Seven Hills were delighted to join Small Business Saturday director Michelle Ovens and her team for the third annual Blue Tie, held in honour of the Small Biz 100 at Soho’s Phoenix Arts Club.
It was an evening of celebration – featuring some classic West End tunes – with the 100 small businesses recognised in the official countdown to Small Business Saturday.
But the most poignant moment of the night came on the presentation of the Francesca Kemp award – named in honour of a Small Biz 100 alum who sadly passed away in 2015 – with Craig Beaumont of the Federation of Small Businesses given the accolade for his services to Small Business Saturday and the sector in general.
Michelle presented Craig with the award, saying: “Craig has played a key role in engaging the small business sector in the Small Business Saturday UK campaign for a number of years. He is a strong advocate for small business with government and in the press and is a leading voice in campaigning for diversity and support for mental health in small businesses.”
The Small Biz 100 countdown is already well underway and continues until 1 December, this year’s Small Business Saturday. They are drawn from every corner of the UK and reflect the vibrancy of the UK’s 5.5 million small businesses.
Find out more about the campaign here.