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Hereford’s Local E Sourced Shortlisted For New Enviromental Small Award

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Online marketplace Local E Sourced has been chosen as a finalist for Britain’s best environmentally sustainable business

08th APRIL 2020: Local e Sourced based in #Herefordshire has been shortlisted for the UK’s best environmentally sustainable small business at this year’s Small Awards.


In its fifth year, The Small Awards is a nationwide search for the smallest and greatest firms in the UK, across all sectors. It is organised annually by Small Business Britain, which champions, inspires and accelerates small businesses in the UK.


Local E Sourced is an online marketplace exclusively for independent businesses, founded in March 2020. Offering the ability to buy multiple products from any number of suppliers with a single delivery charge. Makes products more accessible, helping reach new customers while creating a unique shopping experience with a focus on celebrating and promoting local businesses and products. By shopping with Local e Sourced, you are minimising the need to import food leaving behind it a huge carbon footprint. Instead, you are supporting small, independent suppliers. By shopping local, we are keeping a significant amount of money within the area, that will help grow local businesses, create jobs, improve tourism and generally improve the quality of life in the local community and become less focused on cheap imported, lesser quality goods and support those who work hard to provide on our doorsteps.

Local e Sourced has been chosen as one of five finalists for the new ‘Net Hero’ Small Award, launched in the run-up to this November’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), to recognise small firms demonstrating exceptional commitment to environmental sustainability.

With eleven unique categories, the Small Awards celebrate the dynamism of the UK’s small business sector, across everything from longstanding family businesses and innovation-led start-ups, to social enterprise champions.


“After what has been a difficult year for the whole small business community, it has been inspirational to hear about phenomenal small businesses across the UK,”

said Michelle Ovens CBE, Founder of Small Business Britain.


“The Small Awards exist to celebrate and champion the amazing contribution of fantastic small firms like Local e Sourced. We received a record number of applications this year, with an incredibly high standard of entry, so all of the small businesses shortlisted should be rightly proud of this achievement.”

Hamish said,


“We’ve only been in business since March 2020, recently celebrating our first birthday following a successful beginning. We are still learning and growing every day. It is fantastic to be shortlisted for the ‘Net Hero’ Small Award as it’s been tough trying to raise awareness of our project, especially during a global pandemic and to be recognised for our hard work this will help to spread the word about what we do and how we do it – especially with our environmental and sustainability efforts.”

Hamish Light 

Judged by a panel of leading enterprise experts, the winners of all award categories, along with the overall winner of Small Business of the Year, will be announced on 13 May 2021.

This year, in light of current covid-19 restrictions, Small Business Britain will again be hosting its award ceremony as a lively virtual event, instead of the traditional glittering gala dinner. Small businesses across the country will zoom in together for an evening of fun celebrations, featuring entertainment, special guests, speeches, networking and more!

About The Small Awards

The Small Awards, launched in 2017, targets the whole small business sector focusing on businesses often overlooked by other awards.

The Small Awards is run by Small Business Britain, the UK’s leading champion of small businesses, supporting all 5.8 million small businesses in the UK – no matter their location, their sector, or their ambition level.

Through a series of reports, events and campaigns, Small Business Britain champions, inspires and accelerates small businesses in the UK to foster growth and increased confidence.



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