FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Small is Beautiful Roll of Honour will be published online and in the mainstream media on the fifth, annual #MicroBizMatters Day, January 11th 2019. It was launched at the end of May and, as well as being backed by many influential businesses, some of the UK's largest small and micro business membership organisations are adding their names. Enterprise Nation, the Forum of Private Business, the International Association of Book-keepers and Lichfield and Tamworth Chamber of Commerce are recent additions.

All those named on the Small is Beautiful Roll of Honour subscribe to the values contained in an article on LinkedIn by Tony Robinson OBE, the Micro Business Champion. Robinson explained that the purpose of the Roll of Honour is "To influence Government Departments and Large Organisations to adopt behaviour and policies towards small and micro businesses which are better for the economy, employment, environment, enterprise, innovation, fulfilment, workplaces and our social infrastructure.

All those on the Roll of Honour are willing to put their name behind the Small is Beautiful values which include our campaigns such as #PayIn30Days. There is an alternative to the pursuit of excessive wealth for the very few and that alternative is Schumacher's 'Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered' and #MicroBizMatters. Together, all the names on the Roll of Honour are asserting their values and right to a more even playing field so that enterprise in the UK can flourish to the benefit of 5.6 million business owners and the families, friends and communities they support '

The original Small is Beautiful Roll of Honour article and those adding their names to the listing can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/you-put-your-business-name-behind-small-beautiful-tony-robinson-obe/

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About TONY ROBINSON OBE

Tony Robinson OBE is known as the Micro Business Champion. He is an authority on microenterprise and is a professional speaker, broadcaster, campaigner (#PayIn30Days) and writer on this subject.

Tony presents his one hour 'Micro is Magic Show' which suggests that for the majority of UK business owners there is a better way than the American Way to start up, survive and thrive.


Tony founded the government recognised SFEDI Group in 1996 and still co-owns. In 2012 he founded, with Tina Boden, the #MicroBizMatters movement and the annual #MicroBizMatters Day, which is backed by all the national small business membership organisations,


Tony has run his own enterprises since 1986. He received an OBE for services to small firms in 2001 and has received two-lifetime awards for enterprise. He is Patron of the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank, Judge for the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards. and Co-Chair of Yorkshire in Business, an enterprise agency.