People in Jersey are being urged to support local businesses
in a campaign called "Think twice - buy local."
Jersey business networking group the 7:45 Breakfast Club is
offering large window stickers to shops that want to showcase their
As well as the shops, Jersey's consumers are also being urged to
support local businesses.
Co-founder of the club, Rod Bryans
, explained why this is important.
"In this challenging economic climate what we've got to be
focusing on is keeping money on the island, flowing around the
island and the best way to do that is to look around those local
retailers who are suffering to some extent and give them your
However it isn't just about local produce that this campaign is
supporting, but local businesses - even if the things they sell are
Rod said: "Think Twice Buy Local" is simply a provacation to
get people to think a little harder before they make a purchase.
Its an attempt to keep money flowing through our community.
It's about people who have local employees, companies that are
Jersey retailers who simply want to identify themselves as
different from the national chains you see on the high
You spend money on a UK product 80% of the profit leaves the
island. Spend it her and it helps people keep their jobs and adds
to our local economy."
An audacious Tracey Turmel