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Small Biz 100 - London based Female Founder named as Britain's most inspiring Small Businesses!

Updated: Dec 21, 2022


Paulomi standing in House of Lord against the backdrop of Big Ben

London, 26th of August 2022:

Handmade by Tinni in London has been selected as one of the nation’s 100 most inspiring small firms by the Small Business Saturday UK campaign, as it marks its ten-year anniversary.

Handmade by Tinni, Sustainable Textile Jewellery & Home Decor Brand was founded by Paulomi Debnath in 2020. It has been chosen to be part of this year’s SmallBiz100 line- up, which showcases impressive, independent businesses from across the nation.

Now in its tenth year in the UK Small Business Saturday will return on 3 December 2022, with a mission to support and celebrate the UK’s 5.5 million small businesses, particularly as they face mounting economic challenges over the winter.

On being featured in the SmallBiz100 line-up, Paulomi said: “It is a true celebration of Britain’s Small business community, and I am greatly thankful

to the Small Business Saturday UK and Small Business Britain team, to select my creative brand as a small business champion. I am also looking forward to meeting the other fellow winners and share mutual support, friendship, and inspiration. This is an amazing platform full of opportunities to raise the profile of the small business owners like me, giving them a greater voice and access to policy makers to contribute to key issues impacting small business owners!! Being selected as one of Britain’s 100 most inspiring small firms, will add immeasurable value to my brand’s success and this will certainly inspire to achieve even bigger dreams.’’

Handmade by Tinni will be profiled by the campaign on September 20th, 2022 as part of the 100-day countdown to Small Business Saturday UK.

“It’s fantastic to celebrate small firms just like Handmade by Tinni as part of our 10-year anniversary of the campaign,” said Michelle Ovens CBE, Director of Small Business Saturday UK.

“Over the past decade we have been able to spotlight dynamic businesses from across the nation, who remind us of the incredible tenacity and determination of small firms in this country. It’s brilliant to have Handmade by Tinni in this year’s SmallBiz100 line-up.”

A grassroots, not-for-profit campaign, Small Business Saturday first came to the UK in 2013 has grown into an iconic campaign celebrating small business success and encouraging consumers to 'shop local' and support businesses in their communities.

The campaign was originally founded by American Express in the U.S. in 2010, and the brand remains the principal supporter of the campaign in the UK.

On Small Business Saturday customers across the UK go out and support all types of small businesses, from independent shops and restaurants to small service and b2b based businesses like accountants and digital marketeers. Many small businesses take an active role in promoting the day by hosting events and offering promotions.

Over the time the campaign has run in the UK it has engaged millions each year, with combined spend on the day topping over £1 billion.

Small Business Saturday attracts huge attention on the day itself, with an impact that lasts 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. 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 UK visit -

Small Biz 100 Chat:

And to mark this special occasion, we organised some informal live chats with few of our fellow SMALL BIZ 100 Business Owners.

We were so excited to know their inspiration, business journey and what made their business successful and so awesome.

1. Claire from Evolve

Kate from It's Our Planet Too

Antonia from Tailor Made Living Stores

Lisa from The Snowdrop Candle Company

Cathy from Loveone

Lucy and Paul from Love of the North -

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.

Launched in 2013, 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 3 December 2022.

Follow the campaign via #SmallBizSatUK @SmallBizSatUK

About American Express:

American Express is a globally integrated payments company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at and connect with us on,,,, and


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