It’s been a challenging year for everyone and the retail sector has been impacted since March with various lockdown measures in place across the UK. These measures have now been replaced with more localised restrictions, enabling retailers to open their doors in a COVID secure way in the run up to Christmas.
The Federation of Small Business suggests there were 5.9 million small businesses at the start of 2020 and SMEs account for three fifths of the employment and around half of turnover in the UK private sector. Small Businesses are a vital part of the UK economy and have faced a challenging year. (Figures obtained from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills).
Small Business Saturday is fast approaching in the 5th December and promotes the use of small businesses to millions of customers and the campaign wants all kinds of small businesses to get involved. HETAS fully supports small businesses and with hundreds of approved retailers signed up to the HETAS scheme, it’s an ideal opportunity to showcase the range of products you have available in your showroom.
It’s easy to get involved with the Small Business Saturday campaign, with a range of support materials available on the Small Business Saturday website, including the following:
- A small business finder search – register now and advertise
- Logo packs
- Marketing packs
- Social media tools
HETAS will be sharing messages across our social media channels during Small Business Saturday, make sure you are following us using the links below. If you are supporting Small Business Saturday, let us know and tag HETAS into your social media posts too.
HETAS Approved Retailer Scheme
HETAS had it’s busiest month on the website during October, with nearly 70,000 sessions for the month. We also have also seen a big increase in new users as we continue to promote our registered installers, retailers, chimney sweeps and servicing technicians.
Logo packs for all our schemes are available in the HETAS Technical Area, click here to view and download the packs now (login required).
It’s straightforward and affordable to join the HETAS Retailer scheme, costing from just £114 for the year. Contact us on 01684 278170 or email email@example.com to find out more about joining the scheme and getting listed on the HETAS Retailer search.
Find out more
For more information to register and receive the Small Business Saturday support materials visit smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com.