24th June 2021
UK businesses have come together to say thank you ahead of National Thank You Day on 4th July.
Major businesses, including M&S, McDonalds, HSBC UK, Unilever, Asda, JCDecaux UK, O2 and PwC are among those who will also be marking the day. Support ranges from special promotions and gifts to customers, reward and recognition for employees, advertising space to the campaign, and support for thank you events in the community.
Mike Cherry of the Federation Small Businesses, said:
“Despite the terrible impacts of Covid-19 which have affected us all, the crisis has demonstrated the power of people coming together to overcome adversity and to contribute to the national effort. I know so many small businesses will be using this opportunity to say thank you to their staff and customers. I want to add my thanks to the small businesses themselves throughout the UK who have gone above and beyond to be there for their communities throughout this crisis. Their imagination, resilience, ingenuity and flexibility have been an inspiration to see. I would urge people throughout the UK to get involved in Thank You Day on 4th July and use this opportunity to say a massive thank you to all who have helped.”
Tony Danker, director-general of the CBI, added:
“The pandemic has hit most businesses one way or the other, some more than others. Many feel indebted to employees, customers, suppliers and communities – and it’s fantastic so many are getting behind the day to say thank you. I also hope the day will be an amazing opportunity for the public to thank all those businesses who themselves have provided invaluable support to their communities through the pandemic. From transforming factory lines in support of the NHS to working tirelessly in support of the mental health of their staff, businesses have really stepped up. Long may that continue as the UK builds back stronger, fairer and more connected.”
Sunday 4th July is Thank You Day, an idea which was started by 13 individuals from different corners of the UK. It is now supported by hundreds of organisations including the NHS and the Royal Voluntary Service, the Sun and The Mirror, the National Citizens Service and the Scouts, UK Music and UK Sport. Thousands of events are being planned across the country, including a ‘Power Hour’ with mass community tidy ups, Big Lunches, ‘Cheers for Volunteers’ moments, and a BB-Thank-Q – the nation’s biggest ever Cook Out led by Levi Roots – and schools across the country contributing to a giant national thank you card.