Renfrewshire Council

Spend Local

Find a business, reasons to spend local, Spend Local toolkit

Local businesses need your support - now more than ever.

Renfrewshire is home to many fantastic businesses. We can all support them by choosing to spend local where we can.

Around 70p from every pound spent local, stays local. Pick up that coffee, stop off for lunch or buy that gift - you do your bit to support the local community and its businesses.

Find a business

Paisley First

Paisley First is Paisley town centre's business improvement district (BID) They have a Business Directory on their website which lists what the town centre BID area has to offer.

Johnstone Buzz

Johnstone Buzz is a website operated by Johnstone Business Consortium. It has information about events and business activities in Johnstone town centre.

Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce

Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce are the leading business membership organisation in the area. They represent a wide variety of firms, big and small. You can register to become a member and access their directory of Renfrewshire businesses.

Reasons to Spend Local

Rhea Henderson - Henderson's Flowers, Johnstone

"It's quite special for me to work here, my dad is really proud. I've worked here now for a year and a half, and growing up I would always be in helping out on a Saturday.

"It's good to see high streets doing well and we need local people to spend local. I enjoy making relationships with our regular customers, many have been coming here for more than 50 years."

Gary Clark - Food Forty Six, Paisley 

"We are most proud of the community atmosphere we have created. It's really rewarding to see regular customers strike up friendships with each other.

"There are so many reasons to shop locally, from enhancing the local economy to reducing travel times and your carbon footprint.

"Local support is vital to the survival of small town centre businesses and, in most cases, you are supporting a local person or family, which is all the encouragement people should need."

Gary Scott - HandCrafted Coffee, Lochwinnoch

"I never set out to do retail. I used to sell products on Amazon, but got too big for the house and needed bigger storage and distribution space. I noticed the Lochwinnoch shop was up for grabs, and we've been open nearly four years now.

"I'd urge people to support small independent retailers wherever they can. Small shops aren't about chasing profit, we're part of the community and the community are part of us.

"We can take the time to stop and listen to our customers and we always give the kids a wee wrapped chocolate. It's nice to see the families who visit as they grow up."

Renfrewshire Gift Card from Scotland Loves Local


The Renfrewshire Gift Card makes the perfect gift for any occasion.

The gift card is easy-to-use and ensures your money is spent locally. You're supporting our great local businesses with every purchase!

From our lovely selection of independent gift shops and beauty salons to our cafes and restaurants, there's something for everyone. 

Find out more and purchase a gift card today using this link:

Renfrewshire Gift Card (Scotland Loves Local website opens in new browser window)

Spend Local toolkit

We would love your support for the campaign.

Join us in telling everyone how important it is to Spend Local.

  1. Print and display a poster, a set of flyers or a window stickers. We've set these up so you can print in your own premises, or you can spend local with one of the many print shops and centres in Renfrewshire. We're also distributing these to businesses across Renfrewshire - look out for them.
  2. Update your website. Write something encouraging people to spend local. We've got some sample copy below that might help.
  3. Share on your social media channels. If you see the Council or any of our partners post about Spend Local, share it and help spread the word.
  4. Post on your own social media channels. Use our sample copy and our digital assets to get started.

Download assets

A3 poster [30KB]

A3 posters with crops and bleeds [32KB]

A5 flyer [29KB]

A5 flyer with crops and bleeds [31KB]

Spend Local window and door sticker [20KB]


Sample copy

Almost 70p in every pound spent local, stays local.

Spend Local when you can. You'll being doing your bit to help local businesses in your community.

Renfrewshire is home to many fantastic busineses. We can all support them by choosing to Spend Local.