The Bristol Independents campaign launched on 17 September, with Barbara Janke raising the Flag of Independents at St Nicks market.

The idea behind the campaign is to support Bristol’s Independent traders by encouraging shoppers to ‘try something local from somewhere local’, and by encouraging traders to work co-operatively by marketing themselves collectively as high street shopping destinations.

The campaign has produced colourful recipe postcards for 8 pilot high streets, which you can also email to a friend from the website. Whereas the pilot looked only at independent food traders, the campaign is now being extended to all independent high street shops and market stalls within the city.

If you’re a trader, then you can display the campaign logo on your website and in your window, so customers can identify you as a Bristol Independent. You can also use our website to promote any events or special offers. Contact us if you would like to discuss some collective marketing for your high street. If you’re a shopper, then look out for our bright yellow posters, and help us find Bristol’s favourite food businesses by voting online in the first Bristol Independents Awards.