Federation of Small Businesses member HydroVeg Kits has been selected for this year’s prestigious Small Biz 100 list.
The Nuneaton based business was chosen, along with 16 other FSB members, for the 2018 list run by the grassroots Small Business Saturday campaign. The initiative features small businesses and self-employed people from across the UK, focusing on those who work with other small businesses and support their local community.
Each of the businesses will be promoted on social media in the 100 days running up to Small Business Saturday, which this year will be held on December 1.
HydroVeg Kits will be celebrated on 19th October 2018.
The HydroVeg Kits business was established in 2017 and is the brainchild of local entrepreneur Sue Tonks. The business designs, builds and sells HydroVeg Kits for home and schools which allow plants to be grown in water without soil. The kits are straightforward to build, take up little space, and need no digging or weeding. The HydroVeg Kits are ideal for all spaces including smaller systems for balconies, and compact gardens and school gardens.
Sue Tonks, owner of Hydro-Veg (pictured) said “HydroVeg Kits is really thrilled to be part of Small Business Saturday this year and one of the 100 chosen businesses. It is such a great campaign to promote small businesses throughout the country, as they are the cornerstone of our economy. I am looking forward to highlighting to the public the work we and other brilliant entrepreneurs and small businesses across the UK do.
Lee Osborne, FSB Development Manager for Warwickshire and Coventry said: “A huge congratulations to all those chosen for this year’s Small Biz 100. It’s great to have one of our members named in such a prestigious campaign.
“Small Business Saturday is a great opportunity to celebrate the successes of the 5.7 million small firms and self-employed across the UK. It helps spread the word about the services and products small firms offer their local communities and why they should be supported all year round.”
Michelle Ovens, Director of Small Business Saturday campaign, said: “We were delighted to see so many great small businesses entering this year’s Small Biz 100.
"It’s great to see so many FSB members in this year’s list, and we look forward to celebrating their success in the coming months.”
FSB is a key supporter of the campaign, which is now in its sixth year.
During last year’s campaign, an estimated £748 million was spent with small businesses across the UK, up four per cent from the previous year. A total of 87 per cent of local authorities took part in the event, while more than 115,000 tweets were sent, reaching more than 115 million people.