This year Tameside has two of the 100 companies profiled in the run up to Small Business Saturday, the national initiave which highlights the 4.9 million small and medium sized companies around the country.
Magpies Nest in Stalybridge, who are an award winning independent ladies accessory shop established in 2013 based in Armentieres Square and Bennett Staff Bureau who have been operating in Tameside for 53 years and winners of the 2013 Pride of Tameside manufacturing and service provider award. Both businesses will be holding events on the day.
Tameside’s town teams are also supporting Small Business Saturday with entertainment around the town planned in Ashton and in other towns, businesses will be displaying posters and holding events to show their support aswll as being advertised on the websites and across social media.
Executive Leader of Tameside Council Cllr Kieran Quinn added his support to the campaign saying: “Small Business Saturday is a great campaign. Tameside is full of brilliant small businesses and we have always encouraged Tameside residents to shop locally and use local businesses but we especially ask people to do this on Saturday.”
The Council is also launching its Shop Local scheme to coincide with the event which aims to promote local businesses with an incentive scheme offered by various local busineses.