Throughout the 1970s, entrepreneurs were as rare as hen?s teeth. Then, when our country made the historic decision to elect its first female prime minister, that all changed.
Thatcher was part of a nation of shopkeepers; her dad ran a grocer’s in Grantham. Bruce Whitehead was surprised though, to discover that she championed small business through the unusual medium of television.
In 2012, The Iron Lady director Phyllida Lloyd spoke exclusively at the launch of Real Business's First Women Awards. Among her topics: recreating Margaret Thatcher and the revolution wrought by Britain's first female prime minister. One day after the death of Lady Thatcher was announced, here's a reminder of her thoughts.
As the UK remembers the legacy of Britain's first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, here's our list of 20 women who are energising Britain through entrepreneurial vision and disruptive ideas.