Borough favourite Perky Blenders voted Britain’s best-named small business

The business has grown from a small cart to three locations across the borough in less than a decade
By Waltham Forest Echo

Adam and his wife Victoria set up the business in 2015 (credit: Simply Business)
Adam and his wife Victoria set up the business in 2015 (credit: Simply Business)

Perky Blenders has been voted the best-named small business in Britain.

The specialty coffee roasters – named for TV show Peaky Blinders – beat 1,500 other businesses and will receive a £2,500 grant as their prize.

The competition, organised by insurance provider Simply Business, saw thousands of people vote for the funniest or most creative name.

Husband and wife Adam and Victoria Cozens started the business in 2015 as a cart outside St James Street station and now have three shops in the borough and supply coffee to more than 60 stores.

Responding to their win, Adam said: “We’re over the moon to be crowned ‘Britain’s Best Small Business Name’ and are always stoked when people get as much of a kick out of our name as we still do all these years later!

This story is published by Waltham Forest Echo, Waltham Forest's free monthly newspaper and free news website. We are a not-for-profit publication, published by a small social enterprise. We have no rich backers and rely on the support of our readers. Donate or become a supporter.

“I came up with the idea for the name as the founding team planned our premium offering at the kitchen table in 2015. The Perky Blenders name was born from a need to get noticed with relevance to what we do.

“The name Perky Blenders was clearly inspired by a popular TV show, however it has grown into so much more. Our roasting team is a talented mob, and our coffee is carefully sourced for quality and with good practice always at the front of mind.”

Perky Blenders secured 16% of the total votes, beating other popular contenders like Haverhill tiler Grout of This World and Longfield campervan hire company Wam Bam Campervan.

Find out more about the company and where to visit them at their website here.

No news is bad news 

Independent news outlets like ours – reporting for the community without rich backers – are under threat of closure, turning British towns into news deserts. 

The audiences they serve know less, understand less, and can do less. 

In celebration of Indie News Week, Public Interest News Foundation's Indie News Fund will match fund all donations, including new annual supporter subscriptions for the month of June.

If our coverage has helped you understand our community a little bit better, please consider supporting us with a monthly, yearly or one-off donation. 

Choose the news. Don’t lose the news.

Monthly direct debit 

Annual direct debit

£5 per month supporters get a digital copy of each month’s paper before anyone else, £10 per month supporters get a digital copy of each month’s paper before anyone else and a print copy posted to them each month.  £50 annual supporters get a digital copy of each month's paper before anyone else.

Donate now with Pay Pal

More information on supporting us monthly or annually 

More Information about donations