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FSB North East award winner selected for Small Biz 100

FSB Member and 2019 winner of the FSB North East Micro Business of the Year, Sagetech Machinery, a manufacturer of Vertical Panel Saws, based in Ferryhill has been selected as one of 100 trail-blazing small businesses in the official count-down to Small Business Saturday, which takes place across the UK on 7 December 2019.


Sagetech Machinery is one of this year’s ‘Small Biz 100’, a selection of small businesses drawn from every corner of the UK that reflect the vibrancy of the UK’s 5.6 million small businesses. In the 100 days running up to Small Business Saturday, the campaign will spotlight each of the Small Biz 100, as part of its mission to celebrate small business success and encourage the nation to 'shop local' and support British small businesses.

This year’s Small Biz 100 features a range of unique independent businesses each contributing to their communities and offering something different, including Sagetech Machinery, founded in 2016 by husband and wife, Craig and Sophie Williams (pictured above).

As the UK’s leading manufacturer of a range of vertical panel saws and engravers, Sagetech Machinery joins hundreds of previous Small Biz 100 businesses, which have been announced by the iconic campaign since its UK launch in 2013. Day one of the Small Biz 100 count-down kicks off with The Butchers Social, from Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, with Sagetech Machinery being placed in the spotlight on the 3rd of September, where it will be celebrating by offering some fantastic discounts to other small businesses interested in their machinery.


Founder of Sagetech Machinery Craig Williams (pictured above with FSB MA Howard Little at Tees Valley Summit) said: “As a small business, we are honoured to have been chosen out of 1000’s of other businesses as one of the small biz Saturday top 100. We work so closely with a lot of other small businesses and we understand how hard it is, to compete in such a difficult economy. To be acknowledged in this way, has been fantastic”.

The Micro Business category of the FSB Awards celebrates micro businesses punching above their weight for businesses with fewer than 10 employees. Judges look for businesses that have demonstrated strong revenue growth and a product or service of a quality that stands above competitors. Entries are open now for the 2020 Awards, more information here.