Steve Bridge, Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Vans, said: “Craftspeople are for life and not just for Christmas! We are passionate about keeping businesses moving and are encouraged by the findings of our research study, but more needs to be done to support the lesser known local crafts around the UK.
“At Mercedes-Benz Vans, we have a long history of innovation and brining new ideas to market, so therefore we have a natural affinity with other businesses that look to do the same. This means small businesses form a major part of our customer base and we are proud to support these companies, offering insight and resources including free, downloadable industry reports and Driver Safety Guides that we want to share to benefit everyone, not just our customers.
“We’re a partner, supporting our customers with anything from finance to managing driver behaviour. Our whole business is geared around support – our Dealers are open late and in many cases 24 hours to be there for customers when they need us, for example.
“We are passionate about keeping businesses moving and with this research, we hope that it highlights how important these companies are, especially at this time of year.”