Lockdown website boost for business

Tom Harries, Edinburgh Lockdown Economy founder

A NEW website designed to support independent businesses in Edinburgh during lockdown is proving a huge success.

Edinburgh Lockdown Economy is the brainchild of city-based tech entrepreneur Tom Harries and features over 200 local businesses and their lockdown offers.

Since launching just over a week ago, the free listings site has attracted more than 10,000 visitors.

Tom and his team behind the project hope that visitors will discover something on their doorstep that they didn’t know existed, providing businesses with much-needed revenues that could help them survive until the restrictions are lifted.

He said:  “Since we launched, the response from the community has been phenomenal.

“The variety of services still on offer was a shock to me so I’d encourage anyone to take a look and feel inspired.

“It is easy to feel a bit down whilst we’re stuck inside so I hope people find something here that cheers them up as well as supporting local businesses.”

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