The funniest business names in the UK are listed as you can pick the best one

The country’s funniest business names have been shortlisted and people now have the chance to vote for their favourite. Simply Business has partnered with comedian Darren Walsh to find the best small business name in the UK.

With Darren’s knowledge of puns, he selected the 10 shortlisted companies, which include Thready or Knott Embroidery, Indian-inspired street food business Tikka Chance On Me and equestrian shop Top Of The Clops, who have the chance to win the prize. title and prize money of £2,500.

The public can now vote for their favorite small business name on the Simply Business website: Voting closes on 13 May and the winner of the £2,500 prize will be announced on 23 May 2024.

The full shortlist for 2024 includes:

Business name

Business type


The Streisand barber



Easy Landscaping


Milton Keynes

Godmother with fur

Dog groomers


Lord of the Baskets

Waste disposal


Poke Nom

Hawaiian street food


Charming prints



Surelock Homes Locksmiths



Thready or Knott embroidery

Embroidery shop


Tikka Chance On Me

Indian inspired street food


Top Of The Clops

Riding shop


The competition was relaunched for the third time alongside “You name it. We insure it’ campaign featuring some of the hottest names in UK small business including:

  • Pane in the Glass – Norfolk window and door repair business
  • Get Stuffed – takeaway restaurant in Shadwell, London
  • Curl Up and Dye – hair salon in Kingston, South London
  • Rough Around The Hedges – mobile gardener in Elmbridge, Surrey

Research by Simply Business has revealed that a witty or funny business name plays a significant role in helping small businesses succeed – with half of consumers saying they are likely or very likely to shop at a small business with a name of funny or witty company.

Bea Montoya, COO at Simply Business said: “We’ve seen many memorable entries in this year’s Best UK Small Business competition and it’s a credit to the creativity and innovation of SME owners across the country. Small businesses are the lifeblood of our communities and this competition epitomizes the wonderful spirit and humor they bring to their businesses every day.

“We are delighted to be able to award a small business owner with the £2,500 cash prize, particularly as all SMEs face an incredibly challenging set of circumstances in the current economic environment. Vote now for your favorite small business name to find out who wins the title of Best Small Business Name in the UK!”

Darren Walsh said: “Puns and puns seem to have a special place in British culture, so it’s heartening to see that kind of humor central to the names of so many small businesses. It was hard work whittling down the thousands of entries to a shortlist of ten, but I’m sure these business names will elicit a few involuntary laughs from the audience.

“Whether you’re partial to ‘Easy Lay Landscaping’ or ‘Barber Streisand’, it’s up to you to crown Britain’s Best Small Business Name in 2024.”

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