As part of Small Business Saturday the team have taken the time to tell us about their favourite small businesses.
Rob is our Head of Product (and possessor of hair that will stand up in the wind as shown in this photo!).
It’s always great when you can find a local car mechanic you can trust and Auto Repair in Medway are just that.
Rob says “my car’s windscreen wipers stopped working and needing replacing. The guys at Auto Repair called Ford for the part but were quoted an extortionate price, so told Ford to keep the part. They phoned me and advised a quick search online for the part and it saved me hundreds of pounds.”
Nin Com Soup, Old Street, London
Matt’s the youngest of our team and he loves a nice warming lunch (his Mum would be pleased with him!), so he heads to the amusingly named Nin Com Soup within Old Street underground station.
“Great flavours in their ever changing range of soups, and a name that makes me smile every day” says Matt about his favourite lunchtime haunt.
“And they take Bitcoin, which fits with our FinTech business.”
Stephen Jones Millinery, Great Queen street, London
Resident fashion expert Lorelei puts us all to shame with her daily fashionable outfits, and here she is outside Soho milliners Stephen Jones.
“Here am I outside of this beautiful shop of hats and fascinators thinking of my next big event.”
And her enthusiasm doesn’t end there. “This shop makes me want to be part of some royal parties where I can look fabulous.”
Deliciously French, Cookham, Berkshire
Despite growing up to the west of London, Head of Engineering Stuart fancies a bit of the French life, with his local French delicatessen Deliciously French.
“Honestly, it’s not just the wine I like” says Stuart. “I do also love a bit of cheese to go with it.”
Deliciously French’s ethos is sourcing produce from family run establishments, which keeps small businesses going on both sides of the channel.
Hello Gorgeous Hairdressing, Battersea,
“Who doesn’t love phoning to make an appointment and being met with the welcome ‘Hello Gorgeous'” says Carolyn, Product Delivery Manager for Ormsby Street.
“I’ve been going here for years and it still makes me smile when they answer the phone.”
Their motto is ‘luxury is a necessity’ which shows a small business who know their customers and know how to make them feel special.
Ormsby Street, Old Street, London
New boy Parsh tries to earn some brownie points by telling us that we’re his favourite small business.
“I’ve enjoyed my first two weeks here” he says. “Coming from a larger business with a larger team to a focused small business like Ormsby Street has been a great experience so far.”
Parsh is responsible for developing our understanding of the credit scoring, late payment and company performance data that we use to make our services like CreditHQ support small businesses in getting control of their money.