A visit from the Small Business Saturday Bus to Beverley has helped highlight a national event that aims to promote small business.
Taking place on 5 December Small Business Saturday is a scheme to encourage people to use and support a local small business.
Local trader Lisa Burke who has a business on Landress Lane called Bchicy, she is very passionate about ideas that can help stimulate interest and help support traders like herself on the high street.
“It was definitely worth the visit. I got some new contacts from other towns who have all worked together as independents and got their towns thriving again” said Lisa.
“They gave us some fabulous posters which can be put up in the shops in Beverley to advertise the 5 December.”
“Also there has been lots of good feedback with a few of the other shop owners who couldn’t make to the bus.
“Overall I have to say I think it’s a great idea to promote small businesses and hopefully others will sign up. It also seems there are other days in the year for promoting independent businesses.”
A spokes person for Small Business Saturday said;
“Bringing the Small Business Saturday Bus to Beverley for the first time was a great success – we met lots of small businesses, from accountancy firms to ice cream shops, and had support from the Council and regional FSB.”
“We look forward to seeing how the small businesses and town of Beverley will celebrate Small Business Saturday this year.”
“Hopefully I can get all on board in the town, maybe instead of doing black Friday. I think it’s a great idea to do offers on the 5 December hopefully attracting customers new and old.”