Local businesses selected for Small Biz 100

September 29 2020

Redland and Clifton businesses, Chandos Atelier, Wild Oats and SoleLutions will be given a spell in the limelight as part of this year’s Small Biz 100, a national campaign highlighting some of the UK’s most inspiring small businesses.
Small Business Saturday UK is a campaign which celebrates small business success and encourages consumers to 'shop local' and to support businesses in their communities. Marking 100 days building up to Small Business Saturday on 5 December 2020, the Small Biz 100 provides a major profile boost to small businesses across the UK.
Showcasing a daily celebration of the Small Biz 100 through social media, the campaign aims to support and celebrate a vibrant range of small, community driven businesses across the UK.
Organic wholefood specialists Wild Oats on Lower Redland Road are featured on the Small Biz 100 on October 8. Family run shoe specialists SoleLutions are highlighted on October 4.
Chandos Atelier, started in 2017 by Bristolian Emma Wreyford, offers artistic freedom and develops resilience through creativity in after-school clubs, bespoke parties and family crafternoon packs. They will be placed in the spotlight on Saturday 7 November, with the culmination of an exciting community art project (for details on how to get involved follow Chandos Atelier social media).
Emma Wreyford from Chandos Atelier said: “What an honour to be in such great company, and in such a difficult year. The backbone of our business is in schools, and we won’t be going back for a while, so we’ve been creating art in our neighbourhood with local children, sending out Art Club Takeaways, and making How-To videos to keep the creativity flowing.
“It means so much to’ve be selected from so many applicants, small local businesses have worked so hard during lockdown, there couldn’t be a better time to champion them - we’re thrilled to be included.”
Michelle Ovens MBE, Director of Small Business Saturday UK, said: “Congratulations to Chandos Atelier for joining the Small Biz 100! This campaign highlights the amazing, positive impact small firms have on communities across the UK. Given the phenomenally tough time small businesses have had, and the special role they played supporting communities in lockdown, it’s vital we continue to support them as this crisis continues. This year’s Small Business Saturday is going to be the most important one yet, and we’re determined it will also be the best.”
Now in its eighth year in the UK, Small Business Saturday has grown significantly each year, with a record turnout of 17.6 million people choosing to shop small on the day last year, generating an estimated £800m.
To find out more about Small Business Saturday see: https://smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com