Following the most difficult year in living memory for small businesses and our economy, the local Member of the Welsh Parliament is urging everyone to shop local and support small and independent businesses on high streets in their communities ahead of Small Business Saturday on 5th December.
Every year, the Member of the Senedd for Montgomeryshire, Russell George MS supports Small Business Saturday which takes place this weekend (Saturday 5th December).
This year, Mr George has joined his colleague, Craig Williams MP in recognising and promoting the important role which small businesses play within local communities across Montgomeryshire, as well as helping to generate more trade during this important trading period in advance of Christmas.
Mr George said:
“In what has been an incredibly challenging year for our business community, we must all do all we can to support small local businesses and independent traders on our high streets this Christmas otherwise we risk losing them forever.
“Collectively, small businesses are the heart and soul of our town centres and don’t just represent people’s livelihoods but their whole lives. We must do all we can to help them bounce back in 2021 after what has been a disappointing and worrying year.”
Craig Williams MP joined Russell George MS on a visit to Mid Wales Music Centre on Pool Road in Newtown.
Commenting on their visit, Phil Barnwell of Mid Wales Music Centre said:
“We were delighted to host Russell and Craig on a visit to Mid Wales Music Centre and thank them for their support in championing small businesses and independent traders across Montgomeryshire.
"Like all businesses, we have had one of the most challenging years since we opened over 30 years ago, but are optimistic and positive for what 2021 will bring and are confident that, with people’s support for small businesses on our high streets, we have a great future."
Mr George added:
“Craig and I were delighted to visit Mid Wales Music Centre on Pool Road in Newtown. Mid Wales Music is a mecca for musicians from all over the country so please do pop in before Christmas to take a look at their extensive range of instruments and music gear, from the very latest Fender guitars and amps to the humble tin whistle. There's something for everyone”
Craig Williams MP said:
“Montgomeryshire is blessed with so many vibrant and diverse small and independent businesses such as Mid Wales Music Centre. Given the extremely challenging year 2020 has been for all businesses, I am particularly keen to champion the vital role which all of Montgomeryshire’s small businesses play within our communities ahead of Small Business Saturday on 5th December.
“This year more than any other, it is vital that we all support and value the businesses we love and rely on. Let’s all do our bit and ‘shop local’ this Christmas.”