Ashfield MP Gloria De Piero is urging residents to ‘shop small’ and support their local high street for ‘Small Business Saturday’.
Gloria has visited three businesses across her constituency ahead of the annual event, which is taking place this Saturday (December 3).
It celebrates the valuable contribution that these businesses make to our economy and helps boost trade by reminding customers what products and services are on offer on their doorstep.
Gloria visited hair and beauty salon Style 2000, on Nottingham Road in Eastwood, and Redgates Farm Shop, off Mansfield Road between Eastwood and Brinsley.
She said: “I’ve been using Style 2000 for years. Why use big expensive chain salons when you have a great service and friendly smile on your doorstep?
“I can also highly recommend the fresh eggs and homemade jams and pickles from Redgates, but they do so much more here. It really is worth the trip.”
Gloria also visited new hair and beauty salon Chic Boutique, on Station Street in Kirkby, and heard how well it has been going since opening earlier this year.
She said: “It’s great to see new businesses like Chic Boutique opening up and doing well, which is not just good news for them, but for Kirkby town centre as a whole.
“The shop looks fantastic and does late evening opening. I can’t wait to try it out.”
Small Business Saturday was launched in 2013 and has been getting bigger every year.
Last year’s event saw customers spend £623m with small businesses across the country.
Gloria added: “Small Business Saturday is a fantastic initiative to give our local businesses some well-deserved publicity.
“They make a huge contribution to the local economy but they need our custom to survive and thrive.
“Let’s all get out and support our local small businesses this Saturday.”