scheme can help ensure more consumers follow the right steps when buying a stove or boiler, which not only benefits the consumer but also the industry and indeed, the environment.
According to the campaigner behind Independent Retailer Month, the results of research about the value of £1 spent locally were compelling, sufficient to convince most people that when they shop locally they are genuinely having a positive impact on their community! For every £1 spent locally around 50p – 70p of that money recirculates back into the local economy. For the same £1 spent out of town or online only 5p trickles back to the local community. When people appreciate the impact that their choice of where to spend can have we believe that more people will make more effort to spend more with local independent businesses.
You can find your local HETAS Approved Retailer at www.hetas.co.uk/find-retailer.