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Gift Retailers Are Among Britain’s Most Inspirational Small Businesses Of 2022

Among the 100 small businesses profiled in this year’s SmallBiz100 line-up – which showcases the best of Britain’s vibrant small business community – are a host of independent gift retailers:

For the Love of the North: an online and bricks and mortar shop based in Whitley Bay, selling gifts, prints and cards by Northern artists. The shop won a Greats gift retailer award in 2020 as winner of the Best Newcomer Midlands, North and Scotland category.

Above: For the Love of the North, Whitley Bay.
Above: For the Love of the North, Whitley Bay.

Lovely Mama: an Inverness-based sustainable online gifting company, with a focus on gifts for new mums and mums-to-be.

LoveOne: an independent gift and homewares shop in Ipswich.

Above: LoveOne in Ipswich. Shown is owner Cathy Frost.
Above: LoveOne in Ipswich. Shown is owner Cathy Frost.

Tailor Made Living: an online and high street lifestyle store offering gifts, homewares and fashion from British brands in North London’s Enfield.

Wakuda: an online marketplace for buying cultural gifts and products from black-owned brands.

Above: Michelle Ovens CBE.
Above: Michelle Ovens CBE.

“The fantastic small businesses featured in this year’s SmallBiz100 sum up the extraordinary contribution that small firms make to our economy and local areas,” commented Michelle Ovens CBE, director of Small Business Saturday UK. “With small businesses facing incredibly tough times, and many still recovering from the pandemic, it is absolutely critical that the nation gets behind these businesses.”

Each of the SmallBiz100 line-up finalists will be featured each day as part of the official 100 day countdown to Small Business Saturday which returns on 3 December to support and celebrate the UK’s 5.6m small businesses as they face escalating economic challenges this winter.

The Small Business Saturday campaign marks its tenth anniversary in 2022, celebrating small business success and encouraging consumers to ‘shop local’ and support the businesses in their communities.


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