THE MP for Redditch, Rachel Maclean, has thrown her weight behind The Advertiser’s Love Local Business campaign.

We have launched the campaign to support local businesses as they emerge from the Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown.

Many local businesses have seen a significant loss in income.

Rachel Maclean, MP for Redditch, said: “I’m delighted to be backing the Redditch Advertiser’s Love Local Business campaign.

"Now more than ever we need to support our local and independent businesses as they recover from the impact of Covid-19.

"I’ve already been out to the shops and they’ve done a great job at putting in place social distancing measures. It’s safe to shop, so I would encourage everyone to get out and support our local independent businesses now they’re back open.”

As part of the Newsquest publishing group, The Advertiser reaches a huge percentage of the local population across our well-established regional brands including print publications, record online audiences and social media.

Advertiser editor Stephanie Preece said: “This is a crucial time for local businesses as they try to recover from the impact of the lockdown which, for many, has seen them without any income for more than two months.

“It is therefore fantastic to have the support of our local MPs as we launch this campaign to try and support out great local, independent businesses.

“In the coming months we will be promoting these businesses in our newspaper, on our website and our social media channels,to help spread the message that they are open and highlight why they are so valuable to this community.

“I urge all of our readers to show that they love local business by supporting them.”

Any business which wants to be featured in the Advertiser campaign, call 01905 742372 or email

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