The Tour 2023


The iconic Small Business Saturday UK Tour is back again this November!

The countdown to Small Business Saturday is officially on, as The Tour returns to spotlight and support small businesses all over the country.

Once again supported by BT Skills for Tomorrow, ‘The Tour’ will call at twenty three different towns and cities across the UK throughout November, visiting small businesses and shining a light on their contribution to the UK economy and local communities.

It will also offer a jampacked free daily programme of online events - including workshops, webinars, mentoring and inspiring entrepreneurial stories - open to all small businesses.

Kicking off in Inverness on Monday 30th October, The Tour will travel across the UK for five weeks and make use of electric vehicles – including a state-of-the-art eco-friendly electric bike from Stirling Eco – to limit emissions and reflect the sustainable switches many small business owners are making as part of their vital role in the race to net zero.

How do I get involved?

We are currently planning our exciting line-up of activity, and more details about how to get involved will be shared soon.

Want to be spotlighted when we come to your area?

Request an in-person visit - Are we coming to your local area? Do you want to show off your business in action? Please request your visit here.

Want to get involved as a Local Authority or BID?

Are you a business/community group that can help us make the most of our visit to your town? Email us with the subject line Local Area. We can also share our toolkit for celebrating Small Business Saturday.

Have an inspiring entrepreneurial story to share?

Want to be virtually interviewed about your business or share your top tips with entrepreneurs across the country? Sign up for an interview spot by emailing us with the subject line Online Interview.

The Tour Stops:

Date Time Location
30-Oct 10:00 - 14:00 Inverness
31-Oct 10:00 - 14:00 Fife
01-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Glasgow
02-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Belfast
03-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Chester
06-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Newcastle upon Tyne
07-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Ryedale
08-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 York
09-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Manchester
10-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Wrexham
13-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Peterborough
14-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Knowle
15-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Hereford
16-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Cardiff
17-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Bristol
20-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Falmouth
21-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Exeter
22-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Bournemouth
23-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Brighton
24-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Whitstable
27-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 BT Head Office, London
28-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Islington, London
29-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Richmond Park, London
BT SKills For Tomorrow

Virtual Roadshow

Upcoming Tour Workshops:

Date Time Description Sign Up
30-Oct 11:00 - 12:00 Social Media 101: Empower Your Business
31-Oct 11:00 - 12:00 Fuel Your Business: Unlocking Grants and Investments
01-Nov 11:00 - 12:00 Mastering Smart Content Marketing
03-Nov 11:00 - 12:00 Successful Business: What does small business success mean to you?
06-Nov 11:00 - 12:00 Sustainability for Small and Ambitious Businesses
07-Nov 11:00 - 12:00 Ruthlessly Efficient Marketing for 2024!
08-Nov 11:00 - 12:00 5 Simple Ways To Keep The Hackers Away!
14-Nov 11:00 - 12:00 Make the Headlines: A Guide To Securing Press Coverage
15-Nov 11:00 - 12:00 Price It Right: The Ultimate Guide To Product Pricing
20-Nov 11:00 - 12:00 Business Planning for 2024!
21-Nov 11:00 - 12:00 Unlock 2024: Email Marketing Essentials!
23-Nov 11:00 - 12:00 Converting More Sales From Your Website
27-Nov 11:00 - 12:00 Creating Change: A Guide To Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Small Businesses