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Celebrate Durham’s Amazing Independent Businesses

Make the most of the incredible independent businesses across Durham city over the next week…

From Saturday the 2nd to Friday the 8th July, Independents InDurham is taking over the city. Gear up for a week-long celebration of shopping locally and supporting independent business owners and retailers across Durham city centre. 

Durham is a remarkable city, and there’s something for everyone. We have an amazing number of unique independent businesses which complement all the big-name brands, and help to set our city apart from other high streets up and down the country. 

That’s why we’ve brought you Independents InDurham – it’s a great reminder of what’s available right on our doorstep. In Durham, there’s a really varied mix of independent businesses offering everything from fashion, homeware and legal services, to holidays, homes and food and drink.

These businesses are passionate about what they do and this is a great opportunity for us all to visit Durham city and support them and our local economy too.

Independent businesses have a significant impact on local and regional economies. Independent businesses in Britain are employing 12.4 million people, and it is suggested that for every £1 spent with a local, independent business, around 70p circulates back into that local economy, compared with around 40p for large businesses.

Across the week we’ll be doing all we can to remind visitors, shoppers and everyone living locally that Durham’s diverse retailers and services combined with its rich heritage, make it a fantastic centre for running errands or even as a great day out with family and friends.

More and more independent retailers will have window stickers with the Independents InDurham logo so you can easily spot these terrific businesses during your visit to the city, and show your support over the week and when visiting Durham in the future too.

Shop locally. Shop InDurham!

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