A business owner from Chippenham has been named as one of the top 100 female entrepreneurs in the UK.
Small business campaign f:Entrepreneur recently revealed its #ialso Top 100, a collection of 100 female entrepreneurs inspiring their peers and communities through their businesses and wider activities.
Founder of Sales Coaching Solutions, Alison Edgar, was recognised for her contribution to the small business community as ‘The Entrepreneur’s Godmother’, supporting start-ups, micros, and owner-managed businesses all over the UK.
Alison is part of the first #ialso Top 100, a campaign born from International Women’s Day 2018. During the event, the phrase used most by the gathered entrepreneurs was “I also…”, with each woman describing their work as being much more than a single-job career and more of a flexible portfolio.
Alison said, “This is a fantastic recognition to be featured in this list with 99 other inspiring women. I am so proud of everything that both these women and those around the globe achieve on a day-to-day basis. Let’s continue to inspire!”
The aim of f:Entrepreneur is to showcase multi-achieving women like Alison to provide lessons of challenge and success for all small business founders – both men and women.
The campaign is built around a programme of content, stories and events including roundtables, Q&A sessions and panels as well as larger all-day events throughout the year. This year the campaign will be holding its biggest ever event in London in the week leading up to International Women’s Day.
Now in its third year, f:Entrepreneur is run by peak b, a campaigning organisation with a world class track record in conception, management and execution of high-profile, national campaigns particularly in the small business and enterprise sectors.
Both f:Entrepreneur and peak b were founded by Michelle Ovens MBE, who is also director of Small Business Saturday UK and chair of the Small Business Charter.
Michelle said, “I am delighted to reveal f:Entrepreneur’s first ever #ialso Top 100; the trailblazers demonstrating that entrepreneurialism is a space being reinvented by women. The stories of these women are incredibly inspirational and reach outside the traditional bounds of business, including a number of cancer survivors and carers, amongst many other people who do so much more than their day job.
“This is a campaign that highlights the work of incredible women, but it is not only aimed at inspiring other women. This is for men too; showing everyone that even in the toughest situations in life, it is entrepreneurs who are the people that not only survive but thrive, creating purposeful small businesses and supporting their communities every day.”