TODAY, December 3, marks Small Business Saturday and with the cost-of-living crisis, there has never been a more important time to support local businesses in Warrington.
As a small family business ourselves, we know only too well, the pitfalls of running a small business.
While the COVID-19 pandemic had a huge impact on many, it also provided a time to reflect and adapt to the ever-changing business world, with more and more business being done online.
Small businesses that survived the pandemic, are now facing the cost-of-living crisis with overheads spiraling, in particular in relation to energy and stock.
The additional red tape caused by Brexit is also not helping and there are staffing issues with rising overheads.
So as we head towards Christmas there has never been a more important time to support local businesses.
Here at Warrington-Worldwide, we work with many small businesses and thankfully most of them have managed to keep trading through the pandemic.
But with a reported two-year recession, things are not going to get any easier on the high street, in particularly the food and hospitality industry.
Here in Warrington, we are fortunate to have a thriving, award-winning market at the heart of the town, which is packed with small independent traders. I will be there later doing my weekly shop.
Watch out on our social media channels later as we shop local!
Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities.
The day itself takes place on the first Saturday in December each year, but the campaign aims to have a lasting impact on small businesses.
On Small Business Saturday, customers across the U.K. go out and support all types of small businesses, online, in offices and in stores. Many small businesses take part in the day by hosting events and offering discounts.
— We Are Warrington (@WeAreWarrington) December 3, 2022
🛍️ it’s #SmallBusinessSaturday so a great chance to pop into local businesses in #Warrington South, whether that’s retail, hospitality, online or service provider – please support our great locally owned business – providing jobs and contributing to Warrington’s economy. pic.twitter.com/0jU4QrOBWm
— Andy Carter MP (@MrAndy_Carter) December 3, 2022