Small Business Saturday

Gosport Borough Council is actively encouraging local residents to shop local, and businesses to source local, not just on Small Business Saturday (7th December) but every day, to help local businesses, the local economy and the community. 

Small Business Saturday is a national campaign highlighting that:-

  • Research shows that for every £100 spent in a local business, £68 is likely to stay in the community helping the local economy.
  • Independent shops create a distinctive and diverse shopping experience.  You might be surprised by the range of products, services and gifts available in your local shops
  • More people shopping locally will not only help existing independent shops to continue trading but also encourage more local businesses to start-up.  Therefore you will be helping to sustain and create local jobs.
  • Local businesses support a wide range of community causes.  Therefore supporting local shops provides a financial benefit for your local community. 

Small Business Saturday is a great opportunity for Gosport’s small businesses to promote themselves, generate trade and attract new customers. Small businesses are very important to a town, providing jobs and services. So residents are encouraged to support them whenever possible.

As an added incentive, residents visiting Gosport High Street, on 7th December will not only find their regular Town Centre Market, but a Living Nativity with live animals and Christmas Carols sung by the Salvation Army.

In addition, throughout November until 20 December a Children’s Christmas Trail has been organised to encourage families to visit and shop at our wonderful selection of independent retailers in the High Street and Stoke Road.  Lantern Stickers will be hiding in the shop windows for the children to spot and if they complete and submit an entry form they may even win a prize.