Camberley’s proud Independent Retailers celebrating National Independent Retailer Month


Nine independent retailers in Camberley gave up their time to feature in Collectively Camberley’s promotional video in celebration of Independent Retailer Month. With the lights bright, the camera ready and action called, the interviewees from some of Camberley’s well known businesses explained what it’s like to be an independent business in the forever-improving town today. Independent Retailer Month is a campaign that runs annually throughout July to highlight the important role smaller, local, independent retailers play in the communities they serve, the local economy they contribute to, and in the retail sector as a whole.

With an eclectic array of retailers, Collectively Camberley’s promotional video got deep into the heart of life as an independent retailer in Camberley. The video exhibits just some of the 70+ Independent Businesses in the town including restaurants, hairdressers, bakeries and more. The intention of the video, along with other promotional activities across the month, is to show off the uniqueness of the town and discover what makes Camberley stand out from the competition.


With many of the businesses stating they believe that independent businesses give a town its identity and its originality, it has seemed more than appropriate to really appreciate the character they bring to Camberley.

Lucy Boazman, BID Manager for Collectively Camberley, explained why she thinks the project has been so fantastic.
“Independent Retailer Month is a really important time for the Independent shops in the Town Centre and we’re calling on shoppers to come along and see what they have to offer. Camberley has over 70 independently owned businesses, many of which have been trading in the town for years. It’s these businesses which make our town unique. Independent means different and Camberley is certainly that.”

What can you do to support your local independent businesses in Camberley? Well it’s simple; come and see them for yourself. When you do, we promise it will be hard not to go back to these enthusiastic businesses that all show a real passion for what they do and this shines through in their customer service.

Celebrate Independent Retailer Month; Love Camberley and Shop Locally.

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