Small Business Saturday in Lewisham

Tomorrow is not going to be like any normal Saturday. It’s going to be different because tomorrow is Small Business Saturday! All the local traders and small businesses that we love and support are celebrating their noble trade and what they do for the economy all around the country.

Since starting out in the US in 2012, ‘Small Business Saturday’ quickly gathered momentum and was launched the very next year over here in the UK. The idea was met with enthusiasm by local authorities, politicians, various small business organisations, and of course local small business traders themselves.  

This Saturday 5th December is set to be the biggest year yet, with hundreds of thousands of firms taking part, the organisers have stated. Last year, shoppers spent £504m with small and independent retailers on the day, which was up 8 percent on 2013.

The day is getting bigger and bigger each year, with more people shopping locally, more local councils getting onboard and more businesses getting involved. The team behind it are wholly impassioned to making the day as successful as possible, and have doubled their promotional efforts this year through stickers and leaflets. 

There are numerous ways to get involved, if you are a small business, you can register your business here

If you are a customer who loves to shop locally and support small businesses, you can find businesses local to you who are involved, and also pledge your support here

LEWISHAM

Tomorrow is going to be an extra special day for the local businesses in Lewisham. Not only are they celebrating Small Business Saturday, but there are also a number of wonderful Christmas markets and fairs going on that will be showcasing many small businesses from around the area.

In support of these two fantastic initiatives coming together, we’ve collated a list of some of our fantastic local businesses who will be involved Small Business Saturday and will be selling from their stalls at the various different markets and fairs going on tomorrow…

LADYWELL CHRISTMAS FAIR

ZENUBIAN - Zenubian will be running their own stall and selling high-end, unique and rare Christmas gifts from all around the world…

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THE LARDER - The Larder have a stall for Ladywell’s Christmas fair full of unique, tried and tested produce and special one-off Christmas gifts…

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HONEYBOURNE’S - Honeybourne’s gift shop in Ladywell are hosting their very own Santa’s Grotto for kids and families, and are selling extra special Xmas gifts to mark the occasion…

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HORNIMAN’S CHRISTMAS FAIR - FOREST HILL

ELIZABETH CHANDLER JEWELLERY - Elizabeth Chandler Jewellery will be showcasing her special one-off collections of Christmas packages at her stall…

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FUSS CHRISTMAS FAIR - HITHER GREEN

THE STATION HOTEL - Santa will be making his presence known at the lovely Station Hotel with a Christmas Grotto…And a special guest will be turning on the Hither Green Christmas Tree lights…

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Check out our full list of Christmas fairs going on in Lewisham here and don’t forget to go out and support your local businesses tomorrow and celebrate the lovely small businesses this borough has to offer. In support of this fantastic day, Lewisham Council are also offering free parking in a number of Car Parks that they manage throughout the borough. Check out which Car Parks are offering free parking here. And of course, be sure to bring your Lewisham Card for brilliant savings in all our associating businesses!