Olney jeweller takes leading role in national Small Business Saturday campaign

Sally Nightingale
Sally Nightingale

A small independent jeweller in Olney is among 100 small businesses in the UK featured in promotions ahead of the UK’s first dedicated day focused on small businesses.

Nightingale Jewellers, in Market Place, will mark Small Business Saturday on December 7 in-store with fizz and canapés, staff wearing matching black dresses, as well as putting posters around the shop to promote Small Business Saturday.

Owner and resident goldsmith, Sally Nightingale, regularly applies her style and expertise to commissions, remodels, repairs or cleaning and will also advise on how to use family jewellery by either bringing it up to date or restoring it to its former glory.

Small Business Saturday is a non-political campaign to highlight small business success and encourage consumers to ‘shop local’ in their communities. The initiative has the support of the Association of City and Town Management, Federation of Small Businesses, Association of Convenience Stores as well as corporates like American Express, O2, Aldermore Bank and prominent entrepreneur James Caan.

Mike Cherry, National Policy Chairman at the Federation of Small Businesses said: “We are supporting Small Business Saturday to highlight just how important small businesses are to our communities. Small Business Saturday is a good way to get the message to customers that using these high street retailers will benefit the local economy. Indeed without their help these important drivers and suppliers of goods and services in our daily lives may just disappear.”

More information on Small Business Saturday, participating retailers and details on promotions and other incentives to ‘shop locally’ can be found on the Small Business Saturday Facebook page: www.facebook.com/smallbusinesssaturdayuk