West Wales Ambassador hailed 'inspirational' by campaign
IoD West Wales Ambassador, Julie Grabham, who owns a human resources company based in a shed near Lampeter, has been named as one of Britain’s most inspiring firms.
JG HR Solutions Limited (#HRfrommyshed) in Parc y Rhos, just outside Lampeter, has been selected as one of the nation’s 100 most inspiring small firms by the Small Business Saturday UK campaign, as it marks its 10-year anniversary.
JG HR Solutions Limited supports small businesses with professional HR and employment law support to ensure businesses are compliant and employees are treated fairly and engaged with the business.
Based in a tool shed, JG HR Solutions Limited was founded by Julie Grabham in 2015.
It has been chosen to be part of this year’s SmallBiz100 line-up, which showcases impressive, independent businesses from across the nation.
“It’s fantastic to celebrate small firms just like JG HR Solutions Limited as part of our 10-year anniversary of the campaign,” said Michelle Ovens CBE, director of Small Business Saturday UK. “Over the past decade we have been able to spotlight dynamic businesses from across the nation, who remind us of the incredible tenacity and determination of small firms in this country. It’s brilliant to have JG HR Solutions Limited in this year’s SmallBiz100 line-up.”
A grassroots, not-for-profit campaign, Small Business Saturday first came to the UK in 2013 has grown into an iconic campaign celebrating small business success and encouraging consumers to ‘shop local’ and support businesses in their communities.
The campaign was originally founded by American Express in the U.S. in 2010, and the brand remains the principal supporter of the campaign in the UK.
On Small Business Saturday customers across the UK go out and support all types of small businesses, from independent shops and restaurants to small service and b2b based businesses like accountants and digital marketeers. Many small businesses take an active role in promoting the day by hosting events and offering promotions.
Over the time the campaign has run in the UK it has engaged millions each year, with combined spend on the day topping over £1 billion.
Small Business Saturday attracts huge attention on the day itself, with an impact that lasts all year. Last year the campaign trended at number one in the UK on Twitter, with the Prime Minister, leader of the opposition and the Mayor of London among those publicly supporting the campaign. Minister, leader of the opposition and the Mayor of London among those publicly supporting the campaign. Over 90% of local councils also supported the campaign.