Day: September 3, 2020

100 UK small businesses given limelight boost to mark Small Business Saturday

One hundred of the UK’s most inspiring small businesses have been chosen to mark the official countdown to Small Business Saturday, which takes place across the UK on 5 December 2020.

Coming at an incredibly tough time for many small firms, with the impact of the pandemic and recession, the 2020 Small Biz 100  will profile some of the UK’s best small businesses in the 100 days build up to Small Business Saturday, as part of its mission to support and celebrate British small businesses.

The Small Biz 100 count-down kicks off with independent restaurant Chukus in Tottenham, run by brother and sister duo Emeka and Ifeyinwa Frederick, whose passion for bringing great Nigerian tapas to London has inspired a loyal following and community crowdfunding.

The campaign will go on to showcase a daily celebration of the ‘Small Biz 100’ through social media. This year’s campaign includes a diverse and

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Amazon creating 7,000 new permanent jobs in the UK

Amazon is to create 7,000 new permanent UK jobs by the end of the year, the online retail giant has announced.

The company said it was on top of 3,000 already added this year, taking the total to 10,000.

Amazon said it had also taken on thousands of people whose jobs were affected by the coronavirus crisis – and many will now move into the new permanent positions.

It comes after Tesco said it would add 16,000 new roles as it benefits from a surge in online demand – in contrast to the gloom facing the high street with shop vacancies now at their highest level for six years.

Amazon’s announcement was welcomed by Alok Sharma, the business secretary.

“While this has been a challenging time for many businesses, it is hugely encouraging to see Amazon creating 10,000 jobs in the UK this year,” he said.

The firm’s recruitment drive

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