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Entrepreneur is one of handful of small business owners invited to exclusive House of Lords event

An inspiring entrepreneur received special recognition after being invited to a prestigious business event for the third year running.

Susan Bonnar who runs The British Craft House and BuyIndie was invited to the House of Lords to celebrate the small businesses in the UK, like hers that are doing amazing things.

The event, which was hosted by Small Business Britain as part of its Small & Mighty Enterprise programme, is held to recognise and celebrate the achievements of small businesses across the UK.

It was the first event that was held in celebration of the Small & Mighty Enterprise Programme, but was Susan’s third time being invited along to one of Small Business Britain’s events.

Sponsored by Xero and ARU Peterborough, the Summer Celebration gave a handful of like-minded entrepreneurs the opportunity to celebrate each other’s successes, share stories and network with one another.

Susan, who is from Lee-on-the-Solent, said: ‘I was honoured to be invited for the third year to the House of Lords for this event. From what you see in the media, you could get the impression that small businesses aren’t doing too well but having spoken to so many incredible fellow business owners at the event, it has shown that it’s not all doom and gloom and business is booming for so many. I left feeling more inspired than ever and optimistic about the future of business in Britain.’

Susan, who is a long-standing supporter of Small Business Britain, has become somewhat of a spokesperson for small businesses across the UK.

Both of Susan’s businesses provide a platform for creatives to sell their artisan, handmade wares, providing an all-British alternative to Etsy, meaning she works alongside hundreds of small business owners on a daily basis.

She said: ‘I’ve always been a huge supporter of Small Business Britain. I love what they do. Even if my business wasn’t an ambassador, I would still support them in any way I could because I truly believe in the support that they show to small businesses like mine and the work they do to make things better for small business owners across the nation.’

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