Welcome to UK Independents Online

Discover the UK's Independents

UK Independents Online is a platform for UK Independents to promote their business or services nationally. Discover unique UK shops online, shop local and support UK independents. Our aim is to bring businesses together to build a collaborative and supportive community of independents across the county and raising awareness of supporting local businesses. We want to encourage locals and visitors to choose independents which bring much-needed variety and originality to our high streets, instead of faceless chains or huge multinationals.

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UK Independents Online

We support & promote the UK’s Independent Business Community – Explore, Eat, Drink and Shop UK Independents.

UK Independents Online is a platform for UK Independents to promote their business or services nationally. Discover unique UK shops online, shop local and support UK independents.

Our aim is to bring businesses together to build a collaborative and supportive community of independents. Indeed, we want to encourage locals and visitors to choose independents. They bring much-needed variety and originality to our high streets, instead of faceless chains or huge multinationals.

Out story began when we launched a community website for Lancashire. Following that, over 400 businesses registered. Since then, we expanded into new areas of the UK – Cumbria, Manchester and Yorkshire.

BIRA champion independent retailers. Indeed, they have set up a ‘Shop Local’ campaign to encourage shoppers to make the most of indies in their local community.

Similarly, the Federation of Small Business has also set up a campaign to support small businesses – #ilovesmallbusinesses

You can play your part in supporting small independent businesses. Search here to shop for UK independents, by region, product or category.

Do you have an independent business in the UK? If so, we would love you to join our community of independents! Indeed, we offer an initial six months of free business advertisement for UK Independents. In fact, all independent business listings will feature on our website and social media. Following the six months, you have the option to renew for £24.99 a year. See our full terms here.

Join the hundreds of other independent businesses listed on our website. Fill in your details on the form below and we will do the rest. Once you have submitted your details, we will email confirmation. Your business listing will be live within 48 hours.

Other organisations supporting Independent Retailers

The IRC provides a lobbying platform for a variety of trade associations with shared interests, increasing the profile and voice of independent retailing within Government and Parliament.

The IRC also provides the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Small Shops Group.

Any organisation interested in supporting the development of the independent retail sector in the UK is welcome to join The Independent Retailers Confederation. Participation within the IRC is free and members normally meet three times a year.

IRC Members

Check the list below to find details of all IRC member organisations in alphabetical order.