Press release

Earth, Mother and Soul in Cumbernauld 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.
Earth, Mother and soul, an Eco-Friendly, creatively conscious, Luxury Candle Business was founded by Laura Paterson in June 2022, 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.
“I am absolutely delighted to be part of the 10th year Anniversay Campaign for Small Business Saturday. We have worked so hard to create a nature inspired business that is kind to our planet, whilst producing Luxury Candles, so having the recognition as an inspirational small Business, means the world to us.”
Earth, Mother and Soul will be profiled by the campaign on the 4th
of September as part of
the 100-day countdown to
Small Business Saturday UK
“It’s fantastic to celebrate small firms just like Earth, Mother and Soul 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 Earth, Mother and Soul 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.
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