Jenny will be celebrating the contribution of small firms in Cardiff Central as part of this year’s Small Business Saturday on December 5th.
Consumers are being encouraged to ‘shop small’ and celebrate the contribution of entrepreneurs and small firms this weekend.
Launched in 2013, Small Business Saturday brought a boost to local high streets across the country. In 2014, 16.5 million Britons visited a local independent store – 2.7m more than on Small Business Saturday in 2013.
Across the UK different activities are taking place to promote Britain’s small businesses. In Cardiff there are special events happening to celebrate small businesses. Albany News, for example, are giving away a free goody bag to every customer as part of Small Business Saturday.
Jenny is backing local businesses to take advantage of the campaign on a key shopping day in the year in the run-up to Christmas and encouraging local people to shop locally in small firms. The day aims to give a long-term boost to trade and give a lift to the high streets.
Jenny said: “I am looking forward to backing our local small shops and independent businesses on Small Business Saturday. We should do all we can to thank them for the vital contribution they make to the local economy, adding to the local community and boosting diversity on the High Street.
It will be fantastic to build on the success achieved with Small Business Saturday in the last two years locally, which is why I’m getting fully behind the campaign again and giving my support to local businesses. There are lots of fantastic businesses in Cardiff Central and the campaign is a great way of raising awareness and helping boost trade.”