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Laura Dover is the operations director at Harrison Drury, an award-winning law firm with offices across the North West. Here she shares her own inspirational Lancashire woman in business story.
Karen Tems is the founder and director of The Business Network Central & East Lancashire, a membership organisation. Having developed the networking group over the last 12 years, Karen is extremely proud of what the group has achieved. Here she shares her own inspirational Lancashire woman in business story.
Female business owners and decision makers from 14 leading businesses in Lancashire have joined forces to take part in a 12-month support programme backed by Lancashire County Council to help prepare their organisations for rapid growth.
Lancaster-based social enterprise The Growing Club, which has been providing employment skills training, business start-up and sustainable business growth programmes for women since 2016, has been awarded £260,000 by The National Lottery Community Fund to support their work over the next five years.
Women in business in Lancashire are leading the way as 51 hopefuls are amongst the outstanding female entrepreneurs revealed as finalists at the 2023 Enterprise Vision Awards (EVAS); the UK’s largest business awards dedicated solely to women.
Nikki Hesford operates The Small Business Academy based in Blackpool, which provides small and start-up businesses with the tools, knowledge and the skills they need to make their new business a success. She shares her own inspirational Lancashire woman in business story.
Elizabeth McQuillan is the co-founder and managing director of Flamingo Car Finance, which acts as a broker to empower women with the knowledge they need when it comes to buying a car. She shares her own inspirational Lancashire woman in business story.
Men and women from Lancashire’s business community are being invited to a visionary event which will assess the barriers to gender equity in enterprise and leadership across the county.
Michelle Parry is the founder of The Rewilding, located in the coastal countryside near Morecambe. From a farming family that values having a close connection with nature, Michelle shares her own inspirational Lancashire woman in business story.