Small Business Saturday is back this year on the 5th December. Join me in supporting the nation's small businesses to get back to business. To get involved visit https://smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com/
This is the 8th year for the campaign in the UK, and it is not business as usual. The organisers of Small Business Saturday and I are keen to focus on getting businesses back up and running and focusing on this campaign as a key driver of public interest in small businesses, and an optimism in the economy building towards the end of the year.
I couldn't agree more with Michelle Ovens' MBE, Director of Small Business Saturday, testament that "there really has never been a more important time to support small businesses that do so much for our communities and economy."
In support of this fantastic initiative I would like to invite small businesses in Brentwood and Ongar to get in touch with me before the 5th December to let me know how you are getting on.
The Tour 2020
Please note, the campaign has had to change its format this year to take account of the restrictions in place, while still supporting and celebrating the small businesses of the UK. A big change is moving the iconic Bus Tour online. For more details of the tour, please see the information below provided by the organisers.
Small businesses across the UK are being offered a major new package of support and mentoring, as Small Business Saturday UK launches the UK’s first online roadshow for towns and cities affected by the pandemic.
Kicking off on 2nd November 2020 with daily 'virtual visits' to small businesses and communities in over thirty locations across the UK, Small Business Saturday UK will offer an ambitious, vibrant and intensive programme of locally targeted online advice, workshops and mentoring.
The campaign will support, encourage and uplift small businesses across the country facing the challenge of a second wave of Covid-19 restrictions, the virtual tour will form a central part of the official countdown to Small Business Saturday on 5th December.
Starting in Scotland with a focus on Inverness, the tour will ‘zoom into’ locations across the country each weekday; reaching everywhere from city centres like Edinburgh, Manchester, London and Cardiff, to rural communities such as Pateley Bridge in the Yorkshire Dales and Bodmin in Cornwall.