The Small Business Saturday bus tour arrived in Nottingham yesterday to promote their campaign. The bus was situated on King Street and was aimed at owners of small businesses and consumers.
The organisation is now entering its third year and Small Business Saturday is already the UK’s most successful small business campaign.
Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to shop locally in support of their communities.
The bus tour will run for the entire month of November, stopping at 27 towns and cities on its journey to all four corners of the UK, which then culminates with their main day on Saturday 4 December.
Michelle Ovens, Small Business Saturday National Campaign Director, said: “The bus tour is a very visible way of enabling small businesses to engage with the campaign as we head around the UK, drumming up interest, support and enthusiasm.
“Most people in this country own a small business, work for a small business or know somebody who does so supporting a small business on Small Business Saturday is personal and means you are supporting somebody you know” she explained.
The campaign has already helped some small businesses in the Nottingham area.
Duncan Murray, owner of Duncan Wines in Market Harborough, says: “My company has been selected as one of the smallbiztop100 so we along with 99 other businesses are set to receive support from Small Business Saturday.”
“We have been a part of the idea since it started and it’s a sure-fire boost for trade.”
Debbie Bryan, owner of a craft shop in the Lace Market, said: “It has been an amazing opportunity to be part of the smallbiz100. They have introduced what we do to a new audience.”
She added: “Small Business Saturday has a genuine feeling of community and support.”