Heidi Heart / Edward Bell – Founder
Love To Shop Local is the brainchild of businessman Edward Bell, It has become his vision to increase the footfall of customers to as many businesses within the Tendring peninsula. Edward has pledged to make it his obligation to support the local businesses of Tendring and to raise the profile and hopefully the profits of businesses within Tendring. He is 24 years old and a local resident, who from a young age has embraced the power of business and strongly believes that if the local residents and businesses are encouraged to work together, a lot can be achieved to save our high streets.
The main purpose of Love To Shop Local is to produce cost effective advertising to businesses, and at the same time encourage residents to spend their money locally and support local businesses.
The idea is simple: customers will receive their cards and be directed to search through anything from ‘department stores’ to ‘restaurants,’ from ‘builders’ to ‘butchers.’
This gives small local businesses that wouldn’t otherwise have a website the chance to advertise to the homes of all Tendring’s residents.
It is our mission to successfully create a new and exciting business directory focused exclusively on the self-employed, independent retailers and tradespeople across Tendring with a high quality, reliable and cost effective advertising platform.
Love To Shop Local is a much-needed necessity to help to improve, save and develop our communities throughout Tendring by unlocking the barriers between local businesses the self employed, and their potential customer base.