Quite simply, when you choose local, more money stays in the community.According to the Guardian, local authority research showed, “…for every £1 spent with a small or medium-sized business 63p stayed in the local economy, compared to 40p with a larger business.”Keeping business within the community provides jobs locally and increases the purchase of local supplies.
Give your local economy a boost
1. Get to know the face behind the business - You’ll create a far better connection with a smaller business and you’ll personally get to know the people behind the business. You can celebrate with the community, accepting your part in local business success, as opposed to mourning another local business closure. It’s not ‘just another contract’ to a local business, it’s their livelihood. They’re eager to retain your business and will work hard to ensure you’re satisfied.
2. Better customer service - Quite often, bigger does not mean better and being able to speak to someone who can rectify an issue quickly is important – time is precious. Most small business owners know each client and employee personally, issues are quickly resolved. All-Clean Support Services Ltd often win contracts from larger businesses where they’ve previously received a sub-standard service. We’re known for a personal touch, extreme professionalism, reliability and high standards.
3. Proud of your area - Last year we started a new cleaning contract, cleaning the building contractors site for Buckingham Construction – who are building a new train station in Bromsgrove. The new train station is a huge deal for the local community, as it will provide a much-needed boost locally. On a smaller scale, the contract employs local cleaners, instead of using an existing Network Rail contract, boosting the economy even more.
4. Tailored service - Local business owners like ourselves know each of our customers well and tailor each contract to suit them.Simon Dixon, All-Clean Support Services Director commented: “Local businesses are keen to retain your business and will often review the service they provide to ensure standards are high. We have a close relationship with our clients and clean anything from daily to fortnightly dependant on their needs.“An example is one of our clients, MCann, who receive a daily cleaning service from a team of six. They also prefer to use a company who are SafeContractor accredited, carry PAF certificates and are from a company with ISO certification.”