Vicky Ford MEP for the East of England has joined Prime Minister David Cameron in supporting Small Business Saturday this weekend, and we would like local businesses to let us know if they are marking the day.
Small Business Saturday takes place on Saturday, December 7, one of the busiest shopping days of the year and the aim of the event is to encourage people to shop locally and support small businesses in their communities.
Alongside David Cameron, the Conservative Party’s new Small Business Ambassador, Karren Brady has also pledged her support to Small Business Saturday.
In support of Small Business Saturday, David Cameron, said: “There are nearly five million small businesses in the UK; they are the lifeblood of the economy, employing millions of people.
“The Conservative Party recognises the huge importance of small businesses to the UK economy – that’s why we’re cutting up to £2,000 off National Insurance for every business through the Employment Allowance.
“Small Business Saturday is a great opportunity to support your local shops and community.”
Vicky added: “This is a fantastic opportunity for people here in the East of England to shop locally and support our local butchers, bakers, cafés and retailers.
“It is a chance to celebrate the amazing contribution our small shops make to our local community.”
If you are marking Small Business Saturday, in any way, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit us at facebook.com/timesandcitizen or at @BedfordTC