Promoting handmade, home-grown, and heritage brands from across England's Pennine Hills
We are currently building the new trading hub
In 2014/2015 the South Pennines area became the case study for the EU Commission-backed DigiChampz Initiative. The project is looking at the opportunities and benefits of the digital economy across the HD8 and HD9 postcode areas. One aim is to empower local digital economies by encouraging businesses to trade locally, nationally and internationally via trusted local hubs.
We are currently working to set up a locally-branded e commerce trading platform. Local producers will be able to join the platform and sell into new and exciting markets. We believe that creating a South Pennines brand and trust mark can help local businesses get real competitive advantage across the digital economy. We also think that local community groups have a role to play in this local digital ecosystem.
Of course, having a fully functional e commerce platform also supports the need for fit-for-purpose broadband.
If you would like to find out more please contact us. We are interested in talking to all kinds of local businesses and producers, including:
- Artisans, Arts and Crafts;
- Allotment Holders and Small Holders;
- Farmers and Food Producers;
- Textile Producers;
- Health Foods;
- Butchers, Bakers and Greengrocers;
- Travel Agencies;
- Book Shops;
- Hotels and Tourism
- Creative, media and online industries