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Tidy Books have been selected as finalist!

The Federation of Small Businesses has selected children’s bookcase company Tidy Books as Finalist in the 2013 London region awards.

Based in Walthamstow, East London, Tidy Books’ makes innovative children’s bookcases which encourage children to read, and are sold all over the world. The company has won many awards for its unique products, and has won recognition for its creative approach to doing business, winning the London ERDF Award for Innovation in 2012.


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Geraldine Grandidier, CEO said “Looking at the Federation of Small Businesses shortlist, we’re delighted to be in such fantastic company. Tidy Books has an exciting future as an international business and winning this award would give us a great boost.”

Tidy Books’ story began in 2004 when Geraldine could not find a good children’s bookcase for her daughter so designed her own in her violin maker’s workshop, and set up the business with £500.  Since then she has added more children’s storage designs to the Tidy Books family, all original concepts designed to encourage independence in children, look great in the home and finished in an eco-friendly water lacquer.

Tidy Books has grown by 40% in the last 3 years and is stocked in John Lewis and Amazon US among many other retailers.

Tidy Books is now poised for faster growth and has been selected for Goldman Sachs prestigious business growth programme; 10ksb at UCL, and is seeking investment.

The Federation of Small Business is the largest campaigning group on behalf of the UK’s small businesses. The full list of finalists can be found here and the winner will be announced on June 27th.

For more information contact Ruth Duncan: or 020 8520 4647

Gèraldine Grandidier

About Gèraldine Grandidier

Geraldine is Tidy Books’ founder, designer and CEO, as well as mum to Adele and Emile. She started Tidy Books in her violin workshop because she couldn’t find a good bookcase for her kids. Now her Tidy Books bookcases and storage designs are encouraging independence and a love of reading in kids all over the world.

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