05 September 2019
A professional model-maker from Tankerness, Orkney has been selected as one of 100 small businesses in the official count-down to Small Business Saturday, on December 7, 2019.
Peedie Models are one of this year’s ‘Small Biz 100’, a selection of small businesses drawn from every corner of the UK that reflect the vibrancy of the UK’s 5.6 million small businesses. In the 100 days running up to Small Business Saturday, the campaign will spotlight each of the Small Biz 100, as part of its mission to celebrate small business success and encourage the nation to 'shop local' and support British small businesses.
This year’s Small Biz 100 features a range of independent businesses, each contributing to their communities and offering something different, including Peedie Models, founded in 2012 by Paul Tyer.
Peedie Models is being placed in the spotlight on September 10, where it will be celebrating by offering a one-day-only special discount through both its model railway and 3D printing websites. Founder of Peddie Models, Paul Tyer said: “To be selected as a Small Biz 100 business is just fantastic, and an amazing reward for all of the hard work that goes into making historic models.”
Director of Small Business Saturday, Michelle Ovens MBE said: “Each year this campaign has grown in support from government, business and communities alike, and so we can’t wait to begin the annual 100-day countdown to Small Business Saturday with the launch of the Small Biz 100 2019. “Small Business Saturday’s increasing popularity means it was harder than ever to choose just 100 of this country’s incredible 5.6 million small businesses to showcase, but we believe those we have chosen are true representatives of the diverse, creative and inspiring heroes at the heart of our communities.”
In its seventh year, Small Business Saturday is the UK's most successful small business campaign, which last year saw an estimated £812 million spent in small businesses across the UK on the day, according to research commissioned by founder and principal supporter American Express.
The Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Mayor of London were among those publicly supporting the campaign, alongside more than 90% of local councils. Small Business Saturday 2019 is open to all businesses to participate in and will commence its regional bus tour roadshow across the UK during the autumn, to drum up further support.