Today I spent a wonderful afternoon alongside many exciting small businesses here in the southwest at an awards ceremony organised by The Federation of Small Businesses.
The FSB work closely with small businesses to get our voices heard in Government so I was over the moon to be in the running.
Eclectic Gift Shop was shortlisted for 'Micro Business of the Year' alongside just three other businesses in the southwest. The winning business in this CATegory was You&Meow, Bristol's first cat cafe.
I attended with my partner who has been a massive support behind the scenes.
Although there was no trophy this time, we met some of the most inspiring and innovative small business owners in the country, were wined and dined, and I feel very proud to have been among them!