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The f:Entrepreneur ‘#ialso100’ campaign that's showcasing the inspirational female entrepreneurs who are running small businesses and supporting their communities at the same time

f-entrepreneur logo (Some of the UK’s most inspiring entrepreneurs have been recognised for their powerful contribution to society, the economy and communities.

As part of its annual f:Entrepreneur ‘#ialso100’ campaign, Small Business Britain is showcasing 100 trailblazing female entrepreneurs that lead small businesses alongside a roster of other responsibilities, such as volunteering, mentoring and community support - activities that have proved critical to society during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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From beekeepers to PPE suppliers, tech entrepreneurs to pole-dance-enthusiasts, this year’s campaign celebrates inspiring and resilient female entrepreneurs that have flourished despite Covid-19, with many still growing or starting new ventures.

rhian-parryAmong this year’s 100 is Georgina Burrows, who founded lockdown business ‘Sussex Eggspress’, while her primary events business was on hold - she now delivers local eggs and produce across Sussex.

Jane Weller founded Clear Expression Masks, making thousands of clear plastic masks that allow for lip-reading and facial expressions in medical settings, whilst Rhian Parry runs Workplace-Worksafe, a health and safety PPE company that were one of the approved key suppliers for Welsh companies when COVID-19 hit.

While the women chosen to form part of the f:Entrepreneur #ialso100 campaign are a diverse and dynamic mix, they all share a strong sense of mission for their businesses.  

Now in its fourth year, f:Entrepreneur was launched in 2017 to highlight amazing female role models to help and inspire all small businesses, through content, stories and events.

It is led by Michelle Ovens CBE, who is also the founder of Small Business Britain and director of Small Business Saturday UK.


Congratulations to all the inspiring women chosen to join this year’s #ialso100,” said Michelle Ovens.

“Despite the significant obstacles thrown at them in the last year, female entrepreneurship continues to grow and flourish. We need to continue, and increase, our support for these incredible women and celebrate their amazing strength and success in the face of huge challenges. We have seen so many women embracing change, generating and exploring new ideas, rallying around their communities and supporting their peers. This resilience is hugely valuable and will set them up for success as they will be at the very heart of the UK’s recovery.”

For some more inspiration, why not check out the full list of 100 amazing women featured in this year’s f:entrepreneur #ialso100 campaign!

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Published on: 13th January 2021

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