MBE for Chippenham’s entrepreneur mentor

By Ben Carey on 23 October, 2020

Alison Edgar, Managing Director of Chippenham-based Sales Coaching Solutions, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Alison is well-known within the small business community across the UK and has been supporting entrepreneurs since she started her business in 2011.

In the past she has been named one of the UK’s Top Ten Business Advisers by Enterprise Nation and has given talks on her ‘intrapreneurship’ methodology to multinational corporations such as Sky and The Discovery Channel. 

In 2016 she was invited to attend the Queen’s Royal Garden Party in recognition of her dedication to entrepreneurship in the UK. 

In addition to her work in the business world, Alison supports her local community and recently visited schools in Chippenham and Marlborough to mentor and inspire students. She is also a judge and sponsor for Young Enterprise.

Alison said, “Growing up in a high-rise council flat in a small town near Glasgow, receiving an honour was something which I couldn’t have imagined would have been possible.

“The work I do is, and always has been, to help support businesses and the wider economy, so it’s outstanding to have been recognised by the Queen for one of the highest honours in the land.

“This recognition will inspire me to continue to help entrepreneurs and businesses going forward.”