Saturday 5 December was Small Business Saturday. Sarah spent the day visiting small businesses across Derbyshire Dales to talk to business owners and highlight how important it is to shop local this Christmas.
Sarah Dines MP said, ‘I am a big believer in supporting local businesses. When we shop local we are not supporting giant businesses, we are instead supporting local families. This is always important, but perhaps even more so during this difficult time.
We have so many fantastic entrepreneurs in Derbyshire Dales and some incredibly talented makers and producers. I have launched a poster campaign encouraging people to shop locally this Christmas and I am pleased that so many of our small retailers in Derbyshire Dales are displaying them in their shop windows.
Buying locally can be very economical but it also has a big impact on the environment. When we buy from local producers the carbon footprint of products is significantly reduced.
If you are looking for Christmas gift inspiration I urge you to look around your local community for local sellers, there are a lot more than you think.’