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Small Business Saturday

Published on Thursday, 2nd December 2021

The Borough Council is supporting Small Business Saturday which aims to celebrate local businesses and encourage consumers to shop local.

Taking place on Saturday 4 December 2021, this grassroots, non-commercial campaign celebrates small business success and supports businesses in their communities.

Recognising the difficulties small businesses have faced in the last 20 months, the event calls on the nation to share a ‘big thank you’ with small firms to recognise their vital role throughout the pandemic.

The Small Business Saturday website includes a small business finder which, using their postcode, consumers can use to find local retailers and businesses that operate online or via click-and-collect and it’s free for businesses to register themselves.

With sustainability and climate action continually being a great focus for enterprises, the campaign will be celebrating green, small businesses. For businesses wishing to go green there is also a UK Business Climate Hub, where they can access government support to help them. 

Portfolio holder for Business and Regeneration said and Leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, Cllr Kristofer Wilson said:

“Small businesses have faced a gruelling time over the last 20 months. They deserve to be celebrated and supported and this campaign aims to do just that. The business finder tool is a great way to connect businesses with consumers and I would encourage people to sign up to this useful service.

“The advice for businesses thinking of going greener is also going to prove valuable for many so please don’t miss out on that.

”So, please get down to our town centres this Saturday and stand with our local businesses and market traders to show your support for our brilliant towns!"

Also, don’t forget – to offer a helping hand to businesses this Christmas parking will be free throughout December 2021 and January 2022 in all Borough Council owned car parks within Nuneaton and Bedworth!!!