Shopkeepers and business owners across Powys are hoping for a boost in Christmas sales today.

Small Business Saturday is a campaign that aims to get people to shop locally and support their local businesses by spending in their communities in the run up to Christmas.


Montgomeryshire AM Russell George has offered his support for Small Business Saturday, by encouraging people to take the '£10 pledge'; a promise to spend £10 with a local business.

Small Business Saturday saw an estimated £748 million spent in small businesses across the UK in December 2017.

Now in its sixth year, the grassroots not-for-profit campaign is considered to be the UK's most successful small business campaign.