Sarum College Bookshop Manager Jenny Monds was surprised and delighted when she received an invitation to a Downing Street reception for Small Business Saturday on Friday December 6th.
The bookshop was chosen as one of 100 small businesses around the country to be featured in the run up to the UK’s first Small Business Saturday last week, December 7th.
The invitation was to afternoon tea at no. 11, hosted by Matthew Hancock, Minister for Business Skills and Enterprise.
“It was a real boost for the 100 representatives of small businesses, and we were celebrated for our role in sustaining a healthy UK economy,” said Jenny.
The event was attended by MP and Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade Vince Cable and Chancellor George Osborne.