The catalyst for Local Discovery Card came from witnessing the hardship the local community has endured during 2020 and 2021. Supporting local independent businesses has never been so important and Local Discovery Card is here to make it easier to save money, support the community and discover the staggering assortment of businesses we have in abundance across the region.

For further information on joining Local Discovery Card visit our Become a Member or Become a Partner pages.

Having become fed up of the mediocre big chains that were ever increasingly convenient and soulless; I decided to swap to better quality local alternatives for much of my family‚Äôs needs and wants.

Through the changes I made, I discovered the variety, exceptional calibre and sheer volume of local independent businesses there are in our small corner of the country, but sometimes found businesses too late and wished I had known about them sooner. 

Local Discovery Card is set to be a one stop shop for locals, tourists and other visitors to really get the best from what is right here on our doorstep. Visit Our Partners page to find out more about the exceptional businesses we work with.

Showcasing the vibrant, diverse, local businesses on offer here in the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley and surrounding areas is so important to Local Discovery Card; not only does our collective want to bring our community together, but we want to give our children a thriving community to grow up in, be part of and be proud of. 

In keeping with the business ethos, Local Discovery Card has worked with a number of local businesses throughout its inception and I would like to thank and give credit to Jacqui and Mo at ilateral for working closely with me to create this fantastic website and to Nathan from Nathan Young Photography for the fantastic photographs showcasing our beautiful region.

To everyone who has been part of this exciting new venture, thank you for your wisdom, assistance and patience.

I am so extremely proud of how far Local Discovery Card has come in a few short months and I am excited to share the journey with all of our fantastic partners and members. 

Welcome to the collective!