Groovy Baby Unveiled As One Of The UK’s Top ‘Small Biz 100’ By Small Business Saturday
We can hardly believe it, but our little local shop that primarily sells carefully hand-picked pre-loved children’s clothing bought in from the local community alongside new sustainable, organic and ethically made brands and a small selection of adults’ clothing, gifts and locally made products from Leigh-on-Sea 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.
Groovy Baby, Leigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea 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 Leigh-on-Sea’s, Groovy Baby, founded in 2015 by little ol'me, Chrissy!
Groovy Baby joins hundreds of previous Small Biz 100 businesses, which have been announced by the iconic campaign since its UK launch in 2013.
Groovy Baby has been highlighted in the Small Biz 100 count-down, and is currently spotlighting a celebratory opportunity to win £50 to spend at Groovy Baby either in-store or online, be sure to visit our Facebook page to find out how to enter
Founder of Groovy Baby, Chrissy Alavoine said:
“We were stoked to be chosen as one of the Small Biz 100 this year. To be recognised at Groovy Baby in encouraging others to love and preserve our planet through their shopping choices. When Groovy Baby was born I had already been interested in affordable ethical clothing and it seemed a natural progression to begin stocking the quality ethical brands, alongside the pre-loved range. Our motto as a bricks and mortar and online shop is to help our fab customers shop ethical, shop pre-loved and shop small.”
Director of Small Business Saturday, Michelle Ovens MBE said:
“Each year this campaign has grown in support from government, business and communities alike, and so we can’t wait to begin the annual 100-day countdown to Small Business Saturday with the launch of the Small Biz 100 2019.
“Small Business Saturday’s increasing popularity means it was harder than ever to choose just 100 of this country’s incredible 5.6 million small businesses to showcase, but we believe those we have chosen are true representatives of the diverse, creative and inspiring heroes at the heart of our communities.”
In its seventh year, Small Business Saturday is the UK's most successful small business campaign, which last year saw an estimated £812 million spent in small businesses across the UK on the day, according to research commissioned by founder and principal supporter American Express.
This was up from the £748 million spent on Small Business Saturday in 2017, with 59% of people aware of the day saying they spent more than usual.