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Gordon and local business owners launch Small Business Saturday 2016 in Blackpool

Gordon and business owners from across Blackpool have been launching Small Business Saturday with the unveiling of the 2016 national campaign bus.Small_Biz_launch.jpg

He also joined senior members from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), including their Chairman Mike Cherry for the event at their national headquarters on Sir Frank Whittle Way.

Gordon, also Labour’s Shadow Skills Minister, said: “I am delighted that this year’s national Small Business Saturday campaign has been launched in Blackpool. Like many Small Business Saturday is now a key date in the diary for me and a great opportunity for everyone locally to champion and support some of our excellent small and niche businesses in the town.”

The Blackpool South MP who over the past three years has visited a wide variety of businesses across the town, including on Highfield Road, Waterloo Road and Topping Street, will be doing the same again this year when Small Business Saturday takes place on Saturday 3rd December.

He added: “I am looking forward to getting around on the day and once again meeting with some of our small business owners, who are creating lots of jobs, which in turn are crucial to the local economy. We see this every week with schemes such as Blackpool Council’s very successful “Get Started” scheme, which with the guidance of people like Geoff Reeves has helped hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs to set their own small businesses.”

To find out more about the Small Business Saturday campaign go to https://smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com/ . If you want to find out more about how you can be involved locally, e-mail Gordon’s Communications Assistant Andrew Bettridge at bettridgeA@parliament.uk .

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