Saturday 2nd December is Small Business Saturday, and Gower's Rebecca Evans AM and Tonia Antoniazzi MP are encouraging residents to 'shop local.'
Small Business Saturday is a grassroots, campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities. The day itself takes place on the first shopping Saturday in December each year, but the campaign aims to have a lasting impact on small businesses.
Tonia Antoniazzi MP said: "Shopping locally makes good economic sense. Research on spending shows that for every £1 spent with a small or medium-sized business 63p stays in the local economy, compared to 40p with a larger business.
"Small Businesses also help build communities and are a lifeline of contact and support for many vulnerable residents in Gower."
Rebecca Evans AM said: "This is a challenging time for many small businesses. Market failure to provide finance for small businesses is a real problem, and that is why the Welsh Labour Government set up the Development Bank of Wales. It opened last month, providing focused financial support for micro, small starts-ups, and innovative businesses across Wales.
"This kind of support will help our SMEs to grow and become stronger. I would encourage businesses in Gower to get in touch to find out more."
In the run-up to Small Business Saturday, Rebecca Evans AM and Tonia Antoniazzi MP are promoting small businesses from across Gower on social media. If you would like them to promote your small business, just send them a picture.