Harlow’s Sew Last Summer makes it into top 100 small business chart
Business / Tue 3rd Oct 2023 at 08:22am
SEW Last Summer in Harlow, has been selected as one of the nation’s 100 most impressive small businesses by the Small Business Saturday UK campaign, as it kicks off its second decade in the UK.
Sew Last Summer, a slow fashion, joyful accessories and lifestyle brand was founded by Tiffany Blatchford in 2020. Following a nationwide search it has been chosen as part of this year’s SmallBiz100 line-up, which showcases a line-up of 100 of the most inspiring independent businesses from across the nation.
Small Business Saturday will return on 2 December 2023, with a mission to support and celebrate the UK’s 5.5 million small businesses. With small firms facing huge challenges due to the cost-of-living crisis, the campaign is more vital than ever as it moves in to its second decade in the UK.
“I’m really excited to have been chosen to be part of the SmallBiz100 in 2023. As a Disabled business owner, during a pandemic and cost of living crisis, it’s been a huge challenge, but being recognised as one of the most impressive small businesses in the UK right now is a really big experience for me. It’s very empowering.”
You can find Sew Last Summer online at sewlastsummer.com, monthly at the Harlow Maker’s Market and stocked in Love Local in Copford, Essex.
Sew Last Summer will be profiled by the campaign on 4th November as part of the 100-day countdown to Small Business Saturday UK.
“It’s fantastic to celebrate Sew Last a summer as part of this year’s campaign” said Michelle Ovens CBE, Director of Small Business Saturday UK.
“The impressive small businesses featured in this year’s SmallBiz100 sum up the phenomenal contribution that small firms make to our economy and local communities.”
Small Business Saturday is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which celebrates small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and to support businesses in their communities.
The campaign was originally founded by American Express in the U.S. in 2010, and the brand remains the principal supporter of the campaign in the UK.
On Small Business Saturday customers across the UK go out and support all types of small businesses, from independent boutiques and eateries to small service and b2b based businesses like wholesalers and digital marketers. Many small businesses take an active role in promoting the day by hosting events and offering promotions.
Over the time the campaign has run in the UK it has engaged millions of people each year and seen over billions of pounds spent with small businesses across the UK on Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday attracts huge attention on the day itself, with an impact that lasts all year. Last year the campaign trended at number one in the UK on social media platform X (formally Twitter), with the Prime Minister and the Mayor of London among those publicly supporting the campaign. Over 90% of local councils also supported the campaign.
To get involved in Small Business Saturday UK visit https://smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com