The Bees Homes team were back in the community over the festive period showcasing our fellow independent businesses and raising awareness of their amazing services, products and events. The team partnered up with 12 businesses giving them the chance to showcase what they do to a much wider audience than they would normally reach.
We were delighted to work with such a diverse range of businesses who each kindly gave away a gift or service to be drawn from the people who entered the competition by liking, sharing and commenting.
We were blown away with the extremely positive response from the local community and their support towards our local independent businesses. The interviews were shared daily on the Bees Homes Facebook and Instagram for the first 12 days of December with a reach of nearly 50,000 people and plenty of engagement. 1,000 comments,1187 reactions and over 1000 shares across social media platforms.
We were also thrilled this year’s initiative received some extremely positive PR support from traditional media with a feature in the Eastbourne Herald newspaper and ‘shout out’ on the Sarah Gorrell show on BBC Radio Sussex.
Here’s a snapshot of the positive feedback received from both local independent businesses as well as participants following the local initiative.
“As an independent business owner, I have been privileged to be asked to participate in the 12 days of Christmas giveaway for the past 2 years by Bees Homes. It’s a great way of raising awareness within your local community about your business  and what you do whilst meeting some wonderful people and other local businesses.
I! this day and age, with so many small businesses struggling, it’s vital that we support each other and what better way to spread the love than by participating in a Christmas giveaway!” Ellie, Anthologie Floristry Laughton 
“I absolutely loved participating in the 12 days of Christmas. It brought lots of excitement to the festive period and it was a truly excellent way to help small independent businesses!” Danni, Prize winner of day 8 of the 12 days of Christmas 
If you missed the fun videos you can catch up here 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway
A huge thank you for those who participated and a massive thank you to the amazing businesses for being part of the 12 days of Christmas.  To learn more about each business and what they do click on each link below.
Brighton Christmas Trees  https://www.facebook.com/brightontrees
Anthologie Floristry Anthonolgie Floristry
Calm Therapy and Aromatherapy with Nikki https://www.facebook.com/calmtherapywellbeing