A juicy national organic award final for Brocton Leys

Brocton Leys

Simply Great Britain members Brocton Leys (the home of Learn Organic Gardening) have found themselves in the final of this years BOOM awards – the Soil Association’s Best of Organic Market 2019. Run by Soil Association Certification, the UK’s largest organic certification body, the BOO...Read more »

A few thoughts on small business & love from Emily x

Most of our blog posts are stories about our brilliant Simply Great Britain members – stand out business owners who have chosen to join us in our dedication to get Great Britain to bring small business into their everyday lives – know them, use them, learn from them, buy from Read More &...Read more »

From Felt to Batik in Bali with Feltworld

Feltworld Batik Courses

For regulars, you will know that we love nothing better than sharing stories of our simply Great Britain members – their adventures, journeys, news and celebrations. This is a story of Batik courses coming back from Bali to the UK. Today we are following up on a story from earlier Read More &r...Read more »

Our Small Business Retreat is back – My Indie Business Day

My Indie Business Day

One of the things that crops up again and again in our business is the overwhelm that small business owners, sole traders, entrepreneurs, freelancers can feel. We hear again and again that doing it yourself means doing everything or trying to and it’s exhausting. Imagine a day when you took Re...Read more »

Welcome to Simply Great Britain – Tawking Point

Tawking Point

Two welcomes in two days – this is what we love. On our growing journey we are beginning to welcome new small business members from around the UK and Tawking Point is our 1st member in Yorkshire – woohoo! Tawking Point is run by the very talented Rachel who is Read More »...Read more »

Welcome to Simply Great Britain – Littonfields Barn

Littonfields Barn

We love nothing better than sharing new members with you and today we welcome Littonfields Barn in the stunning Peak District. Run by Bridget Weston who has an eye for detail and a passion for the area, Littonfields is a real find. Often when people talk about small business, they Read More »...Read more »

We have a Winner with love from Hestia Home

Hestia Home Pic 1

We love announcing a winner! We have been running a super exciting competition on Simply Great Britain to win a stunning furniture up cycling workshop with Hestia Home in the heart of the beautiful Peak District. Our winner is Sam and we have let them know about their win to Read More »...Read more »

Side hustling Mum preserving work life balance

Pickleberry Preserves

A story about Pickleberry Preserves – Simply member. Much of what we talk about at Simply HQ is how small and micro business owners have chosen this path to create balance, fulfil a dream, bring new meaning to their lives. Rarely do I come across a business that doesn’t have Read More &r...Read more »

Celebrating 10 years of cooperative magic

Gallery at 12

After a little break – inspiring stories about the small businesses that make Britain magic is back! We share with you what goes on behind the scenes, the successes and the triumphs. We share the personal stories and the insights to help you get to know those businesses that make Read More &ra...Read more »

Dolly & Joe’s gets a new home.

Dolly & Joe's

Dolly & Joe’s is a gem of a business that is all about country living and stunning interiors. Specialising in re loved furniture and Annie Sloan paint stockists, they have recently moved to a new location in the Staffordshire countryside. This exciting new chapter in their story takes them...Read more »

An Artist Call Out from a NEW Member – Fox & Crow Gallery

The Fox and Crow Gallery

We love introducing new members and The Fox and Crow Gallery joined our membership a few weeks ago. They are a fabulous new gallery showcasing the work of a range of independent and talented artists in many different mediums. Located in the beautiful Foxlowe Arts Centre (another member) in the Read ...Read more »

My Indie Business Day is back

My Indie Business Day

Back in February, we hosted our first full day marketing and small business retreat. Although we have hosted many a workshop over the years, this was the first time we brought a larger group of small, indie, micro or freelance business owners to one inspiring place to gather, connect, share Read Mor...Read more »

When classic cars meet classic catering

Lily's Pop Up Tearoom & Catering

For regular readers of our small business stories, you will know that we love to share great news. Sarah Lewis Enterprises in run by the super talented and dedicated entrepreneur Sarah who has a passion creating food for all occasions as well as hosting her own events. Sarah has announced Read More ...Read more »

Gold standard access to your dream holiday

Hoegrange Access Day 2019

Simply members and truly dedicated owners Felicity and David of Hoe Grange Holidays in the Peak District are opening their doors  to the public to celebrate Access Day on Friday the 15th March from 12.30-3.30pm.  Felicity and David are superheroes in the world of accessible holidays providing exce...Read more »

Creative artist travels to Turkey to learn new skills

Feltworld

Barbara is a super talented felt maker who hosts stunning workshops for all skills levels, making a huge variety of felt items. You won’t be surprised to learn that she, like so many other makers, artists and designers Barbara is always looking to extend her skills and learn something new Read...Read more »

The Member Interview – Giles Metcalfe Digital

Giles Metcalfe Digital

We started this at the end of last year – helping you get to know some of our members a little better. Meet Giles from Giles Metcalfe Digital, based in Staffordshire. Tell us who you are and what your business is. Giles Metcalfe, Giles Metcalfe Digital – freelance, self-employed Digital ...Read more »

National celebration for family Farm Shop with a difference

Denstone Hall FarmShop

We love sharing good news and this is particularly special for one of our members, Denstone Hall Farm Shop & Cafe. This week they have been recognised (again!) at the Farma awards, winning Farm Shop of the Year and Farm Shop Restaurant of the Year. This amazing accolade is much Read More »...Read more »

A Friday night out at the Fox & Crow

Fox & Crow Gallery Leek

Last week we were invited to the opening of a new gallery space and shop called the Fox & Crow Gallery in the beautiful & historic town of Leek in Staffordshire. This was not only a treat but also a real moment to celebrate for Simply Member and artist designer Read More »...Read more »

Yesterday was emotional – My Indie Business Day

My Indie Business Day

You may have seen on our social feeds & on the website that yesterday we hosted our first ever Indie Business Day for small, independent businesses to dig deep into their marketing and business. Yesterday was about providing the opportunity for small business owners and sole traders to gather, c...Read more »