Shop Local – Free Parking on Saturday 7 December 2013

Small Business SaturdayNew Forest District Council is offering free car parking on Saturday 7 December to support local businesses and encourage residents and visitors to try shopping local. Download the free parking poster to help promote this to our local residents and visitors.

Brand New Forest will be teaming up with New Forest Business Partnership (NFBP) for the inaugural Small Business Saturday. 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. The event will take place throughout the UK on Saturday 7 December 2013. In the New Forest, we’ll be launching the 2014 Brand New Forest Card in Burley village centre on the day so come along to get your 2014 card and goodies.

This government backed scheme follows on from a similar initiative in the USA which is now an established commercial holiday generating $5.5b in sales last year alone.

In the month preceding Small Business Saturday, we will be promoting a local business through our social media feeds to showcase some of our small businesses that you may not have heard of so like us on Facebook and Twitter to get a daily update leading up to the event and lots of money saving offers for Brand New Forest card holders.

Find Small Business Saturday on Facebook

Take part as a business locally and nationally. Download a national guide to use with any promotion you are doing locally and request for an information pack to be sent.