Amelia Rope, owner of Amelia Rope Chocolate:“My main goals for 2015 are to continue to expand globally, add to my product range and take on an assistant.”
Anne Wilson, MD of Numill:“I have a big push planned for 2015 to grow the business and strengthen our market position globally. It has been vital to train our own talent in our industry, and this continues to be a big focus for us in 2015.”
Emma Mills, owner of Mi PA:“My ambition for the business in 2015 is to double turnover and train our team to be customer service experts.” In order to help UK businesswomen achieve their ambitions for the coming year, the Government has created a Women in Enterprise hub which houses advice and information on everything from business mentoring schemes, to available funding and a guide to flexible working.
Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan said: “We are helping more women than ever before to start or develop their own business. We know that there are more women with great entrepreneurial ideas that need support to make their ambitions a reality. “It’s my goal for 2015 is to ensure a record number of female entrepreneurs are championed by Government and that they receive all the help they need to start or develop their businesses.”
Minister for Women and Equalities and Minister for Business Jo Swinson said:“Supporting women entrepreneurs is vital if we are to build both a stronger economy and a fairer society. There are more women-led businesses in the UK than ever before, and we know that if women were setting up and running new businesses at the same rate as men, our economy could benefit from 1m more entrepreneurs. “It’s my goal for 2015 to kickstart a culture change in workplaces where fathers feel more confident in taking time off for childcare, through the introduction of Shared Parental Leave. The new rules will give real choice to parents, allowing them to better juggle the demands of work with the arrival of a new baby.” Follow the hashtag #MyGREATgoal to find out more about the ambitions of female business leaders in the UK for 2015. Concerned with issues surrounding gender diversity in business? Don’t miss Real Business’s First Women programme: Drawing on ten years of the First Women movement and the phenomenal network of pioneering women the Awards has created, this programme features The First Women Awards and The First Women Summit – designed to educate, mentor and inspire women in all levels of business. By Shané Schutte
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