Swansea West’s AM Julie James and MP Geraint Davies are encouraging people to ‘shop local’ this Saturday to mark Small Business Saturday.
The Labour politicians will be out and about at the highly successful Uplands Market, talking to businesses and shoppers, as well as doing some Christmas shopping.
The campaign behind Small Business Saturday aims to encourage people to “shop local” and to support small businesses in their communities.
Ms James AM said: “What better time than the festive period to support your local high street and independent markets and shops to purchase some great gifts for family and friends?”
“Swansea is a great place to shop and socialise and I would urge people to support their local businesses and shops, not only this Saturday and in the run up to Christmas, but year round.”
Geraint Davies MP added: “I am a huge supporter of Small Business Saturday, which encourages consumers to “shop local” and support their local communities. This of course chimes in with the work that the Welsh Labour Government is doing through its “support your high street campaign” and "rate relief scheme.”
Early this year the Welsh Government’s “Support your High-street” campaign was a huge success. This campaign celebrates the valuable contribution that our busy high streets make to the Welsh economy, as well as the vital role they play in community life.
The Vibrant and Viable places programme is also aimed at helping the high street. Local Authorities are sharing more than £100m for regeneration schemes from 2014 to 2017. The fund will be invested in town centres, coastal communities and Communities First areas.
Why not find out a bit more about Small Business Saturday and visit: https://www.smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com/