HERTFORDSHIRE BASED BABY CLOTHES COMPANY SELECTED FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY COUNTDOWN
27th August 2021: Bibevie, based in Northwood, Hertfordshire, has been chosen as one of 100 impressive small businesses from across the UK to mark the official count down to this year’s Small Business Saturday UK.
Bibevie, a baby clothes retailer that sells baby clothes with matching bibs, was selected to be part of the campaign’s prestigious Small Biz 100 line-up, which showcases inspiring, independent businesses from across the country.
Now in its ninth year in the UK, Small Business Saturday celebrates small business success and encourages consumers to 'shop local' and support businesses in their communities. This year it is calling on the nation to share a ‘big thank you’ with small firms to recognise their vital role throughout the pandemic.
Bibevie will be highlighted on social media on 18th September as part of the 100-day countdown to Small Business Saturday UK.
Rhian Thompson, Founder, Bibevie said: “We are so excited and proud to have been selected for #SmallBiz100 alongside 99 other amazing and inspiring small businesses. Small Business Saturday is an incredible campaign, highlighting the unique and special products and services that small businesses can offer to consumers and encouraging more consumers to shop small. We can't wait to introduce our brand to more people and for new customers to find out about our gorgeous, practical and ethical baby clothes with matching bibs. To celebrate our Small Biz 100 day on 18th September, we'll be donating a percentage of our profits to Little Village, a charity that does brilliant work to support families with children under 5 in need."
Small Business Saturday UK will return on 4 December 2021, following record-breaking success last year, which saw an estimated £1.1 billion spent with small businesses on the day itself.
This year, ahead of the UN Climate Summit COP26 in Glasgow, the SmallBiz100 features small firms with a passion for sustainability, to demonstrate the important part small businesses play in tackling climate change and helping the UK to achieve net zero. Bibevie takes our commitment to sustainability very seriously; we make careful choices about our materials, reduce any unnecessary packaging where possible, or use biodegradeable or compostable packaging, track our carbon emissions, enable our customers to offset their emissions and run a recycling scheme called Gifted with Love.
Michelle Ovens CBE, Director of Small Business Saturday UK, said:
“Throughout the crisis we have been reminded of the special role that small firms play in local areas, looking after their customers, communities and the planet. We are excited to be kicking off this year’s campaign to show our thanks to amazing small businesses like Bibevie. As firms recover from the challenges of the pandemic we are calling upon everyone to get behind the campaign to make it our most impactful Small Business Saturday yet.”
A grassroots, not-for-profit campaign Small Business Saturday was originally founded by American Express in the U.S. in 2010. It remains the principal supporter of the campaign in the UK, as part of its ongoing championing the UK high street and commitment to encourage consumers to shop small.
On Small Business Saturday, customers across the UK go out and support all types of small businesses, both online and in brick-and-mortar stores. Many small businesses take an active role in promoting the day by hosting events and offering promotions.
Small Business Saturday attracts huge attention on the day itself, with an impact that last all year. Last year the campaign trended at number one in the UK on Twitter, with the Prime Minister, leader of the opposition and the Mayor of London among those publicly supporting the campaign. Over 90% of local councils also supported the campaign.
To get involved in Small Business Saturday 2021 visit - https://smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com
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About Small Business Saturday UK
Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which celebrates small business success and encourages consumers to 'shop local' and to support businesses in their communities.
In its ninth year Small Business Saturday is the UK's most successful small business campaign, which last year saw a record-breaking £1.1 billion spent with small businesses across the UK on the day, according to estimates.
The day itself takes place on the first Saturday in December each year, but with an impact that lasts all year round.
This year Small Business Saturday takes place on 4 December 2021.
Bibevie is a brand new baby clothes company tackling many unanswered questions of parenthood. Why do baby dribble bibs always turn around? Why do they cover this beautiful outfit? Why are they always wet?
With a bright, fresh and unique look, Bibevie’s range of embroidered animal dungarees with matching bibs could be the answer to all of our bib-related woes. For starters, the bibs clip into the dungarees so they stay in place all day. The bibs are double layered, keeping even the dribbliest babies dry, and they mix and match across the range, so when one bib is wet, you can just swap it for another one.
Choose from a selection of bright, vibrant, embroidered animals from across the range and team that animal with a matching hat!