Small construction firms urged to join ‘Small Business Saturday’

Small construction firms urged to join ‘Small Business Saturday’

Small Saturday campaign organisers encourage small construction companies to join in on 3rd December.

Small Business Saturday UK – an annual campaign that puts small businesses across the country in the national spotlight is encouraging independent building firms to get involved on Saturday December 3rd.

Commenting on the initiative, Small Business Saturday National Campaign Director, Michelle Ovens says: “Small construction companies play a huge role in the UK small business sector and the identities of their respective local communities. Recent ONS business population statistics indicate the total turnover of small and micro-sized construction companies has increased by over 20% this year compared to last – which is testament to the health of the sector. These firms are responsible for around 133,000 jobs, up from 129,000 the year before highlighting the contribution they are making to the economy as a whole.”

Ben Francis, founder of Swansea’s Hygrove Homes, who acts as a champion for the Small Business Saturday campaign says, “We see our participation in the Small Business Saturday campaign as a reminder of the importance of SMEs to the construction industry, while giving us the opportunity to showcase what we deliver. We were proud to welcome Carwyn Jones AM (First Minister of Wales) and the National Chairman of the FSB to our Brunel Wood development in Swansea as part of the celebrations last year.”

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Small Business Saturday, which is a grassroots, not-for-profit campaign, was originally founded by American Express in the U.S. in 2010 and it remains the principal supporter of the campaign in the UK, as part of its on-going commitment to encourage consumers to shop small.

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