Small Business Saturday is Back

Bassetlaw District Council is supporting a national campaign to give local businesses a boost as part of Small Business Saturday on 3rd December. Small businesses in Bassetlaw have the opportunity to be part of two free special events in Retford and Worksop as the Council, in partnership with the Federation of Small Businesses, will host two Market events.

Retailers, entrepreneurs and small companies can register to reserve a place at these Market events that may heightening the profile of their company or the goods and services they provide to Bassetlaw residents and beyond.

Budding small businesses will also have the chance to come and speak with members of the Council’s Economic Development Team and the Federation of Small Businesses who can provide advice and information on the latest funding streams, training, mentoring and general business advice.

The campaign is totally free to participate in and any small business can get involved. From one-man-bands, high growth office based businesses, tradesmen to social media gurus. The campaign also delivers help and advice alongside opportunities to connect with other small businesses.

Cllr Jo White, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said: “Small Business Saturday exists to support, inspire and promote small businesses. These two events will see a diverse range of products and services on offer along with live entertainment and demonstrations throughout the day.

“This is a brilliant opportunity to visit your town centre and support market traders, small independent retailers and use local companies. Let's work together to boost small businesses in Bassetlaw and promote the vibrancy and innovation of our local business communities.”

The Small Business Market Events will take place on Saturday 3 December in Retford and Saturday 10 December in Worksop.

If you are a small Bassetlaw Business and would be interested in having a pitch at either of the events please contact the Economic Development team Tel: (01909) 533223 email:

Published: Thursday 10 November 2016