Small Biz 100


Small Biz 100 is now live!

Please keep an eye on the calendar and social media to find out about each business.

This year Small Business Saturday is once again highlighting 100 small businesses, one a day for the 100 days leading up to Small Business Saturday 2018.

For the last five years, the 100 have not only received exposure on Small Business Saturday's social media channels and in the local and national press, but also joined the Small Business Saturday team in London at receptions in both Downing Street and The Treasury Drum with the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Sep 21 - Automation Ninjas

Automation Ninjas is an automated marketing company that uses behaviourally intelligent marketing to build long term relationships between businesses and consumers. They focus on buyer psychology and build systems, processes and content that will build trust with your customers, which will get them buying from you again and again.

Small Biz 100 Calendar

Aug 24
Sauce and Brown

The first of our #SmallBiz100 for 2018 is Sauce & Brown, an incredible small business based in the former mining town of Annesley Woodhouse in North Nottinghamshire. The owners of Sauce and Brown wanted to create a unique approach to menswear, with - aptly enough - all products limited to just 100 pieces, combining style, exclusivity, and affordability.

Aug 25

Yummikeys design and manufacture beautiful, stylish stainless steel baby toys, which stimulate sensory play and cool hot gums, and which make a wonderful keepsake, to be treasured for a lifetime.

Aug 26
Katie Abey Design

Based in Alfreton in Derbyshire, Katie Abey Design sells a fabulous range of cards and giftware from mugs to pins to totes, featuring Katie’s colourful, quirky artwork, motivation and puns. Wherever possible, the products are produced in the UK, with many made in-house by the studio’s own staff. Don’t forget to follow Katie on Facebook and Instagram for her “daily doodles”!

Aug 27
The Nautical Company (UK) Ltd

The Nautical Company is a Basingstoke-based online boutique for nautical lifestyle clothing and décor which sells classic wardrobe staples you can rely on. Established in 2010, the business has developed an excellent reputation for customer service, achieved several press successes (Vogue, Coast, The Times, etc) and won three awards including Hampshire New Business of the Year Inspire Business Award.

Aug 28
Musical Moments

Established in 2011, Musical Moments is a social enterprise which delivers interactive music-based activities for all ages across the community, using music as a way to help improve general well-being and happiness, working mostly with older people in care homes living with dementia.

Aug 29
UK Bid Writer

If you’re a UK-based SME who wants to find and win public and private sector contracts, look no further than Lyndsey Michaels - Bid Writer for UK SMEs, who offers expert advice and guidance, bid writing and tender-ready services.

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Aug 30

Described as AirBnB for cars, hiyacar is changing car ownership and usage forever through peer to peer car hire. Hiyacar’s community of 50,000 members allows car owners to generate income to offset the costs of car ownership by renting out their cars (which are on average unused 95% of the time) to a vetted community of drivers, saving time, money and hassle.

Aug 31

This impressive small business is called KUKShades. An online beachwear and holiday accessories store. All the summer essentials in one place from the best UK boutique designer brands. With free delivery on all orders over £20 what more could you want?


Sep 01
Artie Craftie

Artie Craftie is a quirky and unique art and craft supplies shop based in the Post Office of the World Heritage town of Blaenavon, South Wales, which also offers a craft room on the premises where they offer a variety of activities throughout the year.

Sep 02
Boatman Admin Services

Boatman Admin Services is a virtual assistant business which offers friendly, flexible and cost-effective admin support service to small businesses who might not want the commitment of in-house or permanent resource.

Sep 03
Monkey Park CIC

Monkey Park CIC is a volunteer led non-profit community enterprise that runs a hub for the local community containing meeting spaces, a community garden, a cycle workshop, a community cafe & a shared office workspace to help local people start their own business. We've also created three paid part time jobs for local unemployed residents.

Sep 04
Mum Bub Hub

Mum Bub Hub is a social enterprise offering products made for mums by mums, which are designed to ease discomfort and encourage healing after childbirth, while changing the narrative on how women think about pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. The profits from each product contribute to providing recovery care kits, antenatal workshops and support groups to vulnerable women and parents, to offer physical, practical and emotional care and support for mums before and after birth.

Sep 05
Alexander Byron

Alexander Byron is a family run independent baby shop in Grimsby town centre offering a friendly service in a comfortable and relaxed environment, and providing everything from tiny baby clothes to special occasion wear, traditional clothing, Spanish wear, shoes and all sorts of accessories.

Sep 06
Button & Bear Children's Bookshop

Introducing a unique storybook experience from Button and Bear Children's Bookshop. Based in Shrewsbury they have created a children’s book store with a difference. You can shop for books, grab a coffee and a slice of cake and join in with story time activities and events in their Hidden Woodland Storytime room. Just the perfect place to have fun and learn with your little ones.

Sep 07
Grandad's Front Room

We are privileged to feature yet another fantastic community enterprise as today’s #SmallBiz100! Grandad’s Front Room is run entirely by volunteers – Grandadders – and combines a safe space with a not for profit shop selling vintage, upcycled and recycled items. They also furnish, for free, the residences of those escaping domestic abuse, those re-entering society that are recovering from addiction or those that are just struggling due to austerity and the present economic climate. Grandadders, we salute you!


Sep 08
The Little Black & White Book Project

The Little Black & White Book Project brings to life animals from around the world as black and white illustrations for babies and toddlers, through books, flash cards and prints. Research has shown that black and white, which is high contrast, registers the strongest on a baby’s retina, in turn stimulating the brain. These books are something all little people should have to welcome them into our amazing world.


Sep 09
Artwork By Emily Tull

Emily Tull is one the most talented artist we’ve come across. She creates portraits and wildlife art works by hand stitching onto vintage/recycled materials. Such a contemporary versatile style of embroidery that she has recreated her artwork imagery onto cards, limited edition prints, tote bags and cushion covers – perfect for that special gift.

Sep 10
All for Dance

All For Dance is a dance wear store with a difference. They are there to make their customers feel special. In this modern world of online shopping with a few clicks of the mouse you’ve can purchase new shoes, it’s so easy. However, with dance shoes All For Dance know it isn’t as simple as that. The right fit is important and is very individual for each dancer – making sure they look after their feet with the right fit can make or break a dance routine or exam. With over 20 years of experience this dance store in Hampshire is breaking the mould.

Sep 11
More Organised Ltd

Mel Carruthers is the founder of More Organised based in the south of Scotland. Mel and her team are here to de-clutter and organise your house, your photos, your documents, your finances and even your life. Just the perfect assistant. Mel will do the tasks that overwhelm you, so you’ll feel in control and happy knowing that those tasks that you’re always putting off are finally completed. Tick.

Sep 12

Enlighten is a technology business with a purpose. They use Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality to help institutions and organisations with e-learning solutions. Not only that, but their mental health campaign is saving lives and they’re influencing multi-national companies by using immersive technologies to solve problems and streamline processes.


Sep 13
Dog and Hat Ltd

Dog and Hat is subscription-based coffee business with an edge. They ship from small & independent roasters across the UK to their subscribers, delivering the best coffee from local brands directly to your front door. If you are a coffee fanatic then you’ll know that a good cup in the morning can make or break your day. This service can be paused, skipped or cancelled at anytime but subscribers can sign up to 2,3 or 4 x 250g bags of coffee. If you’re tired of big brands, now is the time to try a Dog and Hat brand of coffee.

Sep 14

Beeze’s is no ordinary giftshop. It’s the perfect place to find a unique gift for someone special. Now entering its second year, Beese’s is working to support other small businesses by selling their hand made products and gifts. They aim to offer a carefully selected range of products that are eco friendly with no nasties while still offering excellent quality.


Sep 15
Floating Point Float Centre

The Floating Point Float Centre is dedicated to treating chronic pain, stress and anxiety through floatation therapy. Michael & Tina are transforming people’s lives with the practice of lying back effortlessly in one of their world leading i-sopod floatation tanks and drifting into a blissful, deep, meditative state aiming to rejuvenate and revive your mind and body.

Sep 16
Thornton Community News & Business Directory

The Thornton Directory is a business that is truly supporting their local community. Nearly 6000 copies are produced and delivered free to homes and businesses in the Thornton and surrounding areas. The directory provides local news and community group updates as well as ‘what’s on’ event information.

Sep 17
Kemps General Store Ltd

Kemps is an emporium of beautiful and unusual gifts, based in Malton, North Yorkshire. Many of the suppliers are small businesses who do not have a high street profile. This independent gift shop is the ideal place to purchase a unique and special present for every occasion.

Sep 18
La Belle Cake Company

La Belle Cake Company specialises in creating bespoke wedding & celebration cakes that ooze luxury & style. Michelle, proud owner and founder is taking her knowledge and expertise to the next level with her sugar craft and cake academy where cake makers can learn business skills alongside cake skills.

Sep 19
InSync Technology Ltd

InSync Technology Ltd supplies products used by major broadcasters, such as the BBC, for conversion of TV content from international sources into pictures which can be watched on domestic TV sets.
Although viewers expect to watch international programmes, such as US TV series and international sports events, most do not realise that production standards are different around the world. A programme produced for US TV cannot be directly shown on a UK TV set as there are major differences in the formats between the US and UK.
InSync's "standards converters" are used by broadcasters around the world to seamlessly convert the content between these different formats. The process is highly complex and InSync is one of just a tiny handful of companies worldwide producing these products.

Sep 20
Bean & Boy

Bean & Boy is an award-winning all-natural soap making business. The soaps are made by hand and use responsibly sourced vegan ingredients, pure essential oils and traditional methods. No SLS, no parabens and great for anyone suffering from sensitive skin or allergies.

Sep 21
Automation Ninjas

Automation Ninjas is an automated marketing company that uses behaviourally intelligent marketing to build long term relationships between businesses and consumers. They focus on buyer psychology and build systems, processes and content that will build trust with your customers, which will get them buying from you again and again.

Sep 22
Sodo Pizza

Michael, the proud owner and founder of Sodo Pizza, makes sourdough pizzas from the base up. He then takes produce grown locally in Buckinghamshire to make tasty, fresh pizzas. Using seasonal, local produce and suppliers means that the pizzas are always changing depending on the availability of ingredients.

He includes heritage grains in his flour, fior di latte mozzarella made fresh from local milk, meat reared in Yorkshire and veggies from growing communities and local gardens in Buckinghamshire.

Sep 23
Hay Hampers

Elisabeth and the team at Hay Hampers Ltd, a family-run business, produce wonderfully exquisite, affordable fresh food hampers. From delicious foodstuffs, to independent wines, these artisan hampers are fast becoming a market leader.
Hay Hampers offer an extensive collection of gourmet, fresh food hampers celebrating artisan and independent food and wine production from all over the world. Traditional and innovative tastes intermingle to offer great gifts for every occasion, budget and recipient all year around.

Sep 24
Single Variety Co

Nicola, owner and founder of Single Variety Co, specialises in making great tasting single variety preserves. They work directly with farmers to identify the ideal variety for each of their products to deliver the very best flavour possible. All their products are made in small batches, with more fruit and less sugar than traditional jams.

Sep 25
Fair Trade Scotland Ltd.

Fair Trade Scotland is Scotland's only Guaranteed Fair Trade member of the World Fair Trade Organisation.

Set up as a Company Limited by Guarantee, without shareholders and without charitable status, we aim to grow a Social Business that puts the triple bottom line of People, Planet and Profit, within the private sector - Trade not Aid.

Fair Trade Scotland are currently working with partners in Malawi and Cambodia to bring valued added coffee - roasted and packaged in Malawi - to the market. They are also working with artisan weavers/sewers in Cambodia to create a range of WFTO Fair Trade Tartan accessories to compliment the Scottish woven kilts that are made in Scotland.

Sep 26
Fitness Freedom Ltd

Rafael, founder of Fitness Freedom, first came up with the idea of a "portable" gym whilst backpacking around Australia and Asia. He wanted to keep fit whilst travelling but found it hard to stay motivated doing just push-ups and running. And so the inspiration for Fitness Freedom was born.
Designed in London and inspired by a passion for fitness and travel, the ultimate portable gym was developed. A compact and high-quality pack which has everything you need to get a full body workout anytime, anywhere!

Sep 27

ROLI music technology is changing the way music is made. These electronic music keyboards enable music makers to use touch to create any sound. This breakthrough technology is one of the fastest growing startups in recent years.

Sep 28
AMD Promotions

‘If you can dream it, we can print it’ – is the motto of AMD Promotions. A fabulous small business in Shropshire which prints everything from product labels and stickers to vinyl promotional banners and branded workwear.

Sep 29
Tea Traders (Wales) Ltd

Tea Traders is a specialist tea room and shop in the charming town of Carmarthen, West Wales. They offer a range of over 100 specialist and fine loose teas from around the world. They work closely with specialist importers and source fine quality teas from some of the world’s best tea estates, small firm holder farms and artisan growers. We cannot wait to take a visit to Wales and taste the fine teas and fantastic cakes.

Sep 30
Heart Of Wax: Vintage & Vinyl

Heart Of Wax: Vintage and Vinyl sell both records and vintage clothing to appeal to music lovers of all ages. Having recently opened their first shop in Spark:York, a boxpark situated in York city centre, they trade from a 20 foot shipping container.
All the vintage clothing and vinyl is handpicked from carboot sales, charity shops, private collections and bought from customers. Vintage clothing is reworked to create unique pieces, alongside repairing garments destined for landfill.

Oct 01
Never A Wasted Journey

Daniel Salmon is MD of 'Never A Wasted Journey,' a niche travel consultancy specialising in luxury tailor-made holidays worldwide.

Having personally had over ten years experience in the travel industry he is able to offer exclusive special offers through contacts worldwide and also add incredible added value at no extra cost, such as a romantic beach dinner or a couples spa treatment for example. Through his little black book of contacts Daniel is also able to offer wow factor experiences, which have previously included a private samurai sword lesson with the lead choreographer from the Kill Bill Movies in Japan and a private submarine charter in the Maldives.


Oct 02
INFUSE Artisan Tea

Trailblazers INFUSE Artisan Tea launched the first Tea Bar in Northern Ireland last August and it has gone from strength to strength. With over 40 teas on offer, each one is brewed to exacting standards. Recent additions to the menu have been the launch of tea mocktails and more recently tea infused ice creams and sorbets.
In April 2018 INFUSE Wellness was launched, in a designated space above the Tea Bar. As trained practitioners it offers a range of complementary therapies from herbal medicine, deep tissue massage and cupping therapy.

Oct 03
Natural Weigh Ltd

Natural Weigh is a zero waste shop based in Crickhowell, Powys. They sell high quality, natural dried foods free from plastic packaging as well as a number of oils, vinegars and cleaning products. The aim is to provide customers with a zero waste shopping experience, where they can bring their own reusable containers to fill up. They also sell a range of zero waste lifestyle products to help people reduce the amount of waste they produce. These include metal straws, bamboo toothbrushes, shampoo bars and much more.

Oct 04
Fur Babies

Fur Babies specialises in handmade pet products and freshly baked dog treats. All the products are handmade in the UK. Custom made to measure and personalised collars & leashes, toys, accessories and freshly baked dog treats & biscuits for the four-legged family member. Orders can be placed online or visit them at one of the popular market events in the Bristol, Bath and surrounding areas.

Oct 05
Wilkinson Construction Consultants

Wilkinson Construction Consultants are multi award winning Approved Inspectors providing Building Control services across London & South East England as an alternative to Local Authority Building Control. Thery also offer associated services such as Fire Risk Assessments and CPD training

Oct 06
Morgan Innovation and Technology Ltd

Morgan Innovation and Technology is a family-run innovation company based at a modern factory facility in Petersfield. They are passionate about innovations that will have a positive impact on society, and design, develop and manufacture new products in the medical, defence and commercial industries.

They have a unique approach to funding where 20% of our turnover is reinvested into the R&D department to support individuals, companies and organisations in bringing their ideas or products to market.

Oct 07
Simply Devine Hat Shop

Simply Devine are a specialist hat, hatinator and fascinator shop supplying fabulous headwear for special occasions such as weddings, christenings, Bar and Bat Mizvahs and race days.
They offer so many different colour shades, shapes and sizes that in such a specialist business, one size definitely does not fit all! Ensuring you have exactly the right hat to go with your outfit is all part of the service.

Oct 08
Rock Follies Vintage

Lynda is passionate about vintage. Her shop in Worcester sells original vintage clothing, jewellery and accessories including hats and handbags and even some homeware.
However there is much more to the business than the previous sentence may suggest, as they also offer a complete styling service, putting outfits together for customers and guiding them to the right tie to go with their original 1940s suit or the right shape and style of hat and accessories go with a 1950s dress.

Oct 09
Masala Masters

Based in Brigsley, Grimsby, Masala Masters is aimed at introducing guests to fantastic Indian cuisine and traditional cooking methods in the comfort of their own kitchen, making it a truly unique cooking experience.
They cater for groups of 2 - 75 guests, customising their services and dishes to their needs. A typical cooking experience is designed for parties of 2 - 12. They arrive at the venue with all the ingredients (pots, pans, and hob if needed!) and provide a fully comprehensive Indian cooking demonstration, followed by a three-course meal.

Oct 10

JimJams provides a full range of healthier spreads including the Great Taste Award Winning No Added Sugar Chocolate Spreads. The Chocolate Spreads are 83% less sugar than any other chocolate spread on the market. They use a naturally sourced sweetener which means they are kinder to your teeth, diabetic friendly and nearly half the calories. Products are sold in Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Booths, Ocado, Wholefoods and Holland & Barrett.

Oct 11

Launched in May 2017, Marketti is an app and online platform that focuses on the 40,000 market, street food & festival traders in the UK & Ireland and how we can reinvent the way communities & visitors discover, shop & experience markets.

They offer the industry all the tools they need to compete with big business including free listings for markets & traders, mobile payments, e-commerce, click & collect, loyalty & rewards, information on logistics, business services & additional savings on fuel, insurance, vehicle hire & public WiFi through unique partnerships.

Oct 12
Wonder Adventures

Wonder Adventures are in the business of bringing imaginative and immersive parties and events to children. Using their own original material, children are transported on fun, action-packed, make believe adventures and inspire them through creative play, characters, interactive games and challenges! The uniqueness of Wonder Adventures is that they create their own themes, characters and performances, telling a story and bringing the children into the story.

Oct 13
Ridgefield Consulting

Ridgefield Consulting is an Independent Firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors specialising in start-ups. Co-founders father and son Simon and Brian Thomas have over 50 years shared experience between them. Based in Oxford, Ridgefield Consulting are more than just an accountancy firm, they are also a key networking point for the local community, entrepreneurs and start-ups.

Oct 14
Brocante of Devon Limited - The Gift Experts

Brocante of Devon The Gift Experts is a family-owned and run, up-market, independent Gift Shop located in the heart of Tavistock, a World Heritage Site market town in South Devon. Known for their wide range of products which are carefully sourced to suit every occasion and budget, in-depth product knowledge, and especially for superb customer service.

Oct 15
Business Success South West

Business Success SW is a Business Coaching firm based in Plymouth, Devon that offers 1:1 Business Coaching, training and Marketing Coaching across the South West. They are a listed school supplier for EDFirst, and work alongside the Government providing Digital Marketing apprenticeships.
Using proven strategies, tailored programmes and combined expertise they can guarantee positive results and re-motivation to business owners that they work with. Their mission is to use business re-education - they don't do all of the work... they teach and guide, coaching business owners to success in the most efficient, effective and fun way!