Top 50 Small Business Leaders

Top 50 Small Business Leaders – We’re On The List!

Australia’s Top 50 Small Business Leaders Report is an annual celebration of innovation and resilience in the small business community. And we are simply thrilled to announce that our very own co-founder, Kerri Chadwick, has been named on the 2020 list.

It’s no secret that 2020 has been incredibly challenging for individuals, families, and small business, too – particularly in Victoria where Bubba Organics is based. So it’s especially meaningful to be recognised in this way – and we wanted to share our happy news with you, our beloved customers! Let us tell you a little more about this wonderful honour.

What is the Top 50 Small Business Leaders Report all about?

Every year, Inside Small Business publishes their Top 50 Small Business Leaders report to recognise and celebrate the achievements of small business owners and start-up entrepreneurs. Submissions are received from across Australia from an incredibly diverse range of business sectors, so competition is certainly fierce.

In 2020, submissions were sent prior to COVID-19 ramping up, and the fact that all 50 businesses are still up and running despite the incredible challenges this year has thrown at them is testimony to great resilience and the ability to pivot.

The entire report is available to download here but we thought we’d take this opportunity to share the lovely profile written about our co-founder, Kerri.

Our very own Kerri Chadwick

Bubba Organics is an ethically produced, Australian-made baby’s skincare range that is expanding its offering – on the back of its initial success – to offer products for the whole family.

“We cater particularly for those with eczema, skin sensitivities and extra-dry skin conditions,” Bubba’s founder, Kerri Chadwick, says.

The provenance and sustainability of the raw materials that go into the products is of paramount importance to Kerri. “We are a Melbourne based company and are committed to supporting local business, with all our products designed, developed and packaged in Melbourne,” Kerri says. “Now, more than ever with the drought and fire emergencies across the country, we are dedicated to supporting our local community.”

Kerri undertook a private course to learn about cosmetic formulation, and what works and doesn’t work from an efficacy perspective, in the early days. The hard yards have borne fruit, with the brand in over 200 independent stockists nationally – as well as The Iconic – and internationally through partners in New Zealand and Hong Kong. And earlier this year the team moved into a purpose-built facility in Dandenong South. “This dual office and warehouse space will enable the business to grow and evolve into its next stage,” Kerri says.

Dedicated to doing things differently

Bubba Organics has experienced the highs and lows of 2020, but we’re coming out the other side with the same commitment to make a difference in the lives of our beautiful little customers – and the rest of the family, too! You can trust that we will always put safe, natural ingredients first in every product we make. Our products are made to be kind to skin and kind to our planet, too.

So thank you for supporting our small business and sharing this celebration with us. Our success is in no small part due to your loyalty and love for our little baby skincare co.