Salisbury Plain’s Magnificent Seed Joins Ranks of Small Biz 100

Grants’ Farm Foods, who cold press The Magnificent Seed Rapeseed oil on Shrewton Farm on the Salisbury Plain,  will be given a spell in the limelight as part of this year’s Small Biz 100, a national campaign highlighting some of the UK’s most inspiring small businesses.

Marking 100 days building up to Small Business Saturday on 5 December 2020, the Small Biz 100 provides a major profile boost to small businesses across the UK.

Showcasing a daily celebration of the Small Biz 100 through social media, the campaign aims to support and celebrate a vibrant range of small, community-driven businesses across the UK.

Grants’ Farm Foods, which started trading last November and has this year been awarded a Taste of the West Silver Award and been shortlisted for The Great British Food Awards, will be placed in the spotlight of the Small Business Saturday campaign on 27th September.

Ellie Grant, the founder of Grants’ Farm Foods said: “It has been a crazy year for us as a new business as we’ve grappled to establish ourselves in rapidly changing circumstances. The lovely feedback we’ve had from customers and the support of our stockists and the eateries using our oil has kept us going. Being a part of the Small Biz 100 is fantastic as it gives us a chance to celebrate the small businesses who’ve supported us and kept our communities going over this time. It is also a great opportunity to find out about and learn from other small businesses up and down the country.”

Local businesses selling and using the oil locally include Pritchett’s Butchers, Bird and Carter and Fisherton Mill  – with a full list of stockists on The Magnificent Seed website.

Michelle Ovens MBE, Director of Small Business Saturday UK, said:

“Congratulations to Grants’ Farm Foods and The Magnificent Seed for joining the Small Biz 100! This campaign highlights the amazing, positive impact small firms have on communities across the UK. Given the phenomenally tough time small businesses have had, and 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, and we’re determined it will also be the best.”

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

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