Small Business Saturday UK

Small Business Saturday UK

Me Time Therapies has been selected as one of the nation’s 100 most impressive small firms by the Small Business Saturday UK campaign, as it kicks off its second decade in the UK.

Speaking at an event in London, where the SmallBiz100 line-up was celebrated,   Geraldine summed up her reaction: “As a solo entrepreneur, it feels wonderful to be recognised as one of the 100 inspirational small businesses in the UK. The SmallBiz100 is an amazing campaign for Me-Time Therapies as it allows me to network with other small businesses across the UK and gives exposure to my own business.  I am proud to be based in East Lothian and this gives me a wonderful opportunity to spread the word and reach out to a much wider audience across the country.”

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 into its second decade in the UK.

“It’s fantastic to celebrate Me-Time Ethical Skincare 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.