A Brixham company is celebrating after being short-listed in a competition to find the funniest business name in the country.

The competition by SME insurance provider Simply Business was launched to celebrate the wit, creativity, and humour of the nation’s small business owners.

Up against other quirky names such as Grout of This World, Sweeping Beauty and Eggucation, specialist engineers Leaky Finders was one of ten finalists in the bid to find Britain’s Best Small Business Name for 2023.

A spokesperson for Leaky Finders said: “We were extremely excited to have been nominated for Britain’s best small business name!”

Leaky Finders, based in Mount Pleasant Road, Brixham, are heritage steam specialists undertaking all aspects of steam locomotive restoration.

The company were named third in the competition – behind Eggucation on the top spot and It Started With A Stitch in second place.


1 Eggucation – Sheffield – ethical school chick-hatching projects

2 It Started With a Stitch – Grimsby – craft and embroidery specialist

3 Leaky Finders – Brixham – locomotive engineers

4 Grout of This World – Suffolk – tiler

5 Sweeping Beauty – Paisley, Scotland – cleaning services

6 For Paws Truly – Portsmouth – natural dog treats

7 Pipe Down – Norwich – heating and plumbing specialists

8 Top Of The Clops – Wellington – online equestrian store

9 Up The Garden Bath – Huntingdon – upcycling unwanted waste materials to garden planters

10 Herstorical Tours – Crystal Palace – theatrical walking tours of London where women’s history is brought to life.

Original story by Nikki Belso on Torbay Weekly