Emma Reynolds, Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton North East, has marked Small Business Saturday by attending an event at the Hungry Bistro in Wolverhampton city centre. The day always takes place on the first shopping Saturday in December each year. This year, Small Business Saturday took place on Saturday, December 5th 2015. Small Business Saturday is a grassroots campaign to highlight small business success and encourage consumers to ‘shop local’ and support the small businesses in their communities.

Emma said “Small Business Saturday is a great way of helping local businesses and encouraging people to start new businesses in Wolverhampton. Small independent businesses bring a sense of vibrancy to a city centre. This year I visited the Hungry Bistro in order to celebrate the anniversary of its second year in business this month. A couple of years ago Richard Brown, the owner, came to see me to ask for help and advice, and I am so pleased that his business has gone from strength to strength.”

“A thriving small business sector is vital to any city. Small Business Saturday aims to inspire others to set up new businesses, and I know the success of the Hungry Bistro will give people the confidence to make their ideas a reality.”

December 2015