A nationwide search for the UK’s 100 most inspirational small businesses has begun as part of this year’s Small Business Saturday celebrations.
Organisers are calling on brilliant small businesses from around the country to apply to be included in this year’s SmallBiz100 line up. The initiative highlights the best of Britain’s small business community as part of the official countdown to Small Business Saturday on 2 December.
The grassroots non-commercial campaign, which takes place on the first weekend in December each year, celebrates small businesses and encourages consumers to shop local. Small Business Saturday was originally founded by American Express in 2010 in the US, which remains its principal supporter in the UK.
Since launching in the UK in 2013, over 1,000 small businesses have been featured in the SmallBiz100 list. Previous fashion indies taking part include DJV Boutique in Ipswich and Chloe James Lifestyle in St Albans. Folkestone children’s clothing store Moo Like a Monkey also featured in the list in 2020.
Director Michelle Ovens CBE comments: “Small Business Saturday highlights the UK’s incredible small businesses and celebrates the extraordinary contributions they make to the UK and our local communities. It continues to be a vital campaign, particularly given the ongoing challenges small firms have had.”
“We are delighted to be kicking off the next decade of the campaign, with this year’s search to find the most fabulous small businesses from across the UK. So, if you run an exciting small firm that brings something special to the world around you, we invite you to share your story with us! Whether you are online or on the high street, based in an office or at home, supporting consumers or other businesses in the supply chain, we encourage you to apply to be part of this year’s line-up.”
Small businesses are invited to submit a video application throughout this month for the chance to be featured in this year’s SmallBiz100. Find out more here.