Business owner wants us to ‘think small’

Cathy Wright PNL-150529-122705001
Cathy Wright PNL-150529-122705001

A small business owner from Leighton Buzzard has been named a Small Business Champion.

Cathy Wright, who owns Agile Admin, is one of 20 entrepreneurs around the UK to become a Small Business Saturday champion for 2015.

The champions’ role is to promote this year’s Small Business Saturday event, which takes place on Saturday December 5, in their local area.

The UK’s small businesses between them provide 60 per cent of private sector jobs and nearly 50 per cent of private sector turnover.

Now entering its third year, Small Business Saturday is the UK’s most successful small business campaign, which last year saw 16.5 million people turn out to support a small business on the day.

Cathy, who started her company in 2012 after identifying a need in the market for a more flexible approach to administration and marketing services, said: “Small Business Saturday plays a valuable role in focusing the minds of consumers and fellow business owners on what small businesses can offer in terms of range of products and services and levels of customer service.

“Most people in this country either own a small business, work for a small business or know somebody who does, so we are delighted to have been asked to champion Small Business Saturday 2015 in Bedfordshire and to do what we can to get people thinking small.”