Small Business Saturday Tour 2021

Small Business Saturday Tour coming to lLighton buzzard

The Small Business Saturday Tour is coming to Leighton Buzzard on 25th November ahead of Small Business Saturday on 4th November

Author: Chloe Peters

You may remember the local coverage last year of The Small Business Saturday tour 2020. It was significant for Leighton Buzzard as it was the first time that the campaign had visited our town. Due to Covid19, the tour was solely virtual, but the Small Business Saturday team and our community made the most of it.

We are delighted that Leighton Buzzard is back on the tour map for 2021.

The tour is a core part of the Small Business Saturday campaign to engage small businesses, driving awareness and taking the campaign to all regions of the UK.

Following on from the purely digital COVID19 changes in 2020, the 2021 Tour will be a hybrid model of digital engagement coupled with Tour visits to communities across the UK.

The tour starts on the 1st November in Glasgow and ends on the 1st December in Central London. Stopping at 24 towns throughout the month, the fleet of Small Business Saturday zero-emissions vehicles will be visiting Leighton Buzzard High Street on Thursday 25th November between 10 am – 2 pm and we can’t wait!

For the first time it will showcase a fleet of eco vehicles that reflect daily life for small businesses and the sustainable switches many are making or considering – including an electric van, car and scooter, as well as a ‘delivery style’ push bike. This comes as 97% of small businesses say sustainability is important to their business and having a zero emissions tour serves to highlight the important part small businesses play in helping the country get to Net Zero by 2050

Pre-scheduled visits to small businesses in the town will share stories of community heroics, celebrate the role of small businesses in bringing communities together, and highlight the incredible ways small businesses adapted to get through the crisis.

‘The Tour’ will for the first time deliver a hybrid format of online and in-person activity. This will include virtual workshops, webinars and mentoring on a range of small business topics, as well as on the ground visits and live-streamed interviews with local businesses in cities across the UK – and yes the Small Business Saturday Tour is going to be here in Leighton Buzzard!

You can follow the campaign on social media by following #SmallBizSatUK

As part of the tour, these business owners are giving webinars or providing mentoring – you can find out more on the small Business Saturday Website

We also have our own event which we are running in the build up to Small Business Saturday, you can find the details here.