Horam homebrew shop set to shine on Small Business Saturday

14th September

Almost Off Grid based in Horam 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.

Almost Off Grid Home Brew Shop, founded by Bev and Andy Toogood in 2016, 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.

Almost Off Grid will be highlighted on social media on 22 September 2021 as part of the 100-day countdown to Small Business Saturday UK.

Bev Toogood, Business Owner said: “We are honoured to be included in this amazing group of businesses and look forward to celebrating all small businesses across the UK who are making a difference. Please support your local shops, it makes such a difference to us all!”

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. Almost Off Grid has taken a number of steps towards becoming a net zero business, including fitting solar panels to their roof and more recently having a heat pump installation which provides hot water and heat to the building. Bev and Andy also make all their local deliveries in a 0 emissions 100% electric car.

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 Almost Off Grid.  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