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Celebrating Solihull’s local businesses

Published on Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Celebrating Solihull’s local businesses

Independent businesses across Solihull are set to be showcased on social media as part of the celebrations for the national ‘Small Business Saturday’ campaign.

Launched in 2010, the campaign promotes the message ‘shop local’ and raises the importance of small businesses to communities and local economies. It will be celebrated this year on Saturday 1 December.

In the week leading up to 1 December Solihull Council, alongside the Federation of Small Business, will be highlighting key success stories of local businesses and the support that has enabled them to grow and prosper.

The campaign highlights local retailers, cafes and offices and what it is like to be a small business owner within the Solihull area.

Councillor Ian Courts, Deputy Leader of Solihull Council and Cabinet Member for Managed Growth, commented:

“Small businesses are critical to our local economy and it is vital that we support them, particularly as conditions on our high streets are becoming more competitive. The Small Business Saturday campaign highlights the hard work and determination of our local business community and the unique goods and services that each of them provide, offering exceptional and personalised service to their customers.”

Lee Osborne, Federation of Small Business Development Manager for Warwickshire and Coventry, said:

“Small Business Saturday is a prestigious campaign and is a great opportunity to celebrate the successes of small firms and self-employed in Solihull and across the UK. There are 5.7million small businesses across the UK; Small Business Saturday helps spread the word about the services and products small firms offer their local communities and why they should be supported all year round.”

Local businesses are encouraged to use the hashtag #SmallBizSatUK and follow the Small Business Saturday UK activity on Facebook (Small Business Saturday UK), Twitter (@SmallBizSatUK) and Instagram (SmallBizSatUK) during the week of the event and on 1 December to showcase special offers, events and their goods and services.

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
European Union Investing in Your Future
Telephone 0121 704 6151
Email business@solihull.gov.uk
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