Labour candidate visits women entrepreneurs as part of Small Biz Saturday

Politics / Tue 10th Dec 2013 pm31 07:17pm

SUZY Stride, The Labour Candidate to be MP for Harlow, celebrated the contribution of small businesses in Harlow as part of
the UK’s first ever Small Business Saturday last weekend.

Small Business Saturday is a grass-roots campaign that encourages people to shop locally and support small businesses in the local community. It is set to be the biggest celebration of small businesses in the UK.

Suzy Stride encouraged businesses in Harlow to take part and take advantage of the campaign which aims to boost support for small business on a key shopping day in the run-up to Christmas, as well as give a long-term boost to trade and give a lift to the high street.

Across the UK different activities are taking place from Christmas festivals to networking events for local business to start-up sessions for entrepreneurs – all to promote Britain’s small businesses.

Suzy Stride said: “It was fantastic to visit a number of small business in Harlow. I also attended the Mums In Business event at the Gateway Centre, meeting a 12 year old girl who has set up a fantastic small business, as well as Local small business owners running textile, beauty and catering small business’.

It is always exciting to see the potential in Harlow being released. Small Business are so important they help add to the character of our town and benefit shoppers.

“People value the choice they get from smaller shops which is why I want to celebrate the contribution they make to local communities and that’s why I was pleased to support Small Business Saturday on the weekend”


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