Top 100 Small Companies in the UK
Call of the Wild Ltd recognised as one of the UK’s smartest small businesses
In February 2010 Call of the Wild Ltd were chosen by a judging panel including Deborah Meaden and other leading entrepreneurs such as Bebo Founder Michael Birch as a winner of Smarta.com’s inaugural ‘Smarta 100’. Not only did Call of the Wild make the Top 100 Small Companies in the UK it was also voted in the Top 5 for its Business Ethics.
At the presentation evening for the 100 companies in London on 19th May 2010, in addition to the above, Call of the Wild were picked out for a special commendation by the sponsors Intuit. This meant we were in the top 4 of the SMARTA 100 companies in the UK. The judges were particularly impressed by our community focused approach to business and our corporate social responsibility.
The Smarta 100 is the ultimate business accolade, recognizing the UK’s smartest small businesses. Smarta.com has uncovered remarkable companies who have gone the extra mile to differentiate themselves from the market or found clever ways to compete, from their marketing plan to their ethical stance. The result is a fascinating insight into the unique business ideas that are thriving in the current economic climate.
The finalists proved to the judges that they have what it takes to run a successful venture, from spotting a new opportunity to making it a reality. And the high-profile panel were delighted to see that ambitious people are saving hard and raising finances to turn their ideas into flourishing businesses.
Business isn’t always about bulging bank balances. The top 5 for ethics category chose “companies are out there to make a positive impact on the world. They dedicate themselves to protecting our environment, helping people more vulnerable than themselves and rejuvenating communities starved of socio-economic opportunity.”
Deborah Meaden commented:
“Discovering great new businesses is a passion of mine as is encouraging businesses to think and work better. The Smarta 100 does both of these things – and celebrates the best of British business at the same time. I was delighted to see ambitious people saving hard and raising finances to turn their ideas into flourishing businesses ”
Call of the Wild Managing Director Geraint Lewis said:
“We are absolutely delighted. It illustrates that the Company is recognised as being of the best in the UK. It is always reassuring to know that our ethical approach to business is recognised and the contribution made to the local economy is not underestimated.”
Smarta.com founder Sháá Wasmund said:
“Socially conscious, disruptive businesses that are not afraid to challenge the status quo are being set up in the four corners of the country. I founded Smarta to make sure these enterprises are supported at any stage of development. The results speak for themselves – the Smarta 100 list is a collection of remarkable success stories.”
The full results and details of the winning companies can be found at smarta.com/smarta100.
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