Independents Week 2017

Celebrating Bold Street – Sunday 9th July


The spotlight is shining on the very best of Liverpool’s independent businesses, with Independents’ Week underway, culminating in an exciting one-day celebration on Bold Street this Sunday.

Brought together by Liverpool BID Company on behalf of its BID levy payers, Independents’ Week celebrates the growing independent business community on and around Castle Street, Old Hall Street, the Cavern Quarter, Church Street, Metquarter, and of course, Bold Street, which is now world-renowned for its eclectic independent scene, featuring such favourites as LEAF, Maray and Matta’s.

Nisha Katona, founder, Mowgli, said:

“Independents’ Week is a great way to raise the profile of the many amazing independent businesses we have in the city centre – from restaurants and eateries to delightful traders selling all sorts of unique and wonderful products you won’t get elsewhere. Thanks to Liverpool BID Company, we have an opportunity to say “look, we are here – come in and take a look”. Many people will discover what is on offer here – perhaps for the first time – and the hope is that they come back to see us again next time they are in the city centre.”

Speaking about the idea behind the initiative, Bill Addy, chief executive, Liverpool BID Company, said:

“One of the main aims of Liverpool BID Company is to drive more people – both locals and visitors – into our areas, to use our amazing businesses. It is also vital to Liverpool’s growth as a global city that the city continues to foster a strong and robust independent scene on the high street. It is these businesses on Bold Street, Church Street, Castle Street, Metquarter and the Cavern Quarter, that really make Liverpool unique, and Independents’ Week is about celebrating that, and creating an event that will spur on their future success.

“Independents’ Week is also about strengthening the relationships within the local independent business community – giving them a platform to share their entrepreneurial spirit and encourage them to work together in the future to continue their prosperity.”

There’s plenty happening on Bold Street this Sunday (9th July), there will be a street takeover of local businesses including a farmers market, arts and craft stalls, pop-up kitchen and street entertainment.




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