Cornish company backing high street campaign

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The Launceston-based peer-to-peer lending company, Folk2Folk, is supporting the Save the High Street campaign, which launched across the UK today (August 10).

Save the High Street is an industry-wide initiative to support local shopkeepers. Over the next 12 months they aim to register 125,000 retailers across the UK in a collaborative effort “to save the high street”.

The scheme intends to promote ways for local shop owners to improve their online presence using the expertise of its supporting companies and organisations.

It has also been supported by Tech City, the Interactive Media in Retail Group, Google’s Digital Garage and PocketHighStreet, which helps promote local shops online.

Folk2Folk CEO, Jane Dumeresque, said: “Lending our support to the Save the High Street Campaign was a straightforward decision for Folk2Folk, considering our commitment to helping businesses and communities through local lending.

“As one of the only P2P providers with a high street presence we are committed to providing our customers with face-to-face contact, and will be expanding our branches across the UK over the next year. This campaign is a great opportunity for local retailers to join together and work towards a more sustainable local economy. We’re looking forward to supporting the campaign in any way we can.”