Enterprise Winter 2018/2019

A thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies

In this issue of Enterprise, we celebrate female founders!

We showcase six stories as told by the women behind the businesses across a broad range of sectors. We hope you enjoy reading the stories of Kanya King, founder of the MOBO awards, and our other brilliant entrepreneurs.

We also feature a snapshot from this year’s Annual ScaleUp Review and our own Enterprise Index, which both support the view that entrepreneurs continue to be optimistic, even against a backdrop of political uncertainty.



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Kanya King Mobo

Kanya King: Building Brand MOBO

Kanya King CBE has built MOBO into one of the most important and influential platforms in music. She shares her growth business insights

Baby2Body Founder

Melinda Nicci: Putting power back in the hands of women

Baby2Body provides support and advice on health and well-being in pregnancy

Gender diversity in venture capital

Gender diversity in venture capital

Why is gender diversity still such an issue when most investors champion the need for diverse business skills?

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Turning a start-up into a scale-up

For a start-up business to become a scale-up they need a clear roadmap to success

Growth Champion of the Year 2018 Award, Thoughtonomy

Growth Champion of the Year 2018

Thoughtonomy beat nine leading high-growth SMEs to win the prestigious title of Growth Champion of the Year 2018

Autumn Budget 2018

Entrepreneurs in focus in the Budget 2018

Entrepreneurs were at the front and centre of the Chancellor’s final Budget before the UK’s scheduled EU exit

Building an independent brand

Lyn Goleby: How to build an independent brand

The aim with Picturehouse was organic growth, not brand-building. Lyn Goleby explains how she achieved both

Suceeding in Kidtech, Estelle Lloyd

Estelle Lloyd: Succeeding in kidtech

With a background in finance and media, Estelle Lloyd's second start-up combines socially responsible business with profit

enterprise index

Enterprise Index H2 2018: Is the tide turning for small businesses?

The Enterprise Index is our barometer testing the views and confidence of UK owner-managers and entrepreneurs in the UK

Redefining care

Devika Wood: Redefining care

Vida was set up in 2016 to help people find the right carer. Devika Wood shares her business insights

Leading by example in the war for talent, Libby Chambers

Libby Chambers: Leading by example in the war for talent

Libby Chambers reflects on what she has learned over the years, particularly on talent and culture

Making an experience count: Fundraising for female entrepreneurs

Julia Elliot Brown: Fundraising for female entrepreneurs

Julia Elliott Brown on what she looks for in female-led start-ups with the potential for high growth

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