Tameside businesses Tweed Brewing Company from Newton Business Park, Hyde, and Timperley Motors from Langham Street, Ashton. have been successful in gaining a listing on the Small Biz 100 page of the Small Business Saturday website.
Last year’s Small Business Saturday saw 16.5 million people shopping at small independent businesses, which was a 20 per cent increase on 2013. There were also more than 3.5 million Facebook views and #SmallBizSatUK trended at number-one all day on Twitter, www.smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com
highlights one business a day for the 100 days leading up to December 5.
For every £1 spent at a small business, 50p circulates back into the local economy. SBS highlights the 4.9 million small and medium-sized companies around the country which provide a personalised alternative to the mass-produced offerings of anonymous national retailers.
Organisers are hoping this year’s event, the third, will be the best yet. It has the full backing of Tameside's town teams and they are promoting it on their individual websites.