WORTHING West MP Sir Peter Bottomley visited Biz 100 award winners, SJM Electrical Services in Tarring Road.

The visit was part of the Federation of Small Businesses’ response to Small Business Saturday in West Sussex.

He was accompanied by Ann Swain, chairwoman of the West Sussex FSB Policy Team.

The FSB had two 100 Biz awardees in West Sussex, the other being Jengers Craft Bakery in Billingshurst.

Owners Steve and Jacki Mant said: “This is very much a family business with their three children helping to host the visit.

“To celebrate our success we asked friends and other small businesses to donate presents that would be taken to Chestnut Tree House at the end of the week.

“There was a very generous response to this request

“We are over the moon to be able to present the sensory toy donations to such a wonderful charity, Chestnut Tree House.

“The generosity of the small businesses which have been involved is overwhelming, especially at this time of year.

“We feel very honoured to have been selected to be a part of the prestigious Small Biz 100 and to use this opportunity to engage with other local businesses and the local community.

“It has been a great experience.

“We feel extremely privileged to receive a visit from Sir Peter Bottomley at our head office in Worthing.”

Small Business Saturday is an annual initiative designed to highlight the large contribution to the local and national economy made by small businesses.

It is celebrated by businesses across the country. It’s a grassroots, non-commercial campaign.