Small Business Saturday returns to Derby

Small Business Saturday is a nationwide event which is participated by 5 million businesses on one day of the year to celebrate the best of what small businesses contribute to the economy.

The day runs from 9:30am until 1pm at Derby City Council's Council House on Saturday 5th December and includes:

  • an exhibition of local businesses
  • free workshops
  • inspirational talks from award-winning business owners
  • exclusive offers for local retailers

Derby City Council has teamed by with fellow Bondholder Essential Print Services' Yvonne Gorman and Farrah Allarakha, owner of Neo Elegance, for the event.

The exhibition will have a mix of support for pre-start and established businesses
— Martin Rawson, Deputy Leader at Derby City Council

Yvonne said: "Small Business Saturday plays a valuable role in focusing the minds of consumers and fellow business owners on what small businesses can offer in terms of range of products and service. Most people in this country either own a small business, work for a small business or know somebody who does so we are delighted to have been asked to champion Small Business Saturday in the Derby region and to do what we can to get people thinking small."

Martin Rawson, Deputy Leader of Derby City Council said: "The theme of the day is 'supporting your business journey' and we want to attract people who are starting up a business as well as people who are already trading. The exhibition will have a mix of support for pre-start and established businesses."

The day will include a tour of Bondholder Connect Derby's Riverside Chambers business centre as well as the Shot Tower managed office space. Attendees will also have access to support from a wide range of providers including Bondholder University of Derby, the Chamber of Commerce, Federation for Small Businesses and many more.

Places are limited so to book yours visit www.smallbusinessderby.co.uk and stay up-to-date by following @SmallBizSatUK on Twitter.