Businesses in Richmond are coming together for a campaign to encourage people to shop in independents.

The Magic Tenner campaign, from May 11 to 26, is an initiative organised by Totally Locally and will see a variety of £10 deals on offer.

“That boost is much bigger than just the £10 you spend,” said Paul Harrison, chairman of the Original Richmond Business and Tourism Association (ORBTA).

Darlington and Stockton Times: Mick and Wendy Robinson, owners of Granny's Kitchen

“This is because most independent businesses buy from many other local businesses too. When you spend £10 with one, it enables them to keep buying from those suppliers.

"The money goes round and round Richmond’s local economy. This is really important as it strengthens our town and helps hundreds of small businesses to thrive, making Richmond a better place to live, work and visit.

"Buying online, or at the big national chains and supermarkets has a much smaller effect, as most (or all) of the money leaves the local economy.”

Alongside the £10 offers, shops will be displaying posters showing how many local businesses supply and work with them, to emphasise how supporting one local business supports many others.

Darlington and Stockton Times: Alyson Swift, owner of King Street Kitchen & Gift, with a poster showing the number of local businesses who supply and work with her

The 46 participating businesses in Richmond are: Angel’s Share Bakery, Angus Morton Butchers, Archer’s Jersey Ice Cream, Art and Rhyme, Arthur Caygill Cycles, ArtWyse Designs, BBinFinkle, Beauty Rooms Richmond, Berber Leather, Brew Station, Capelli Hairdressing, Castle Hill Bookshop, DalesRunner, DL10 4Dogs Dog Grooming, Dot’s Place, Evie’s Crystal Charms, Gone Barking, Goosewing Studios, Granny’s Kitchen, King Street Kitchen & Gift, Kiss the Moon (from May 11-17), Larches of Richmond, Lucy Pittaway, Mackenzie Thorpe Arthaus Gallery, Mocha, Nourished, Oliviers Furniture, Pink Sundays, Richmond Swimming Pool, Serendipity Dreams, Sip Coffee, Strolling4Shoes, T&M Creations / Richmond Party Shop, Tasty Macs, Team Talk UK, The Cheese Press, The Green Howards Museum Shop, The Little Dress Shop, The MeNS Room, The Nutrition Hut Café, The Ottoman Turkish Barber, The Station Café|Bar, The Station Shop, The Sweet Stop, Tunstall Meat Company, York House.

Details of the Magic Tenner offers will be available on ORBTA’s website,, from 6pm tonight, Friday, May 10.