Jodie Fraser, founder of Fraser Allen Estate Management has been named as one of the nation’s Small Biz 100 in a national campaign highlighting some of the UK’s most inspiring small businesses.
The 36-year-old, who has run her business managing the homes of residents in apartment blocks across Bristol, Cheltenham and London for the past four years,, has also recently been named Property Manager of the Year.
"I couldn't believe that I'd been chosen for this honour so soon after winning an award within my own industry," Jodie said.
"I fully support the aim of the Small Business Saturday campaign as it promotes the ethos of supporting independent small businesses, from retailers to local suppliers. Now, as one of the Small Biz 100, this year I plan to work with independent solicitor Andrew Turner from Hughes Paddison to offer a morning of my time to assist the general public with any queries they may have regarding property management and property law.
"I also plan to support small business by arranging a networking event where everyone involved is a local business, for example a photographer who can capture the event and a local baker who can provide cakes and refreshments. Watch this space!."
Marking 100 days building up to the big event on 5 December 2020, the Small Biz 100 provides a major profile boost to small businesses across the UK, particularly at this challenging time.
Showcasing a daily celebration of individual businesses through social media, the campaign aims to support and celebrate a vibrant range of small, community driven businesses across the UK. Jodie's business will be highlighted by the campaign on Saturday 5 September.
Michelle Ovens MBE, Director of Small Business Saturday UK, said: "Congratulations to Jodie for joining the Small Biz 100! This campaign highlights the amazing, positive impact small firms have on communities across the UK.
"Given the phenomenally tough time small businesses have had, and the special role they played supporting communities in lockdown, it's vital we continue to support them as this crisis continues.
"This year's Small Business Saturday is going to be the most important one yet, and were determined it will also be the best."
Now in its eighth year in the UK, Small Business Saturday has grown significantly each year, with a record turnout of 17.6 million people choosing to shop small on the day last year, generating an estimated £800 million.
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