Small business boost from festive sales
Small businesses received a boost in the run-up to Christmas after being invited to sell their products in Business First centre receptions.
Following a call out on Facebook, we received a raft of responses from businesses local to each of our business centres interested in exhibiting at our centres.
The Christmas campaign was designed to support local traders and encourage staff and business centre tenants to shop local this festive season.
In total, more than 30 businesses took up the offer and set up stalls in our reception area from mid-November throughout December.
Small businesses, self-employed representatives and sole traders were able to offer a range of gifts and products to tenants, who came in their droves to support the campaign.
Products on offer ranged from bags to brownies, scarves to skincare, hats to handbags and candles to cake jars.
Instead of charging a fee to exhibit in our reception areas, we simply asked business owners to donate a gift to Cash for Kids' Mission Christmas appeal for every visit they made to our centres.
Business First director, Sarah Fretwell, said: “Our Christmas campaign to support small businesses and fantastic charity appeal Mission Christmas marks the end of a successful 12 months for Business First, which has seen us grow throughout the year while retaining current tenants and offering support to everyone that holds a tenancy.
“We look forward to the new year when Business First can open the doors on more networking and offering outstanding facilities for any professional corporate business, leading the way to offer the best service, facilities and business relationships.”
The Mission Christmas appeal is still running and new, unwrapped gifts and toys for children aged 0 to 12 can be dropped off at any of our business centre locations before Tuesday, 17th December.