Local businesses are invited to come along to an event in Corby to celebrate all that is good about small business and highlight the benefits of buying local.
Saturday 6th December, otherwise known as Small Business Saturday, is a national initiative, aimed at supporting, inspiring and promoting small business. Corby is getting behind it for the second year running.
As part of this day, Corby Borough Council, FSB, Enterprise 4 Corby and Growing Corby are hosting a Small Business Fair, which will feature speeches from Andy Sawford MP and Mike Southon, the author of the ‘Beermat Entrepreneur’ as well as a business exhibition.
The celebrations will start with the speakers joining members of the Federation of Small Businesses and local entrepreneurs on the Small Business Bus, which will be arriving in James Ashworth Square at 9am.
The guests will have time to have a look around the Christmas market, which will be set up outside of the Corby Cube and will showcase a range of the Borough’s small businesses, before heading inside the building for the Small Business Fair.
The Small Business Fair will begin from 9.30am and as well as a keynote speech from Mike Southon, will also include an exhibition of business support services as well as local businesses.
The Federation of Small Businesses, Enterprise 4 Corby, Growing Corby, Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnerships and Tresham Evolve will all be on hand to offer advice to anyone looking to start up a new business or just looking for some help regarding their existing business.
Anthony Richardson, Marketing Manager for Growing Corby, said’
‘Growing Corby are delighted to be involved with this great initiative. Small businesses in Corby do some fantastic things and this day offers a chance to bring everyone together to celebrate what we do and the towns entrepreneurial spirit. We are also pleased to welcome Mike Southon who will be able to offer some words of wisdom to small business owners or aspiring entrepreneurs’.
On the day, anyone looking for any business support or advice is encouraged to first come and speak to the Growing Corby team at the ‘Switched on Thinking’ dome in Ashworth Square.
For more information or to register your attendance, please contact the Growing Corby team on 01536 560224