Rhun ap Iorwerth MS visits businesses to mark Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday is a simple message to encourage people to ‘shop locally’ and support businesses in their communities. To support that call, and raise awareness of the day Rhun went to visit some Anglesey businesses hoping for a successful Christmas after a difficult year.
In Menai Bridge, Awen Menai was definitely seeing an increase in the number of people wanting to shop at local small businesses. The owner said “People are making an effort this year to support local businesses”.
After a difficult year – including having to adapt stock as many of the clothing and footwear factories had to close at the beginning of the year – the owner of the Butterfly Boutique clothing store also stressed the importance of attracting local customers through the door before Christmas – “For our High Streets to survive, we need people’s support”.
In Gaerwen, the Bragdy Mona crew had to adjust their business plan as pubs and businesses closed, and they were hopeful of being able to attract enough buyers to their new brewery shop.
Rhun ap Iorwerth MP said: “After a year like this, supporting your local businesses is more important than ever, so support your local businesses here on Anglesey, and remember that for every pound you spend in a local business, 63p stays in the local economy, so make this a Merry Christmas for yourself and Anglesey’s small businesses. ”