#Invitation To Number 11 Downing Street Concludes A-Star Sports` Year Of Achievement

A-Star Sports, the award-winning multi-sports coaching franchise business, has been invited to Number 11 Downing Street this Friday (December 6) to contribute to a national event which celebrates the UK`s small business expertise.

The invitation, which puts the icing on a year of unprecedented success and recognition for A-Star Sports, coincides with the conclusion of the Small Business Saturday Bus Tour and the success of great local enterprises up and down the country.

Gary Bassett, co-founder and Managing Director of the rapidly accelerating company, will fly the flag for A-Star Sports at the invitation of Matthew Hancock MP, Minister for Skills and Enterprise – and with the kind permission of the Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer – ahead of the launch the following day of the very first Small Business Saturday, which will be held on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

He said: This is a great honour and terrific recognition for small businesses working hard across the UK. To be involved at this level is beyond our wildest dreams. It has been a successful year but we never thought we would be walking through that famous door.

Gary will be representing A-Star Sports in the halls of power as one of the Small Business Saturday 100 - successful businesses which were highlighted in the 100 days leading up to Small Business Saturday.

A-Star Sports was in the spotlight in October with its innovative proposals for small businesses to take full advantage of social media and its pledge to share 100 tips on Building your business presence on the big day.

These 100 tips take the form of an eBook. The tips cover topics such as branding, website, social media, blogging and eBooks, PR, promotions and advertising, events, awards, working together and keeping on top.

A-Star Sports co-founder and Director Sharon Bassett said: The tips come from the experience of establishing a new brand and building it into a multi award-winning business and member of Lord Young’s Accelerate 250.

The company has won a string of awards since it was established and we are so pleased for all our team and all our franchisees that our efforts are being recognised this way.