December 2 marks the eleventh Small Business Saturday to date, a nationwide initiative providing a much-needed spotlight on local businesses. Small businesses have occasionally been overlooked in favour of larger high-street brands, this weekend Newbury Business Improvement District (BID) who are the not-for-profit organisation behind Visit Newbury, is asking shoppers to explore their local independents and support their local shop owners. The goal is to shine a spotlight on the incredible array of products and services offered by Newbury’s small businesses, from boutique shops to cozy cafes and everything in . This week you will also find Small Business Saturday inspiration in a series of Christmas guide posts on Facebook and Instagram, including a guide to stocking fillers.
Whilst Christmas is typically the busiest time of year for many traders, tough economic conditions throughout the year have meant that many businesses are needing more support. Newbury BID has extended its offer of two, free, market pitches to local small business or Independent business owners throughout west Berkshire who are keen to try out commercial trading in Newbury town centre, at Newbury’s incredibly popular Artisan Market. Hosted on Northbrook Street, the Newbury Artisan Market draws in thousands of visitors each month and is sure to raise the profile of any business wanting a pitch. The market’s next appearance will be for the festive Christmas Edition Artisan Market December 16 and 17.
Alison Drummond Newbury BID’s Operations Manager commented: ‘we work hard to support all of our small businesses, and business owners, they make up the backbone of Newbury’s fantastic community, initiatives like these are so important and therefore we are keen for other like-minded businesses throughout all of West Berkshire to dip their toe into trading in Newbury town centre.’
Newbury’s town centre sets itself apart in comparison to other shopping destinations in the UK, as a historical market town it has attracted a mix of boutique-style shops full of gems to be uncovered alongside usual high-street favourites. With unique gifts, homeware, clothing, foodie treats to name a few, Newbury’s Indies have a whole lot to offer – so don’t miss out on this Small Business Saturday!
For a full list of businesses in Newbury’s town centre and to learn about upcoming events please go to visitnewbury.org.uk, or visit visitnewbury.org.uk/unwrap-newbury to learn more about Christmas in Newbury. You can also find out more by following @visitnewbury on your social media channels.
If you are a small business or Independent business within West Berkshire and would like to enquire about a free market pitch please e-mail email@example.com