The Tour 2022

BROUGHT TO YOU BY
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

Join us as we celebrate The Tour’s ten-year anniversary!

The iconic Small Business Saturday UK Tour will hit the road again this November 2022!

Calling at twenty three different towns and cities across the UK, our special ten-year anniversary Tour will mark the official count-down to Small Business Saturday on 3 December.

Once again supported by BT Skills for Tomorrow, ‘The Tour’ will kick off in Glasgow on Monday 31st October and travel across the UK for five weeks, spotlighting Britain’s amazing small businesses, alongside a fantastic online programme full of business advice, support and inspiration!

We aim to be as sustainable as possible, given the vital role small firms play in the race to net zero, so we will be touring with a fleet of electric and zero-emissions vehicles.

What does The Tour involve?

We are planning an exciting line-up of activity in the locations we are travelling to, as well as a jam-packed schedule of expert interviews, workshops and mentoring online.

Live visits

Each day we will visit inspiring small businesses that we meet on The Tour, livestreaming interviews with business owners and local leaders on our Instagram channel - @smallbizsatuk, as they show us the ropes at their businesses and around their local areas.

Mentoring

Once again, The Tour will offer free 1-1 mentoring sessions. A range of amazing business experts (including many from our incredible supporter BT!), will be available to offer individual help and advice on topics that business owners need help brainstorming. You are now able to book your virtual mentoring session via your My Small Business account (click on the The Tour 2022 tab).

Workshops

The Tour will also offer a daily selection of free workshops on useful topics; from boosting your sales and digital marketing, to managing time and money better!

More workshops are being added each day, so please check back to see what is available. Sign up below - join 10 or more workshops and you will receive a prize!

Happy Hour

Yes, it’s back! Our small business Happy Hour live series will return each day of The Tour, bringing a daily dose of positivity and the chance to win fantastic prizes from small businesses in the local areas we are visiting.

How do I get involved?

Want to be spotlighted in The Tour? Email us at [email protected].

  • Request an in-person visit - Are we coming to your local area? Do you want to show off your business in action? Please email with the subject Visit. Don’t forget to include your location and any activity we can take part in and film.
  • Take part in Happy Hour - Have a great product that you’d like featured in our daily giveaway? Email us with the subject line Happy Hour. Don’t forget to tell us what prize you suggest (and please note - we will always support small businesses by purchasing the prize from you).
  • Be interviewed on our social channels - Want to be 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 Live Interview.
  • 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.

The Tour Stops:

Date Time Location
31-Oct 10:00 - 14:00 Glasgow
01-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Fife
02-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Edinburgh

Parliament

03-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Belfast
04-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Wirral
07-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Manchester
08-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Helmsley
09-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 York
10-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Grimsby
11-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Derby
14-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Cambridge
15-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Birmingham/Solihull
16-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Hereford
17-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Merthyr Tydfil
18-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Cardiff
21-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Padstow
22-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Exeter
23-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Southampton
24-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Brighton
25-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Leighton Buzzard
28-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Walthamstow
29-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 London

BT One Braham

30-Nov 10:00 - 14:00 Brixton
BT SKills For Tomorrow

Virtual Roadshow

Upcoming Tour Workshops:

Date Time Description Sign Up
28-Nov 11:00 - 12:00 TikTok: The do & don'ts
29-Nov 11:00 - 12:00 How I Grew My Business Online: Tips & Advice!
30-Nov 11:00 - 12:00 How to kickstart your sales!