Each year the campaign to find the Small Biz 100 launches in recognition of the best small business entrepreneurs in the country as part of the Small Business Saturday campaign; this year’s list has been revealed and a Derby based mobility chair specialist is in the running.
Stuart Mobility was entered by owner Justina Nurse. The independent family business supplies rise and recline Chairs, healthcare chairs and specialist seating nationwide to homes, nursing and care homes, the NHS and hospices.
Nurse says: “Life for retailers is particularly challenging at the moment, so we wanted to be part of the campaign to shine a positive light on retail once again and help promote independents to show that people don’t have to go to the big chains and franchises.”
In the 100 days running up to Small Business Saturday, the campaign will spotlight each of the Small Biz 100 as part of its mission to celebrate and support small businesses. Each company has been allocated a day where celebrations will focus on them and they will be profiled in the media and on Small Business Saturday’s social media pages. They will also attend events at Downing Street, the House of Lords and the Treasury with the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Small Business Saturday takes place on Saturday 7 December, with an event planned at Derby Enterprise Centre. The Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Mayor of London were among those publicly supporting the campaign in 2018, alongside more than 90 per cent of local councils and the 2019 campaign is set to be even bigger.