Small Business Saturday is a national initiative which encourages people to support local, independent businesses in their town, both on the day and in the future.
Last year, an estimated £748 million was spent on the day and it was great to see the Prime Minister, the Mayor of London; fashion designer Alexa Chung and actress Billie Piper all publicly supporting the campaign.
Over 115,000 tweets were sent on the day itself reaching more than 115 million people, with #SmallBizSatUK trending at number one in the UK.
Backing from local authorities was up from 80% in 2016 to 87% this year, with active support for the campaign including small business events and free parking on the day, meaning wherever you were in the UK, Small Business Saturday was happening nearby.
Each year the Bishop Auckland Town Team support Small Business Saturday as a celebration of the small, independent shops and services available in the town.
We are looking to raise the profile of all the fantastic small businesses we have right here on our doorstep. As an encouragement for local people to shop locally, local businesses are being asked to offer a special deal or discount on the day.
A full list of participating businesses and shops in Bishop Auckland who are offering a special promotion on Saturday 1st December 2018 are listed below:
Beverley’s @ 9 Fore Bondgate = 10% OFF
Sam Zairs Café @ 10 Fore Bondgate = Free tea or coffee with breakfast.
The Auckland Cupcake Co. @ 33a Fore Bondgate = 10% OFF on all eat in drinks or cakes.
Bondgate Gallery @ 51 Fore Bondgate = Small free print as a gift with any purchase bought on the day.
Nip + Tuck @ 61 Fore Bondgate = Everything £10 or less (excluding shoes)
Reflections @ 62 Fore Bondgate = Boys wedding suits 1/2 price. 20% OFF all boys sturdy trs. 10% OFF toddlers. 20% OFF men’s wool hoodies and trousers.
Spudfellas @ 68 Fore Bondgate = 10% OFF everything on our menu (excluding alcohol)
A Little Bit of Pixie Dust @ Newgate Shopping Centre = Buy one Giant bath bomb and get one large bomb FREE & buy one soap get another 1/2 price.
Milan Accessories @ UNIT 4 Newgate Centre = All purses come with FREE gift box.
Fifteas Vintage Tearooms @ 9 Market Place = 10% OFF all silver jewellery. FREE take out hot drink with every take out cake purchased.
Yorkshire Linen @ 61 Newgate Street = Buy one get one FREE on super bounce pillow pairs.
Hays Travel @ 88 Newgate Street = £50 off/extra discount. Min spend £1,000. T/Cs apply.
Longstaff’s Family Bakers @ 91 Newgate Street = 10% OFF all purchases.
Gregory’s Bakers @ 105 Newgate Street = FREE fruit pie on all orders over £12.
Honeybee A & C @ 108A Newgate Street = Spend over £20 and get 10% OFF
SAKS Bishop Auckland @ 113 Newgate Street = 15% OFF all products, Xmas packs, GDH’s Hairdryers etc.
Darlington Chair Cover Hire @ 122 Newgate Street = 10% OFF all full price items.
Phoenix Hair & Beauty Ltd. @ 131 Newgate Street = Discount on GHD products and straighteners.
The Chefs Chippy @ 132 Newgate Street = Fish, chips and mushy peas, plus cup of tea and dessert only £5.00 (Eat in only, while stocks last)
Image @ 136 Newgate Street = 20% OFF all jewellery and accessories.
Inspiral Cycles @ 137 Newgate Street = 10% OFF parts, accessories and clothing.
Milkshake Mania @ 140 Newgate Street = 10% discount on everything!
Emilys @ 142 Newgate Street = 10% OFF full priced items.
The Chocolate Café @ 147-149 Newgate Street = Regular tea or coffee £1.50 with FREE mince pie.
Baby & Toddler Kingdom @ 153 Newgate Street = 10% OFF full price items.
Switch On @ 155-157 Newgate Street = 5% OFF
Trimmers Hair Design @ 156 Newgate Street = FREE styling at Trimmers by arrangement, to book an appointment call Jean on 07503 153987
Peekaboo @ 159 Newgate Street = 15% OFF everything.
GRaNDE @ 199 Newgate Street = 10% OFF all meals.
Carol Gittins Florist @ 213 Newgate Street = FREE delivery on orders taken on 1st Dec for delivery between 17th-21st Dec inclusive.
Tracey’s Grab and Go @ 217A Newgate Street = FREE piece of cake with every hot drink brought.
Plautus Hair & Beauty @ 221 Newgate Street = 10% OFF appt’s for 1st week in Dec.
HairHaus @ 9 Cockton Hill Road = £20 off selected GHD electrical. 20% off L’Oreal & Kerastase products.
Smokehouse @ 1 Railway Street = 2 FREE drinks with a full house sharing platter (Heineken, Moretti or soft drink) Christmas gift voucher double up offer.
Please remember to mention ‘Small Business Saturday and Bishop Auckland Town Team’ when claiming your special offer!
Download your printable version of the Small Business Saturday 2018 flyer here
FREE PARKING – Parking will be FREE in all Durham County Council ‘Pay & Display’ car parks, Newgate Shopping Centre and North Bondgate car park from 10:00am onwards.