About Us

Because it’s an Independent Life…

Here at Independent Life we are all about local differences, connecting independent-minded people, places and enterprises to enrich and differentiate the towns and cities we serve. Independent Leeds is where it all begun in 2012 and has been tried and tested to create the Independent Life model and the go to place to check out what we do!

Our printed guides, magazines, digital on-line and on-the-move channels are a great way of discovering the distinctive going’s on and enterprises that give places their unique character.

We have extensive experience of working in the leisure and retail sectors, combined with a passion for helping creative, commercial and social enterprises grow and engage with customers  to bring real benefit to their businesses.

Independent engagement

We create independent, intelligent and informative content, with a warm, local tone of voice: in print there’s our highly acclaimed long-lasting ‘Little Black Book’ stand-alone directory and only printed city guide. In Leeds this is in its third edition with 350 pages of invaluable information reaching more than half a million people.

The Independent Life quarterly regional magazine is full of great features and each edition is read by nearly 200,000 people.

This content is also shared on this web site together with our selection of ‘What’s Up?’ event recommendations, special features, promotions and competitions, combined with our unique ‘Black Card’ giving you loads of great offers to search out some of our very best independents.

Our social media channels get people talking, discovering and sharing! With our curated, sociable and informative feeds reaching a loyal audience in excess of 35,000 engaged consumers and influencers, amplified many times over through shares, comments and likes.

Independent services

Our standout style is proudly produced in house and we are fully able to help with your creative needs no matter how challenging to persuasively tell your story. Whether that be building a new brand or evolving an existing one introducing illustration, photography, film making, PR or copy writing we’ll take the time to get it right for you!

If you’ve a project or a new business you’d like to explore we can help. We conduct original research to provide timely insights and analysis through generic studies and specially commissioned geographic or sector specific projects.

Independent places

Independent Life’s combined network of organisations and consumers provides a powerful resource for differentiating towns and cities like Leeds through showcasing and developing distinctive cultural, leisure and retail stories.

We provide a bridge between big and little where larger property owners are looking to introduce independents to create the interest and local provenance that the market is hungry for.  After 6 years of on the ground relationship building we are perfectly placed to play an increasingly  pivotal role in shaping the rebalancing and localisation of the High Street of tomorrow.

Independent contributors

Everyone’s welcome!  We’ve pulled out all the stops designing our print and digital offers that anyone can contribute to.  Poets, writers, photographers, artists and illustrators the door is vey firmly open. We curate and nurture independent local stories that come from the community, shared by independent contributors so our stories are literally ‘from the people for the people’. We champion our contributors by prominently crediting and creating profiles to showcase their work.

The number one choice!

Whether you’re a visitor looking for independent local differences or a business looking to commission our services you can be sure of getting the best service. All of our products and services are delivered at highly competitive rates, driving an excellent transparent return on investment, making Independent Life the number one choice for event organisers, entrepreneurs and consumers.

To discover more about the benefits of partnering with us contact hello@independentlife.co.uk.

Contact us

Telephone: 0113 244 9503
Address: Unit 16, 30-38 Dock Street, Leeds, LS10 1JF
Email: hello@independentlife.co.uk