Independent Traders’ Day

IndiedayNI17 photo

Published: 3rd July 2017

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council continues to support local retailers in Fermanagh and Omagh and supports diversity on the High street. On Tuesday 4 July, consumers are encouraged to buy at least one item from their local, independent store to celebrate Independent Traders’ Day 2017. This national campaign champions our local retailers who make our local towns and villages special and unique.

Independent Traders’ Day is aimed at recognising the huge contribution our retailers make to our local communities and to the wider economy.

For every £1 spent with a local, independent business, between 50p-70p circulates back into the local economy.

Retail NI launched Omagh’s Independents’ Day campaign with Fermanagh Omagh Council Chair Cllr Stephen McCann, Omagh Chamber President Nick O Shea, Retail NI’s CEO Glyn Roberts and Vice President and local trader Peter McBride.

Independents’ Day is Retail NI’s signature campaign celebrating the huge contribution independent retailers make to the local economy and high street. It encourages shoppers to do that little bit extra on 4th July with their local independent retailer.

The Secretary of State and all eleven local councils have given their support to the campaign and directly supported by principal sponsor Power NI, and associate partners, Translink, Hastings Hotels and Dalradian. Retail NI Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said: “This years Independents’ Day is bigger and better than ever before with support across the board from local councils, political parties, chambers of commerce and the Secretary of State”. “Independents’ Day is not just another shop local campaign-it is much more, “70p in every pound spent with a local independent retailer is recycled around the local economy, supporting farmers, local producers and town centres”.

Secretary of State Rt. Hon James Brokenshire MP said: “I am delighted to support Independents’ Day 2017. “It is all about celebrating the jobs, investment and services Northern Ireland’s independent retailers provide and it also encourages the next generation of retail entrepreneurs, who are so vital to the future of our local economy. I hope Independents’ Day encourages new entrepreneurs to come forward, open up new small businesses and lead the charge in regenerating our town centres.”

Alan Egner, Commercial Sales & Marketing Manager at Power NI, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Independents’ Day NI 2017, an excellent opportunity for us to celebrate the vital contribution that independent retailers make to our local economy. Its ‘shop local’ theme reinforces Power NI’s connection with a business community that we have served for over 80 years and we’re very proud to be Principal Sponsor of the campaign. Here’s to a successful Independents Day 2017 – remember to ‘shop local’, enjoy our high streets and support the local traders in our communities.”

Other News

Household Brown Bin Collection – Update

Household Brown Bin Collection – Update

Household Brown Bin Collection - Update

17th October 2017

Storm Ophelia – Emergency information & update on Council services, 16 Oct 2017 8.45pm

Council services will return to normal tomorrow morning, unless circumstances overnight dictate otherwise.

16th October 2017

Storm Ophelia – Emergency information & update on Council services, 16 Oct 5.45pm

Due to the amber weather warning, all Council offices and facilities are closed for the remainder of today, Monday 16 October 2017. We are currently working on the basis that Council services will resume as normal tomorrow (Tuesday 17 October 2017) however we will be keeping this under review. This position may change depending on weather conditions.

16th October 2017