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Tony Robinson OBE

Third Global #MicroBizMattersDay VIP Passes Released

10 August 2016 18:00


75 VIP Passes (£495 for 2 tickets) are available now for #MicroBizMattersDay 3 on Friday 13th January 2017. Go to

#MicroBizMattersDay, the global day of Recognition, Action (#IGave13 minutes) and Learning (8 hours) engages with millions of micro business owners all donating time to help each other and ensure a rocking successful New Year.

Created and hosted by Enterprise Rockers’ Co-Founders, Tina Boden and Tony Robinson OBE, Friday January 13th is expected to be as crazy and inspiring as ever with some new amazing features such as the Global City Parties (thanks to International Development Partner ScanSnap - a Fujitsu company) , 8 Global Learning Hours and a 2 hour Main Event (thanks to Main Event Partner - Pimlico Plumbers) live streamed from London (thanks to Start Your Business Magazine TV and Plan Digital).

This is all thanks to #RockingSupporters, #RockingStarGuests and #RockingHeadRoadies giving their time voluntarily and promoting the day to their #MicroBizOwner customers, suppliers and members. 

If you believe that micro business (0-9 employees) matters then Friday 13th January 2017 is a date for your diary, the third #MicroBizMattersDay dedicated to recognition, action and learning for micro business owners across the world. 2017 will be even bigger (it trended on twitter for 5 hours this year) and better than previous years with parties being held in different cities across the globe to celebrate so many great things the smallest of businesses do to ensure community and economic development.

Created by Tina Boden & Tony Robinson OBE, co-founders of the free, indie, informal, no contact details required Enterprise Rockers C.I.C. movement, January 13th 2017 will see the event coming live from the HQ of one of the 2 Premier Partners for this year - Pimlico Plumbers - London’s largest plumbing and service company founded by Charlie Mullins OBE in 1979.

You can show your support and share why you think #MicroBizMatters, as well as being part of a live event taking place on the day at Pimlico Plumbers from 12 noon until 2.00pm, by purchasing one of only 75 VIP Passes (for 2 attendees) available at a cost of £495.00 (V.A.T. is not applicable).

Each VIP Pass includes:

2 tickets to the live event at Pimlico Plumbers, London from 12 noon until 2.00pm on Friday 13th January 2017 including drinks and a light lunch.

An opportunity to display a roller banner stand (no more than 800mm x 2000mm) around the perimeter of the room where the event will be held that will be seen when the livestreaming takes place. (Roller banner stands must be provided by the VIP Pass holder at their own cost)
A small business logo of the VIP Pass holder displayed on the home page website that links to a profile page.
A profile page on the website that includes a 100 word bio, a video lasting no longer than 5 minutes that gives hints and tips for micro business owners and 250 words about ‘ Why You Think #MicroBizMatters’.
A 35 word bio with logo in the #MicroBizMattersDay 2017 programme.
The opportunity to promote the livestreaming of the #MicroBizMattersDay event to your networks via a link we will provide to embed in your website.
A mention of your support in Editors Notes on each press release issued.
Sharing of your support across social media channels in the build up to and during #MicroBizMattersDay 2017

We encourage VIP Pass holders that are not micro business owners to use one of their tickets for the live event to bring a micro business owner customer, supplier or network member who can be included in interviews throughout the event and also in photographs with celebrity guests – why not run a competition or raffle to get your micro business customers, members or suppliers involved?

Don’t forget it’s strictly #NoHatNoEntry.

Go to and click on VIP Passes Now. First come - first served.

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Tony Robinson OBE

Co-founder #MicroBizMatters Day, SFEDI Group and IOEE Founder and Co-Owner, Patron John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank and Director, Yorkshire in Business.

Tel: 07715 749079


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 and writer on this subject. He also writes poetry and fiction with his latest novel (November 2017) being 'Loose Cannon' and his most well-known work being the fictional satire 'Freedom from Bosses Forever' which also contains over 80 practical tips for micro business owners' success.

Tony is on a never-ending tour with his one man, one hour 'Let's Get Enterprising - Micro Myths and Magic Show' which suggests that for the majority of business owners there is a better way than the American Way to start up, survive and thrive. The show has been booked by organisers in London, Chesterfield, Newcastle, Yorkshire and Devon. Tony's aim is now to reach as many prospective and existing micro business owners with his show. As well as paid engagements with the show at business conferences and exhibitions he presents 2 UK shows a month, free of charge (expenses upfront) to Charities and genuine Social Enterprises.

Tony has also founded and directed a number of social enterprises to improve the quality of learning and support for new enterprise owners. The most well known of these is the SFEDI Group which includes the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs which he founded in 1996 and still co-owns. The most recent is Enterprise Rockers CIC which promotes the #MicroBizMatters global movement and the annual #MicroBizMatters Day. He co-founded this with Tina Boden in January 2012.

This independent, informal, free to join in, no contact details required, #MicroBizMatters Movement. @MicroBizMatters is part of Enterprise Rockers CIC and has one aim and five campaigns.

The aim is to make life better for micro (0-9 employees and up to £2million turnover) enterprise owners around the world and the campaigns are #PayIn30Days; Indie25ER; #NotAnSME; # CallOutTheBizBullies and #MicroBizMatters Day. The fifth, annual #MicroBizMatters Day is hosted by the City of Hull on January 11, 2019. The first three took place in London and the last was in Manchester. It is the only major day of recognition and action backed by all the national small business membership organisations in the UK.

Since launch, they have attracted many Friends of the Enterprise Rockers. These are networks of microenterprise owners within membership organisations and client/customer groups. Hundreds of thousands of self-employed and business owners have been helped by this informal, self-help movement.

#MicroBizMatters Day the biggest social media event for business owners and trends on twitter for over 7 hours. The day presents 8 learning hours and is truly a day of Recognition, Action and Learning.

Tony and Tina's famous friends have supported #MicroBizMatters Day throughout and they include Tim Campbell MBE, Sway (Mercury Award winner), Kanya King MBE, Penny Power OBE, Emma Jones MBE, Chris Percival, Charlie Mullins OBE. Michelle Dorrell, Laura Henry, Kate Hardcastle, Janice Gordon and Elaine Clark.

Tony and Tina have individual micro enterprises, both for longer than 20 years, and are well known in the UK for their work to support and promote start-ups and business ownership. Tony is and has been a Small and Micro Business Ambassador for a number of organisations, including Investors in People, and served on many Government Committees and Task Forces. He is currently an Ambassador for the Business Books Awards and a Judge for the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

Tony received an OBE for services to small firms in 2001 and received two lifetime awards for enterprise in 2012 (from the IAB at the House of Commons) and 2013 (from Start Your Business Magazine). He founded the SFEDI Group in 1996 and remains a co-owner. He is co-founder and a Fellow of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs. He is Patron of the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank. He is a long-serving NED of Yorkshire in Business, the enterprise agency for the Yorkshire Coast Region, which provides low cost and free enterprise support and has 5 buildings of workspace for prospective and existing micro business owners.

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