Samantha McCarthy, from Worcester BID, said: “Our independent businesses are showing their steely determination to succeed by implementing innovative ways for us to shop, eat and drink.

“Our High Street needs these businesses – please shop independently to support them through this.

“If every person in Worcester spent £10 in an independent businesses it would inject over £5million back into the local economy.

“We made sure all our independent businesses now have online platforms.

“Meaning you can shop locally, from your sofa.

“Independents are the future of the High Street with the ability to adapt and embrace change quickly and effectively as we have seen since the beginning of the pandemic.

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