Social Saturday supporting social shops

Published Thursday, 11th October 2018

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Local businesses and residents are invited to join a national campaign to support social enterprises - businesses that prioritise social issues in their business operations.

Social Saturday was launched back in 2014, and it aims to promote local businesses that take little steps to make a big difference in the world, whether that be through reducing uses of single use plastics to help protect the planet, or by giving back to their communities through events and activities.

Last year, 11,215 people visited the Social Saturday website which contained an online marketplace featuring a range of consumer facing social enterprises, and the council is now urging local businesses and residents to get involved for this year’s campaign, which will take place on Saturday 13 October.

Cllr James Courtenay, cabinet member for growth, said: “We live in a day and age where social enterprise plays a pivotal role in supporting local communities and protecting the environment.

“Businesses all across the country are realising they have the capability to make a huge difference, and we want to continue this trend locally. Social Saturday is a great starting point, allowing businesses to demonstrate how they are making a difference in their own small way.”

If you are interested in taking part in Social Saturday, please visit the Business-on-Sea website or would like to find out more information, please email the Economic Development team.