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Two businesses in Leighton Buzzard are to be celebrated by Small Business Saturday, the UK’s dedicated day for small businesses on Saturday, December 6.

Agile Administration, a home-based company run by Cathy Wright, helps other small business by giving them a helping hand to lighten their load.

Cathy Wright, owner of Agile Administration

Cathy Wright, owner of Agile Administration

She has been up and running for two years, her services include marketing and PR (such as for Leighton author Tony Drury), social media training, project management, bookkeeping and administration services.

For Small Business Saturday, Ms Wright will be trying to get involved with the local community by using social media and she plans to invite local dignitaries to her home office to see where a virtual administrator works.

SewGood, on TK Furniture’s first floor and run by Anne Greaves, is the second business in Leighton from the 100 selected across the country.

Ms Greaves will be profiling her business on Tuesday, November 25. She will be having an open day to celebrate five years since she became an independent curtain maker.

Anne Greaves

Anne Greaves

She said: “It is really exciting to be nominated and a real honour to be chosen as a small business in Leighton Buzzard.

“I feel the time is right to raise my profile. It will be my five year anniversary that weekend so it will be extra special for me.”

National campaign director, Michelle Ovens, said: “The first Small Business Saturday last year was an exceptional example of collaboration and co-operation with small businesses teaming up in communities around the UK,”

Prime Minister, David Cameron, said: “I have the utmost admiration for the millions of people who run a small business in this country.

“They are making an enormous contribution to our economic recovery and their hard work and commitment embodies all that is great about the UK.

“Small Business Saturday is a vital reminder that we need to celebrate small businesses not just on one day, but all year round.”

For more details see www.agileadmin.com and www.sewgooduk.com