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Camden supporting Small Business Saturday

Camden Council is supporting Small Business Saturday, the nationwide campaign of events to highlight small business success and encourage consumers to use local shops and service providers in the build up to Small Business Saturday on Saturday 6 December 2014.

On Thursday 4 December, the Small Business Saturday Bus made its final stop at Queen’s Crescent Market where it offered free advice and guidance to local small businesses. The event was attended by Councillor Sarah Hayward, Leader of Camden Council and Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna.

Councillor Sarah Hayward, Leader of Camden Council
Having invested in development projects in Queen’s Crescent in partnership with Queen’s Crescent Community Association over the last few years, we are delighted that the market is playing such a prominent role in the Small Business Saturday campaign.

Over the last twelve months, 43 long-term unemployed residents have graduated from our market trading training programmes and are now trading, employed or about to embark as market traders, bringing new products and vitality to the market.

“Being involved in nationwide campaigns such as Small Business Saturday will help to put the spotlight firmly on Queen’s Crescent, attracting greater footfall to the shops and market and more economic prosperity to the area in the longer-term.

I would urge all residents and visitors to support local traders and small businesses at Queen’s Crescent and elsewhere in Camden on the 6 December and beyond.
Councillor Sarah Hayward, Leader of Camden Council

The Queen’s Crescent market project forms part of the Council’s wider commitment to supporting small businesses and social enterprises as outlined in the Camden Business Charter which was launched in October 2014.

The Camden Business Awards 2015 opened for entries on 1 December. Now in their second year, the awards recognise the vital role that Camden businesses play in supporting the local economy and community. For more information and to enter the awards visit camden.gov.uk/businessawards

Notes to editors

  • Copies of the Camden Business Charter are available on request
  • The Camden Business Awards 2015 opened for entries on 1 December. Now in their second year, the awards recognise the vital role that Camden businesses play in supporting the local economy and community.

Businesses can nominate themselves for one or more awards in the following categories:

  • Employer of the Year
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Small Business of the Year
  • Innovative Business of the Year
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Community
  • Excellence in Energy Efficiency & Carbon Reduction
  • Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Sustainability
  • Best Small Development Scheme
  • Best Large Development Scheme
  • Best Public Space

The closing date for entries is Monday 2 March 2015. For more information and to enter the awards visit camden.gov.uk/businessawards