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Small Business Saturday: butchers, bakers, local small traders…

Saturday saw the biggest celebration of small businesses Britain has ever known, as communities across Derbyshire joined the celebrations for the first ever ‘Small Business Saturday’.

Toby Perkins visited traders across Chesterfield on Small Business Saturday

Toby Perkins visited traders across Chesterfield on Small Business Saturday

Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins MP’s efforts in recognition of the day, visiting 25 independent retailers, traders  and small businesses the length and breadth of his constituency saw Chesterfield featured in the national newspapers.

Starting out at ‘Best Wishes’ in Staveley at 9:30am and finishing at Hasland Pet Store at 5:00, he visited over 25 different independent retailers.  Toby visited butchers, bakers, candle makers, market traders, gift shops, bike shops, hardware stores, perfume stores and even a nail bar on his whistle-stop tour.

Said Toby: “Independent retailers are based in the heart of our community and form so much of what we have to offer that makes Chesterfield a unique shopping experience.  It really is a question of ‘use them or lose them’ as it is all too easy to get into the habit of using only the big retailers”.

“Independent retailers offer a unique shopping experience with high levels of customer service, a wide variety of unique or unusual goods, and a diversity on our High Streets that means we are not an identikit town”.

Toby added: “I’m calling on every one this Christmas to think small and to shop local to give our town a boost and our independent retailers a Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.”


To see pictures from all the retailers Toby visited on Saturday, check out his Twitter pictures:

View Toby’s route around Town on a map:

For more information about Small Business Saturday, visit:

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I am Toby Perkins, Labour's Member of Parliament for Chesterfield. If you would like to get in touch with me, my office is open and can be reached by phone on 01246 386 286. I also hold regular surgeries so that constituents can meet me and I can take up their concerns. If you would like to make an appointment then please do contact my office. Thank you for visiting.

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