The Dorset-based retailer was invited to Downing Street to mark Small Business Saturday
An independent retailer from Poundbury, Dorset was one of 100 small businesses from around the UK invited to Downing Street on Thursday for a reception to mark the UK’s fourth annual Small Business Saturday on 3rd December.
Charlotte Polley, owner of Boo’s Toy Shop, which offers a wide range of toys for all ages but specialises in traditional wooden toys, joined other small business owners at a reception at No.10 Downing Street attended by Margot James, the small business minister.
“Small Business Saturday is an opportunity for us to celebrate the success of the UK’s 5.4 million small businesses – from family run restaurants, to innovative tech start-ups to local corner shops,” said Theresa May, Prime Minister. “I’m delighted that we had such a great representation of firms here in Downing Street to mark this event and recognise the prosperity they bring to the UK.”
Small Business Saturday is a grassroots, not-for-profit campaign that offers small, independent businesses in communities to have their moment in the national spotlight. Its aim is to encourage people not only to spend money with small independent businesses in the run-up to Christmas, but to also support them all year round.
Small businesses across the UK have planned events, promotions and other activities to attract clients not only on 3rd December but also beyond. A five-week nationwide bus tour will also be visiting 29 towns and cities in 27 days.