It was great this week to be at the opening of Essence Hair and Beauty who have taken a shop in Caldicot Town Centre just in time for small business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday is a grass-roots campaign that encourages people to shop locally and support small businesses. Now in its second year SMS was a big success in 2013 when it is estimated it drove around £500 million worth of trade to small businesses. Although the campaign was initiated by Labour it is not party political and has attracted support from all parties.
So please commit to shop local in Newport East on Saturday and follow the campaign on twitter #ShopLocalSaturday or #SmallBizSatUK.