Small Business Saturday is coming!

23 Sep 2019

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY SET TO BOOST UK'S INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES

 

High street and online retailers across the UK are preparing themselves for the seventh annual Small Business Saturday, which will take place on 7December 2019.

A grassroots, not-for-profit campaign, Small Business Saturday celebrates small business success and encourages consumers to 'shop local' and to support businesses in their communities. Originally founded by American Express in the U.S. in 2010, the campaign was launched in the UK in 2013 where it has grown in popularity and influence year-on-year.

Small Business Saturday 2018 brought in record figures, with £812 million spent in small businesses across the UK on the day. The Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Mayor of London were among those publicly supporting the campaign, alongside more than 90% of local councils.

Small Business Saturday also benefits from the backing of leading business organisations including the Federation ofSmall Businesses, Indeed and Dell. The campaign is alsosupported by Amazon, printed.com, Square and Xero.

Small Business Saturday 2019 is open to all businesses to participate in and will commence its regional bus tour roadshow across the UK during the autumn, to drum up further support. 

This follows last month's announcement of the Small Biz 100, 100 unique independent businesses drawn from every corner of the UK, which reflect the vibrancy of the UK's 5.6 million small businesses. In the 100 days running up to Small Business Saturday, the campaign is spotlighting each of the Small Biz 100 for their contributions to their communities and local economies.