Small Business Saturday hailed a success
Inspired by the hugely successful US initiative, the UK’s first Small Business Saturday took place on 7 December and encouraged people to back small businesses both on and offline.
Mark Tami MP said:
“I was very pleased to meet with business owners in the local area and discuss some of the difficulties that they face. Small businesses are integral to our local economy and I would encourage people to support small businesses in the area.”
Carl Sargeant AM said:
“Last month, I asked people to consider buying at least one Christmas gift from a local, independent retailer and this is the perfect time to do it. There are dozens of fantastic options in Deeside and it’s a great way to help the Flintshire economy stay on its feet.”
45% of those aware of the day who shopped with a small business said they spent more than usual, with nearly one in five claiming they had spent at least 50% more than they would usually on a typical Saturday.
Federation of Small Businesses North Wales Development Manager Mike Learmond said:
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“It was good to see our local AM and MP showing their support for this first Small Business Saturday, we had a very good response in Queensferry and we hope to build on this success in the years to come.”
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