Marking Small Business Saturday In Wimbledon

Merton's leader will be working in local small businesses

Merton Council's Leader, Councillor Stephen Alambritis, will be selling fresh bread and fine wines in Wimbledon to mark this Small Business Saturday (December 5).

For the third year in a row, the council has marked this day to highlight the importance of local businesses to the borough and the diversity of the businesses that have chosen to set up in Merton, including Wimbledon.

Councillor Stephen Alambritis said: “Merton is home to 9,000 small businesses employing 38,000 people, which are the economic backbone of the local community. I am proud of our track record as a borough which supports and attracts businesses.

“It is essential that we support our local businesses as there are numerous benefits that they provide for the borough such as enhancing the local economy as well as quality service and value. It’s great to see young businesses set up here and flourish, bringing jobs and opportunity to Merton. I love hearing what business people in the borough have to say and this year I will be visiting a few that are open early in the morning and late into the night.”

Follow the Leader on Twitter with #OpenAllHours as he visits some of Merton’s businesses this Small Business Saturday.

He will be serving the public at the following businesses this Small Business Saturday (5 December 2015):

5am – 6am Panetteria Italiana Bakery on Merton Park Parade, Merton Park run by Mr Salvatore Falcone for the last 40 years

6am – 7am Londis Morden in Crown Lane run by the Patel Family for the last 10 years

8am – 9am   Magrath Securities in Mitcham run by Mark Mills

7pm - 8pm Wimbledon Wine Cellars in Gladstone Road in Wimbledon run by Mr Andrew Pavli since 1986

9pm – 10pm Gino’s in Mitcham run by Roland Xhelo

10pm- 11pm Casuarina Tree Bar & Hotel in Mitcham run by Mr Vythilingam Nagulendran.

December 4, 2015