North East dairy chosen to take part in campaign highlighting the best businesses

Acorn Dairy is sharing the secrets of its success in a campaign run by the Business is GREAT Britain programme

Acorn Dairy directors Graham Tweddle and Caroline Bellwith
Acorn Dairy directors Graham Tweddle and Caroline Bell

An organic dairy in the North East has been chosen in a Government campaign to get small businesses to share the secrets of their success.

Acorn Dairy, which based in Darlington, has been selected to take part in the Business is GREAT Britain campaign, where it will highlight the most invaluable piece of advice that has contributed towards its business success.

Business is GREAT Britain is running a ‘pass it on’ campaign throughout March to encourage businesses to share their pearls of business wisdom with the wider business community.

Caroline Bell, the director of Acorn Dairy - which benefited from the recent public procurement reforms to help win more business and grow the company - will be highlighting her advice across Twitter and LinkedIn.

She said: “We’re very proud of the business we have built and grown, and to pass on our most valuable piece of advice as part of the Business is GREAT campaign is fantastic. Here we join other small businesses across the country highlighting their top tips for business growth, and we feel honoured to have been chosen to share our experiences with our peers.

“As the director of a small, family run business, I always try to remember to manage time effectively. For example, I write press releases when our organic dairy is a little quieter later in the evening, to give a faster and better quality result. It allows me to balance the many priorities I face each day.”

Acorn Dairy is one of a number of businesses featuring in the campaign, all of which have received Government support for activities such as exporting to new markets, getting tax relief for innovation, to hiring apprentices to grow their teams.

A guide has also been created, entitled The GREAT way to grow: Small businesses share their advice, to inspire and support fellow small businesses to grow.

Business Minister Matthew Hancock said: “Coming from a small business background I understand how important it is to learn from failure - as well as success. Making sure that every small business can access the advice and support they need is an important part of our plan to make Britain the best place in the world to start and grow a business.”

The Business is GREAT campaign is run by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI). It aims to celebrate and inspire small businesses and provides relevant advice and information for small and medium-sized enterprises looking to grow, hire, export, lead and access finance.

To read more about the small businesses and their advice and to find out more about the businesses involved or support available, visit www.greatbusiness.gov.uk .

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