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About Enterprise Nation

Enterprise Nation was founded in 2005 by Emma Jones MBE. Its mission is to create an inspirational environment for business owners and would-be entrepreneurs, a supportive community, informational books and events, and a campaigning voice to help small businesses in the UK flourish.

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

Enterprise Nation team

The Enterprise Nation team is made up of small business owners and freelancers. Meet the core team below. We also work with other businesses and contractors to meet the demands of new projects. For example, we worked with the team at Click on our website and with photographer Ben Gold on the photos you see below and across the website.

Emma JonesEmma Jones

Emma is founder of Enterprise Nation and co-founder of StartUp Britain. Emma joined international accounting firm Arthur Anderson, before starting her own business in 2000. Emma has since written a number of best-selling business books, including Spare Room Start-Up, Working 5 to 9 and Go Global. Find out more

Lorna BladenLorna Bladen

Lorna joined Enterprise Nation from national campaign StartUp Britain, where she helped put on events for over 15,000 businesses. Lorna is in charge of all Enterprise Nation events and our events space at Somerset House.

Liz SleeLizzie Slee

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.

Harriet EastonHarriet Easton

Following 5 years with Notonthehighstreet.com where she was responsible for business support for partners, Harriet is Head of Marketplace for Enterprise Nation which is home to over 7,500 small business advisers, with more channels and opportunities set to come online.

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Myles HuntMyles Hunt

Formerly head of Enterprise Nation’s publishing arm, Myles is now Managing Director, taking on the role of keeping the team rooted, in order, and on track!

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Emily Chiswell 

Emily is our Membership Manager, making sure that we are doing the absolute best we can for our members. 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.

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Dan MartinDan Martin

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.

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SamiSami Kimberley

Seasoned project manager Sami has an interest in arts and the culture. Sami contributes to special initiatives at Enterprise Nation, including events such as StartUp 2015 and our Go Global Mission to China. 

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