On SmallBizSaturday 2021, we wanted to DO something.

How would we mark the occasion as a consulting company? As a #smallbiz100 2021 ourselves, we wanted to celebrate supporting local, and to reclaim Black Friday. We believe that there are many ways we can all be sustainable, ethical consumers and purpose-driven businesses. We believe in putting people, planet and purpose first and that profits will follow. So we launched the Small Biz Saturday Gift Guide as our round up of some of the innovative small businesses, non-profits, councils, business improvement districts and well, superstars we’ve been fortunate enough to meet in 2021.

We organised the guide into the following sections:

Artists | Digital Innovators | Charities | Empowerment | Handmade | Sustainability

On Earth Day 2022, we thought it fitting to release the beta version of our guide, working to build a more interactive platform where people can add their favourite non-profits, shops and sustainable businesses to the listing.

We are working together to support our local community to be resilient, no matter what challenges come our way. We have been adding our favourite places to gift and give ever since.

Our Ethos

We believe that celebrations, gifting experiences and gifting in general should always start personally, locally and with independent makers. Making that shift from buying from a multinational corporation to supporting local is an every day act that must start at a local level, individually.

We are dedicated to helping rejuvenate our local communities, personally and professionally, by creating a digital ecosystem that is supported by people who love it and nurture it, support each other, empower each other, and champion their local. Once people start to have those ah-ha moments – realising that making the local investment is making an investment in themselves, we all win.

As a Small Biz 100, we are proud to support our local communities and British businesses. That’s why we created this guide.

We hope you will join us by visiting the profiles we have shared, liking what you see, and sharing our gift giving guide. Our guide is organised into the following sections in the navigation bar: Art, Charities, Digital Innovators, Empowerment, Handmade, and Sustainable. Because gifting can be more than buying things – it can be donating time, mentoring, volunteering and more.

Have a look and join us – on Earth Day, Small Business Saturday – every day.