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20 Jul 2022

Are you an ACT member? You can get free access to the full range of ACT job boards! Alternatively, an ACT silver membership is the same price - just £60 per year - for...

20 Jul 2022

Mark Brown, guest writer for the ACT, has created a graph using DfT data that compares the use of different vehicles...

20 Jul 2022

Each week Maybe* round up the best social media posts from across the UK. See who's coming...

14 Jul 2022

It's been a busy first half of the year at Maybe* HQ and they've kicked off the second half with one of their favourite celebrations, Independents' Day. Maybe*'s support of the campaign made 21...

14 Jul 2022

The DfT's plan set out the UK’s world-leading ‘greenprint’ to create cleaner air, healthier communities and tens of thousands of new green jobs across the UK.

14 Jul 2022

The Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme works with bike shops across the country to provide free bike repair and maintenance to those who need it most right now.

7 Jul 2022

The strategy sets out objectives and an estimated almost £4bn of investment across Government through to 2025 to deliver the commitments outlined in the Prime Minister’s ‘Gear...

6 Jul 2022

Running social media competitions and Instagram giveaways are an easy way to build your audience and your engagement. But there are a few tips and tricks you need to master, as well as those...

6 Jul 2022

As e-bikes from a reputable shop can often seem overly expensive to consumers, it is also important that IBDs present them with opportunities to spread the cost, through services such as retail...

30 Jun 2022

Independents' Day weekend is taking place from 2-3 July 2022. To celebrate Maybe* have got a tailor-made competition you can share across social media to encourage your customers to shop indie....

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Save the date Just a Card – Indie Week 2021 22-26 November

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

JustJust+a+card+logo a Card – Indie Week is back! Now in its fifth year, Just a Card – Indie Week is about bringing the might of the Just a Card community together to shout from the rooftops about the importance of valuing and buying from artists, makers and independent shops and small businesses during the crucial Christmas period. An antidote to the fast-purchase culture of Black Friday, Just a Card – Indie Week is your chance to shine, your opportunity to celebrate and share your work, stories and communities, both on social media and in the wider world.

Last year's Just a Card – Indie Week saw over 55,000 independents take part and we can't wait to smash that number in 2021!

Everyone is warmly welcome to be a part of Just a Card – Indie Week, wherever you are in the world and whether you're an independent yourself or simply value and love them. During these challenging times the more we use our collective voice to raise awareness of how incredible independents are, the more everyone will benefit.

Here's how you can get involved:

  • Join in with the super popular JUST A CARD 5 DAY INSTAGRAM CHALLENGE.
  • Visit the page VISIBILITY FAIR to see the work of over 400 independents, and find out more about Visibility Fair.
  • Ensure you wear and display our ‘support independents' Christmas and Classic pins in your shops, at events and on social media.
  • Display and use the amazing resources including posters, online sale inserts, a web button and much more, all found in our Shop - everything you need to spread the SHOP INDEPENDENT message!.
  • Follow on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and share our posts and tweets far and wide.
  • Subscribe to our email newsletter for all the latest news and updates.
  • Tell the press - Download the JUST A CARD - INDIE WEEK Press Release and send it to every press/media outlet/contact you know. Please contact Roy ( for press enquires. Please feel free to speak to people on behalf of the campaign - it all helps get the message out there.
For more information and to get started visit the Just a Card website here.

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