Posted: 02/12/14 by West Northamptonshire Council
Councillors will be out and about on Small Business Saturday (6 December) finding out more about some of the fantastic firms across the borough.
The event, launched last year, aims to demonstrate how vital SMEs (small to medium-sized enterprises) are to the UK economy.
It also encourages people to support and promote small businesses, and use independents all year round.
Councillor David Mackintosh, Leader of Northampton Borough Council, said: “Small businesses are vital to our economy, particularly in Northampton where we have a higher than average proportion of SMEs.
“Our town boasts an unusually large number of entrepreneurial people with enormous drive and energy to takes to make their businesses thrive.
“This is underpinned by a huge amount of support from a partnership of local authorities and central government organisations, making our town the place to be for success.”
Last year’s event was supported by Northampton Borough Council, and this year members of the Cabinet will visit more than 20 firms to find out about their plans for the future.
Northampton Borough Council works closely with partners to ensure companies of all sizes are able to realise their ambitions.
During the past year in particular, the council has also worked with companies in the town centre, or those seeking premises there, through its Business Incentive Scheme.
This has helped more than 20 businesses start up, make improvements, relocate or expand, creating dozens of jobs in the process.
Anyone can support the event on social media using the hastag #SmallBizSatUK or visit smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com to find out how to get involved.