Your Local Delivered is a free-to-use online community of pubs, restaurants, grocers and more, set up with one goal – to connect local, independent businesses with those at home during this global crisis. Why? Charlotte Spencer, Founder of the new company says, ‘We are responsible for staying at home and keeping those around us safe. We also have a responsibility to support each other on a global scale, and this starts with helping local communities not only to continue to operate, but to thrive under these circumstances.’
On 23rd March 2020, Boris Johnson issued a nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 and ordered all non-essential businesses to shut. One of the key messages from this was to use delivery services to reduce footfall in supermarkets – and just as importantly – support those businesses that had to close their doors. From this pivotal moment, Your Local Delivered was born.
‘Forget queueing, forget stockpiling, but don’t forget about the businesses that define your local area. Your Local Delivered connects customers with their favourite locals, who are set up and able to deliver to their door. A user can search based on their area e.g. hometown or village and if listed, any business offering a delivery service will be displayed.’ Charlotte continued.
Businesses and consumers can help spread the word by
Adding listings – pubs, restaurants, grocers and more can be added to site by anyone, free of charge. Just head to yourlocaldelivered.co.uk/add-your-free-business-listing
Sharing the website – through social channels, Facebook groups and by word of mouth
“My brother’s lovely country pub (The Hopbine, Petteridge) was included in the list of businesses that were forced to close last week. So needless to say, it felt pretty close to home. Like him and many local independents businesses, they’ve now turned to deliveries as a means of surviving this crisis that we’re all facing. Having worked in the hospitality industry for some years, I wanted to do my bit to help and I hope Your Local Delivered will do just that. But we now need the help of the Great British public to spread the word and get local businesses of all shapes and sizes from across the UK, listed on the site. COVID-19 might have taken us all by surprise, but we will get through this, together. Keep calm and get Your Local Delivered.” Charlotte stated.