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We are a publishing and marketing company with the goal of championing Independent Business in Leeds and the surrounding areas. Our high quality print publications extend across the city providing a space for any independent businesses to represent their passions, their values and their stories to a high quality and highly receptive audience.

Combined with our ambitious plans to grow our digital offering to match, Independent Leeds is the perfect platform to support any Independent businesses plans for growth with an ad solution to match any budget or business goals.




Don’t take our word for it, here is what other Independents have to say:

We're really lucky to have Independent Leeds who've provided a dedicated place for the independent business community to be promoted. They're super easy to deal with and always go out of their way to look after you.
Dave Olejnik, Laynes Espresso
We find Independent Leeds really easy to work with, the fact that unlike most advertising and listing sites it actually works, the fact that tourists and regulars love it, the fact that say they’ve found us using the app, the ease in which we sell the Little Black Book…I’ll also mention that on social media they are really supportive, retweeting stuff and coming down to cover our special events.
Matt Bradshaw, Jumbo Records
Working with IL Leeds has been great! They’re easy to work with and great at understanding our business. The magazine, website and Little Black Book all reach the customers we want to attract and working with Sarah makes this easy to do! Many thanks!
Ben Warren, Jones Bar Group
We have worked with Independent Leeds for nearly three years now and have always been very happy with the work they carried out for us. They really understand our brand and everything that they do reflects the brand perfectly. We have advertised with them in their little black book, in their magazines and website and have received a good response. They also support us on social media, which always gains a good reaction from followers. The photos and videos they produce for us are of the highest quality of any that we have ever had taken, so much so that we would not have any photos or videos taken by anyone else. As well as marketing, they are also great people to work with, they genuinely care about and believe in our business and that is very important to us. They are always efficient and nothing is any trouble. We wouldn’t trust our marketing with anyone else.
Allison Temprell, The Decanter
Independent Leeds helps us connect with Leeds’ most discerning food and drink aficionados, they are also really lovely and honest people to work with with exceptionally high standards.
Marta Vaquero, Group Communications Manager Iberica
As a new business we have valued the support we have received from Independent Leeds. They understand exactly what we need as a new business and have developed ideas for marketing that have been creative and effective. We are just in the beginning stages of working with Independent Leeds, but we are in no doubt that they will do the best job they can for us. They are great ambassadors for our business and we are extremely grateful to have them supporting us. They have a great following throughout the city and are trusted by their advocates, which has already given us new customers, even in these early stages. We are looking forward to seeing what we can create together with Independent Leeds.
Alex Temprell, Thewlis Cocktail Lounge
We've worked with Independent Leeds since before we opened and wouldn't work with anyone else. They do things differently, digging out the hidden gems and untold independent stories and providing a go to place for anyone to find cool independent stuff. We love their design and ethos and they're genuine people who actually give a shit about the community. Our only wish is that they were in Manchester too!
Marko Husak Bundobust
We find independent Leeds to be the most important publication and digital offering in Leeds for engaging with our audience at Belgrave Music Hall, Headrow House and Waterlane Boat House. Brilliantly designed and always highlighting new talent in Leeds the magazines always fly out of our venues. Nice people to deal with as well which always helps!
Belgrave Music Hall
Leeds and all it has to offer is a major attraction for our prospective students and crucial in their decision of where to study. Independent Leeds’ print and digital publications showcase this to brilliant affect – I don’t know how anyone could not want to come and study (and eat, drink, dance, watch, play, visit) in Leeds after flicking through the Little Black Book…
Andrew Craske, Leeds College of Art
We’ve worked with Independent Leeds from day one at Rolands and have always found them to be professional, personal and courteous. In the running up to opening The Domino Club their help and advice was invaluable and I’m looking forward to a long and successful relationship in the future.
Alexander Neil, Rolands and The Domino Club
Independent Leeds are always friendly and accessible regularly popping into see how we're getting on. They're never pushy and always looking for opportunities to collaborate and work with us to find whats best to promote our business. They are driven by a genuine passion for the independent community first and foremost ahead of money which works for us.
Howard, West Yorkshire Cameras
Independent Leeds are in tune with the city, they have done the ‘hard yards’ over the last four years getting out and about meeting people and understanding the needs of independent businesses which is what makes them unique. They’ve taken the time to understand what independent retailers need and have produced a selection of marketing options in print and online to suit all needs. Their design is always refreshingly on point as is their content which makes the whole community look great.
Nick Julian, Primos
Independent Leeds actually care about championing independent businesses as they're not linked to any corporate agenda. They really go out of their way to help in any way they can, seeking out the interesting things that are happening around the city and shouting about them in the magazine which really reflects what's happening. David & the team have supported us since the early days and we hope that continues for years to come!
Anthony Kitching, Friends of Ham
Opening a new business is pretty daunting at the best of times but independent Leeds really helped us to settle into the Leeds scene. They are genuinely there for little businesses like ours and kept dropping by to see how we were doing putting updates out on social media and generally being cool. Their style and personal approach is a perfect fit for us and I wouldn't advertise with anyone else. What they do provides a great way of catching up with what's happening in the Leeds community.
Stephen Tyldsley, IF Call Lane
Independent Leeds are a pleasure to work with. Since opening our pub it's fantastic to see a team so genuinely enthusiastic about Leeds and it's growing community of independents. The opportunity to join a platform of connectivity between growing businesses has been a massive help in getting our name out there.
Samuel Howarth, The Brunswick
Independent Leeds have shown true dedication and commitment to new and existing independent businesses in Leeds. They have proven to help us overcome the initial development stages by using various marketing techniques which have always been extremely dynamic and out of the box. They regularly pop into our shop for a casual chat and give us updates on the newest trends, events and more!
Jonathan Phillips, Humpit Hummus
A great way for city visitors to discover the best' Independents Leeds has to offer.
Tom Brown, Welcome Skate Store
The Leeds Indie scene is a vital part of what makes this city special.
Projects like this help highlight what great talent and creativity this city has to offer.
Joe Gill, Outlaws Yacht Club
We fully support this initiative as it will join the dots and help independent businesses collaborate and flourish.
Dawn Wood, Fabrication The Light
El Bareto loves this scheme because it's exactly what we're about: our strength lies in diversity and community.
Maya Makri, El Bareto
A great guide to promote one of Leeds best assets.
Guy Haynes, On The Wall
Independent Leeds is a great example of how the Independent Businesses of Leeds can work collectively to raise their profile and showcase a vibrant and thriving community to the general public in a professional capacity.
Claire Riley Co-founder Our Handmade Collective
As a single independent shop in a Leeds suburb, its great to be involved in the superbly designed Little Black Book project. It makes you feel part of a wider community of independents, and we are stronger working together to promote ourselves than alone.
Harriet Vaight, Ex Owner Chirpy
Leeds is home to some amazing independents particularly in the restaurant, bar and club industry. It is partially due to these innovative independents that has made Leeds the city it is today and its great to see a publication that focuses on local businesses that strive to survive and make a difference.
Deborah De Vittoris, Oracle Bar
Since way back before we opened Independent Leeds have been always there for us helping us get noticed when we needed it most. We love how they treat everyone the same and their design is always spot on ensuring all us independents stand out. They are definitely good for business providing the perfect place for us to be seen and heard and championing Kirkgate at every turn!
Anton Welburn, Wapentake

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