BID champions Small Business Saturday

by | Nov 30, 2023 | News

Bournemouth Town Centre BID has played a key role in bringing national attention to Small Business Saturday this weekend (December 2).

On Wednesday November 22, the Small Business Saturday team visited Bournemouth as part of their national tour to promote and highlight small businesses across the UK.

The town centre was one of only 20 locations around the country to be selected for special promotion and ten town centre businesses were showcased in the national social media campaign.

The BID’s Business Liaison Officer, Susie O’Neill encouraged and supported the SBS team to visit the town centre.

Susie said: “We were absolutely thrilled on behalf of some of our wonderful businesses they were able to have the spotlight on them, from retail, leisure and hospitality to dental services and funeral directors.

“All of these businesses are trading right here in Bournemouth town centre.”

“It made such difference to us at the BID to have some of them highlighted on such a successful, high profile national platform.”

She added: “The feedback we have had has been incredible and I hope that we can build on this by welcoming the tour team back next year so that more businesses can benefit.”

“There are so many more with stories to tell and great services to offer.”

The annual event celebrates small business success, encouraging consumers to ‘shop local’ and support businesses in their communities. ”

The ten levy paying businesses were: Fantastic Things Emporium, Helch Market, Westover Gallery, All Fired Up Ceramic Café, Hive Dental, Team CC Gym, Ashes Menswear, G E Bridge and Co, Head and Wheble Funeral Directors, Ki-cchin Sushi restaurant.