At Vonage, we understand the ambition, creativity, and dedication that is required to start and grow your business.

This was the inspiration for the Home Business 100 campaign: to champion the UK’s home businesses; to showcase the vast economic contribution they make; and to understand the challenges these businesses face along the way.

This year, while we continue to spotlight the successes of the Home Business 100, our campaign will develop further by celebrating ‘step up’ businesses. The home is a great starting place for any business, but growing businesses often need to move beyond the home.

This campaign will offer advice and inspiration on taking those next steps to entrepreneurs and ambitious new companies. To find out more and get to know the outstanding members of this dynamic new community, head over to the ‘Step Ups’.

Meet the Step Ups

Meet the Home Business 100

Toddlebike is a small, lightweight ‘Pre-Balance’ bike that teaches key cycling skills as soon as a child can confidently walk.


Working Bee Productions provides freelance marketing and advertising support services

Working Bee Productions

Discovrr aims to promote up and coming artists by exposing them to the industry and wider community.


Perfect Villas 4 U offers a variety of beautifully appointed villas for holiday rental in Lanzarote.

Perfect Villas 4 U

Sales Mastery is a monthly digital magazine aimed at sales professionals globally to help improve their selling skills.

Sales Mastery magazine

Colour Their Day sells a unique range of fun, colourful and personalised greetings cards, prints and gifts.

Colour Their Day

Creative Forté specialises in recruitment for designers, artworkers, art directors, copywriters and client service.

Creative Forte

l'étale is a British male swimwear brand, its trunks are designed in France and made in the UK.


Holiday Cottages and Villas offers hand-picked, private holiday rental properties in France, Italy and Spain.

Holiday Cottages and Villas

Catena Network is a business networking organisation that facilitates introductions and works with businesses to grow their network

Catena Network

Investacheck provides risk assessment services to investors seeking to evaluate alternative investments.

Investacheck Ltd

Dolly Dimples Reborn Nursery sells beautiful hand-painted baby dolls.

Dolly Dimples Reborn Nursery

Mums Enterprise organises child-friendly work and business exhibitions.

Mums Enterprise Ltd

Lauren Catris Design creates unique patterns and placement prints for silk scarves and pocket squares.

Lauren Catris Design

Work From Home Wisdom is a blog for home business owners to share expertise, challenges and inspiration.

Work from Home Wisdom is a network marketing business.

1712Design is an innovative creative design agency based in County Durham.


Your Business Community is a network that provides practical support and professional advice to business owners.

Your Business Community Ltd

Husband-and-wife British clothing brand


Engineering with Water is a engineering and design consultancy for water systems.

Engineering With Water

Oscar & Owl is a service for parents to find babysitters and nannies through community recommendations.

Oscar & Owl

Lucy and Belle is a small family business that operates in the online retail market for child-wear.

Lucy and Belle

Lose It and Love It offers weight-loss, sports and exercise, and nutrition advice.

Lose It and Love It

Madexquisite provides healthy full-flavored artisan sauces and antipasto to its customers.


Robin is a contemporary mixed media artist.

Robin Eckardt - Contemporary Artist

SigmaTen Accounting Services provides specialist accounting services to SMEs.

SigmaTen Accounting Services Ltd

Training Unlimited is a top consultancy that offers unique services to anyone looking to fulfil their training objectives

Training Unlimited

Emma James is an experienced practitioner, working with a range of massage therapies.

Emma James, Sport Matters

Ali Miller creates a range of distinct and personal household items, from cake stands to cushions, and tea towels to teapots.

Ali Miller London

The Calf House is an online UK supplier of exclusive tableware and cookware from Europe.

Calf House

Sterling Business Coaching provides hands-on coaching in business growth tactics.

Sterling Business Coaching

Tuffscreen Screen Protection offers a range of products aimed at improving the mobility and productivity of electronic devices.

Tuffscreen Screen Protection Ltd

Betty’s Birds provides creative, crafty parties for fabulous people across the UK.

Betty's Birds

Jen Smith is an award-winning, qualified, social media trainer and strategist.

Jen Smith Social Media

Isabel & Ink is a multi-disciplinary design studio based in London working with both private and corporate clients. It caters to all graphic design, branding and stationery needs. Isabel & Ink can also incorporate calligraphy to any project creating...

Isabel & Ink

onTRACK ADVICE is a business advice and mentoring service.


Little Lightbulb helps startups bring their ideas to life through marketing and graphic design.

Little Lightbulb

Services for Students is a company that provides services for students looking to study a foreign language in countries across Europe

Services for Students London Ltd

REDNINE offers design and brand advice to a range of clients from startups to established businesses


Harborough Blinds provides window coverings and outdoor living products.


The Net Print Shop produces all kinds of advertising materials: flyers, leaflets, posters, brochures, stationery, business cards and much more.

The Net Print Shop

The Mumpreneurs Networking Club is a monthly business networking club that provides a unique, informal and dynamic business networking environment.

Mumpreneurs Networking Club

Love From Daisy provides stunning bespoke wall art using the places and names dear to your heart.

Love From Daisy

Movement for Modern Life is an online platform bringing the best yoga instructors straight to the home for your daily dose of yoga.

Movement for Modern Life

The Dynamic Trader trains individuals to create lucrative portfolios by trading the FX, stocks and commodities markets.

The Dynamic Trader

Accredited Marketing shows business owners and sales professionals how to generate leads and convert sales.

Accredited Marketing Ltd

Your VA Today is a virtual assistant providing a smooth-running, back-office function to business owners.


Spice Pots makes Indian Spice Blends to cook simple, healthy and delicious curries.

Spice Pots

Wightprint Publishing produces local advertising and editorial magazines to over 40,000 homes and businesses.

Wightprint Publishing

Embroidered Originals produces and supplies a wide range of keepsake cards to customers all over the world.

Embroidered Originals

Stiffies produce magnetic stiffeners to keep shirt collars perfectly in place.


Elsie Road is a unique mobile bar, providing high quality drinks and hospitality for any event.

Elsie Road

Henry's Avalanche Talk provides training courses, online education and news to give skiers the confidence to go off-piste safely on holiday.

Henry's Avalanche Talk

Baa Baa Design is a brand- agency providing graphic design, website design and print services for businesses.

Baa Baa Design Limited

The Vanilla Pod Bakery specialises in creating beautiful bespoke wedding cakes for couples marrying in and around the Cotswolds.

The Vanilla Pod Bakery

Morgan's Dog Boutique is an online, family-run boutique selling a huge range of dog clothing.

Morgan's Dog Boutique

Cherry Tree Clothing is a family business that supplies top quality country clothing and outdoor footwear.

Cherry Tree Country Clothing

Scottish Sea Glass makes unique, hand crafted jewellery and accessories using reclaimed glass which has been naturally shaped by the sea.

Scottish Sea Glass

DrivenMedia produces innovative yet simple advertising for haulage vehicles.


Darimedia is a media company that produces cultural and ethical content.


ProgresSWest provides executive search services to companies in the South-West and London.

Progress People

Indigo Dingo is a brand-focused video production and moving image communications agency.

Indigo Dingo

Guy Hearn is a documentary wedding photographer based in Buckinghamshire.

Guy Hearn Photography

Quibble Content provides copywriting and digital marketing services.

Quibble Content

Eco Dreams is a specialist ethical online retailer of menstrual cups and cloth pads.

Eco Dreams

Award Health and Safety is a health and safety consultancy providing information and training.

Award Health and Safety Ltd is a recruitment site for property professionals based in Manchester.

UK Property

Celebration Balloons is a balloon printing company, offering personalised printed balloons to retail, commercial, and trade clients.

Celebration Balloons

Identity Papers designs and creates personal, bespoke interior products for the home.

Identity Papers

The Ceylon Planters makes artisan Sri Lankan style curry kits.

The Ceylon Planters

Spotted Zebra Co. is an online accessories and gift company.

The Spotted Zebra Co.

Vinterior is London’s online marketplace for carefully curated luxury vintage and design furniture.


DIALaBRAIN is a marketplace linking professionals with consultants, coaches and mentors via live web-conference, removing all travel costs.


The Internet Marketeer provides a range of digital marketing services to help make businesses efficient and profitable online.

The Internet Marketeer

Small Business Advice Network provides specialist legal and business advice to startups and small businesses.

Small Business Advice Network

Anna Scothern provides business development and marketing services to growing businesses.

Anna Scothern

Cakes With Faces is a brand inspired by Japanese pop culture, featuring t-shirts and gifts.

Cakes With Faces

Mission Juice is a cold pressed juice business that makes a charitable donation for every juice sold.

Mission Juice

We offer creative marketing solutions. Strategic planning, campaign creation, copywriting, design, production and delivery in all media.


Eternal Iris helps get your business, event or product the exposure it deserves with unique, creative and effective video marketing tools.

Eternal Iris

Alexa Tewkesbury is a freelance proofreader, copy editor and copywriter.

Alexa Tewkesbury

Berry & Russell is a virtual and freelance PA company.

Berry & Russell

Flourishing People provides HR support for small, local businesses

Flourishing People

Aspire eCig UK provides customers with the best choice in electronic cigarette products.

Aspire eCig UK

The Chocolate Cellar works with the medium of chocolate to provide an amazing array of services for any chocoholic.

The Chocolate Cellar

Silver Moor is a small risk management consultancy practice based in North Somerset.

Silver Moor Business Consulting LLP

The Big Cheese Making Kit sells beautiful and simple kit designed for cheese production at home.

The Big Cheese Making Kit

tinapoelzldesign crafts jewellery with emotion through hand engraving and upcycling.


Fetch the Drinks works with small artisan cider producers to offer a unique range of traditionally made craft ciders to pubs, festivals, and events.

Fetch The Drinks

Abacus Associates Financial Services Limited offers a full range of financial advisory services.


The Family Grapevine is a free directory packed full of information on activities and services for children.

The Family Grapevine

Ma Baker is an award winning micro bakery in the heart of Fulham, London.

Ma Baker

Farm Toy Store is a home-based e-commerce retailer selling high-quality farm-based toys.

The Farm Toy Store

PLYT makes number games for all ages and all abilities to play together


Hydro Hot Tubs provide rental services for inflatable hot tubs in Sussex, Surrey and Kent.

Hydro Hot Tubs

Nisha Haq is a creative wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Southampton.

Nisha Haq Photography

Pet&r is an HR and training consultancy providing leadership and management courses.

Pet&r LLP

JK Fine Chocolates is an independent chocolatier based in East Hampshire.

JK Fine Chocolates

Creative BizDev provides advice to businesses looking to expand and develop client bases.

Creative BizDev

Eponine is a multi award-winning chocolate and confectionery company run by husband and wife team Chris & Natalie. Both are totally self-taught, having swapped careers in science for chocolate! Every product is handmade in their small kitchen, using the...


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