Small Business Saturday – 7 December 2013

Small Business Saturday

New Forest Business Partnership is supporting Brand New Forest on the inaugural Small Business Saturday on 7 December 2013. The scheme seeks to raise the profile of small businesses of all kinds, both locally and nationally, and encourages people and organisations to do business with them. Doing business with small business often means doing business locally – bringing life back to high streets and town centres and making them centres of the local community.

 As you may be aware, the initiative has been a great success in the United States, where it was pioneered by American Express and quickly taken up by Federal and state authorities, big businesses and many other organisations. In the New Forest, we’ll be marking the day by launching our 2014 Brand New Forest Card in Burley village centre.

In the month preceding Small Business Saturday, we’re offering the chance for NFBP and BNF businesses to be our featured business of the day through our social media feeds. Simply tell us a little about your business including images and we’ll get your information out to our 3000 followers for free.

Should you wish to be included as part of this new promotional opportunity, please contact

Nominate your favourite New Forest Business

Nominate New Forest Business

The New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards celebrate the very best of doing business within the District. Now in their eighth year, they recognise successful companies which show high levels of achievement within their core business and in a number of specialist areas including investment in the workforce, enterprise and innovation, entrepreneurship, development of technologies and green policies.

You can nominate your favorite local company in any of the following categories:

  • The ExxonMobil Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • The New Forest Enterprise Centre Young Entrepreneur Award
  • The Totton College Award for Training and Development
  • The Princecroft Willis Award for the Best New Business
  • The New Forest District Council Award for Outstanding Customer Care
  • The Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Brand New Forest Campaign

The nomination process is quick and straightforward. Simply click on the link below and complete your details.
Brilliance in Business Awards Nominations

If you’re a local company and wish to submit your own application, you can also do this easily via the New Forest Business Partnership website.
Brilliance in Business Awards Applications