Following a degree in Law and Japanese, Emma joined international accounting firm Arthur Andersen, where she worked in London, Leeds and Manchester offices and set up the firm’s Inward Investment practice that attracted overseas companies to locate in the UK. In 2000, bitten by the dot.com bug, Emma left the firm to start her first business, Techlocate – after 15 months, the company was successfully sold to Tenon plc.
The experience of starting, growing and selling a business from a home base gave Emma the idea for Enterprise Nation which was launched in 2006 as the home business website. The company has since expanded to become a small business community of over 75,000 people who benefit from business books, events and funding: online, in print and in person. Enterprise Nation also presents a campaigning voice to government and the media on behalf of its members.
Emma regularly appears in the media commenting on small business issues.
Why I’m Supporting #MicroBizMattersDay
Micro and small businesses are the beating heart of the UK economy and ensuring small businesses get the right support is something we fervently back at Enterprise Nation. This country continues to chart record numbers of StartUps with over 600,000 new companies formed in 2015 and so attention must now turn to ensuring small businesses have access to advice and the resources to grow.
This special day on 8th January will shine a spotlight on the vital role of small business when it comes to contributing to the economy and society. It will also be a day of sharing tips, tools and techniques so small businesses can raise profile, make sales, manage the books and keep on growing.
I’m delighted to be involved and look forward to the home business hour on the day. Please join us!