Small Business Saturday 2017: Celebrating UK's Small Firms
27th November 2017
On Saturday 2nd December communities across Britain will mobilise to support the important role small businesses play in our society.
As well as contributing to a great proportion of job creation and public revenues, small businesses bring growth, innovation and a unique character to their local communities.
As reported by the IFB research Foundation, over 90% or firms with no employees, almost 80% of UK micro businesses (1-9) employees and 62% of small businesses (10-49) are family owned. Over 4.5 million across the country, small family businesses (0-49) employ more than 9 million people. With their values, family firms have an even stronger presence in the local environment than non-family firms do. They tend to generate more trust and commitment amongst their employees and the communities they belong to.
Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which sheds light on small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities.
The day itself takes place on the first Saturday in December each year, but the campaign aims to have a longer lasting impact. On the day, customers across the UK go out and support small businesses, online, in offices and in stores, whilst many small businesses take part by hosting events and offering discounts.
To find out more about Small Business Saturday and how you can get involved, visit www.smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com.