Small Business Saturday

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2016
Reference: 
2016/4967
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What action did you take to highlight Small Business Saturday on the 3rd December?

Answer

Answer for Small Business Saturday

Answer for Small Business Saturday

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I used Small Business Saturday to highlight the important role that small businesses play in London's economy through a range of activities: 

I promoted SBS through a social media campaign, including a web page.

I visited E Pellici café in Bethnal Green, and joined members of the East End Trades Guild to discuss the issues facing small businesses in east London.

I also helped re-launch Well Street Market in Hackney, a new community market where locals can now access healthy, affordable food.

Year round, I will continue as Mayor to do what I can to promote small businesses in London and to provide support for them to start up and grow, for example through promoting affordable workspace.