We believe in the power of community and the power we all have, to shape our high streets and wider commerce. Whilst the world has grown big and with it the ability to connect to large scale businesses for convenience and mass production, what excites us far more is the variety and individuality of businesses on our doorstep.
Is it that supermarkets or chain businesses are bad? In our opinion, no (mostly). Our economy is complex and relies on many levels and roles within it to function. However, the area that we are excited about and will continue to fly the flag for is – our brilliant independents.
We love independents for the variety, colour, creativity, entrepreneurialism. More than that, our modern lives allow us to connect with businesses on multiple levels – both in person and through their social media channels. They had a dream...and every day they do what it takes to make that dream a reality. When you shop small you really do become part of a dream!
Is it just about shopping? No – we believe #SHOPLOCAL is so much more than buying goods and services and shopping on your high streets. We believe it’s a way of life, and starts with getting to know the wonderful businesses in your local area.
We’re all busy in this modern world and have so many demands on our time, we understand it can be difficult to take the time out to shop and source in the way we might like. We would love to encourage everyone to shop differently – to shop “consciously”. Think about your purchases – are there one or two you can swap to a local business? Do you know all the local businesses in your area? We’re here to make it as easy as possible by providing you with our #SHOPLOCAL Directory that introduces you to some incredible local businesses in the Herts, Beds & Bucks area. We’ll fill our blog with content that we hope inspires you and shows you just how beautiful our local independents are.
We can all make a difference and we wholeheartedly believe that if you source consciously and source local, local businesses become part of your community and life can be a much richer place.
The Buzz Hub Co. was created by Social Media Expert and Business Coach Katy Murray as a blog and social media campaign to promote the businesses and events happening in her then home town of Tring. She was inspired by the amount and variety of businesses - there was no end to their creativity and entrepreneurialism. From designer-makers, to event suppliers, well-being experts, restaurants and freelance business people – it was rich with dynamism and excitement, and it inspired us to create this space to help the community find everything they need online.
Photographer and Web Designer, Matthew Bishop, joined forces with Katy to create a visually beautiful and user-friendly interface that became a resource to the community, a hub for local businesses, and a unique online platform to source local goods and services.
As the geographical reach grew and the membership increased The Buzz Hub Co. was born and, with it, our mission to make it easy for people to source local goods and services easily online throughout Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.