About Enterprise Nation

On a mission to create a more entrepreneurial society in the UK, helping you start, run and grow your business.

Since launching in 2005, Enterprise Nation have helped thousands of people start and grow their businesses, and, led by founder Emma Jones MBE, Enterprise Nation continues to be the most active UK small business community and a leading campaigning voice for small business.

Joining Enterprise Nation connects you with over 70,000 start-up entrepreneurs, small business owners and enterprise experts.

Meet the Enterprise Nation team


Emma Jones MBE, founder

Emma is founder of Enterprise Nation. Emma joined international accounting firm Arthur Andersen, before starting her own business in 2000, which was successfully sold two years later. Emma then launched Enterprise Nation and has since written a number of best-selling business books, including Spare Room Start-Up, Working 5 to 9, Go Global and the StartUp Kit. Emma was a co-founder of StartUp Britain in 2011 and sits on the Boards of digital careers platform, Plotr, and Open to Export. Find out more.

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Alexis Liming, chief operating officer

With a career ranging from chartered accountant to mixologist and photographer, as well helping build Virgin Group's Virgin StartUp in to a leading Start Up Loans delivery partner, Alexis ensures Enterprise Nation continues to innovate to deliver top quality business support to small businesses across Britain.

Emma Greenfield, head of events and promotion

Enterprise Nation's 200+ events each year are in safe hands with our in-house events guru boasting experience organising and running events of all shapes and sizes from bespoke hospitality to high profile events at Madame Tussauds, London Dungeon and SEA LIFE London Aquarium.


Dan Martin, head of content

With 13 years of experience as a small business journalist Dan has interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs from billionaires like Sir Richard Branson to brand new startups. Dan is our head of content.


Lizzie Slee, head of media

Lizzie works tirelessly to get Enterprise Nation, its members and the issues facing UK small businesses on the news agenda. Lizzie is a former journalist turned PR specialist, fighting the corner for small businesses everywhere.


Kieran Bunting, head of partnerships

Kieran has two loves in life - exciting small businesses and cricket. Kieran manages key relationships for Enterprise Nation and works on special projects including membership for support organisations, Enterprise Nation TV and international expansion.


Harriet Easton, GoGlobal campaign manager

Following 5 years with Notonthehighstreet.com where she was responsible for business support for partners, Harriet is Head of Marketplace for Enterprise Nation which has quickly become the UK’s single largest destination for finding advisers, rated and reviewed by peers.

Jess Salamanca, community manager

Jess makes sure that we are doing the absolute best we can for our members, from gathering feedback, answering questions from members and keeping up with the latest member news to connecting members with opportunities such as featuring on Enterprise Nation's podcast or speaking at an event.


Emily Chiswell, online event and podcast host

Emily is host of Enterrise Nation's weekly online masterclasses and podcast; The Small Business Sessions. An entrepreneur in her own right, Emily is an announcer for the BBC, a radio presenter and founder of Passion Pods, a series of podcasts with entrepreneurs.


Neil Corcoran

Neil is founder of Studio Corko and chief Enterprise Nation designer. What you see on the website and in promotion and event materials; it's Neil's doing. Thanks to him, we keep Enterprise Nation bright and beautiful.

Enterprise Champions

Meet the Enterprise Champions

Enterprise Nation works across the UK with help and support from Champions. From the North East to South West, the Champions are business owners in their own right and highly connected in their communities. They host events and meet-ups and introduce small businesses to the benefits of joining Enterprise Nation. Meet the Champions here.

Our corporate partners

Enterprise Nation is supported by a number of corporate partners that work with us to help people start and grow their own businesses.

To find out about sponsorship and other corporate collaboration opportunities, email hello@enterprisenation.com


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