JUDGING & FEEDBACK
EMMA JONES MBE
After a career at international accounting firm Arthur Andersen, where she set up its Inward Investment practice, Emma left to start her first business, Techlocate, in 2000 – successfully selling it to Tenon plc after 15 months.
The experience of starting, growing and selling a business from a home base gave Emma the idea for Enterprise Nation which was launched in 2006 as the home business website. The company has since expanded to become a small business community of over 75,000 people who benefit from business books, events and funding: online, in print and in person. Enterprise Nation also presents a campaigning voice to government and the media on behalf of its members.
In March 2011 Emma was one of 8 co-founders to launch StartUp Britain, the national campaign to encourage more people to start a business and support existing businesses to grow. Over a period of 3 years (March 2011 to 2014), Emma led and managed the private sector campaign that facilitated mentoring, hosted Industry Weeks, toured the UK with entrepreneurs and experts, launched special projects such as PopUp Britain and had a critical role to play in record results of people becoming their own boss. In June 2012 Emma was awarded an MBE for Services to Enterprise. Find out more at www.enterprisenation.com.