The countdown to Small Business Saturday on 1 December continued yesterday with a reception at the House of Lords to host the Small Biz 100 – a list of small businesses selected by Small Business Saturday to shine a spotlight on the work they do.
The event, attended by members of the Seven Hills team including co-founder Nick Giles, began with a speech from The Rt Hon. the Lord Young of Graffham, former Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and government adviser for enterprise and small business. He hailed Small Business Saturday for its support of small businesses all over the UK and highlighted the positive impact they have through the country.
Attendees then heard from Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, The Rt. Hon. [check] Greg Clark MP. He pledged his commitment to Small Business Saturday having seen “the incredible work small businesses do every single day” to support the economy and local communities.
The final speaker was Michelle Ovens MBE, director of Small Business Saturday, who praised the work of the SmallBiz100:
“The Small Biz 100 represent the very best in British business at the heart of our economy. Day in day out small businesses prove themselves to be innovative, community-minded and capable of thriving in what are undoubtedly challenging times. They are hugely deserving of recognition and we are thrilled to have the honour of hosting this special celebration at The House of Lords.”
You can find out more about the work Small Business Saturday does to support small businesses here.
Find your local business on Small Business Saturday with the Small Business Finder.