Small Business Saturday Announces November Tour to Support UK SMEs As the countdown to this year’s event continues, Small Business Saturday has announced a November UK tour to support, inspire and spotlight small businesses. Find out how to get involved here. Written by Alec Hawley Updated on 10 January 2022 Our experts Startups was founded over 20 years ago by a serial entrepreneur. Today, our expert team of writers, researchers, and editors work to provide our 4 million readers with useful tips and information, as well as running award-winning campaigns. Written and reviewed by: Alec Hawley Now in its ninth year, Small Business Saturday 2021 is rapidly approaching, with the nationwide celebration of all things UK small business set for 4 December.In the run up, Small Business Saturday is embarking on a UK tour that will both highlight the country’s six million small businesses and have a strong sustainability focus.To this end, the tour will be zero emissions and showcase a fleet of eco vehicles – including an electric van, car, and scooter, plus a ‘delivery style’ push bike – to call attention to the important role small businesses can play in getting the UK to Net Zero by 2050. The Small Business Saturday UK tour will both highlight the country’s six million small business and have a strong sustainability focus What is the Small Business Saturday UK tour?During November, Small Business Saturday will tour the UK – delivering a hybrid mix of online and in-person activity.That means virtual workshops, webinars and mentoring (with experts from tour supporter BT Skills for Tomorrow) on a range of small business topics, plus on the ground visits and live-streamed interviews with local businesses across the country.Where is the Small Business Saturday UK tour visiting?The tour will start at the COP26 UN Climate Change conference in Glasgow, and end up in London, hitting loads of British towns and cities along the way.Here’s the full list:Monday 1st November – GlasgowTuesday 2nd November – GlasgowWednesday 3rd November – EdinburghThursday 4th November – KilmarnockFriday 5th November – BelfastMonday 8th November – Whitley BayTuesday 9th November – NorthallertonWednesday 10th November – GrimsbyThursday 11th November – ManchesterFriday 12th November – Colwyn BayMonday 15th November – DerbyTuesday 16th November – BirminghamWednesday 17th November – HerefordThursday 18th November – CardiffFriday 19th November – PlymouthMonday 22nd November – SouthamptonTuesday 23rd November – BrightonWednesday 24th November – MargateThursday 25th November – Leighton BuzzardFriday 26th November – CambridgeMonday 29th November – LondonTuesday 30th November – LondonWednesday 1st December – LondonHow can my small business get involved in the Small Business Saturday UK tour?Check out the Small Business Saturday UK tour website to get involved.You can submit your business to be considered for a live showcase interview, or sign up for a workshop on topics like ‘Accelerating to Net Zero: How to achieve Net Zero in 6 months’ or ‘Publicity Bingo: 9 hacks to boost your small businesses!’.Finally, you can see the times for each tour stop, so you can just turn up on the day and see what’s on offer. Share this post facebook twitter linkedin Written by: Alec Hawley Alec is Startups’ resident expert on politics and finance. He’s provided live updates on the budget, written guides on investing and property development, and demystified topics like corporation tax, accounting software, and invoice discounting. Before joining, he worked in the media for over a decade, conducting media analysis at Kantar Media and YouGov, and writing a wide variety of freelance pieces.