Thursday, May 30, 2024

Supporting Small Business Saturday

Supporting Small Business Saturday-Now in its 10th year, Small Business Saturday UK takes places on Saturday 3rd December with the event encouraging consumers to ‘shop local’ and support businesses in their communities.

Supporting Small Business Saturday: To help celebrate and showcase small businesses across Liverpool city centre, Liverpool BID Company  are calling on people to support small businesses ranging from retailers, venues, shops, eateries and more.

Liverpool BID Company works to deliver a thriving city. It brings additionality through street transformation, connectivity and collaboration to enhance our community.

Supporting Small Business Saturday: Whether this is through animation and marketing, business support, safety and cleaning or connectivity and transport, the BID is here to support the city when it’s needed. Many independent businesses have had their humble beginnings on Liverpool’s High Street and have grown from there, with areas such as Castle Street, St Johns Shopping Centre, and the Metquarter now booming with shops, restaurants and cafés.

Supporting Small Business Saturday: The city’s Bold Street has now become a towering beacon of independents and a vibrant, bustling sector of Liverpool. Steeped in history, it’s a hub for local creatives and start-ups ⁠— businesses in this area include Maray, Bold St Coffee, Utility, Leaf, Jimmy’s, Ressurection, Bakchich and The Italian Club, Mattas and News from Nowhere to name a few.

Katie Bentley, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Communications for Liverpool BID Company, says: “Liverpool’s High Street was recently voted one of the best in the UK. This not only demonstrates our love of shopping in the city but our need to protect our local economy and help it to grow further.

“Our people, business owners and visitors invest in our city each year and it’s vital we support them in doing that. From shops like Wongs Jewellers to Silverberg Opticians and eateries like Pasta 51 Express, Cavern Restaurant, and not forgetting historic pubs on Dale Street like The Denbigh Castle and Ye Hole in the Wall, each one is equally as important.

“The city also has a fantastic night-time economy and places such as BoBos, L’Aperitivo, Flanagan’s Apple and Tres Liverpool are well worth a visit. Not to mention the Bluecoat and businesses like Root, Kernaghan Books and Stitches by Cristina, and St Johns Shopping Centre businesses like Fifty1 and Storm too.”

How you can help

At this time of year, it’s vital to support independent businesses, especially when Christmas shopping, or while seeing friends or family over the festive season. Liverpool residents can visit their local to help boost the city’s economy during these tough times.

They should also encourage their loved ones to do the same and leave a review of the business online. Shoppers can use the hashtag #SmallBusinessSaturday by posting on Twitter and Instagram to show their support.

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