Inspiring Business by Sharing Success

Midlands born business swapping portal goes national and gains support from Ex-Dragon’s Den celebrity, Theo Paphitis.

Midlands born business swapping portal goes national and gains support from Ex-Dragon’s Den celebrity, Theo Paphitis.

As it approached its first birthday, The UK Swap Shop (created in Derby) has just seen huge growth in both followers and business swappers, securing membership of the prestigious Small Business Sunday club (SBS), created by Ex-Dragon’s Den entrepreneur 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, https://theukswapshop.co.uk/ 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! 

“There seems to be literally nothing that cannot be achieved on The UK Swap Shop; we have seen struggling small firms from all corners of the nation gain valuable business support from their peers, with no impact on their cashflow, and this co-operative approach is helping so many SME’s survive and recover more strongly from the huge economic downturn that we have all suffered over the last year.” said Rachel.

“It only takes a minute to start swapping, and we’re already seeing an increase in swaps posted since our inclusion in the #SBS family - with half a million new fans, it won’t be long before we break through the 1000 swappers barrier.” she added.


https://theukswapshop.co.uk/ 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.


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