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Residents urged to rally behind Small Business Saturday

A major campaign designed to give independent retailers a special boost is being backed by West Oxfordshire District Council.

Small Business Saturday encourages people to back their local shops on 1 December in what is one of the busiest days of the year in the build-up to Christmas.

Cllr Toby Morris, Cabinet Member for Resources, said: “West Oxfordshire has a fantastic range of independent retailers offering a wide range of high quality items not found in high street stores.

“Shopping local for Christmas not only means finding original gifts but boosts the local economy. And with free parking across the District, there is no reason not to make the most of Small Business Saturday.”

Retailers can tap into a wealth of resources on the Small Business Saturday website to help them take part in the day and promote their businesses.

Last year’s Small Business Saturday was the most successful to date with an estimated £748m spent. More than 115,000 tweets were sent on the day, reaching an estimated 115 million people and #SmallBizSatUK UK trending at number one in the UK.

To keep up to date, follow @SmallBizSatUK on Twitter and get involved in the conversation using the #SmallBizSatUK hashtag.

Posted : 09/11/2018 10:49:17

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