East-midlands based business and Derby Hub member Ask the Chameleon has been selected as one of the top 100 small businesses in the UK
Midlands business Ask the Chameleon, established by Rachel Hayward, has been selected to be a part of the Small Biz 100, part of the national Small Business Saturday campaign.
Writing bids, tenders, and grant applications for ambitious companies looking to grow through commercial and local authority tenders, Ask the Chameleon also writes business awards for clients ranging from small businesses, to charities and larger organisations. Rachel equally has a passion to support entrepreneurs and fresh thinkers of the future, which was part of the Small Biz 100 submission.
The purpose of Small Biz 100 campaign is to raise awareness and the profile of smaller businesses across the UK, highlighting one business per day for the 100 days leading up to Small Business Saturday on the 1st December. The 2018 Small Biz 100 are drawn from every corner of the UK and reflect the vibrancy of the UK’s 5.5 million small businesses
Rachel intends to use her day (25 November 2018) to showcase companies and people who are not a “typical” entrepreneur in the East Midlands, but those she has identified who work with innovation at the heart of their business. Rachel will be developing a series of Podcasts talking to and exploring approaches to innovation with special guests from her network.
“Small Biz 100 enables us to show the diversity and contribution so many small business owners make on a daily basis – in ways that we have never thought of before” says Rachel. “I have been lucky to have had the support of a number of people and this is my opportunity to help others, using the Small Business campaign to raise awareness, encourage people to buy locally and support small businesses in the East Midlands. I am very excited to be part of this campaign”
Small Business Saturday is the UK’s most successful small business campaign and is in its 6th year. Last year it saw £748m spent with small businesses across the UK on Small Business Saturday, up 4% on the previous year. The campaign trended at number one in the UK on Twitter on the day with more than 115,000 campaign-related tweets being sent, reaching over 115 million people globally.
The campaign also benefits from the backing of the Prime Minister, Mayor of London and leading business organisations including the Federation of Small Businesses, Enterprise Nation and American Express. To find out more about Small Business 100, Small Business Saturday UK and how to get involved, please visit the Small Business Saturday website or contact Rachel directly by email.
Ask The Chameleon helps businesses of all sizes develop and grow by writing funding bids, awards and contract submissions. With a background in business development we work with you to explore what is available, and demystify the support landscape to create a solution that’s right for you. Visit their website here