Friday, 30 November 2018

Small Business Saturday 2018

Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to celebrating and supporting the small businesses that make up the backbone of our local communities. To mark the event, I held my annual Small Business Awards, very kindly sponsored by Patricia J Arnold and Co, which saw Patricia and I visit some of this year's winning businesses. Ridley's Fish and Game in Acomb was named as overall champion, and it was great to be able to meet some of their team, as well as other small businesses around Tynedale and Ponteland, and to thank them for the brilliant work they do. Small Business Saturday was started to encourage everyone to support and celebrate their small local businesses, not just this Saturday, but every day of the year, and I am happy to do anything I can to support that ambition. 

I would like to encourage you to go out and support your local small businesses, not just this Saturday but all year round. Our local communities really wouldn't be the same without them!\