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Trail Blazing in Tankerness: Peedie Models, Small Biz 100

Paul Tyler making the Royal OakPeedie Models in  Tankerness, Orkney has been selected as one of 100 trail-blazing small businesses in the official count-down to Small Business Saturday, which takes place across the UK on 7 December 2019.

Small Biz 100’, selects a number of small businesses drawn from every corner of the UK that reflect the vibrancy of the UK’s 5.6 million small businesses.

In the 100 days running up to Small Business Saturday, the campaign will spotlight each of the Small Biz 100, as part of its mission to celebrate small business success and encourage the nation to ‘shop local’ and support British small businesses.

This year’s Small Biz 100 features a range of unique independent businesses each contributing to their communities and offering something different, including Peedie Models, founded in 2012 by Paul Tyer. The business is all about the re-creation of our world in miniature.

Peedie Models: Combining Craftmanship and Technology

Peedie Models joins hundreds of previous Small Biz 100 businesses, which have been announced by the iconic campaign since its UK launch in 2013.

Day one of the Small Biz 100 count-down kicks off with The Butchers Social, from Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, with Peedie Models being placed in the spotlight on 10th September, where it will be celebrating by offering a one day only special discount through both the model railway and 3D printing websites.

Founder of Peddie Models, Paul Tyer said:

“To be selected as a Small Biz 100  business is just fantastic, and an amazing reward for all of the hard work that goes into making historic models.”

 

HMS Royal Oak: The Model

Director of Small Business Saturday, Michelle Ovens MBE said:

“Each year this campaign has grown in support from government, business and communities alike, and so we can’t wait to begin the annual 100-day countdown to Small Business Saturday with the launch of the Small Biz 100 2019.

 “Small Business Saturday’s increasing popularity means it was harder than ever to choose just 100 of this country’s incredible 5.6 million small businesses to showcase, but we believe those we have chosen are true representatives of the diverse, creative and inspiring heroes at the heart of our communities.”

Small Biz 100 7th DecemberIn its seventh year, Small Business Saturday is the UK’s most successful small business campaign, which last year saw an estimated £812 million spent in small businesses across the UK on the day, according to research commissioned by founder and principal supporter American Express.

Peedie Models will be at the Orcades Model Show 2019 this weekend

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