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Published on December 3rd, 2013 | by Administrator

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City centre gears up for Small Business Saturday

As previously announced, Gibraltar will be staging its first ever Small Business
Saturday on the 7th December 2013 with the aim to boost commercial activity on the
Rock.

It will take place along Main Street and adjacent areas and stretch all the way down
to the Piazza, the Convent and also include Cornwall’s Centre and Chatham
Counterguard.

The event, under the auspices of the Ministry for Tourism, Commercial Affairs, Public
Transport and the Port is part of a concerted drive to stimulate local trade and
economic activity, which will include a programme of entertainment events for all the
family in conjunction with the Ministry for Culture. The event is also supported by the
Business Support Unit, the Gibraltar Federation of Small Businesses and the
Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce.

The Small Business Saturday has been timed to coincide with the ever popular
Classic Car Rally which will guarantee a healthy affluence of members of the public
on the day.

The cultural extravaganza will include fair attractions, arts & crafts and fun activities
for children. The stalls will be offering a diverse range of goods including jewellery
and handicrafts, plus many bargains and interesting shopping opportunities. Musical
and dance entertainment will also be provided throughout the day.

The Minister, the Hon Neil Costa MP, said that this initiative is an excellent way to
encourage an early start to Christmas shopping. Mr Costa said: “We are always
looking at ways of enhancing Gibraltar’s well-established shopping experience and
underlining our firm commitment in that respect by providing trading opportunities for
local small businesses through an initiative like this, which will encourage the public
to spend in local shops.”


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