Our founder, Jacqui Larsson has been named as one of the UK’s most 100 inspirational female entrepreneurs by Small Business Britain’s f:Entrepreneur ‘#ialso100’ campaign.

 Jacqui is being showcased alongside 100 female entrepreneurs from across the UK, as part of the campaign’s recognition of the multi-achievements of women that have proved critical to society during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 particularly aims to showcase trailblazing female entrepreneurs that lead small businesses alongside a roster of other responsibilities, such as volunteering, mentoring and community support.

Indeed, Jacqui Larsson was also recognised for her role as an active Board Member of the London Diamond Bourse and recipient of the prestigious Deeks Diamond Prize. Her extensive networking and willingness to consistently connect and promote other entrepreneurial women was noteworthy.

From beekeepers to PPE, 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.

On being listed in the #ialso100, Jacqui Larsson said:

“It feels like a gift being introduced to a group of inspiring, dynamic women, who will all participate in a programme designed to promote the contribution which female entrepreneurs make to the business sector.

The powerful concept of #ialso recognises the many hats which small business owners wear simultaneously- and women in particular, as they balance their personal and professional lives.”

Both f:Entrepreneur and Small Business Britain were founded by Michelle Ovens CBE, who is also the 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.”

One final thing…