Barton Skills Swaps

This is a post for people who live in or around Barton upon Humber, North Lincolnshire.


I thought it might be a good idea for local business people to have the opportunity to offer their expertise for swaps – i.e. You might be a painter & decorator but want someone to check over your end of year accounts, or you might be a shop owner but need some advice about how to create a website etc. If local people can come to a mutually beneficial arrangement – then brilliant!

I have created a Facebook group in order for locals to see what is available to swap – Please feel free to join and post on there what you can offer and/or what you’re looking for… It’s called Barton Skills Swaps. At the time of writing this, we have just over 100 local people interested in swapping!

I have already successfully completed a few swaps – I have had a pair of curtains lined and a carpet fitted, and not a single penny exchanged hands! I simply was able to trade my skills for theirs. It has the potential of being a great group, which can nurture community spirit, help local businesses network and receive word of mouth recommendations – so don’t be shy, join in!

I grew up in what was a close-knit community in Derbyshire and saw first-hand how people used their skills and hobbies to do favours for each other. I really like the idea because I think that doing a favour for someone makes you feel good about yourself, and makes you feel a valued part of the community. The idea behind the Barton Skills Swaps group is to negotiate something in return to do each other a favour!


Anna x

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