Following our AGM, Buncrana Chamber of Commerce are delighted to announce that sales of our local shopping vouchers have more than doubled in the past two years.
In total, over €120,000 worth of vouchers have been sold. Last year's sales were €75,000, and the previous year totalled €56,000.
Announcing the news, Buncrana Chamber president stated the reasons for the increase in sales.
"We are delighted to announce the record level of sales this year. It has largely been down to local businesses and people supporting our 'Shop Local' ethos. Employers can receive great tax-free benefits by providing vouchers instead of cash to employees, and we believe that the buy-in from employers in one of the main reasons for the uplift in sales. If any employer would like to find out more about the benefits of the scheme, we would ask the to contact our office for more information."
"It's a great boost to the local businesses and our members to see so much money staying local, and we would urge more people to use the vouchers, as they can be redeemed at almost every Chamber member's business."