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A major campaign to promote small businesses is being backed by local MP, Peter Luff. In advance of the UK’s first ever Small Business Saturday, which takes place this Saturday (7th December), he is meeting representatives of local business to talk particularly about tourism and leisure in Worcestershire.

The first Saturday of December is one of the busiest shopping days of the year and Small Business Saturday is a campaign to promote and showcase small businesses around the country on this day.

The meeting will take place on Friday at the Regal Cinema in Evesham, which, since it reopened in February last year, has made a huge contribution to the town and the regeneration of the Port Street area.

Peter explained,

“There are 4.9 million small firms, micro-businesses and sole traders in the UK and Small Business Saturday celebrates the vital role that they play in our economy and our local communities.

“The Federation of Small Businesses is supporting this nationwide event and I will be meeting with a representative of the Federation to discuss tourism and leisure in Worcestershire.

“The Regal is a perfect example of a thriving local business which I have been delighted to visit on a number of occasions – most recently for the Nigel Kennedy concert season. I know this week’s news on the Abbey Road bridge is profoundly unwelcome, but it makes it all the more important to promote the vital role of small businesses in a town like Evesham.

“We do have so many excellent small businesses in Mid Worcestershire but they can only succeed if local people use their services. So I hope that across the county people will show their support for this campaign and for our local businesses by visiting them this Saturday and in the run up to Christmas. “

Federation of Small Businesses Chairman, John Allan, said,

“The Federation of Small Businesses is delighted that Peter Luff is backing the very first Small Business Saturday. The campaign is an excellent moment to celebrate the contribution that the smallest firms make to local communities and the national economy.”


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