The Tour 2021
BROUGHT TO YOU BY
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Once again, the iconic Small Business Saturday tour will be travelling across the UK, calling at different towns and cities over five weeks from the Monday 1st November - Wednesday 1st December! Once more, The Tour is supported by BT Skills for Tomorrow, who are also providing expert mentors across the route.
Kicking off at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, 'The Tour' will visit twenty four British towns and cities to support, inspire and spotlight the 6 million small businesses across the UK, as part of the countdown to Small Business Saturday.
For the first time it will showcase a fleet of eco vehicles that reflect daily life for small businesses and the sustainable switches many are making or considering - including an electric van, car and scooter, as well as a 'delivery style' push bike. This comes as 97% of small businesses say sustainability is important to their business, according to research by Tour supporter BT Skills for Tomorrow and Small Business Britain.
It will be a zero emissions Tour and this sustainability focus is part of a drive both to reduce environmental impact, and to highlight the important role small businesses play in getting the UK to Net Zero by 2050.
'The Tour' will for the first time deliver a hybrid format of online and in-person activity. This will include virtual workshops, webinars and mentoring on a range of small business topics, as well as on the ground visits and live-streamed interviews with local businesses in cities across the UK, check out the map to see the nearest town to you!
Below you will see ways you can get involved with your local stop. The tour team can be contacted at [email protected].
Yes, it’s back! Launched during lockdown, our small business happy hour live series is a chance for us to share good news stories and offer the chance to win small business prizes. During the tour, we aim to add a local feel each day, by featuring local news and prizes will come from a business local to that day's stop.
Also returning are the famous 'live interviews'. Each stop will see local small businesses, experts, local dignitaries and many more, being interviewed live on social media. They will share their stories, demonstrate their product or business, or offer help and advice, via the campaign's social channels. If you would like to showcase your business or product via our live series, please email [email protected] with the subject Live. Don’t forget to include the name of your local tour 'stop'.