Local app launched to help independents in East Yorkshire thrive after lockdown


 Browse, a business that aims to promote independent businesses and events in East Yorkshire, is launching an app to help the local economy thrive post-lockdown.


The venture currently has over 70 businesses listed and will unite the local indie scene to help them promote their products and services as well as reach more customers.


The app will be launched by the end of July and will be available to all mobile users. 


Mike White, the owner of Browse, said: “Businesses around the world have taken a real beating and Hull has been no exception to that.


“You only have to look at some of the big names that are making large scale redundancies or shutting up shop entirely to see the catastrophic effect Covid 19 has had on the high street. 


“It’s a worrying time for everyone. Hull and East Yorkshire has a really strong independent scene and it would be devastating to see any of them disappear.


“The app will bring all of them together in one place so locals, as well as visitors to the area, can see what they have to offer.


“There’s strength in numbers so hopefully this app will keep the scene alive and well.”


Paul Drake-Davis, director at Slice Marketing, who helped develop the app said: “The app will provide a great platform for local businesses to further promote their products and services. 


“Covid 19 has taught us that a business’s digital presence and e-commerce functionality is central to its success. 


“The Browse app will provide a platform that hasn’t been seen in the city before, enabling independents to reach a wider audience through a digital platform.”


View the App’s features here:https://BROWSE


Any independents that wish to register for the app should email Browse at: messagebrowse@gmail.com