Skip navigation

Gloucestershire Business News

Small Business Saturday's virtual tour sets down in Cheltenham

Small businesses in Cheltenham and across Gloucestershire are being encouraged to join Small Business Saturday UK's online roadshow.

Arriving in Cheltenham today (November 19) for a 'virtual visit', 'The Tour' will shine a light on the area and offer an intensive programme of locally targeted online advice, workshops and mentoring.

Workshop from local businesses will be delivered, while other local experts will be on hand for one-to-one mentoring.

Interviews with local businesses will take place, including Louise Hancox Textile Artist, award-winning gifts and home store Mooch, brand consultancy and design studio Danny & Co and clothes store James of Montpellier.

With the aim to support, encourage and uplift small businesses across the country facing the challenge of a second wave of Covid-19 restrictions, The Tour will form a central part of the official countdown to Small Business Saturday on December 5.

"This year has been incredibly tough for small businesses - financially, operationally, mentally and emotionally," said Michelle Ovens, director of Small Business Saturday UK.

"This means our mission to support and celebrate small businesses across the UK becomes even more vital and ambitious. I would encourage small businesses in Cheltenham and across the South West to get involved in The Tour. As well as offering fantastic support and networking opportunities, it will also be a lot of fun."

Now in its eighth year in the UK, Small Business Saturday celebrates small business success and encourages consumers to 'shop local' and support businesses in their communities.

Due to the pandemic, this year's online roadshow will temporarily replace the iconic Small Business Saturday UK bus tour which has been running since the campaign began.

Related Articles

£20m bid submitted to regenerate three Gloucester sites Image

£20m bid submitted to regenerate three Gloucester sites

A £20 million bid to help regenerate Gloucester city centre and create hundreds of new jobs has been submitted to the Government under its 'Levelling Up' scheme.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, June 18 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, June 18

The ongoing coronavirus situation is changing by the hour with announcements being made about businesses and services that are being forced to adapt and change.

Major investment as Versarien reveals relocation to the Forest of Dean Image

Major investment as Versarien reveals relocation to the Forest of Dean

Leading Gloucestershire innovation firm Versarien has found the 'perfect place' for its next stage manufacturing and research facility - the Forest of Dean.

Mira Showers celebrates 100 years  Image

Mira Showers celebrates 100 years

Cheltenham-based Mira Showers is celebrating its 100 year anniversary this year.

Copyright 2021 Moose Partnership Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction of any content is strictly forbidden without prior permission.