About Enterprise Nation

Enterprise Nation is the UK’s most active small business network. Over the past decade we have helped thousands of people start and grow their own business. This happens through a daily blog, adviser marketplace, lively events, membership and campaigning voice to government.

The company was founded in 2005 by Emma Jones MBE. It operates across the UK from hubs in London and Barnsley and with support from an entrepreneurial team and Enterprise Champions.

Enterprise Nation team

EmmaEmma Jones MBE

Emma is founder of Enterprise Nation. Emma joined international accounting firm Arthur Andersen, before starting her own business in 2000, which was successfully sold two years later. Emma then launched Enterprise Nation and has since written a number of best-selling business books, including Spare Room Start-Up, Working 5 to 9, Go Global and the StartUp Kit. Emma was a co-founder of StartUp Britain in 2011 and sits on the Boards of digital careers platform, Plotr, and Open to Export. Find out more.


LornaLorna Bladen

Lorna joined Enterprise Nation from national campaign StartUp Britain, where she helped put on events for over 15,000 businesses. Lorna is in charge of all Enterprise Nation events and our events space at Somerset House.

LizLizzie Slee

Lizzie works tirelessly to get Enterprise Nation, its members and the issues facing UK small businesses on the news agenda. Lizzie is a former journalist turned PR specialist, fighting the corner for small businesses everywhere.

HarrietHarriet Easton

Following 5 years with Notonthehighstreet.com where she was responsible for business support for partners, Harriet is Head of Marketplace for Enterprise Nation which has quickly become the UK’s single largest destination for finding advisers, rated and reviewed by peers.

DanDan Martin

With 13 years of experience as a small business journalist Dan has interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs from billionaires like Sir Richard Branson to brand new startups. Dan is our head of content.

BenBen Hawley

Having been self-employed for most of his career, Ben joined Enterprise Nation as Head of the North. Ben is based at our Hub in Barnsley from where he runs events and member meet-ups, as well as overseeing the delivery of enterprise support projects.

EmilyEmily Chiswell 

Emily is our Membership Manager, making sure that we are doing the absolute best we can for our members. An entrepreneur in her own right, Emily is an announcer for the BBC, a radio presenter and founder of Passion Pods, a series of podcasts with entrepreneurs.

KieranMatt Ford

Matt is co-founder of Bit Zesty, Enterprise Nation’s digital and web agency. Matt is the man overseeing tech developments and ensuring we deliver the most modern form of business support to members. 

NeilNeil Corcoran

Neil is founder of Studio Corko and chief Enterprise Nation designer. What you see on the website and in promotion and event materials; it's Neil's doing. Thanks to him, we keep Enterprise Nation bright and beautiful.

KieranKieran Bunting

A qualified accountant and professional cricketer, Kieran Bunting manages key relationships for Enterprise Nation and works on special projects including PopUp business support, Enterprise Nation TV and international expansion.

StephenStephan Eyeson

Following a career with Bright Ideas Trust and Surveymonkey, Stephan joins Enterprise Nation to oversee events and support for regional Enterprise Champions.

Enterprise Champions

Meet the Enterprise Champions

Enterprise Nation works across the UK with help and support from Champions. From the North East to South West, the Champions are business owners in their own right and highly connected in their communities. They host events and meet-ups and introduce small businesses to the benefits of joining Enterprise Nation. Meet the Champions here.

Meet our corporate partners

Enterprise Nation is supported by a number of corporate partners that work with us to help people start and grow their own businesses.


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