From 5 October 2015, retailers will charge customers 5p minimum for single use plastic carrier bags. Businesses that have over 250 employees are obliged to pass on the charge, those found not to comply with the legislation could face fines up to £5k. Many stores are choosing to donate revenue raised due to the carrier bag charge to charity.
Award Nomination For Inspirational Business Woman
Sarah Asfour, founder of FunkyHampers.com has been nominated for the Athena Award in the Natwest Every Woman Award Finals.
Sarah Asfour, 35 and a mum to two sons, truly is an inspirational business woman, setting up a business from scratch can be a challenge for any entrepreneur, add into the mix being a busy mum of two with a special needs child.
The hamper business has been run with dedication and passion, her great business idea was to build customised hampers, of which, can be ordered online has proved to be a great business idea.
FunkyHampers.com located in Eastbourne, East Sussex has grown in the past 9 years and now employs a workforce of 10 and has an impressive turnover in excess of £650,000.