Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Do your bit and shop local on #smallbizsatuk

This Saturday 6 September is Small Business Saturday, which encourages people to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities.

It’s a campaign that is growing and takes place on the first shopping Saturday in December each year. The long term aim is to have a lasting impact on small businesses.

This is something I wholeheartedly support. In West Sussex one of our priority areas is the economy – we recognise how important it is to have a busy and successful economy. This is both for the county as a whole and at a local community level.

So if you need to go shopping on Saturday, whether it’s Christmas shopping or for one or two top-up purchases, why not do your bit and support your local high street?

We’ve got some cracking independent businesses across West Sussex that provide a range of things, from specialist food producers to village shops to small boutiques.

Small Business Saturday is an excellent initiative which appears to be going from strength to strength, providing a focus on the importance of our independent businesses.

So happy shopping, and don’t forget about your community high street if you are out and about this weekend.

Louise Goldsmith.
Leader West Sussex County Council
Chichester West Division.

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