Barry and Vale Traders Join MP to Promote Small Business Saturday, 7th Dec 13

Alun Cairns MP has been joined by local traders to promote Small Business Saturday on December 7th, the busiest shopping day of the year.

The Local MP is calling on traders and customers across Barry and the Vale to play a part in Small Business Saturday by supporting small shops on the busiest shopping day of the year. Small Business Saturday is a UK wide initiative, launched by the Prime Minister and supported by all political parties to encourage people to shop locally and support small businesses in their communities.

Mr Cairns said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity for people in Barry and across the rural Vale to shop locally and support our local butchers, bakers, cafés and retailers. It is a chance to celebrate the amazing contribution our small shops make to our local community. Pictured with Mr Cairns are all the traders on Barry’s High Street who want to make the most of Small Business Saturday.

“I hope that all small shops and business areas become a part of this plan. Although I will try to contact most High Streets and small shops personally, it would be helpful if any shopkeeper or small business contacted me directly to help communicate the plan.

“This is an iniative established by the Prime Minister and supported by all political parties. It comes from the US, where President Obama kick started the event.

In support of Small Business Saturday, David Cameron, said:

“There are nearly five million small businesses in the UK; they are the lifeblood of the economy, employing millions of people. The Conservative Party recognises the huge importance of small businesses to the UK economy – that’s why we’re cutting up to £2,000 off National Insurance for every business through the Employment Allowance. Small Business Saturday is a great opportunity to support your local shops and community”

For further information please contact Alun's office on 01446 403814