RESIDENTS in Montgomeryshire are being encouraged to shop locally to celebrate Small Business Saturday

The Assembly Member for Montgomeryshire, Russell George, is encouraging people from across Powys to join him in showing their support for the county's small businesses by shopping locally for Small Business Saturday on 7th December.

Small Business Saturday is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to 'shop local' and celebrate small businesses in their communities.

Mr George said: “Small Business Saturday is a wonderful opportunity to champion the key role played by small firms across Powys' high streets.

“But, as the retail market changes, I am encouraging people across Montgomeryshire to join me on December 7 in pledging to shop locally

to support the independent businesses we all know and love.

"The changing retail market has been challenging for businesses to adapt as more people head to out-of-town shopping centre and online.

"During the lead up to the campaign, I've been able to meet and chat to independent shop owners in Welshpool, Newtown, Llanfyllin, Machynlleth and Llanidloes.

“Our local high streets are instrumental in bringing people together – acting as a meeting place for friends and families

and supporting jobs for local people. Let's do all we can to ensure that our high streets can flourish."




Picture 1: Russell George and Craig Williams with Craig, owner of Chambers men’s clothing in Newtown 


Picture 2: Russell George and Craig Williams at IC Quality meats in Ladywell Centre in Newtown


Picture 3: Russell George AM and Craig Williams with Machynlleth Mayor Monica Atkins

at Ayurveda Lifestyle Store in Machynlleth 


Picture 4: Llanfyllin County Councillor, Cllr. Peter Lewis, Craig Williams, and Russell George AM in ‘Rural Sports’

on  Llanfyllin high street promoting people to shop local this Christmas