Small Business Saturday, the annual campaign to celebrate and support small businesses across the UK, is back again on 4th December, and Martin Whitfield MP is urging local businesses to get involved in the day this year.

Small Business Saturday encourages customers across the UK to 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 and, with businesses still recovering from the impact of Covid-19, the day has never been more important.

Mr Whitfield is encouraging businesses in the South Scotland region to take part in the campaign and use it to help promote what they do. He is also planning to use his social media to help highlight local businesses in the run-up to the day and wants to hear from any who are planning to get involved.

Martin Whitfield MSP said: 

“Small Business Saturday is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the vital contribution small businesses make in their local areas. After the hardships so many businesses have endured through the pandemic, this is a further opportunity to help give them a boost at this important time of the year.

“The campaign’s efforts to encourage people to shop locally and support small businesses in their locality have always enjoyed great success. The shop local message is more vital than ever as businesses continue their recovery from Covid.

“I’m delighted to be supporting and promoting the day again this year. I’m urging businesses that are participating in the campaign to let me know so that I can help promote their activity in the run-up to 4th December.”

Local businesses and consumers can find out more about Small Business Saturday and how to get involved at