Claire Perry MP is supporting Small Business Saturday on Saturday 7th December. This is a grassroots campaign that encourages people to shop in local, small, independent businesses and use local services instead of national brands.
Commenting, Claire said:
"Big national chains do bring jobs to our communities but for every £1 spent in a big store, only 43p stays in the area whereas if we support a local business, 68p stays local. Local businesses also provide us with a big choice and bring vibrancy to our high streets. That is why I am making a big effort this Saturday and in the run up to Christmas to support as many local businesses as I can!"