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The Small Business Saturday Bus Tour launches across the UK for its fifth year!

Monday, September 18 at 15:22

Small Business Saturday are pleased to announce the launch of the Bus Tour for 2017! 
The bus will be visiting 29 different towns and cities and launching the brand new Small Business Saturday mentoring programme, supporting small businesses one-to-one, with advice directly from their peers. Small Business Saturday is recruiting experienced business mentors in all locations and small businesses will be able to sign up on the campaign website from the beginning of October.
Also debuting this year is the “Small Business Saturday Blue Sofa” where interviews and exclusive Q&A sessions will be live streamed via Facebook Live.
Beginning at Dundee on October 23rd, the bus tour travels up and down the country with stops including Lisburn, Cardiff, Lowestoft and the Isle of Wight before finishing in Brighton on November 24th. The tour will provide advice and information to all small businesses as well as some hands-on activities for the public to promote local support for the campaign. Full list of stops is below:

Bus Tour 2017



Week 1
Date
Location
Arrive
Depart
Mon 23rd Oct
Dundee
10:00
14:00
Tue 24th Oct
Edinburgh
10:00
14:00

Prestwick
16:00
16:30
Wed 25th Oct
Lisburn
10:00
14:00
Thu 26th Oct
Belfast
10:00
14:00
Fri 27th Oct
Dumfries
10:00
14:00
Week 2
Date
Location
Arrive
Depart
Mon 30th Oct
Sunderland
10:00
14:00
Tue 31st Oct
Lancaster
10:00
14:00
Wed 1st Nov
York
10:00
14:00

Selby
15:00
16:00
Thu 2nd Nov
Brigg
10:00
14:00
Fri 3rd Nov
Rochdale
10:00
14:00
Week 3
Date
Location
Arrive
Depart
Mon 6th Nov
Bangor
10:00
14:00
Tue 7th Nov
Stoke
10:00
14:00
Wed 8th Nov
Birmingham
10:00
14:00

Studley
15:00
16:00
Thu 9th Nov
Hereford
10:00
14:00
Fri 10th Nov
Barry Island
09:00
09:30

Cardiff
10:00
14:00
Week 4
Date
Location
Arrive
Depart
Mon 13th Nov
Leicester
10:00
14:00
Tue 14th Nov
Stevenage
10:00
14:00
Wed 15th Nov
Lowestoft
10:00
14:00
Thu 16th Nov
Maldon
10:00
14:00
Fri 17th Nov
London
10:00
14:00
Week 5
Date
Location
Arrive
Depart
Mon 20th Nov
Plymouth
10:00
14:00
Tue 21st Nov
Taunton
10:00
14:00
Wed 22nd Nov
Reading
10:00
14:00
Thu 23rd Nov
Ryde, Isle of Wight
10:00
14:00
Fri 24th Nov
Brighton
10:00
14:00



Logos and posters will be available to download from the website: www.smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com from end of September and can be displayed online or on premises. Posters can also be collected from your local bus stop on the tour. Businesses around the country can also upload information to the ‘My Small Business Finder’ on the website (www.smallbusinesssaturdayuk.comon what special events or promotional offers they will be running for Small Business Saturday. 

More information on Small Business Saturday can also be found on the Small Business Saturday Facebook page: (www.facebook.com/smallbusinesssaturdayuk) and Twitter feed (@SmallBizSatUk).

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