Craft entrepreneur, Susan Bonnar has been selected to win national accolade

Less than a year after ex-Navy officer, Susan Bonnar launched her business ‘The British Craft House’, a website supporting hundreds of independent crafters around the UK

As part of ‘Small Biz 100’ this year – Craft entrepreneur Susan Bonnar has been selected to win a national accolade. This national campaign highlights some of the UK’s most inspiring small businesses.

Marking 100 days building up to Small Business Saturday on 5th December 2020, the ‘Small Biz 100’ provides a profile boost to small businesses across the UK, particularly at this challenging time. Based in Hampshire, Susan from Lee-on-the-Solent is one of 100 selected businesses to be awarded. It’s a real boost for the entrepreneur who has seen sales on The British Craft Housemore than triple during lockdown.

“To be acknowledged from a small handful of businesses is a real honour. I’m proud to have created a site that supports crafters and helps them turn their hobby into a livelihood. Small Biz 100 provides great value to small businesses across the UK during lockdown. It’s a great opportunity to showcase ourselves,” Susan Bonnar said. 

Among the other firms being recognised are a family run florist in Bristol, a beauty salon in Inverness, and a wine school in Chester. Michelle Ovens MBE, Director of Small Business Saturday UK, said: “Congratulations to The British Craft House for joining the Small Biz 100! Given the phenomenally tough time small businesses have had. The special role they played supporting communities in lockdown – it’s vital, we continue to support them as this crisis continues. This year’s Small Business Saturday is going to be the most important one yet. We’re determined to make it the best one!”

Now in its eighth year in the UK, Small Business Saturday grows significantly each year. Now with a record turnout of 17.6 million people – choosing to shop small on the day last year, generates an estimated £800m.

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