Powys residents are being urged to shop locally this Small Business Saturday by Montgomeryshire MS, Russell George.
The Senedd Member for Montgomeryshire, Russell George, is encouraging people from across Powys to join him in showing their support for the county's small businesses by shopping locally for Small Business Saturday on 3rd December.
Small Business Saturday is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to 'shop local' and celebrate small businesses in their communities.
The day itself takes place on the first Saturday in December each year, but the campaign aims to have a lasting impact on small businesses.
On Small Business Saturday, customers across the UK go out and support all types of small businesses, online, in offices and in stores. Many small businesses take part in the day by hosting events and offering discounts.
Commenting after visiting multiple small businesses this week, Mr George said:
“Small Business Saturday is a wonderful opportunity to champion the key role played by small firms across Powys' high streets.
“But, as the retail market changes, I am encouraging people across Montgomeryshire to join me on December 3rd in pledging to shop locally to support the independent businesses we all know and love.
"The changing retail market has been challenging for businesses to adapt to as more people shop in different ways. During the lead up to the campaign, I've been able to meet and chat to independent shop owners, such as Liz Evans, the owner of No 1 High Street in Newtown. No 1 High Street is a fantastic and unique gift shop and it was great to visit Liz this week and I will be visiting many other small businesses right across Montgomeryshire this weekend.
“Our local high streets are instrumental in bringing people together – acting as a meeting place for friends and families and supporting jobs for local people. Let's do all we can to ensure that our high streets can flourish."