Yorkshire businesses featured in Small Business Saturday 100

Seven yorkshire companies are to be featured as part of an initiative to raise the profile of small businesses across the country.

The Small Business Saturday 100 uses social media to promote a different enterprise each day for 100 days in the run up to the first Saturday in December.

This year’s Small Business Saturday event will take place on December 6, to promote and celebrate small businesses as the busy festive season gets underway.

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National campaign director Michelle Ovens said last year’s inaugural event was ‘an exceptional example of collaboration and co-operation’.

‘This year’s Small Business Saturday 100 reinforces that message and demonstrates the level of diversity, innovation and talent that is active within our small business sector,’ she said.

Among the 100 companies across a varity of sectors that will be featured is York Cocoa House, a chocolate café, shop and school owned by Sophie Jewett.

On December 6, York Cocoa House will host a tasting and education session to give visitors an insight into the development of the in-house produced Cocoa House Chocolate.

Boroughbridge Post Office and Card Shop will be asking local schools to design a stamp, with the winning entry featuring on

all items sent from December 6 to Christmas.

Harrogate and York-based Rafi’s Spicebox, which creates ‘curry packs’ of spice blends for use at home, will create a local recommendations board at its sites, allowing customers to choose from popular mixes.

Hoglets, a children’s drama class provider based in York, will run free storytelling classes on Small Business Saturday, while Slaithwaite’s Bliss Therapies and Baby Bliss Baby Massage will provide taster treatments on the day.

Sheffield-based saw maker Thomas Flinn & Co highlights the importance of traditional manufacturing skills as part of its involvement with the scheme.

Finally, The Acorn Gallery, Pocklington, will promote local, independent artists and businesses in the run up to December 6, as well as offering promotions on the day.