Small businesses are the “engine room” of the Welsh economy

From high street florists to local bookshops, Small Business Saturday this past weekend was the time to celebrate and show support for our local enterprises, stated Wales Office Ministers this week.

Small Business Saturday is a national campaign designed to encourage people to shop locally and support small businesses in their communities.

Last year’s event saw 16.5m people out spending a total of £550m on Britain’s high streets on the day.

Wales Office Minister Alun Cairns has shown his support for Small Business Saturday in the Vale of Glamorgan during visits to high streets in Barry, Llantwit, Dinas Powys and Cowbridge.

Wales Office Minister Lord Bourne highlighted the work of the thousands of people working in small businesses that are helping the Welsh tourism industry to grow.

For more information on the Small Business Saturday campaign, click here.

Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb said:

“The success of our economy is built on the hard work of the people with the entrepreneurial vision to start and run a successful small business.

“They are the backbone of Wales’s thriving enterprise economy. They create jobs, drive growth and ensure our high streets survive and succeed.

“As we prepare to mark the third Small Business Saturday, our support matters more than ever. Let us back Wales’s small businesses by choosing small, and choosing local.”

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