Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

Businesses across the UK are getting ready for Small Business Saturday and this year, it’s more important than ever to shop local.

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What is Small Business Saturday?

Small Business Saturday is a non-commercial campaign that highlights small business success. The campaign encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities.

The day takes place on the first Saturday in December each year, but the campaign aims to have a lasting impact on small businesses.

On Small Business Saturday, customers across the U.K. go out and support all types of small businesses, online, in offices and in stores. Many small businesses take part in the day by hosting events and offering discounts.

This year’s Small Business Saturday takes place on 5 December 2020.

How can I get involved?

Non-essential shops are allowed to re-open on 2 December, which is important in the build up to Christmas. We are encouraging customers to shop local this year, and support the businesses who have been affected by COVID-19.

If you’re a large business and interested in supporting the campaign, please do get in touch with the team.

  1. Small businesses can register and advertise their business on the Small Business Finder for free. Customers can also use the tool to find out which businesses are participating
  2. Businesses can download logos and request a marketing pack here
  3. Trade Associations, membership organisations, BIDs and local business networks can also get involved. Find out how here

Small Biz 100

Small Business Saturday is also highlighting 100 small businesses, one a day for 100 days leading up to the event on 5 December 2020.

Find out more on the official website.