Today (Saturday, December 6) is Small Business Saturday when we celebrate all the fantastic small businesses. Locally we’re lucky to have such a good choice of small businesses in Rothwell, Woodlesford, Oulton and Carlton.
Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-political, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities.
To help promote our local small businesses I’ve set-up www.rothwellsmallbiz.org.uk to create a ‘Wall of Fame’ to showcase every small business in Rothwell. The campaign is supported by Labour’s shadow small business minister Toby Perkins MP who before he was elected to parliament ran his own small business supplying rugby clothing.
So far I’ve only added a handful of businesses, but I want a place that lists every single small business in Rothwell, Woodlesford, Oulton and Carlton so I need your help to do it. If you run a small business then tell me about it. But not every business will be able to do this so if you’re a fan or a customer of one then please help them to do it or do it on their behalf. The website is actually a Pinterest page so you can tell me about your favourite local business in lots of different ways. The easiest is just send a link to its website so I can pin a picture to the right board. You can also do a photo or video and send it to me directly or even better use Instagram (which lets you share photos or 15 second videos) or Vine (which lets you create and share six second videos).