Posted: 25.06.20 at 13:21 by The Editor
Business owners in The Deepings and surrounding villages will receive a boost today (Thurs) as a new, locally-funded website goes live.
Deepings Business Community website aims to encourage residents to shop local, support the business community and help stimulate the local economy.
Packed with information for residents and visitors, the website lists business and services available in The Deepings and surrounding villages, as well as providing details on where to find local amenities.
The hub also offers a visitor guide, history of the area and local walks.
Andy Pelling, Chairman of the Deepings Business Community - formerly The Deepings Business Club - was instrumental in securing funding from InvestSK, which contributed to the build and design of the website.
He said: “The aim of the website is to offer residents and visitors a single space where they can go to discover what’s going on in The Deepings and find out about local amenities and services, and to support our business community by helping them raise their profile, attract customers and stimulate local economic growth.
“There is a strong emphasis on ‘Love Deepings' our own ‘support local' initiative and we are encouraging business owners in the Deepings and surrounding villages to get in touch with us soon as we are offering a free listing to every local business as well as other initiatives to help them grow their business.”
As well as for residents, the website is a great resource for visitors too - listing all the shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs as well as key events, such as the annual raft race.
“We hope the website will encourage visitors to come to The Deepings to enjoy what our lovely town and villages have to offer.
"Now the lockdown rules are beginning to relax, there is no better time for people to start thinking about what to do now they can get out and about and the new website is a great place to start,” added Andy.
The website is also home of The Deepings Business Community where business owners can find out when networking events are being held and get involved in the annual Deepings Business Awards.
“We were fortunate to receive a grant from InvestSK to part fund the website and Deepings Business Community provided the rest of the money needed to build it.
"During the lockdown period we have been working hard behind the scenes with Deeping website builder Productive Design and we are really pleased with the result.
"I really do encourage you to take a look.
"We expect the site to evolve as more local businesses come on board,” added Andy.