People are being urged to ‘Keep it Local’ to support local businesses in the economic fallout of Covid-19.

It is in recognition that the pandemic has caused unprecedented economic hardship for local high streets, businesses and communities across North Ayrshire.

Residents and businesses are now being urged to look locally for the items and services they need and in turn support the local people and families behind them.

‘Keep it Local’ forms part of an ongoing campaign to encourage local spend, investment and employment – supporting the Council’s Community Wealth Building Strategy.  

But it’s not just about people shopping local.  It’s also about businesses harnessing local suppliers and tapping into the skills and experience of the area’s workforce by employing local.  Larger ‘anchor’ organisations – large private, public and third sector bodies in the region – are also encouraged to play their part and invest, buy and employ locally too.