StartUp Britain is a national campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, harnessing the expertise and passion of Britain’s leading business people to unleash entrepreneurship across the UK.
Lesley Simmons (Director) and Sindorela Kosta (Digital Marketing Executive) were invited to attend the round table discussion (chaired by Tara Howard, CEO of the Venus Awards) on Female Entrepreneurship at 10.30am on board the bus.
The campaign is run by the Centre for Entrepreneurs think tank and supported by Natwest and 123 Reg. Founded by eight entrepreneurs and launched in March 2011 by the Prime Minister, StartUp Britain is completely private sector funded, and was launched in response to the government’s call for an ‘enterprise led’ recovery.
The round table session began by discussing why is it important to support women in the business industry and what advice and help there is for women in the business world. There were various topics covered such as how each of the entrepreneurs have overcome being a women in business, should women have special treatment as well as the difference of being a women in the corporate world ‘v’ the self employed world.
It was an interesting debate and great opportunity to meet similar people in business and to ‘test the temperature’ of our local economy for female entrepreneurs.