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© Copyright 2022 Simply Business. All Rights Reserved. Simply Business is a trading name of Xbridge Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Registration No: 313348). Xbridge Limited (No: 3967717) has its registered office at 6th Floor, 99 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7NG.

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6th Floor
99 Gresham Street
London
EC2V 7NG

Northampton 900
900 Pavilion Drive
Northampton
NN4 7RG

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To celebrate the wit and creativity of small businesses, we’re looking 
to crown Britain’s Best Small Business Name for 2024.

From Spandau Valet to Wok This Way, there’s no shortage of creative, funny, and puntastic names out there. And after over five years of searching (plus featuring some of the punniest businesses in our TV ad), we’re calling on small business owners across the UK to help us find the ultimate winner.

About Simply Business

We’re one of the UK’s largest business insurance providers. Since we started life in 2005, we’ve helped three million small businesses and self-employed people find the protection that’s right for them, from builders to bakers and personal trainers (we cover landlords, too).

Simply Business is one of the UK’s biggest business insurance providers. More than 900,000 customers across 1,000 different trades trust us to support them with their insurance.

You can build a policy tailored to your business, choosing the covers that you need to help protect your business’s name.

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How to find us

The event is at the Simply Business offices in Central London. 

Simply Business
99 Gresham Street
London
EC2V 7NG

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This webinar content is provided for information purposes only. All circumstances are unique and therefore any information or opinions shared during the webinar should not be regarded or relied upon as factual information or advice (or a substitute for advice). No liability is accepted by the speaker(s) or Simply Business for the content or opinions shared, reliance on such content or opinions, or for any errors or omissions.

Agenda

4:00pm - Arrival and welcome

4:30pm - Lucy Hitchcock

4:55pm - Harpreet Kaur 

5:15pm - Break and prize draw* 

5:30pm - Q&A and panel discussion

5:50pm - Drinks and chat with other small business owners

6:30pm - Close

Location: 99 Gresham street, London, EC2V 7NG

 

Drinks and nibbles will be available, along with the chance to win an iPad on the day*. 


If you have any questions, please email us at campaigns@simplybusiness.co.uk 


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Date: 7 September 2023

Time: 11am to 11.30am

To register for the webinar* and submit your question for Baroness Brady, just fill in the form below. 

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A Previous winner of ‘Best Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe’, Darren Walsh, will be judging our business name competition. Known for his stand-up comedy and hilarious puns, Darren will use his love of humour to determine the nation’s funniest and best small business name out there. 

Past winners of this award have seen their business feature in national and regional media coverage. It’s not just an accolade to be proud of, but winning it could be the chance to get some free marketing and PR for your business.

Perky Blenders

In 2022, ‘Perky Blenders’, a specialty coffee roastery in East London, beat off stiff competition from Suffolk tiler ‘Grout of This World’ and an Edinburgh-based personal shopping business called ‘Satisfashion’.

Eggucation 

Sheffield-based chick-hatching business, Eggucation, won the Britain’s Best Business Name competition in 2023. Their business provides schools in the UK with a ‘conservation in the classroom’ experience. 

Our latest TV ad features real small businesses with punny business names to make you smile. From A Pane in the Glass and Rough Around the Hedges to Curl Up and Dye and Get Stuffed, these are the businesses that stand out and get customers talking.

Enter for yourself or nominate your favourite small business by filling in the form below. The winning business will receive a £2,500 cash prize and the coveted best business name trophy to display to their customers. 

What makes a winning business name? Originality, humour, and multiple meanings are just some of the things we’re looking for in our winner.

51%

Consumers say they’re
more likely to shop at a 

small business with a funny 
or witty name*

65%

Consumers say a funny name 
shows a business is imaginative 
and/or original* 

*Survey based on 1,000 responses, conducted February 2024

Darren Walsh is an award winning comedian, writer and renowned ‘punslinger’. With an eye for the humour in everyday life, Darren transforms his observations into comedic goldmines that leave audiences in stitches. 
His stand-up performances are a whirlwind of wit, filled with a blend of puns, razor-sharp one-liners and anecdotes. Beyond the stage, Darren is also a prolific creator, known for his viral pun-packed social media posts that showcase his knack for wordplay. 

52%

Consumers prefer to shop with a 
small or local business to support their community*