In the challenging times of lockdown and Covid-19 restrictions, it’s more important than ever that we shop local, to keep our local independents busy and thriving. Footfall is down, and now more than ever, they need our support.

Today sees the launch of an innovative online directory, featuring shops and services across the whole of the borough of Hyndburn. It’s an 84 page online interactive guide featuring hundreds of small businesses, in every area of business, to encourage all of Hyndburn to keep their spend local if they can. The quality and variety of things to buy in Hyndburn from local suppliers is remarkable – there really isn’t anything you can’t buy in Hyndburn!

Independent businesses are the life blood of our local high streets, from brand new businesses like Brie Mine, a cheese deli in Great Harwood, to E. Bramwell and Son, the speciality fishmonger on Accrington Market who has had a presence there for at least 144 years.

Murray Dawson, the chair of #AmazingAccrington and MD of Scott Dawson Advertising, said “If all of our 80,000 residents spent just an extra £5 weekly in their local shops, that would be an extra £40,000 a week directly kept within the borough, leading to £2m spent locally as research has shown that local businesses generally source and supply locally too. Let’s use this time to really boost local spending and not just within Accrington but also across the whole Borough of Hyndburn.”

#AmazingAccrington has developed the directory in conjunction with Hyndburn Borough Council, to give our independents a much needed boost in the run up to Christmas. Many businesses have stayed open under the latest regulations, so the motto is ‘Is It Open?’ – please check with the business before travelling to them.

We are also keeping the directory up to date online, so if any additional business wish to be included or want to update their listing, please visit