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Celebrating the Heart of Small Business | GS selected as SmallBiz 100!

It is with immense joy and gratitude that I share the incredible news: Genevieve Sweeney has been selected as one of the nation’s 100 most impressive small firms by Small Business Saturday UK. A couple of weeks ago, I had the honour of being invited to the House of Lords with @smallbizsatuk to celebrate the Small Business Saturday Campaign and the remarkable small businesses that make up the #SmallBiz100.

Celebrating the Heart of Small Business

Small Business Saturday is more than just a campaign; it’s a grassroots movement that celebrates the success of small businesses and urges consumers to ‘shop local.’ This initiative not only recognizes the hard work and dedication of entrepreneurs but also highlights the profound impact that small businesses have on local communities.

The House of Lords Celebration

Imagine the privilege of standing among fellow entrepreneurs, sharing stories of passion and resilience in the heart of the House of Lords. It was a moment to reflect on the journey, to acknowledge the incredible support of @smallbizsatuk, and to revel in the achievement of being one of the chosen #SmallBiz100 businesses.

The Ripple Effect of Shopping Small:

When you choose to shop small, there is an incredible effect when you shop small, supporting not only the small businesses, their team, the artisans and each of their local communities. They bring employment to the local areas, generate revenue and are a crucial part of the UK economy. I read that Small businesses in the UK generated £2.3 trillion in revenue in 2022, which equals almost half of the country’s total revenue.

Real People, Real Impact

Shopping small is not just a transaction; it’s an investment in someone’s passion. Behind every product is a team, artisans, and a community benefiting from your support. At Genevieve Sweeney, we employ locally, we manufacture locally and supporting the vibrant tapestry of the UK economy. When you shop small, you’re not just buying a product; you’re buying into a dream.

Small Choices, Big Impact:

On December 2nd, and every day forward let’s make a conscious effort to celebrate small business success. Join the movement, shop local, and support businesses in your community. Your choices, no matter how small, can make a big impact on the lives of real people.

On this day, we have celebrated with holding an open studio for our community to visit, meet myself the designer, see the behind the scenes of designing and manufacturing in the UK as well as being able to try on the new collection. We also indulged in coffee, mince pies and Christmas biscuits at the studio, passing on the tradition of small business values to the next generation.

On this Small Business Saturday, let’s celebrate the heart and soul of small businesses. Together with @smallbizsatuk, let’s make a difference with our choices, support local, and continue shaping the vibrant tapestry of the UK economy. Thank you for being a part of our journey and for supporting the magic of small businesses. 💙💙

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