Inspiring small business owners from across the UK attended a special event ahead of Small Business Saturday last weekend
14th of December 2022: Paulomi Debnath founder/artist of Handmade by Tinni was one of hundreds of inspirational small businesses attending a special reception at the House of Lords on last Tuesday, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Small Business Saturday campaign
Hosted by Small Business Saturday, in partnership with the campaign’s founder and principal supporter American Express, the event honoured Handmade by Tinni as part of this year’s SmallBiz100.
The SmallBiz100 is a line-up of 100 inspiring small businesses from all over the country, that are highlighted as part of the Small Business Saturday UK campaign. Handmade by Tinni was featured in recognition of her impressive entrepreneurial journey, which has seen them growing their fun biodegradable jewellery designs for fashionistas who love expressing their personality with unusual, statement jewellery pieces.
The House of Lords event kicks off a week of celebrations ahead of Small Business Saturday, which returned last weekend on 3 December. The campaign celebrates small business success and encourages people to ‘shop local’ and support businesses in their communities.
Paulomi said, “It is a true celebration of Britain’s Small business community, and I am greatly thankful to the Small Business Saturday UK and Small Business Britain team, to select my creative brand as a small business champion. I am also looking forward to meeting the other fellow winners and share mutual support, friendship, and inspiration. This is an amazing platform full of opportunities to raise the profile of the small business owners like me, giving them a greater voice and access to policy makers to contribute to key issues impacting small business owners!! Being selected as one of Britain’s 100 most inspiring small firms, will add immeasurable value to my brand’s success and this will certainly inspire to achieve even bigger dreams.’’
Bringing together entrepreneurs from this year’s SmallBiz100 line-up and leaders from across the political spectrum, with the Shadow Secretary of State for Business and industrial Strategy, Jonathan Reynolds and Small Business Minister, Kevin Hollinrake both speaking at the event and meeting many small businesses.
‘It was wonderful to host this special event at the House of Lords and mark the achievements of Handmade by Tinni, as well as celebrating ten years of Small Business Saturday,” said Michelle Ovens CBE, Director of Small Business Saturday UK.