A BASINGSTOKE firm has been selected among the top 100 of small business across the country.

The Nautical Company Limited has been picked as one of 100 businesses from thousands of applications to represent the sector in the run up to Small Business Saturday on December 1.

Basingstoke’s MP, Maria Miller, has praised the efforts and is encouraging all residents in the borough to support small businesses.

Mrs Miller said: “I urge all Basingstoke residents to shop local and celebrate the incredible contribution made by small businesses to the British economy and our local communities.”

The annual campaign, now in its fifth year, champions and supports the UK’s small businesses.

For further information visit www.smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com