Thursday, 24 November 2016

In with the Inspirational 100

I was delighted to be included in the recent Inspirational 100 magazine produced by the Burton Mail newspaper and sponsored by Burton and District Chamber of Commerce.

This was a new project for the Mail and looked at 100 people from the business communities in Burton, South Derbyshire and North West Leicestershire. The newspaper said it had handpicked individuals who it felt were making an inspiring contribution to the economic prosperity of the region.

Also included was Tilley Bancroft, owner of Red Door Studios and a fellow founding member of the Burton Small Business group.

Tilley and I were also both involved when the Small Business Saturday bus tour visited Burton-on-Trent. It was a blustery and cold day as the bus arrived in the market place, but there to meet it was Burton MP Andrew Griffiths and the national Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, Mike Cherry.

Tilley filmed a short animated video with everyone who came along from the local business community to throw the spotlight on small businesses and the important role they have in the local and national economy. You can enjoy that film below, perhaps spot some faces you know, and maybe think about what YOU believe makes a successful small business. Feel free to leave your comment and thoughts below.