FSB urge support for local businesses on Small Business Saturday

Press Releases 6 Dec 2019

FSB Regional Chair, Brendan Kearney urges people to support their local small businesses this Small Business Saturday

On this Small Business Saturday (7 December), FSB Region Chair, Brendan Kearney has urged people to support their local small businesses.

Commenting, FSB Regional Chair, Brendan Kearney said:

“As we approach Christmas, now is the time for all of us to go out and celebrate our local businesses. We know that for every £1 spent with a small or medium-sized business, 63p is re-spent in the local area, compared to only 40p in every £1 spent with a chain or larger business.

“Small firms make a big difference to their community, with many going above and beyond to help their small business neighbours and local start-ups. FSB backs the Small Business Saturday campaign as a way to say a simple 'thank you' to small business owners in every part of the Northern Ireland.

“We hope even more people will turn out this year, to value the diversity and vibrancy of our small business community. This is a great time to check out what small local businesses offer the whole year round. Whether you’re shopping, buying services or products, choosing where to go for a meal, or building a website - hard working, innovative small businesses are the first place you should look.”

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