Are you preparing for Small Business Saturday 2015?

Burton Small Business Partners 2015

Four Local Businesses offer a FREE GUIDE to help boost sales!

The UK will celebrate Small Business Saturday on 5th December and four Burton businesses are sharing their expertise for the second year running to help local companies put Burton firmly on the map as part of this popular national event.

Burton Small Business partners established in 2014, offer a FREE guide for people to download, containing essential tips about promoting a business through persuasive writing, public relations, video and strong visual brands as well as advice about personnel issues that are essential to the growth of a small business.

In preparation for Small Business Saturday 2015 an extended FREE guide is being offered, with even more free advice from local experts – with new contributions from:

•    Sherwin Insurance Services Limited
•    Else Solicitors LLP
•    The Chartwell Practice
•    The Growth Hub – Chamber of Commerce

Small Business Saturday UK is a growing campaign which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities – with 64% of UK consumers being aware of the day in 2014.

The four businesses behind the Burton Small Business initiative are freelance writing business Caittom Publishing, freelance PR and communications agency FCM Associates, film company Red Door Studios and human resources specialists HR Protected.

Elaine Pritchard, who runs Caittom Publishing, explained: “The second UK Small Business Saturday last December was a big success creating a 20% increase in sales compared to the 2013 event, benefiting millions of small businesses across the country. I believe there is a massive opportunity to bring small businesses in Burton together every year on this day to help them to raise their profile, reach new customers and grow.

“I am also delighted to have been included in the ‘Small Business 100’ list for 2015 by Small Business Saturday UK, which is a huge honour and will provide national exposure for my business. Networking has been a really important factor in how I’ve promoted my business and I’ve learned lots of things from other business people.”

“The Burton Small Business partnership wants to help put our town’s small businesses on the map in the run-up to this year’s Small Business Saturday which is gaining real momentum in the UK each year.”

Any small businesses in the area or anyone thinking of starting a new business are invited to download the extended guide for FREE to get advice on growing their business.

Liz Strama, of HR Protected, said: “We are delighted to welcome our new contributors to the guide this year, we hope the extended guide helps and inspires many businesses in the town. All four Burton Small Business partners are passionate about seeing businesses grow and thrive in Burton. We want to make sure that people in the town have heard about Small Business Saturday and help us to celebrate all the small businesses that generate so much money for the local economy year after year.”

The Burton Small Business partners have a Pinterest account and will be asking local businesses to contribute images that promote their business, the products and services they offer before, during and after 5th December. You can also follow the team on Twitter at @BurtonSmallBiz in the weeks ahead, to keep up with the latest news about Small Business Saturday. 

Photo caption: Burton Small Business Partners 2015

1. L-R Tilley Bancroft, Karen McElroy, Tracey Chadwick, Elaine Pritchard and Liz Strama

Company details:

Tilley Bancroft: Red Door Studios
Karen McElroy: FCM Associates
Tracey Anne Chadwick: FCM Associates
Elaine Pritchard: Caittom Publishing
Liz Strama: HR Protected


Burton Small Business

For media enquiries call Tracey Anne Chadwick at FCM Associates on 07775 511174




Small Business Saturday UK


Key facts:

SBS 2014

•    16.5 million people shopped in a small independent business on the day, representing a 20% increase in footfall on 2013 or 2.7 million more shoppers
•    64% of UK consumers were aware of the day, a 33% increase on 2013
•    Over 3.5 million Facebook views and #SmallBizSatUK trending at number one all day on 6th December 2014
•    55% of Local Authorities and hundreds of MPs supported the campaign



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