Small Business Saturday

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Carwyn Jones AM, is encouraging people in Bridgend to back the nationwide campaign to support local independent traders on Saturday December 6 and throughout the rest of the year.

Small Business Saturday is a grassroots campaign with small businesses of all kinds are taking part. Highlights of the day includes special deals for customers, showcase events, joint marketing with local media and much more.

Figures show that the UK’s small businesses provide almost two thirds of private sector employment and almost half of private sector turnover.

Last year the Small Business Saturday bus toured the UK to raise awareness of the event and this year it is back with a bigger and better tour.

The locations of the bus tour can be seen at

Carwyn Jones AM said: “Small businesses and the people, who work in them, make a huge contribution to the Bridgend community. I am proud to be supporting Small Business Saturday especially with the Christmas shopping season in full swing, I would encourage everyone to back their local shops and independent traders by shopping with them not just on Saturday but whenever they can.”