Today is Small Business Saturday - a day devoted to supporting and celebrating our small firms and the amazing contribution that they make to our economy and local communities.
Originally an American concept, Chuka led a grassroots campaign three years ago to bring it to the UK.
Since then the initiative has grown every year with Small Business Saturday 2014 helping to boost sales in our small firms by over £500m!
Chuka visited a number of small businesses in Streatham, including Picturehouse Interiors, Westbury Chemist, and Turnstyle Records.
Chuka said: “It’s important to recognise the massive impact that small businesses have on our economy, both nationally and locally here in Streatham. I’m pleased to support Small Business Saturday and I hope it will continue for many years to come.”