With a fresh year in full swing and a sense of optimism in the air, we’ve never been more proud of The Potteries and its surrounding areas.
That said, this year, we’re urging people to ‘go local’ and support the wealth of wonderful businesses in their area. So far, we’ve given you an insight into the enduring legacy of Stoke-on-Trent’s Burleigh Pottery, offered you three rock-solid reasons to go local with your landlord, and in the coming weeks, there will be more.
From inspiring local business stories and Q&As to infographics, brilliant area guides, insider information and a glimpse behind the scenes of Rockett HQ, there are lots to look forward to - so stay tuned.
In the meantime, we’d like you to consider buying into your community by using more independent shops, services, bars and eateries. And to help you kickstart your efforts, here’s why we think you should ‘go local’:
Give your local economy a boost.
Opt for quality, personality and originality.
Learn more about what’s happening in your area.
Own, enjoy or consume something made with love.
Commit to helping your locale thrive.
Abandon poor quality, impersonal, mass-produced products or services.
Live the life you love.
Not only will ‘going local’ give your local economy a boost, but you’re likely to enjoy products and services that are delivered with the kind of passion that most of the big chains simply cannot offer. Plus, as many small, tight-knit businesses are deeply invested in their local community, the vast majority of them are dedicated to upholding greener businesses practices - which means you’ll be doing your bit for the environment too.
So, the next time you’re out and about, rather than popping into that big old national chain, why not try something different and see what your local independent traders have to offer? It might just change your life. Oh, and if you’re out and about in or around The Potteries and you want to enjoy a handpicked selection of local bars, eateries or services for less, grab yourself a complimentary Rockett Recommends VIP members card.
For more ‘go local’ inspiration, read all about the incredible local legacy of Bet365.