Shop Penarth brings you special offers, discounts and promotions from a wealth of local independent businesses. Penarth is a town of choice – from food and drink to fashion, groceries and gifts to professional services and from health and beauty to homewares and travel — it’s all right here on your doorstep.
There are so many reasons to support your local shops and businesses. It keeps jobs in the area, keeps money circulating in the local economy, makes our town more sustainable for the future and helps to make our town a better place to live and work.
Gwyrddio Penarth Greening introduced the Shop Penarth card scheme in September 2010 to support the local economy, to encourage loyalty among customers and to help keep Penarth’s shopping areas alive and attractive. Most importantly, the scheme also helps cut carbon emissions because people are not using their cars to shop out of town.
Shopping locally massively reduces CO2 emissions compared to getting in your car and shopping out of town
Many of Penarth’s independent business owners live in Penarth, send their children to local schools and get involved with
Local businesses provide many more jobs than larger or chain businesses and often offer better wages and benefits
Buying locally goes further than you think. A thriving high street leads to better roads, better schools and a happier town
Trust, loyalty and valuable relationships are established when buying locally. A face-to-face experience can save you time and money
Independent shops give a town a distinctive character offering unique products that you might not find anywhere else
About 2.6 times as many local jobs are created when spending is directed to local businesses
When you spend money with a local business, significantly more money is re-circulated into other local businesses compared to spending elsewhere or on-line
Re-discover Penarth and fall in Love with your town
If every adult in Penarth shifted just £5 of their spending each week from a supermarket, out of town shop or even on-line to one our local shops or businesses it would put an additional £4.4million into the local economy!
Supporting your local businesses — whether it’s for food shopping, gifts, new spectacles or booking a holiday, getting your computer fixed, moving house, buying a drop dead gorgeous outfit for a big party, having your hair cut and styled, picking up your prescription, meeting friends for lunch, arranging your house insurance, sorting out your finances, buying flowers for your anniversary, having a spa treatment, treating the dog to a new bed or getting new soles on your favourite pair of shoes — puts money and vitality into the local economy which in turn helps to make Penarth a wonderful place to live — we all love living here!
Supporting My Local Economy
Somewhere in the region of 17,000 adults live in Penarth. If each of us were to shift just £5 of our spending each week from the supermarket or an out of town shop or even on-line to one of our local shops or businesses it would put an additional £4.4million into the local economy. When you spend money with a local business, significantly more money is re-circulated into other local businesses compared to spending elsewhere or on-line.
Building a Greener Future
Shop Penarth is organised by Gwyrddio Penarth Greening in partnership with Penarth Town Council, key Penarth businesses and the Penarth Times. Gwyrddio Penarth Greening launched the scheme in 2010 to support the local economy, encourage loyalty among customers and to help keep Penarth’s shopping areas alive and attractive. Most importantly, the scheme also helps cut carbon emissions because people are not using their cars to shop out of town.
Keep it green
Not only are you getting great offers, shopping locally means your carbon footprint will be lowerhelping Penarth become a more sustainable town & economy.
If you use the contact form on this website and choose the selection “I’m a retailer/service and i need more cards”, Shop Penarth will arrange where these can be picked up. In the future we will designate areas where these can be picked up with ease.
Thank you for looking at our scheme. Please contact us and say hello! We’d love to talk about how you can make this work for your town but please don’t lift or copy our scheme as we’ve worked hard to make it our own over the years.
We believe that a vibrant local economy is vital to a more sustainable future. Making sure that people can get the goods and services they need without travelling long distances by car is an important part of this. SiP is a way of helping local retailers to work together, and of rewarding shoppers for their loyalty and support for their local businesses.
All the money raised from the sale of cards goes back into the scheme. The cost of the cards, printing, publicity and the vouchers all comes from SP sales. From time to time we have specific Gwyrddio Penarth Greening events at which SP will be promoted and we are very grateful to the various SP businesses who provide raffle prizes.
Some businesses get more out of it than others – this is partly due to the nature of what they’re doing, but in most cases, those that promote the scheme, and have eye-catching offers tend to do best. And of course all the businesses benefit from the publicity that is generated through the scheme.
Periodically, Gwyrddio Penarth Greening nominates a particular SP business for a ‘Green Award’ for something it has done that is either in keeping with GPG’s aims to raise awareness about climate change, or because it has done or contributed something of particular benefit to the community. The Penarth Times carries stories about these awards which we know is a valuable means of promoting a particular business – and the SP scheme.
Since the scheme started, it has also been good to see how many of the businesses appreciate working together under the SP umbrella, not least because it provides a way of raising issues of common concern.