Minoti Parikh, Founder of TPL experiences based in Leeds will be given a spell in the limelight as part of this year’s Small Biz 100, a national campaign highlighting some of the UK’s most inspiring small businesses.
Marking 100 days building up to Small Business Saturday on 5 December 2020, the Small Biz 100 provides a major profile boost to small businesses across the UK, particularly at this challenging time.
Showcasing a daily celebration of the Small Biz 100 through social media, the campaign aims to support and celebrate a vibrant range of small, community driven businesses across the UK.
TPL Experiences is an award winning company that helps individuals feel confident, motivated and productive in their workplace through team building, wellbeing and people skills training programmes. They have a successful global track record in creating bespoke programmes for over 100 organisations with teams of 5 to up to 500.
Minoti said “The Small Business Saturday Campaign has a very special place in my heart. Six years back when I relocated to this country from India, the Small Business website was one of the first things that was recommended to me, it gave me a sense of direction and helped me set up my life as an Entrepreneur in the UK. This campaign to me is not just about celebrating the small business community but it stands for aspiration, it stands for courage and for inclusion. And making it as part of the Small Biz 100 in one of the most challenging year’s has only reaffirmed my belief in what we do and our purpose”
Among the other firms being recognised are a family run florist in Bristol, a beauty salon in Inverness, and a wine school in Chester.
Michelle Ovens MBE, Director of Small Business Saturday UK, said- “Congratulations to TPL Experiences for joining the Small Biz 100! This campaign highlights the amazing, positive impact small firms have on communities across the UK. Given the phenomenally tough time small businesses have had, and the special role they played supporting communities in lockdown, it’s vital we continue to support them as this crisis continues. This year’s Small Business Saturday is going to be the most important one yet, and we are determined it will also be the best.”
Now in its eighth year in the UK, Small Business Saturday has grown significantly each year, with a record turnout of 17.6 million people choosing to shop small on the day last year, generating an estimated £800m.