Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing
Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing, the Lancashire-based workplace wellbeing business 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 ten-year anniversary.
Essentialise, which provides wellbeing strategy and training for organisations was founded by psychologist Lee Chambers in 2020, inspired by his journey to learn and walk again. They have been selected to be part of this year’s SmallBiz100 line-up, which showcases impressive, independent businesses from across the nation.
Now in its tenth year in the UK, Small Business Saturday will return on 3 December 2022, with a mission to support and celebrate the UK’s 5.5 million small businesses, particularly as they face mounting economic challenges over the winter.
On being chosen as one of the nation’s most inspiring companies, Lee Chambers said, “Receiving recognition for what we are building and the journey that we’ve been on is a real boost especially given the challenging times we face. Having the opportunity to share this space with 99 other inspiring companies, including a few clients and friends, makes being selected a bit sweeter.
“We are passionate about what we do and the impact we make not just in a business, but socially and within the business community. It is a proud moment to be validated on a national platform, and we are excited for the events and opportunities to come together throughout the campaign.”
Essentialise will be profiled by the campaign on the 9th of November as part of the 100-day countdown to Small Business Saturday UK.
“It’s fantastic to celebrate small firms just like Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing as part of our 10-year anniversary of the campaign,” said Michelle Ovens, 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 Essentialise 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 US 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 marketers. 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 spending 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 are among those publicly supporting the campaign. Over 90 per cent of local councils also supported the campaign.