Inspiring SMEs around Scotland to be showcased in Small Business Saturday

Inspiring small businesses in Scotland are to be showcased in a national campaign. From The Redshank seafood food truck in Inverness, to Glitz & Glamour, a stylish beauty shop in Aberdeenshire; some of Scotland’s best small businesses will be featured in the Small Biz 100, which marks the 100 days building up to Small Business Saturday on 5 December. 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.

Among the other firms being recognised are:

  • A wee pedal, running sustainable cycling tours in and around Edinburgh
  • House of Rothach, which sells handcrafted candles and fragrances in Ayrshire
  • I Sew 2, a haberdashery store run by Lianne Garven from Kirkintilloch
  • Optimul, an Aberdeenshire consultancy helping small businesses streamline activity
  • Tannorah Beauty Salon, offering professional beauty treatments in Inverness
  • Yellow Bird Digital, a digital marketing business run by two sisters from Glasgow

“This year’s Small Business Saturday is going to be the most important one yet, given the phenomenally tough time small businesses have had with the double whammy of Covid-19 and now a recession,” said Michelle Ovens, director of Small Business Saturday UK. “Throughout the crisis the UK has been reminded about what a special and important role small firms play in communities across the UK. “The launch of the fabulous Small Biz 100 highlights the amazing, positive impact these firms have.

“It’s vital we continue to support small businesses as this crisis continues and we’re determined to make the 2020 Small Business Saturday bigger and better than ever.” On Small Business Saturday, customers across the UK go out and support local traders both online and in stores, with many small businesses taking an active role in promoting the day by hosting events and offering discounts. A grassroots, not-for-profit campaign, Small Business Saturday was originally founded by American Express in the US in 2010 and they remain a principal supporter of the UK campaign.

“Each and every one of the businesses featured in the Small Biz 100 have a truly inspiring story to tell and this spotlight on them has never been more important or more needed,” said Dan Edelman, general manager UK, Global Merchant and Network Services, American Express.

“Our local communities are richer and more vibrant for the presence of these independents and we’re honoured to play our part supporting them through our Shop Small campaign and as principal supporter of Small Business Saturday.”

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