Littlehampton businesses are being urged to show their support for the local economy by doing business with each other.
A new business group, supported by the Arun Business Partnership and Arun District Council, is looking for local Littlehampton businesses and sole traders who want to play their part – and boost their business.
Miriam Nicholls, Arun District Council’s Business Development Manager, provides support for the group, which meets weekly at The Boathouse in the Marina.
Miriam said: “Encouraging local businesses to buy from and work with other local businesses is one of the best ways to help Littlehampton’s small and medium sized companies to thrive and prosper.
“Business Networking Littlehampton (BNL) has been started to bring local businesses together and become a powerful force in keeping funds in the town’s economy.
“Our meetings are relaxed and supportive, with none of the pressure to make referrals associated with traditional networking groups.
“Members get to know each other’s businesses and use their contacts to spread the word about the fantastic array of trades, services and producers based in Littlehampton.”
A similar business group was started in Bognor Regis two years ago and has already generated more than £750,000 of business for local companies.
Only one business from each sector can join the group to make sure all members have the opportunity to win new business through recommendations.