Campaign for micro firms

A CAMPAIGN to support the nation’s micro businesses is being launched in Scarborough.

The Enterprise Rockers movement has created the MicroBizMatters campaign in a bid to “make life better and fairer” for micro business owners.

A micro business is an enterprise with nine employees or less, and according to the Enterprise Rockers they are being “neglected” by banks and government.

The initiative was founded by Scarborough entrepreneurs Tina Boden and Tony Robinson OBE, both owners of local micro businesses.

They say they have chosen Scarborough to launch the campaign, not just because it is their home town, but because Scarborough is a former winner of both the most enterprising place in Britain and the most enterprising town in Europe.

The campaign is aimed at “improving awareness of the importance of the 4.5 million micro businesses”, including all start ups, to jobs, the economy and communities.

A spokesperson for Enterprise Rockers said: “Enterprise Rockers is not a political, lobbying or a membership organisation. Micro business owners can freely get involved in our movement to do as much or as little as they like.

“Our MicroBizMatters campaign will make people aware why it is important that Britain is more micro enterprise friendly. This in turn will improve the future prospects for all micro business owners to start up successfully, survive and thrive.”

The campaign is being officially launched on Monday at Escape 2 the Sands.

In conjunction with the Enterprise Rockers movement Mr Robinson launched ‘Tell Us What You’re Doing for Micro Enterprises Not for’ SMEs’ government e-petition, which now has more than 750 signatures.