STUDLEY businesses welcomed the Small Business Saturday Bus when it made a special stop in the village.

Local business group, Studley in Business, invited the bright blue bus to visit the village on Wednesday, November 8, as part of the annual Small Business Saturday tour.

The bus played host to numerous activities, workshops and have small businesses exhibiting, and streamed live interviews with businesses on the bus' Facebook page.

Chairman of Studley in Business, Shohaib Shafiq said: “We were honoured to welcome the Small Business Saturday Bus to Studley.

"The team from Small Business Saturday started their day in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham before travelling to Studley.

"Although it was a cold afternoon, the bus’s arrival warmed everyone up.

"A number of our members were interviewed on the Small Business Saturday Blue Sofa, and were broadcast live on social media to a cumulative audience of almost 5000 viewers, so this was a great way to get exposure.”

Mr Shafiq’s own business, Integrity Accountancy is also one of the 100 businesses to be nominated as a Small Business Saturday ‘Business of the Day’ for the 2017 tour.