Bonnyrigg candle company recognised in UK top 100 small firms

Wednesday August 31st 2022


Written by Midlothian View Reporter, Luke Jackson

The Snowdrop Candle Company in Bonnyrigg and Forfar has been selected as one of the nation’s 100 most inspiring small firms by the Small Business Saturday UK campaign, as it marks its ten-year anniversary.

The Snowdrop Candle Company, a home fragrance company specialising in hand etched, refillable, products made with sustainable soy wax was founded by sisters, Lisa Stewart and Diane Clarke in 2017. It has been chosen to be part of this year’s SmallBiz100 line- up, which showcases impressive, independent businesses from across the nation.

Now in its tenth year in the UK Small Business Saturday will return on 3 December 2022 to support and celebrate the UK’s 5.5 million small businesses, particularly as they face mounting economic challenges over the winter.

Lisa Stewart said:

“We are absolutely overjoyed at being chosen especially after the tough few years’ all small businesses have faced. We love what we do and receiving any form of recognition is always nice but to be part of the SmallBiz 100 on its 10th anniversary is extra special!”

The Snowdrop Candle Company will be profiled by the campaign on 9 September as part of the 100-day countdown to Small Business Saturday UK.

“It’s fantastic to celebrate small firms just like The Snowdrop Candle Company as part of our 10-year anniversary of the campaign,” said Michelle Ovens CBE, Director of Small Business Saturday UK.

“Over the past decade we have been able to spotlight dynamic businesses from across the nation, who remind us of the incredible tenacity and determination of small firms in this country. It’s brilliant to have The Snowdrop Candle Company in this year’s SmallBiz100 line-up.”

A grassroots, not-for-profit campaign, Small Business Saturday first came to the UK in 2013 has grown into an iconic campaign celebrating small business success and encouraging consumers to ‘shop local’ and support businesses in their communities.

The campaign was originally founded by American Express in the U.S. in 2010, and the brand remains the principal supporter of the campaign in the UK.

On Small Business Saturday customers across the UK go out and support all types of small businesses, from independent shops and restaurants to small service and b2b based businesses like accountants and digital marketeers. Many small businesses take an active role in promoting the day by hosting events and offering promotions.

Over the time the campaign has run in the UK it has engaged millions each year, with combined spend on the day topping over £1 billion.

Small Business Saturday attracts huge attention on the day itself, with an impact that lasts all year. Last year the campaign trended at number one in the UK on Twitter. Over 90% of local councils also supported the campaign.

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