Saturday 2nd December sees the fifth year of the campaign ‘Small Business Saturday’. At Surrey Markets we are very proud to be supporting and promoting this fantastic idea! On Small Business Saturday we’ll be at Walton Farmers Market at The Heart Shopping Centre flying the flag for local businesses from 9.30am – 2.00pm. We hope you will join us and shop local for all your Christmas gifts.
What is Small Business Saturday all about?
Small Business Saturday is a not for profit campaign supporting small businesses across the UK. The aim is to highlight small business success, to encourage consumers to ‘shop local’ and to support small businesses within our communities. The campaign has now been running for five years and takes place on the first Saturday in December each year.
We hope the 2017 campaign will be as successful as it was last year! Did you know..
– Customers spent £717m with small businesses on Small Business Saturday, an increase of 15% on the previous years spending
– Over 140,000 tweets were sent on the day reaching 130 million people, trending on Twitter in the UK and globally
– Over 80% of local authorities across the UK actively supported the campaign in a variety of ways, from networking events to free parking, meaning wherever you were in the UK, Small Business Saturday was happening nearby
You can find out more on their website or join the online campaign by using or searching the hashtag: #SmallBizSatUK