Renfrewshire Council

Spend Local

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

Local businesses need 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 locally, stays local. So by picking up that coffee, stopping off for lunch or buying that gift, you do your bit to support the local community and its businesses.

You can also win £250 of gift vouchers and spend local in Renfrew or Johnstone this festive season.

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

Colette Cardosi, chair of Paisley First

"Our local businesses are the heartbeat of our town centre community so please support them and put Paisley first when it comes to Christmas Shopping.

"We have everything you need for all your Christmas shopping to please even the fussiest recipient and the majority of our businesses across retail, health, hair and beauty and food and drink all sell gift cards if you want to give the gift of choice this Christmas.

"So please shop like your High Street depends on it, because it does!

"And remember, the more you shop and socialise in Paisley town centre, the more Golden Ticket chances you will have!"

Spend Local toolkit

We would love your support for the campaign.

Join us in telling everyone how important it is to Spend Local this Christmas and beyond.

  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.