DOZENS of small businesses have joined the Gazette & Herald campaign to spread the word about how people can boost the local economy.

Supporting Local Businesses was launched by Newsquest, publisher of the Gazette & Herald, and its sister paper, The Press, to highlight how traders are adapting to get through the Covid-19 crisis.

The campaign is offering free adverts to independent and family-run operators in our community to help them survive these troubled times.

Jane Hanson, advertising director, said: “Since our campaign launched on March 26, we’ve helped dozens of local businesses get their message out to our readers, each receiving three nights’ free advertising.

“Without the support of our amazing sponsors, we could not make this happen to this scale and my gratitude goes to them for their support. If you are interested in helping us support this essential campaign, please get touch.”

Our commercial sponsors include Drax Group and Portakabin/ Shepherd Group, alongside Barnitts in York, Langleys Solicitors, City of York Council, PAPI and Synergy Commercial Finance.

To claim a free advert in the Gazette & Herald, email