Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Small Businesses- an opportunity not to be missed!

Small businesses are the heart of our local communities, and each year Small Business Saturday celebrates small businesses and encourages consumers to shop local. Last year I got involved with the event by starting my ‘Small Business Awards’, inviting constituents to nominate their favourite small businesses, and I spent a fantastic few days travelling around the constituency and presenting some of our best local businesses with their awards. 

This year’s Small Business Saturday is not until December, but plans are already underway to make the day a great success once again. Applications are now open for Small Biz 100, a scheme to highlight 100 small businesses- one a day for the 100 days leading up to this year’s Small Business Saturday. The 100 businesses will receive exposure on social media and in the local and national press, and will join the Small Business Saturday team at receptions in both Downing Street and The Treasury Drum with the Chancellor of the Exchequer. It is a brilliant opportunity and it would be great to see some local businesses as part of the Small Biz 100.

Applications close on 30thJune- apply here- https://smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com/small-biz-100