About us

We’re on a mission to level the playing field for independent businesses

The high street is struggling. Independent and local businesses are out competed by the rise of ecommerce and the one-stop-shop comfort of bland multinational chains. We at Local Puzzle wondered how we could stop this. The idea behind Local Puzzle was born in January 2014, with the aim to: level the playing field for independent businesses, reward shoppers’ loyalty and revitalise the high street.

Local puzzlers have meanwhile already:

  • Discovered over 9,416 independent businesses across 1,251 towns in the UK
  • Spent £3,253,005 with independent businesses
  • Raised £11,535 community causes and charities

How are we funded?

For a long while, LocalPuzzle was funded entirely by its founder. It is now funded by premium businesses, advertisers and partly by the shoppers themselves. LocalPuzzle has also been lucky enough to receive a capital grant backed by the UK government to help accelerate its impact for small businesses.

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