With over 80% of its businesses being independent boutique stores, Treorchy offers a unique experience to its customers. Treorchy hosts year-round activities, last year the town hosted a two-night outdoor cinema event, which was attended by 500 people each night, an art festival and its annual Christmas Parade. A sign of Treorchy’s resurgence is the ten new businesses that have since opened on the high street over the past two years. The Visit Treorchy website provides businesses with an online platform, prior to this only 32% of businesses had a website. Other initiatives include a ‘Refill Scheme’, a walking group and the ‘Hop, Shop and Save’ scheme which offers businesses advertising space on local buses, in return for instore discounts for customers with bus tickets.