Small business accolade for Mel
Dumfries’Mel Carruthers has been flying the flag for small businesses at a House of Lords reception in London.
Her company, More Organised Ltd, was named as one of the UK’s best at this year’s Small Biz 100 and gained recognition for its contribution to the economy and the local community.
The event was part of the nationwide Small Business Saturday campaign to promote small firms.
Mel helps families, homes and businesses to get decluttered and organised after enjoying success with her blog – www.moreorganised.com – while living in Dubai.
She quit her corporate job in the Middle East and moved back to Dumfries with her Thornhill-born husband, Chris, to set up her business and is grateful for the help given by Business Gateway and the chamber of commerce in the town.
Mel said:“I am delighted that More Organised was chosen as one of the 100 from amongst thousands of entries.
“It is the only business in Dumfries and Galloway to have been selected for the accolade this year and one of five in Scotland.
“It’s also the first time that a member of the professional organising industry has been chosen, so I am thrilled to be flying the flag for my profession.”