Six small jewellery firms have been named among the 100 small businesses in the UK to be celebrated by Small Business Saturday.
The businesses will be among those featured one per day for the 100 days leading up to the dedicated Small Business Saturday on 3 December.
The jewellery companies named in the list include; Hungarian jewellery designer Nora Geszvein and her shop Red Panda Jewellery; Anne Morgan Jewellery in Penarth, South Wales; Frilly Industries in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter; Michael Hall Designer Jeweller in Derby; Farah Qureshi in London; and Zamsoe, a small Padstow-based jewellery design business.
Now in its fourth year, the campaign last year saw £623m spent with small businesses across the UK on Small Business Saturday – an increase of £119m or 24% on the previous year.
The campaign trended at number one in the UK on Twitter on the day with more than 100,000 campaign-related tweets, as well as over 75% of local councils supporting the campaign.
Michelle Ovens, campaign director, said: “The British public has a great affection for small businesses and we continue to see that grow year on year. Small Business Saturday is an exceptional example of collaboration and co-operation with small businesses teaming up in communities around the UK.
“Although the campaign focuses on one day, the goal is to have a lasting impact on small businesses by changing mindsets, so that people make it their mission to support small businesses all year round.”
The grassroots, not-for-profit campaign, was originally founded by American Express in the US in 2010 and it remains the principal supporter of the campaign in the UK.