Shop local this Small Business Saturday

Published: Thu 30th November, 2023

Charnwood residents are being encouraged to support their local high streets and businesses in the run up to Christmas.

Small Business Saturday makes its return on December 2 and is asking for people across the country to shop small.

Shepshed based business, Broadleaf Midlands Tree Care has been selected as one of the nation’s 100 most impressive small firms by the Small Business Saturday campaign.

Cllr Jennifer Tillotson, the Council’s lead member for economic development, regeneration and town centres, said: “Our high streets and local businesses are very important to the Council and the local community so it is vital that we support them.

“Small Business Saturday is a great way of showcasing our businesses and I would encourage all residents to shop local this weekend and in the run up to Christmas.

“It is fantastic to see a Charnwood based business in Broadleaf Midlands Tree Care be included in the Small Business Saturday top 100. A huge congratulations to them.”

Broadleaf Midlands Tree Care was selected for its positive spirit and work it does within the community.

It pledged to donate a sapling for every tree it removed and has so far donated 300 to date. It also provided 60 trees in the local community and planting advice as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy, an initiative also supported by the Council.

Kimberley Allen, company secretary of Broadleaf Midlands Tree Care, said: “We are beyond thrilled and deeply honoured to be selected as part of the SmallBiz100 community.

“This recognition is not just a validation of our hard work and dedication, but a testament to the incredible team and customers that have been our guiding force.”

Small Business Saturday supports and celebrates 5.5 million small businesses within the UK.

To find out more about Small Business Saturday visit their website.