How local volunteers and businesses joined forces to support Faversham’s business community.
We are absolutely delighted to announce that Faversham will be taking part in a nationwide shop local initiative called FIVER FEST, we hope to get as many local businesses involved and help residents and tourists see the wide range of diverse independent businesses Faversham has to offer.
The event will run from the 10th – 24th October 2020, here is a little more about what it is and how you can get involved.
WHAT IS FIVER FEST?
The Fiver Fest is part of a nationwide volunteer-led organisation called Totally Locally which supports small independent businesses to come together to create a more vibrant, stronger and resilient town by encouraging the community to think and act locally.
Fiver Fest is being organised by InFaversham.co.uk (the website about local businesses for people who shop in Faversham).
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Businesses taking part put on special £5 offers over 2 weeks, to show the diversity and value of what they sell, and to say thank you to the communities that support them.
Businesses come together to support each other, share each others offers, create maps, do trails, work on PR – everything to get people moving around the town, and discovering their local independent shops.
This is not about just selling £5 things. It’s an opportunity for you to get people through the door who haven’t ever stepped foot in your shop, or who haven’t been for ages. What you do when they get there is up to you.
Don’t worry if you don’t sell a lot of your special offer. It’s not about that (your offer may not be right for everyone). The idea is to get people engaged with the campaign and talking about our local businesses.
Offers should be something with a £5 spend to tie in with the £5 message (don’t use discounts like £5 or 5% off), Businesses not on the high street such as services, fitness etc can offer introductory services to get new clients on board. Make the offer for something brill, not just old stock you are trying to shift.
Don’t worry if you are stuck for ideas, we are here to help, ideas are what we are good at so get in touch and we will help you to find a fantastic £5 offering.
WHAT WILL I GET OUT OF IT?
Apart from a fantastic opportunity to engage and take part in helping to revive the town, you will be part of a National Campaign and get all the promotion, PR, and media opportunities that go with it.
You will get posters to put in your window, trail maps of all the businesses taking part to giveaway, merchandise (optional purchase) like our lovely tote bags (how about putting together a fab goody bag?) to promote the campaign. Lots of local media coverage via Faversham Fiver Fest Facebook pages, Instagram and Twitter plus promotion on InFaversham website and Facebook page. Oh and of course sharing and mentions on everyone else’s social media who takes part and gets involved. It’ll be a blast.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BE INVOLVED?
It’s absolutely free* and open to all independent businesses in Faversham.
WHERE DO I SIGN?
Just fill in your details on the attached form, and return to [email protected] and we’ll do the rest!
* We are asking for a voluntary donation of £5 to take part to help cover printing costs. We stress this is voluntary because we want as many businesses to take part as possible.