Angus MacDonald Urges Constituents to Support Small Business Saturday
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 15:01
Falkirk East MSP Angus MacDonald has joined the The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in urging shoppers to support local retailers this weekend in the Small Business Saturday drive.
The organisers of Small Business Saturday, a grassroots, non-political and non-commercial campaign, estimate more than £460 million was spent in small local businesses across the UK in last year's drive.
Andy Willox, the FSB’s Scottish policy convenor, said: “It doesn’t matter if you’re putting in an order for Christmas dinner, buying a gift for a loved one or meeting a friend for a coffee or beer, we’d love it if Scots supported Small Business Saturday for a second year.
Speaking in Grangemouth Town Centre where his Falkirk East constituency office is based Angus MacDonald MSP said:
“It is important that we support our local independent retailers, not just on Small Business Saturday, but all year round.
“Independent retailers and other small enterprises often offer goods and services which you can’t find elsewhere.
“If we don’t use them, we’ll lose them, and be ultimately at the mercy of large multi-national retailers who will have cornered the market.”
“Small Business Saturday offers a real opportunity to connect unique small businesses with locals who perhaps aren’t aware of the great small businesses on their doorstep.”
Small Business Saturday was set up to promote small businesses operating in local communities on the first Saturday in December each year.