Swansea City Centre Businesses are getting a concerted helping hand ahead of Small Business Saturday, on 2 December, with free parking and fun events lined up by Swansea BID (Business Improvement District) designed to attract shoppers to the City Centre.
Swansea’s BID’s Big Heart of Swansea brand is providing free parking at all City Centre NCP car parks from 10am to 4pm on the Saturday itself and its Big Heart Bangin’ Brass Band will entertain shoppers in the City Centre.
Also unfolding on Saturday 2 December in Swansea City Centre will be the Federation of Small Businesses Pledge a Tenner campaign, designed to encourage people to shop with small, local firms. And the Swansea branch of the FSB, of which Swansea BID is a member, will hold a drop-in event from 10am to 12:30pm at High Street venue, The Hyst.
Swansea BID Chief Executive, Russell Greenslade, said: “Swansea is blessed with so many valuable, hard-working small businesses, which help make the shopping experience unique and fresh for visitors and residents alike – small is indeed beautiful.
“It is great that Small Business Saturday has become a fixture in all our diaries now and I would urge everyone to make the most of the small businesses on their doorstep in Swansea City Centre. Swansea BID is keen to do all it can to support our small businesses in the City Centre and free parking at NCP car parks on a Saturday – particularly in the run-up to Christmas – will help boost footfall.”
“Parking is always a hot topic in any City Centre and I’m pleased we have been able to work with Swansea Council to deliver a number of parking offers leading up to Christmas, including free parking after 3pm every Thursday throughout the Christmas period at Swansea’s St David’s multi-storey car park, so shoppers can take advantage of the special late-night Christmas opening times of many of our City Centre businesses on Thursdays. This is in addition to the free parking every Sunday in all City Centre Council car parks, our year-round £3 for three hours offer at all NCP car parks and First Cymru’s bus offer into the City Centre.”