Dog Boutique Honoured At House Of Lords

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Dog boutique honoured at House of Lords
4th December 2018

By Karen Pickwick

The UK’s top small businesses – including a new dog boutique from Bristol – have received special recognition at an exclusive House of Lords reception.

Fur Babies was recognised as one of this year’s Small Biz 100, for its contribution to both the UK economy and its local community, ahead of Small Business Saturday, which was celebrated across the UK on December 1.

Lord Young of Graffham, former Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and Government Adviser on enterprise and small business, hosted the event – supported by card reader start-up Square.

He said: “Small Business Saturday is a vital campaign to highlight the critical role that small businesses play in fueling the British economy. They are the true backbone of our economy, helping to drive growth across all areas of the country. Hosting the impressive businesses in this year’s Small Biz was a huge pleasure, and it is only a small part of the recognition they deserve for their entrepreneurial spirit shown day in, day out.”

The House of Lords reception echoed the support for Small Business Saturday seen across Government, since the campaign came to the UK in 2013. Last year saw the Prime Minister and the Mayor of London come out in support of the day, along with the majority of local councils.