Devon businesses selected to be spotlighted as part of small business Saturday UK

Life Skills with Mrs T based in Sampford Peverell, Mid Devon will be given a spell in the limelight as part of this year’s Small Biz 100, a national campaign highlighting some of the UK’s most inspiring small businesses.

Marking 100 days building up to Small Business Saturday on 5 December 2020, the Small Biz 100 provides a major profile boost to small businesses across the UK, particularly at this challenging time.

Showcasing a daily celebration of the Small Biz 100 through social media, the campaign aims to support and celebrate a vibrant range of small, community driven businesses across the UK.

Life Skills with Mrs T, founded in April 2019 helps develop and enhance new and existing skills to equip you your everyday life. The business is run by Claire Thomas (a.k.a. Mrs T) whose heart is to help those who have lost their job through illness, redundancy, or other unexplained circumstances.

Life Skills with Mrs T will be placed in the spotlight on the 25th October 2020, with mini teaching sessions throughout the day on first aid, sewing and personal management.

Claire said: “I’m excited and privileged to be part of Small Biz 100, and get the opportunity to celebrate and campaign with small businesses in the UK. It’s been a challenging time for all and getting to uplift and celebrate others is amazing”

Among the other firms being recognised are a family run florist in Bristol, a beauty salon in Inverness, and a wine school in Chester.

Michelle Ovens MBE, Director of Small Business Saturday UK, said: “Congratulations to Life Skills with Mrs T for joining the Small Biz 100! This campaign highlights the amazing, positive impact small firms have on communities across the UK. Given the phenomenally tough time small businesses have had, and the special role they played supporting communities in lockdown, it’s vital we continue to support them as this crisis continues. This year’s Small Business Saturday is going to be the most important one yet, and were determined it will also be the best.”

Now in its eighth year in the UK, Small Business Saturday has grown significantly each year, with a record turnout of 17.6 million people choosing to shop small on the day last year, generating an estimated £800m.

The Exeter Daily