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Helmsley celebrates Small Business Saturday – Nov. 2nd

The National Small Business Saturday campaign tour bus is coming to Helmsley on Wednesday November 2nd from 10am to 1pm and there are lots of opportunities for small businesses and local authority members from across the whole area to come along and get free advice and marketing materials about the campaign, as well as some great speakers lined up to help your town and business. Please spread the word to your contacts across the Yorkshire area, and come along on the day – this will be of interest to town teams, local councils and councillors, volunteers, small businesses and anyone else who is inspired by small businesses.

We will also be unveiling our GB High St winners plaque with a proclamation from our new town crier at 12noon, and you are very welcome to join us in this celebration.

The programme will include lots of advice, networking opportunities and some great Yorkshire food, including the items mentioned on the programme below.

Please pass on the invitation to your network of contacts and let’s make it a great event for Yorkshire’s small business community. All are very welcome.

Should you wish to donate to our Charity, there will be a collection on the day for the Ryedale Food bank – items required are tinned soup, UHT juices, Christmas card packs, personal toiletries, advent calendars, and jam.


10am – Welcome by the Helmsley Town Crier, David Hinde.
Opportunities for photographs with the national tour bus & to collect free Small Business Saturday marketing packs for your town/business and find out how you can get involved with the campaign in order to benefit your business.

10.15am-12noon – Four free talks to help your business.
Places are limited, please arrive promptly to take part, and hopefully be inspired:

10.15 -10.35 “How Small Business Saturday can help your business and your town & top tips for getting involved” Tom Flynn, Small Business Saturday, London.

10.40 -11 “Branding for your Business – how branding can help you grow your small business” by Owen Turner, United By Design, York.

11.05 – 11.25 “Building a small business using social media: Our story” Cecily Fearnley, Sweet Cecilys, Whitby.

11.30 – 11.50 “The importance of visual display for small businesses” Helen Goodwin, Made You Look, York.

10.30am – 12noon business demos & showcases from a range of local small businesses including:

Duncombe Sawmill – gate making demonstration
The Stick Man – stick making demonstration
Handford Hairdressing and The Barber Shop – hair demonstrations
Amanda Field – Couture Millinery demonstration

& networking opportunities for local small businesses from across Yorkshire.

12noon – unveiling the GBHighSt winners plaque for Helmsley, with a special proclamation by the Town Crier

12.15pm-1pm Food demos by the Fat Chef Co. and Thundercliffes

Fran from The Fat Chef Co. demonstrating his favourite dishes from Gepettos Italian restaurant
Pete from Thundercliffes demonstrating crab dressing and fish preparation
Samples to try from these, and other Helmsley food businesses including Scotts Fish n Chips, Hunters of Helmsley & Marleys butchers.

1pm – Bus leaves to Boroughbridge for it’s next stop from 2pm to 4pm.

If you wish to make a day of it in Helmsley, or even stay over, here’s some more information to help you plan your visit.

Please park long stay at the Cleveland Way car park and walk for 2 minutes back to the market square, postcode for Satnav is YO62 5AT.

Carolyn Frank
Chairman, Helmsley in Business


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