Parking boost for small businesses

Parking charges are being waived in part of the city centre on Saturday as part of a scheme to help small businesses

Small Business Saturday. a national initiative to encourage consumers to shop local and support small businesses in their communities takes place on 6 December 2014

It is also an opportunity for small businesses to promote themselves and generate trade.

To support Small Business Saturday pay and display bays on Bold Street, Newington and Renshaw Street will be suspended from 10am to help generate extra footfall.

The Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, said: “We want to support businesses and enterprises of all types.

“Small businesses generate wealth and help create jobs and a very important factor in helping the local economy to grow.

“This time of year is, of course, vital to retailers and we want to play our part in helping them by providing some free parking in an area of the city where there are a lot of independent traders.

“I hope as many people as possible take advantage of this situation and support small businesses.”

Bill Addy, chief executive of Liverpool BID company, said: “Small traders are crucial for Liverpool to thrive as a retail and leisure destination. The run-up to Christmas is a vital time for smaller, independent shops, and it’s important we support them through initiatives such as this. ”

There will also be activities in other parts of the city, including Anfield and Wavertree,  for Small Business Saturday.

Councillor Gary Millar, Liverpool City Council Cabinet Member for Business, Enterprise and Investment said: “I’m pleased to see our independents are coming together with the help of the City Council, the Liverpool BID Company, FSB and Business in the Community to shine a light on small businesses. It keeps the money in the community and helps with jobs and growth so it’s a “win win” for buying local.”


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