With just days to go until Small Business Saturday, Head of Businesscomparison.com Philip Brennan has been to Downing Street to support the campaign.
Businesscomparison.com has been chosen along with 99 other UK companies to champion the event which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and use the businesses on their doorstep.
Economic Secretary Stephen Barclay MP attended the event along with Small Business Saturday Campaign Director Michelle Ovens MBE and small business owners from across the country.
Head of Businesscomparison.com Philip Brennan said:
“It’s fantastic that the needs of the small business community are being brought to the attention of decision makers at Downing Street. At Businesscomparison.com we’re excited to be involved in such a unique event. Small businesses are the backbone of the UK economy and, as such, deserve recognition for the contribution they make to the economy. The Small Business Saturday team do a great job of banging the drum for SMEs.”
In 2016, an estimated £717 million was spent with small businesses on Small Business Saturday, up 15 per cent on the year before. The day itself is on Saturday, 2nd December this year.
Campaign Director Michelle Ovens comments:
“The UK is a fantastic place to start and grow a small business, with a strong sense of awareness in communities about who they are spending with as well as a spirit of entrepreneurship prevalent. It has never been easier to start a business, learn about how to best run a business, market a business online and share your content and product through websites, social media or other platforms. This makes a huge difference to businesses that were previously offline – reach, impact, voice. All of this contributes to a booming business sector.”