Rugby MP's call to support local businesses this Christmas

MP Mark Pawsey and Crina Moldovan, owner of Sonrisa Boutique.
MP Mark Pawsey and Crina Moldovan, owner of Sonrisa Boutique.

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey visited the town centre over the weekend as part of a call for shoppers to support small businesses over Christmas.

Rugby First managing director Aftab Gaffar joined Mr Pawsey to give his backing to ‘Small Business Saturday’ as the pair visited small businesses in the town centre on December 1.

MP Mark Pawsey and Lee Peet, owner of Bayliss and Peet Hair Salon.

MP Mark Pawsey and Lee Peet, owner of Bayliss and Peet Hair Salon.

Mr Pawsey said: “Rugby’s small businesses are right at the heart of our local economy. As a former local small business owner myself I have always been passionate about doing all that I can as the town’s MP to help them thrive.”

‘Small Business Saturday’ is a campaign which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support businesses in their communities.

It reaches millions of customers and businesses each year. The day itself takes place on the first shopping Saturday in December, but the campaign aims to have a lasting impact on small businesses.

Mr Gaffar, said: “Small businesses drive the British economy and here in Rugby town centre we are fortunate to have some amazing businesses that offer some great products and services along with excellent customer service.

"The campaign is a fantastic way to raise awareness of these businesses and I would encourage customers to show their support for them throughout the year.

"One small purchase can make a big difference to a small business so why not take the opportunity to discover your local town centre small businesses?I think you will be pleasantly surprised as to what they have to offer.”

For further information on ‘Small Business Saturday’, visit www.smallbusinesssaturday.com