Banbury will join other market towns across Oxfordshire to celebrate Small Business Saturday at the weekend.
The nationwide event highlights the success of small businesses and encourages residents to ‘shop local’ and support their community.
Banbury town mayor Tony Mepham will be in the town centre from 2pm-4pm where he will be visiting independent businesses in the Old Town including Parsons Street, White Lion Walk and Church Lane.
Those taking part in Small Business Saturday include the Artery Art Shop in Parsons Street, Sweet Celebrations on Church Lane, and Mayday Employment in White Lion Walk.
Elsewhere in Banburyshire include Base Performance Simulators in Warkworth, Doodledash Vintage Home near Wardington, Kate Fairbain Art in Middle Barton and Jaffe & Neale Bookshop and Cafe in Chipping Norton.
Last year 16.5 million people shopped in a small independent business on the day, representing a 20 per cent increase in footfall on 2013 or 2.7 million more shoppers.
Sixty four per cent of UK consumers were aware of the day, a 33 per cent increase on 2013.
Over 3.5 million Facebook views and #SmallBizSatUK trending at number one all day on December 6 2014.
For more information on Saturday’s campaign visit www.smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com