Simply Devine Hats in Tadcaster is celebrating being one of only 100 small businesses in the country to be chosen in the annual Small Biz 100 campaign.
The Small Business campaign is to raise awareness of small businesses and independent traders providing goods and services on the high street and internet. The campaign culminates in Small Business Saturday on December 1st.
Simply Devine is one of just six Yorkshire businesses chosen this year to represent the campaign. The Simply Devine Hat Shop on York Road, Tadcaster, has been trading as a specialist hat shop for more than 14 years and last year took the bold decision to expand the business by designing and manufacturing its own range of millinery to sell as a wholesaler to other traders, and also for sale in the shop.
Owner Liz Devine-Wright originally set up the company with her mother, who has since retired, as a specialist hat shop selling premium quality headwear. Customers have visited the shop from as far away as the south coast to ensure they have the perfect hat, hatinator or fascinator for a special occasion and Simply Devine headwear has been sent all over the world.
Liz said: “Being chosen as one of the Small Biz 100 campaign companies is a great opportunity for us to share our business news and to create awareness of our specialist products.
“We are not part of a chain so our headwear is quite exclusive – you are unlikely to bump into another person wearing one of our specialist pieces as we have limited the stock in each colour and design. Yet we still have thousands of head pieces in our store of hats, hatinators and fascinators in every style and colour.”