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Fowey business chosen for national Small Biz 100 campaign

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The Federation of Small Businesses has congratulated Any Old Lights, based in Fowey, Cornwall, which has been selected for this year’s Small Biz 100 list.

The business is one of 20 enterprising FSB members chosen to be part of the annual initiative that promotes the chosen firms in the 100 days running up to Small Business Saturday- this year held on 2 December. 

FSB is very proud of the businesses chosen to be involved with Small Business Saturday, which highlights the successes of the small business community.  

Any Old Lights began online, selling a small selection of reclaimed marine lighting. Owners Nick Griffiths and Sinead Hanks then opened a pop-up shop in their hometown of Fowey in Cornwall and began trading at vintage fairs around the country.

In 2014, they moved into their lovely permanent Fowey shop which is a building that dates back to the 13th century. They now source vintage lighting from home and abroad, through a network of trusted contacts and can source or even make just about anything to fullfil customer requirements.

Founder Nick Griffiths, who runs the company with his wife Sinead, said: “We’re hugely excited to be chosen to represent Small Business Saturday. We see this as a way of promoting the wonderful range of independent and family run companies in Fowey and across Cornwall.”

FSB Cornwall Development Manager, Ann Vandermeulen said: “Congratulations to all the small businesses included on this year’s Small Biz 100 list. We are especially proud to have one of our local members selected for the scheme.

"Small Business Saturday is a great opportunity to celebrate the successes of the 5.5 million small firms and self-employed in the UK and show consumers why they should be supported all year round.

"The campaign, now in its fifth year, has gone from strength to strength and once again we are encouraging everyone to get behind small firms in their communities to make the day bigger and better than ever.”

A massive £717 million was spent with small businesses during the 2016 event - a 15 per cent increase from the previous year.