Celebration of small firms

A Treasury visit with Love from Edinburgh

Rebecca and George OsborneA gift voucher firm from Edinburgh was one of 100 independent businesses from around the country invited to a special event at the Treasury to mark the UK’s third Small Business Saturday.

Rebecca Christensen, the owner of Love from Indie Street which works with more 80 of Edinburgh’s best independent businesses, joined other small business owners at a special small business Christmas Fair at The Treasury’s Internal Drum attended by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne.

Small Business Saturday, a grassroots, not-for-profit campaign, places small, independent businesses in communities across the country in the national spotlight. Its aim is to prompt people to spend money with small independent businesses.

During this year’s campaign, tens of thousands of small businesses around the UK have engaged with the campaign across various social media platforms. Some 30,000 have ordered marketing packs by post with posters to display on their premises, many more have downloaded them online

The campaign team has also completed a four-week nationwide bus tour to all regions in the UK to promote Small Business Saturday locally.

Ms Christensen said:  “To have been chosen as one of the top 100 small businesses in the UK was an absolute honour and this reception is really just the cherry on top. Collaboration is what helps small businesses prosper so to network with 99 other amazing small businesses at such an iconic location is a fantastic opportunity.”

Mr Osborne, said: “Small Business Saturday is a great opportunity to champion some of the brilliant entrepreneurs and firms we have in this country and make sure everyone is aware of the powerful role they play.

Campaign director Michelle Ovens, said: “Small Business Saturday has become an exceptional example of collaboration and co-operation with small businesses teaming up in communities around the UK.

“We aim to showcase the level of diversity, innovation and talent that is active within our small business sector and persuading people to get out and support their friends, neighbours and family members and reinforce local communities and economies.”


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