A new online platform has launched to provide an easy way for people in Bradford to discover independent local businesses.
'Be Bradford' officially launched last week to help connect Bradford residents with independent businesses - amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Its aim is to celebrate community spirit and bring locals together in rejoicing over what the City has to offer
The 'Be Bradford' website already features over 100 independent artists, designers, cafes, restaurants, bars, home bakers and small shops.
Each business listing includes a short bio, address, social media channel(s) and website link.
Companies featured so far range from established independents like Saltaire beer and cider bar Cap and Collar, to up and coming home businesses such as Tipsy Bakes UK.
Leanne Bates, the creator of 'Be Bradford', said: "There are thousands of independent businesses in Bradford, big and small, but many are not as well-known as they could be.
“Couple this with the COVID-19 pandemic and they are seriously going to suffer, if we do not support them in every way we can.
“The feedback and support so far has been amazing. Businesses and customers have been tagging #BeBradford on social media when sharing photos of food, drinks, clothing, homeware etc - all sold by local outlets.”
Locals are being encouraged to show support by using the #BeBradford hashtag when posting independent-related content on Instagram and Facebook.
Visit the 'Be Bradford' website to discover and support local, independent businesses by CLICKING HERE:
To feature your business on 'Be Bradford' simply e-mail photos of your business with a short bio to firstname.lastname@example.org.