500 local businesses sign up to South Holland directory

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A new platform for more than 500 of South Holland’s independent businesses is being launched next month to help boost the local economy.

Drive by Websites Ltd has developed a free Spalding Business Directory, which it is hoped will help continue the success of the town’s July 4 Independents’ Day promotion by putting people in touch with services on their doorstep.

The website – www.spaldingbusinessdirectory.co.uk – will provide each business with its own web page, including name, contact details, company information, photographs, logos, email, website, backlink to their own website, social media such as Facebook and Twitter, news feeds and newsletters.

Christine Grocock, director of Drive by Websites, said the directory would be supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs to create more opportunities for communities to grow.

She said: “We are doing this because we are passionate about getting people to buy from local independent shops.

“We have more than 500 businesses in South Holland signed up and it will be free for a year while it is getting established.

“We are also applying for Section 106 funding to create an online market place and seven new jobs.

“Small firms are not just part of the local economy –they are the local community, generating wealth, opportunity and employment.

“It’s perfect timing after the Independents’ Day promotion because we were able to provide a platform for all the offers taking place over the three-day event.”

For details visit www.drivebywebsites.com or call 01775 761512