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UK Contractors: Small Business Saturday date confirmed for 2014

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Small business owners, such as Limited company contractors, will be interested to hear that Small Business Saturday has been confirmed to take place on 6th December 2014.

After being such a resounding success last year, Small Business Saturday is set to return for a second year in order to help the UK’s smaller businesses to promote themselves, generate local trade and to gain the support they deserve.

Although traditionally an American event, the day has now come to the UK and is being founded by American Express.

Rafa Marquez, UK managing director of American Express, said, “American Express was thrilled to see how consumers really got behind their local small businesses and backed them for this important campaign. 

“We’re delighted to see it return for a second year and look forward to working in collaboration with other supporters to build on last year’s successes.”

John Allan, national chairman of the Federation of Small Business, added, “We are delighted to launch this year’s Small Business Saturday campaign at the FSB National Conference.  It will be bigger and better this year, supporting thousands of local businesses across the UK on December 6th.

“Small Business Saturday is an opportunity to show government at all levels and consumers why they should support our small firms every day.  Last year the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) was firmly behind the campaign and we look forward to making this year an even greater celebration of small business.”

Business Secretary Vince Cable also commented, “The Government is fully behind the Small Business Saturday campaign, which gives people the opportunity to trumpet the valuable contribution they make, not just to the economy but their local communities. 

“This event is an opportunity for you to show support for these businesses and take advantage of the huge array of goods and services they have on offer.”

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