* Manager Steve Jones at Stans in Llangollen.
TRADERS have said a heart-felt thank you to customers who have embraced a shopping campaign.
The #LoveLiveLocal campaign encourages shoppers to show support for Denbighshire businesses by using the hashtag on Twitter and Facebook to promote good experiences they’ve had and promote products and services locally they have ‘loved’.
The Denbighshire County Council-led campaign, which aims to encourage shopping at local businesses within the county, has now been praised by businesses after its launch earlier this year.
The campaign will continue over the festive period and will include the production of a Christmas shopping video to encourage residents to shop local.
Steve Jones, 41, is manager at Stans Superstore in Llangollen, having been with the family-run business for 25 years.
He said: “I would like to thank the customers who have supported local businesses like ourselves with this campaign.
“As local businesses we can offer customers something different to national chains. We can support customers’ needs and tailor our service to them. We can provide a friendly service. We know our customers by their first names and for some of them we might be the only person they see that day.
“#LoveLiveLocal has been a good campaign, we are happy to support it. It has helped us get our message out there.”
Leader of Denbighshire County Council, Councillor Hugh Evans OBE, said: “We are calling on the people of Denbighshire to continue to show support for local businesses this Christmas and show community spirit by making sure we look after our high streets.
“There are so many fantastic businesses here in Denbighshire in all sorts of areas from food and hotels, to shops selling uniquely made crafts and providers of unique services and experiences.”
To get involved with the campaign take photos of products and post them on Facebook and Twitter using the #LoveLiveLocal hashtag."