Karen Wanless from Zamsoe invited to No 10 Downing Street. January 10 2017
Zamsoe a small business from Padstow, Cornwall was one of 100 from around the country invited to Downing Street for a reception to mark the UK’s fourth annual Small Business Saturday on Saturday December 3rd.
Karen wanless, owner of Zamsoe, which designs and makes jewellery, joined other small business owners at a reception at No.10 Downing Street attended by the Small Business Minister Margot James.
Prime Minister Theresa May said:
“Small Business Saturday is an opportunity for us to celebrate the success of the UK’s 5.4 million small businesses - from family run restaurants, to innovative tech start-ups, to local corner shops.
I’m delighted that we had such a great representation of firms here in Downing Street to mark this event and recognise the prosperity they bring to the UK.”
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, said:
“The UK’s 5.5 million small businesses are the backbone of our economy, creating millions of jobs in communities across the country and helping to build an economy that works for all.
“I am proud to be joining Small Business Saturday in championing them, and would encourage as many people as possible to get out to their local high street this weekend to do the same.”
Small Business Saturday, a grassroots, not-for-profit campaign, places small, independent businesses in communities across the country in the national spotlight. Its aim is to prompt people not only to spend money with small independent businesses in the run-up to Christmas but also to create a mind-set to support them all year round.
It was a terrific end to 2016 for Zamsoe who looks forwards to launching new ranges and working with exciting retailers in 2017.