Last year BusinessesForSale.com launched the Small Business Big Heart Awards and we received an overwhelming response – not just in terms of the numbers of entries but the stories they told.
Up and down the country there are businesses that share their time, expertise and resources with a whole variety of great causes.
Amongst our eight regional finalists were small businesses that provided for the homeless, offered free training facilities to rescue dogs and set up the UK’s first organ transplant football team.
Our winners, Chevening Financial, based in Kent devoted one day a week to taking local pensioners shopping and were active supporters of EB charity DEBRA to whom they presented their £1,000 prize.
Sir Michael Fallon MP was there on presentation day as were the pensioners in their finery.
In advance of launching the 2018 Small Business Big Heart Awards, BusinessesForSale.com undertook a little research to assess how typical these fantastic businesses were of the 5.4million small businesses in the UK.
We weren’t disappointed.
An impressive 72% of small businesses surveyed supported charities and their communities in some way raising an average of £3,436 last year for not for profit
And now the search for the small business with the biggest heart for 2018 is underway.
Again the winner will receive £1,000 for a good cause of their choice. It’s really simple to enter, you can nominate a small business you know or put yourself forward.
Complete our short survey by Monday 23 October when entries close and judging begins.