Small Business Saturday

28th November 2018

Philip Dunne MP has praised a South Shropshire business for being recognised in Parliament as one of the UK’s top small businesses, as part of Small Business Saturday.

The UK’s top small businesses, including Bridgnorth-based AMD Promotions - a one stop print and promotion shop for small businesses - received special recognition at a House of Lords reception.

AMD Promotions was recognised as one of this year’s Small Biz 100 for its contribution to the local community, ahead of this weekend’s Small Business Saturday, which will be celebrated across the UK on Saturday 1st December.

Mr Dunne, who visited the business in Bridgnorth to congratulate them on their success, said:

“Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. So it is great to see Bridgnorth’s AMD Promotions recognised as one of the UKs top small businesses – providing an inspirational example to anyone in South Shropshire thinking of starting up their own business.

With Christmas fast approaching, Small Business Saturday is an excellent opportunity to encourage shoppers to make use of some of the great small businesses around South Shropshire for gifts, food and drink for the coming festive season.”

Owner of AMD Promotions, Julian Brown said:

“We were thrilled to be selected as one of this year’s Small Biz 100. Our spotlight day was the 28th September 2018 and we chose to pay our win forward and promote other small businesses we work with across our social media platforms. We even got a mention on twitter by ex-Dragon’s Den Theo Paphitis.”

In its sixth year Small Business Saturday is the UK's most successful small business campaign, which last year saw an estimated £748m spent with small businesses across the UK on Small Business Saturday. In 2017 the #SmallBizSatUK campaign trended at number one in the UK on Twitter, reaching over 115 million people globally.

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.

More information on Small Business Saturday can also be found at: www.facebook.com/smallbusinesssaturdayuk

Philip Dunne MP with Christine and Julian Barrow of AMD Promotions

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