This years Small Business Saturday falls on 6th December 2014. It’s a day to celebrate our local small businesses, online shops and independent stars of the high street. Living and working in Didsbury, I know just how lucky I am to have so many fantastic local independent shops within a few minutes of my house.
Didsbury is an amazing place, it always has been and for that to continue, we need to support and celebrate local business. So this Saturday, just a few short shopping weeks from Christmas, I urge you to show your local high street some love.
In Didsbury, a small, adorable suburb of Manchester, there seems to be plenty going on for Small Business Saturday 2014. I’ve picked a few highlights for your shopping pleasure…
Giddy Goat Toys (Albert Hill Street) – Free Christmas wrapping and the usual friendly and helpful service.
Airyfairy Cake Boutique (School Lane) – 15% off all shop stock, eat in or take out.
Wheildons Butchers (Queensway) – 10% off meat, fruit, vegetables & groceries when you spend over £10.
Warburton Street – Join Harriet & Dee, Ashley Brown, Morten’s Bookshop etc for a festive street party – with live music, mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and festive fun. Definitely worth swinging by.
Taste of Honey (Burton Road, West Didsbury) – Christmas cheese and chutney tasting.
Didsbury Physio (Warburton Street) – Mince pies for all clinic visitors on Small Business Saturday.
Carrington’s (Wilmslow Road) – Samples of Russian vodkas to try and maybe buy.
Maclure Barbers (School Lane) – A “winter spice” scalp cleanse with every haircut.
Beaver Road School – It’s their School Fair, so why not swing by and sit on Santa’s knee; there will also be games, food, choirs, bands and about 700 excited children!
As well as all that, Didsbury Traders have launched a Children’s Christmas Trail. Local children are encouraged to go with their parents around local, independent businesses to collect stickers and ultimately win a prize. Participating shops include Sew-In, Harriet & Dee, HealthySpirit, A Sweet Thought, FreshSave, Nest, Morten’s Bookshop, Airyfairy Cake Boutique, Refresh Bakery and Giddy Goat Toys. Pick up a leaflet from participating shops.
Small Business Saturday will also see the launch of new 2015 TAG Cards which can get you discounts and offers in a range of businesses in South Manchester.
There’s lots going on in your local shops and businesses this Christmas, and all year round too. Local independents tend to go the extra mile to make shopping with them an interesting, personal experience. So show your local shops a bit of love and help support your community this Small Business Saturday.