It's very exciting to see that one of Hedges' clients from Wallingford, Louise Claire Millinery, has made it onto the Small Biz 100 list. All credit goes to Louise that her hard work and popularity in the town are now being recognised on a wider scale.

Even more gratifying to see the award resulting in such fantastic publicity for Wallingford. Hedges has had an office the very centre of Wallingford for over 200 years so we know from experience how important it is to form close alliances with other local businesses and to really become part of the community. Perhaps this will encourage all of us to work together even more for the greater good.

In the meantime, I think I feel the need for a new hat coming on....