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Shop local on Small Business Saturday

Published on Friday, 29th November 2019

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Visitors and residents in Hambleton are being urged to support local businesses as they stage local events and fayres as part of the annual celebrations for ‘Small Business Saturday.

Now in its seventh year in the UK, Small Business Saturday (7 December) aims to encourage customers spend their money in independent local business rather than big high street chains.

 The district is home to 3,500 small enterprises which are all crucial to the vitality of the area and many run by people who are intensely loyal to Hambleton.

“It is critical, particularly at this time of year, for people to support their local traders - spending with small, independent firms in the run up to Christmas,” said Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Councillor Peter Wilkinson.

“We want to keep our market towns vibrant and attractive places to live and work – and urge everyone to think local in the run up to the festive season. We have great market traders as well as small independent businesses across Hambleton.”

The Federation of Small Businesses has joined forces with Hambleton District Council to encourage business growth and stability - not just on 7 December but throughout the year.

  • Small Business Saturday UK is a non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to support small businesses in their communities.  The day itself takes place on the first shopping Saturday in December, but the campaign aims to have a lasting impact on small businesses. Customers spent £812 million on Small Business Saturday last year an increase of 8% on the year before.