Support Independent Saturday

At Unhampered we love to shop with an independent business whenever we can, but Chesterfield’s Independent Business Owners are encouraging people to show some love by shopping small this Saturday 25 June. 

Created by Holly Tucker, founder of Not on the Highstreet and Holly & Co, Campaign Shop Independent highlights small businesses across the country.  As the UK ambassador for small businesses Holly has chosen 500 people across the country to help spread the word about the campaign. Laura Jo Owen, owner of Adorn Jewellers, says, “I’m thrilled and delighted to have been chosen to highlight this campaign.


Chesterfield has such an incredible offer of Independent shops, bars, restaurants and much more which we hope people will support on Saturday.


Designed to be celebrated exactly six months before Christmas Day, Campaign Shop Independent is a reminder that small businesses are great all year round, not just at Christmas.  Small changes can make a big difference and you can vote with your money for the type of world you want to live in, creative, vibrant and fun.


Laura Jo says “We want people to know that there are many ways to support your local businesses, some you can do for free!


“Tell your friends where you like to shop, eat and drink, leave a glowing review for your favourite places in Chesterfield and aim to make a purchase from a small business on Saturday the 25 June.”


You can follow the campaign and discover many more independent businesses by using the hashtag #CampaignShopIndependent on Instagram and find your local Chesterfield independents by exploring the listings here on Unhampered.


So this Saturday 25 June, be sure to shop small, leave a 5 star review, tell your friends!




Pictured are some of Chesterfield’s Independent business owners; Emily (Fred’s Haberdashery), Spire Spooks, Caroline (TwelfthCraft), John (The New Divan Man), Laura Jo (Adorn Jewellers), Andy (Ingmans), Lisa (Shop Indie), Tamsin (Curious Goods) and Suzi (Flower Girl Plants).

Words: Laura Jo Owen (Adorn Jewellers of Chesterfield)
Image: Tom Bell (Defeye Creative & Unhampered)