Small Business Saturday comes to Croydon North
Steve Reed MP has celebrated the contributions of small businesses in Croydon North as part of Small Business Saturday on December 5th.
Launched in 2013, Small Business Saturday brought a boost to local high streets across the country. In 2014, 16.5 million Britons visited a local independent store – 2.7m more than on Small Business Saturday in 2013.
Steve visited Coffee Craft in South Norwood, which opened in Stanley Halls in July. Coffee Craft is an independent coffee shop, owned and run by Michelle and her husband Nick.
Steve Reed MP said:
Croydon is home to many great small businesses and the contribution they make to the community is vital.
Small Business Saturday is just one day to thank them for the work they do, and I hope Croydon continues to be a welcoming and supportive home for new small businesses.
Steven Reed is Labour MP for Croydon North and Shadow Minister for Children and Families. In 2018 his private member’s bill on reducing violent mental health restraint became law. In June 2019 he launched Labour’s civil society strategy outlining radical plans to empower citizens and communities.
Steve chairs the Cooperative Councils Innovation Network, co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group for London, was Leader of Lambeth Council 2006-12 where he led the council’s children’s services to become best-rated in the country and pioneered the public-health approach to tackling violent youth crime. He worked in publishing for 16 years and was an elected trade union branch secretary.