Ashfield MP Gloria De Piero visited small businesses on Friday to celebrate their contribution to the economy.
The visit formed part of the UK’s first ever ‘Small Business Saturday’ initiative, which takes place on Saturday (7th December).
Small Business Saturday is a grass roots campaign that encourages people to shop locally and support small businesses in the surrounding community.
Ms De Piero visited Scoffers sandwich shop on Station Street in Kirkby, before visiting Walker & Sons Furnishings on Station Street.
Small Business Saturday will shine a spotlight on the huge contribution small businesses make and it seeks to encourage people to buy from small local firms and independent shops on one of the busiest shopping days of the year, giving them a much-needed boost when high streets are struggling