Harry Longworth is the Managing Director of Go Trade Local and since a very young age he has been passionate about supporting local businesses, starting in his hometown of Chorley, Lancashire.
Most of his Chorley/Wigan based family are self-employed tradespeople and so working in that environment has been something he has grown up around.
Harry founded a local leaflet distribution company in 2012 aged just 13. At this time he was living in a new-build area with his family and soon realised that many of the businesses who were moving to the area had no way of reaching out to the residents.
In 2015, Harry grew the company from simply delivering leaflets to developing a community magazine brand. Harry made the decision in 2018 to follow his dream and launched a marketing agency which now boasts clients of all shapes and sizes from local sole traders to national and international organisations.
“One thing that has been ingrained in me from a very young age is the idea of supporting local. A large portion of my family are self-employed tradespeople and for many years I have been observing how they all work in their industries. Since 2013, I have been actively working with both tradespeople and construction businesses to help them reach new customers. This ranges from your independent gardeners and joiners to national chains.”