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Published on October 31st, 2013 | by Administrator


Gibraltar to hold first ever ‘Small Business Saturday’ in December

Gibraltar will stage its first ever ‘Small-Business Saturday’ on December 7th 2013 to
boost commercial activity on the Rock, under the auspices of the Minister for
Tourism, Commercial Affairs, Public Transport and the Port, Neil Costa MP. The idea
stemmed initially from the Gibraltar Federation of Small Business and from an
individual trader Raju Purswani.

The event will take place along Main Street and its adjacent streets and alleys
stretching all the way down to the Piazza and The Convent. The idea is to
encourage traders to participate and offer an array of vouchers, bargain buys, gifts
and special discounts to shoppers. Businesses offering discounts will get
posters/stickers to place on their premises, confirming that they are taking part.

The event has been timed to coincide with the ever popular Classic Car Rally which
will guarantee a good turnout of members of the public on the day. There will be a
number of stalls setting up at the Piazza, offering a diverse range of
goods including jewellery and handicrafts. Musical and dance entertainment will also
be provided throughout the morning.

The event will count with the support of the Ministry for Culture, the Business Support
Unit, the Gibraltar Federation of Small Businesses and the Gibraltar Chamber of

Mr Costa welcomed the initiative and said it was an excellent way to encourage an
early start to Christmas shopping.

He said: “We are always looking at measures to stimulate economic activity, and, in
this case enhancing Gibraltar’s well-established shopping experience. It will be an
early opportunity for the public to get into the swing of Christmas with the many
interesting buying opportunities that will be available. The Gibraltar Government is
keen to provide trading opportunities for local small businesses in every way, and this
initiative to encourage the public to spend in local shops, underlines that

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