Name: The Curve Group
Date founded: 2004
Founders: Della Wolfe and Jeanette Ramsden
According to Lyndsey Simpson, co-owner of the Group, up until 2011 the business were entirely self-funded with a small amount of bank funding. “Since then, the numbers have grown so we have a much more comprehensive bank funding package in place and still retain 100 per cent equity in the business,” she said.
“And about ten per cent of our revenues are non-UK but are all driven from the UK and growing as a proportion of our income. We are organically growing in this space by following our UK customers into other territories but only where we can complete 80 per cent of the fulfilment from the UK using video conferencing, travel etc.”
One of the keys to their success, Wolfe admitted, was social media. “As a business it gave us a real opportunity to get our personality across, promote our business, inform and where we could – educate,” she said. ”It has been a success, our followers are close to 1,000, and we have engaged in some useful and insightful conversations. For us the positive feedback about how we do business has been a particular highlight.” The company also suggested that: “By the very nature of the business being owned by three women, the company is a strong supporter of diversity and has provided diversity analytics and support for both female client employees and end-user customers in the format of free diversity consulting; networking events; mentoring and presenting at women in business events.” By Shané Schutte
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