Do you remember Buckie the big blue puppet that our co-founder Tilley Bancroft took on a tour of Burton town centre to celebrate Small Business Saturday 2017?
If you need a reminder, you can watch highlights of his tour below.
Because April 12 is going to be a big day for many small businesses, we have decided to bring him back to visit town centre traders and small businesses who are re-opening on that day.
It has been confirmed that the following businesses can re-open:
- Non-essential shops that have remained closed during lockdown
- Personal care premises such as hairdressers and nail salons
- Public buildings, including libraries, gyms and community centres
- Outdoor hospitality venues – so tables outside cafes, bars and restaurants are allowed
So, Buckie is planning to visit Burton town centre businesses on Monday, April 12 – in a safe and socially-distanced way – and he’d love you to look out for him and give him a wave from two metres away (no high fives this time) if you are coming into Burton on that day. Thanks to Burton Small Business fan Louise Walker, whose support has made Buckie’s visit to Burton possible.
If you can’t visit in person, look out for posts on our social media channels and others using the #supportsmallbusinesses hashtag and like and share them. If you’re coming into town, maybe you could do your own small business selfies and posts?
The #supportsmallbusinesses hashtag is being used by the Federation of Small Businesses and we are proud to share it, We’ve collaborated with the FSB on a number of events over the years.
Our small businesses in Burton have had a terrible 12 months with successive lockdowns, so let’s do all we can to support them and showcase them – starting with the town centre businesses re-opening on April 12.