Get behind local businesses
21 May 2021
Powys residents are being urged to 'support local' following the reopening of indoor hospitality, entertainment venues, and remaining tourist attractions.
With the latest easing of restrictions, the council is asking residents to consider all the ways they can back Powys businesses during the recovery period and into the future.
Last summer Powys County Council launched the #SupportLocalPowys campaign to encourage people to spend their money locally to give businesses the boost they need.
That message is being reinforced once again to ensure the county's businesses have the best chance of recovery following the damaging effects of the pandemic.
There are so many ways to show support, whether it's by visiting your high street shops, reserving a table at your favourite eatery, booking tickets for a Powys day out, or even by liking and sharing social media posts from a local business.
Cllr Iain McIntosh, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: "The impact of the pandemic has been felt deeply by our businesses community, and I admire the resilience and adaptability they have shown throughout.
"We mustn't underestimate the positive difference local people can make in supporting these people, the jobs they create, and the communities they serve.
"Supporting local is vital for economic growth, and that doesn't just benefit local businesses, it benefits the whole county.
"As we turn another corner, I am encouraging everyone to show their support, but we must keep doing so safely in accordance with government guidance.
"The council continues to offer help and advice to businesses and is working closely with partners on economic recovery in Powys."