One Maidstone recently met Kent based businessman Ashleigh Cornelius, the entrepreneur behind high street app, Localise.
Allowing independent businesses to connect with local shoppers, Localise are in talks with a number of national membership organisations, such as BIRA (British Independent Retailers
Association), who are staunch supporters of the British high street and welcome new and innovative solutions to boost the UK’s local economies.
As a Kent resident himself, Ashleigh is keen to ensure that the Localise platform plays its part in helping to regenerate local high streets and economies across the
County. Ashleigh told One Maidstone, ‘Passion for supporting the High Street and the independent retailers of the UK is the absolute driving force behind Localise. We recognise and that behind every small business is a real person and character who plays an important part in our community and this is a key part of what we are trying to promote. I am local myself, and as such, we are going to be launching in Kent as one of our first areas of focus and nothing would please me more than being able to help our local economy, especially after such adifficult few months.’
Localise brings its app to indies and shoppers as the lockdown eases and the public begin to steadily return to our high streets. For independent retailers, Localise offers simplified e-commerce tools and that makes online selling a social affair.