7 September 2016
A small accountancy, business advice and payroll business in Sileby, near Loughborough, has been named among the 100 small businesses in the UK to be celebrated by Small Business Saturday, the campaign that culminates in the UK’s dedicated day for small businesses on December 3rd.
The Central Business Services Team
Central Business Services, which was established in 2003, specialises in helping new business start-ups get off on the right foot with their planning, growth and necessary compliance work. It will now be among the select number of businesses to be featured by the campaign one per day for the 100 days leading up to Small Business Saturday itself. The business now has a twelve-strong team drawn from a variety of backgrounds and with a range of expertise.
“We are committed to ensuring that all sorts of businesses in our local area have access to the best business, commercial finance and legal advice possible. This means that small business owners have more time to get on with actually running their business and enjoying their precious time off,” explains founder John Perry.
“We genuinely have a passion for accountancy and business support. We love being a small business and we love helping other small businesses grow, develop their ideas and become a success. Being part of the Small Biz 100 will help dispel the myth that all accountants and business advisers are boring! We will be using our facebook (https://www.facebook.com/centralbusinessservices/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/jpcentral) profiles to celebrate the run up to Small Business Saturday and the day itself so come and join us!”
To learn more about the Central Business Services team and the work they do visit www.centralbusiness.co.uk the website is packed full of useful information for all small business owners or those considering starting out in business.
Small Business Saturday is already the UK's most successful small business campaign. This is the fourth year of the campaign, which last year saw £623m spent with small businesses across the UK on Small Business Saturday, an increase of £119m or 24 per cent on the previous year. The campaign trended at number one in the UK on Twitter on the day with more than 100,000 campaign-related tweets being sent. Over 75% of local councils supported the campaign, giving considerable national reach into local communities.
The campaign is a great nationwide promotional and marketing tool for small businesses. It is totally free to participate and any small businesses can get involved - from one-man-bands, through to a high growth office, and from tradesmen to social media gurus. In addition to the big day, the campaign also delivers help and advice alongside opportunities to connect with other small businesses. In short, Small Business Saturday exists to support, inspire and promote small businesses.
“The British public has a great affection for small businesses and we continue
to see that grow year on year. Small Business Saturday is an exceptional example of collaboration and co-operation with small businesses teaming up in communities around the UK,” explains Campaign Director Michelle Ovens.
“Although the campaign focuses on one day, the goal is to have a lasting impact on small businesses by changing mind-sets, so that people make it their mission to support small businesses all year round. Most people in this country own a small business, work for a small business or know somebody who does, so supporting a small business on Small Business Saturday is absolutely personal.”
Small Business Saturday, which is a grassroots, not-for-profit campaign, was originally founded by American Express in the U.S. in 2010 and it remains the principal supporter of the campaign in the UK, as part of its on-going commitment to encourage consumers to shop small. The campaign also benefits from the backing of leading business organisations including the Federation of Small Businesses and Enterprise Nation. The campaign is also supported by PRS For Music, TalkTalk Business, Vistaprint, Post Office and Clear Channel
Logos, digital banners, a social media guide and toolkits will be available to download from the website www.smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com and can be displayed online or on premises. Businesses around the country can also upload information to the ‘My Small Business Finder’ on the website (www.smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com) on what special events or promotional offers they will be running for Small Business Saturday.
More information on Small Business Saturday can also be found on the Small Business Saturday Facebook page (www.facebook.com/smallbusinesssaturdayuk) and Twitter feed (@SmallBizSatUk).