Small Business Sunday (#SBS), the online business community founded by Theo Paphitis, has revealed the 12 winning companies which have been selected to participate in the new #SBS Pavilion at Autumn Fair. They were chosen from a shortlist of 36 finalists.
The winners will take centre stage at the Fair, which runs 2-5 September at Birmingham NEC, and will gain access to thousands of visitors and buyers ready to order products ahead of the busiest retail period of the year – the Golden Quarter. The confirmed winners are:
Children’s toy brand, Letter Box Lab (Hall 02 Stand 2E20)
Children’s interiors brand, MK Kids Interiors (Hall 02 Stand 2F23)
Contemporary gift and confectionary brand, The Edible Museum (Hall 02 Stand 2E24)
Jewellery & Accessories brand, The Butterfly and Toadstool (Hall 02 Stand 2E16)
Home Interiors and clock brand, Bad Dog Designs Nixie Clocks (Hall 02 Stand 2F27)
Home accessories brand, Dimpled Heart (Hall 02 Stand 2E22)
Baby and toddler design brand, Z-O-E (Hall 02 Stand 2F25)
Contemporary living brand, The Room Alive (Hall 02 Stand 2F21)
Home furnishing brand, The Cuddle Bed Company (Hall 02 Stand 2F19)
Contemporary living brand, Border in a Box (Hall 02 Stand 2F17)
Theo Paphitis, founder of #SBS, said: “These twelve winners are fantastic representatives of the #SBS community. With their free space at Autumn Fair, they’ll get stand-out access to the greatest gathering of retail buyers in the UK, and have a chance to champion their products face-to-face. It’s an unrivalled level of exposure for these companies, and could be the catalyst to significant growth for their business.”
Louise Young, managing director of Spring & Autumn Fair, said: “Deciding the winners has been no easy task, with every entrant making a sound case for being here at Autumn Fair. We are, however, more than confident that the twelve small businesses that we’ll be welcoming in the #SBS Pavilion come September 2 were the most innovative and unique of the 36 shortlisted.
“We thank Theo for helping to organise the competition and look forward to welcoming him and his winners to the show. Autumn Fair will be the perfect platform for these fledgling small businesses to reach out to new clients and forge strong partnerships ahead of what could be a transformative golden quarter for them.”
Images from top to bottom: Bad Dog Designs, Cally King London, Perch Upholstery, The Butterfly and Toad, The Edible Museum, Letterbox Lab.