Buying local has never been more important
As we’re taking our first tentative steps in recovery from the Pandemic, we’re seeing the impact that social distancing has had on business. Even though the Government unveiled £330bn of support to help big and small businesses survive the upheaval, (equivalent to £5,000 for every person in the country), there are also plenty of ways we can help local businesses stay afloat in the coming months.
No one wants to see boarded up shops and high unemployment in their local town and there is a definite sense of comfort and pride when you know you’re supporting the livelihoods of people who care about and contribute to the area you live in. Buying local doesn’t just apply to farms and shops, but small independent window, door and extension companies too.
Independent Network is made up of a group of British companies that came together to offer an unrivalled commitment to quality, craftsmanship and service. From the VEKA factory in Lancashire where our industry-leading uPVC frames are made, to our Fabricators where your frames are turned into quality windows and doors, right up to the expert installation by your local Independent Network installer. By choosing Independent Network, you’re choosing to both buy British and buy local, which brings a host of benefits…
Get better service
Local businesses often have with a better knowledge and understanding of their craft. They have local knowledge of the weather, of suppliers and a reputation to uphold, which means they’re more likely to give you great service than a large national company. They have your best interests at heart and aren’t following national sales targets
Reduce environment impact
Locally owned businesses make more local purchases and require less transportation. They don’t have huge showrooms and a fleet of vehicles which means less habitat loss, congestion and pollution.
They form your unique community
One-of-a-kind businesses form the unique character of towns and villages. They are owned by your neighbours and friends, who’s taxes are invested back into your community. They also often support your local charities, schools and organisations.
Get the best of both worlds
We often feel more secure when choosing a large national company, reassured by their finance options and guarantees. During these uncertain times it’s important to have confidence in the people we invite into our homes and trust with our money. Independent Network installers are all Which? Trusted Traders and because they’re powered by VEKA, you are covered by deposit protection and an insurance backed guarantee. Your local Independent Network installer may also be able to offer you finance options that are more competitive than the large nationals.Find your local installer