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18 Nov 2021

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,...

18 Nov 2021

Technologyhas important effects on business operations. The ACT has partnered withDell to assist businesses in attaining quality up-to-date IT equipment and access specialist advice to...

8 Nov 2021

As trendy Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) services continue to grow in popularity across the UK, a charity has warned that using these non-regulated services can be like "slipping into quicksand"....

5 Nov 2021

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling & Walking (APPGCW) have an upcoming meeting on Monday the 8th November at 16:30.

4 Nov 2021

The ACT is a supporting organisation of Road Safety Week 2021 to represent the cycling industry and encourage road safety for all who usethem.

4 Nov 2021

WithCOP26 taking place in Glasgow until November 12, here are some ways that you can evaluate your business to become more environmentally sustainable.

4 Nov 2021

The Government has launched a new Export Support Service to help UK businesses get answers to practical questions about exporting to Europe.

4 Nov 2021

The Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme was announced today by Patrick Harvie (MSP, Minister for ZeroCarbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants' Rights) at the Cycling Scotland Conference.

1 Nov 2021

ACT and ActSmart partner Global Payments (GP) will be contacting all customers to arrange the replacement of your terminal(s) to keep you up with modern requirements for no extra cost.

27 Oct 2021

The Budget and SR21 promised much for both the cycling industry and for retailers, but will it be enough to help recover the damage done from the pandemic and help sustain the cycling...

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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