Penarth jeweller Anne Morgan is one of 100 entrepreneurs from across the UK invited to 10 Downing St yesterday to mark tomorrow’s nationwide event “Small Business Saturday”
Anne Morgan owns Anne Morgan Jewellery in Glebe St, Penarth – a gallery that specialises in selling handmade jewellery from a number of recognised crafts-artists.
Anne, and fellow small-business owners, attended a special reception at No.10 Downing Street where they met the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility Margot James.
The Small Business Saturday campaign aims is to prompt people not only to spend money with small independent businesses in the run-up to Christmas but also to create a “mind-set” amongst customers to support them all year round.
The Prime Minister Theresa May says “Small Business Saturday is an opportunity for us to celebrate the success of the UK’s 5.4 million small businesses – from family run restaurants, to innovative tech start-ups, to local corner shops. I’m delighted that we had such a great representation of firms here in Downing Street to mark this event and recognise the prosperity they bring to the UK.”
Anne Morgan said her visit to No 10 had been an amazing experience She said it was hoped that “Small Business Saturday will encourage people to think about shopping with independent small business like myself not just on Small Business Saturday but all year round.”
More information on Small Business Saturday can be found on the Small Business Saturday Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ smallbusinesssaturdayuk) Twitter page (@SmallBizSatUk) and website (www. smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com).