Gift voucher service launches to support Lancaster businesses

Lancaster creative agency Hotfoot Design has launched a new online gift voucher shop to support local businesses during the second Covid-19 lockdown.

Gift vouchers for a variety of small businesses and retailers across Lancaster and Morecambe Bay can be purchased from They are then delivered instantly by email.

Participating companies include Lancaster Brewery, Arteria shop and gallery, DF Studio, Lancaster Escape, Journey Social, Wobbly Cobbler, Expressions, The Canal Turn, Sue Shields Spa, Ashton Hall Garden Centre, Provino wines and the Sun Hotel and Bar. 

Guy Cookson, director at Hotfoot Design, said: "With this second lockdown coming at a critical time for Christmas spending and taking away the opportunity for people to spend locally in-person, our much-loved independent businesses and retailers need our support more than ever.

"Choosing to spend more of our money locally helps to secure local jobs, keeps investment in the local economy and community, and helps to support the independent high street and unique variety of businesses we have here in Lancaster and across Morecambe Bay."

Hotfoot Design also runs Lancashire and Cumbria-wide gift voucher site Vouch, which offers a selection of gifts and experiences from independent businesses across the counties, and supported small businesses at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic with free online gift voucher shops.

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