On January 11, EKM will be taking part in #MicroBizMattersDay – the annual celebration of the UK’s smallest (but often most important!) traders.
MicroBizMattersDay is here to remind us that our economy runs on microbusinesses – defined as those that have 10 or fewer employees, or a turnover of less than £2m.
There are more than five million microbusinesses in the UK, accounting for 96% of all companies and contributing more than £800bn to the UK economy.
To celebrate all that they do, we’ll be heading Hull to join Tony Robinson OBE, who founded the campaign, alongside a host of entrepreneurs and motivational speakers.
And while we’re there, we’ll be collecting Tony’s iconic Red Guitar and bringing it home to Lancashire, because EKM will be hosting #MicroBizMattersDay on January 10, 2020!
You don’t have to travel to Hull to take part in the celebrations – you don’t even need to be a microbusiness. With the #IGave11 challenge, simply commit to buying 11 products from microbusinesses over the next six months, or follow 11 microbusinesses on social media. Find out more ways to get involved online.
EKM founder Antony Chesworth said: “Microbusinesses are the beating heart of the UK economy. They so often provide the friendly face, the personal service and the flexibility that you don’t get from most big businesses.
“EKM was designed for owners of small businesses with big dreams. We help microbusinesses become reality, to grow and to reach new audiences.”
“MicroBizMattersDay supports the same types of businesses that we deal with on a daily basis and this is the ideal campaign for us to join. I’m looking forward to being a part of the 2019 event and can’t wait until we’re the host next year!”