Dec 2019

« NewsSmall Business Saturday – Independents Trail this weekend

Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages the public to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities. The day itself takes place on the first Saturday in December each year, but the campaign aims to have a lasting impact on small businesses.

With so many brilliant local businesses in Nottingham, Small Business Saturday is a fantastic day out and great opportunity to encourage further originality and independent shopping around the city. Over 30 businesses have teamed up to create a fun trail encouraging the people of Nottingham to explore the city’s unique indies.

The trail takes place on Saturday 7th December and is a collaborative effort between some of the city’s most popular independent businesses and it is hoped to encourage people to discover more of Nottingham’s brilliant independent shopping scene. As well as providing a fun day out, you could also stand a chance at winning some pretty fab prizes by taking part. 

Taking part is easy! Just collect a stamp card from any of the participating businesses below and set out on the trail. Every business you visit will add a stamp to your card and once you have collected 7 stamps you’ll be entered into a prize draw. It’s worth noting that no purchase is required, simply popping in to say hi and discovering a new independent will earn you a stamp. There’s over 20 amazing prizes up for grabs so be sure to hand your completed card in at The Bead Shop, 7 Market Street, by the end of the day on 13/12/19 to be entered into the draw. 

Participating Businesses:

The Bead Shop (Nottingham) Ltd | Handmade Nottingham | Behind The Red Door | Stick & Ribbon | No.12 Hounds Gate | Mocky-D | Oozee Boozee Bakes | Helena Tyce Designs
Rogue Piercing | Tough Mary’s Bakehouse | Malt Cross | Ugly Bread Bakery | Soul and Flare | Steele Hairdressing | Olivia Aspinall Studio | Hartleys Coffee & Sandwich Bar
Kings Walk Kitchen | The Kitchen on Pelham Street | Jamcafé | Doughnotts | Windblowers | Cartwheel Cafe and Roastery | Loxley – Opticians and Eyewear Experts
LSatDS Studio | Shop Zero Nottingham | The Little London Herbal Store Ltd Hartleys | Cobden Cafe Hopkinsons THink Meetings Rooms and Art Gallery Brass Monkey | Dukki Parallel Universe | Debbie Byran

Nottingham BID Street Ambassadors

On the day, look out for our team of Street Ambassadors who will be in key independent shopping locations around the city centre to point people in the direction of independent retail and leisure businesses. If you’re looking for a present this Christmas for someone in particular, these are the people who can help!