The UK Swap Shop started life in Derby and has seen huge growth in its first full year. Designed to help businesses match with each other to swap required services, it was a very welcome addition for small businesses managing through the pandemic.
Now, following their initial success they have secured membership to the Small Business Sunday club, created by ex-Dragon’s Den star, Theo Paphitis.
With more than 770,000 new small businesses started in 2020 alone, and many falling between the gaps in government support during the pandemic, The UK Swap Shop has been for some the difference between survival and failure.
With over 500,000 small businesses already registered on SBS, the UK Swap Shop is gearing up to provide its fellow members with its innovative free-to use service, giving firms across the country the opportunity to exchange goods and services with each other, at no bottom-line cost.
Already the variety of swaps has amazed co-founder Burton based Rachel Hayward, with website design being exchanged for HR advice, camping weekends for marketing support, transport services for packaging design, and copywriting for cakes!
The UK Swap Shop is a free resource for any SME to use and opens up access to a wealth of support for new and established businesses, in finding the help they need to thrive and survive, without the need for cash expenditure.