Welsh Small Business Named in Small Business Saturday UK’s ‘Small Biz 100’
An online business from Mid-Wales is one of five welsh company’s to be among the 100 small businesses in the UK to be celebrated by Small Business Saturday, the UK’s dedicated day for small businesses on December 5th.
Recipegiftbook.com, which offers an alternative wedding gift list service, will be among those featured one per day for the 100 days leading up to Small Business Saturday itself. Last year’s ‘Small Biz 100’ also attended a Christmas Fair staged specially in Downing Street and attended by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne.
Founder Corrie Jones says:
“Many couples these days have already set up home and don’t want the traditional ‘toasters and towels’ gift list, we help them create something unique to celebrate their wedding day, a recipe book made by all their guests. Couples can invite their friends and family to collaborate and create one special wedding gift, a recipe book to treasure forever and hand down to future generations. The guests add recipes, photos and a personal message online and the bride and groom get a free hardback recipe book following their wedding.”
Small Business Saturday is already the UK's most successful small business campaign. Last year 16.5 million adults went out to support a small business on Small Business Saturday with 64% of the UK aware of the campaign. The UK’s small businesses between them provide 60% of private sector jobs and nearly 50% of private sector turnover. Last year the campaign was featured by all major media, trended at number one on Twitter on the day and received around 3.5 million views on its Facebook page. This year Small Business Saturday carries the theme “5 million small businesses, 1 big day”.
The campaign exists as a nationwide promotional and marketing tool for small businesses, something for business owners to join up with and use for the benefit of their own small business. It is totally free to participate and all and any small businesses can get involved, from one-man-bands, through to a high growth office, and from tradesmen to social media gurus. In addition to the campaign itself, the team also delivers help and advice alongside opportunities to connect with other small businesses. In short, Small Business Saturday exists to support, inspire and promote small businesses.
“Although the campaign focuses on one day, the goal is to have a lasting impact on small businesses by changing mind-sets, so that people make it their mission to support small businesses all year round” explains National Campaign Director Michelle Ovens.
Corrie Jones, founder of recipegiftbook.com said “we are delighted to have been selected as one of this years ‘Small Biz 100’, it great to be involved in the Small Business Saturday initiative and we look are forward to supporting other small businesses on 5th December.
More information on Small Business Saturday can also be found on the Small Business Saturday Facebook page and Twitter feed (@SmallBizSatUk).