Waltham Forest Echo

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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

Hero for Borough favourite Perky Blenders voted Britain's best-named small business
Adam and his wife Victoria set up the business in 2015 (credit: Simply Business)
By Waltham Forest Echo 10 June 2022

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

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