About Enterprise Nation

Enterprise Nation Team

On a mission to create a more entrepreneurial society in the UK, helping you start, run and grow your business.

Since launching in 2005, Enterprise Nation has helped thousands of people start and grow their businesses, and, led by founder Emma Jones MBE, Enterprise Nation continues to be the most active UK small business community and a leading campaigning voice for small business.

Joining Enterprise Nation connects you with over 70,000 start-up entrepreneurs, small business owners and enterprise experts.

Meet the Enterprise Nation team


Emma Jones MBE, Founder

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 bestselling 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 was appointed one of the Prime Minister's Trade Ambassadors in 2015 and Small Business Representative for the Crown in June 2016. Find out more.


Cat Elliott

Cat Elliott, Chief operating officer

Cat runs Enterprise Nation day-to- day, overseeing operations, technical projects and growing our community of small business members and their advisers. 

Formerly at small business ecommerce platform, Notonthehighstreet.com, Cat has experience of driving commercial online growth and has a passion for spotting and supporting entrepreneurial talent.



Dan Martin, Head of content

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. 

Responsible for the prolific output of content on our blog and social media platforms, Dan works from our Bristol office.


Emma Greenfield

Emma Greenfield, Head of events and promotion

Enterprise Nation's 100+ events each year are in safe hands with our in-house events guru. 

Emma boasts experience organising and running events of all shapes and sizes, from bespoke hospitality to high profile events at Madame Tussauds, as well as our annual programme of international trade missions.



Lizzie Slee, Head of media

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.



Kieran Bunting, Head of partnerships

Kieran has two loves in life - exciting small businesses and cricket. Kieran manages key relationships for Enterprise Nation and works on special projects including membership for support organisations, Enterprise Nation TV and international expansion. 

Find out more about partnership and sponsorship opportunities here.


Sophie Arnold, Community membership manager

As community manager, Sophie makes sure we are doing the absolute best we can for our members.

Sophie connects members with opportunities to boost their business through our extensive member benefits. When not at the latest Enterprise Nation meetup she can be found in the front row at live music across London. 


Lydia Pimm

Lydia Pimm, Team and events co-ordinator

Events exec extraordinaire, Lydia focuses on member events and supporting on national events including The Exchange and running international trade missions. 

Lydia is also responsible for ensuring the office is always full of flowers (thanks to Arena Flowers for this too!)


Lorna Bladen

Lorna Bladen, Events manager

She's been with Enterprise Nation for half its life and is still smiling! 

Lorna now works with the company on a contract basis and in 2017 is managing a nationwide digital campaign.


Debbie Assinder, West Midlands enterprise champion

Proudly wearing her 'Love Brum' badge, Debbie is our lady on the ground in the West Midlands from where she hosts member meet-ups and supports Midlands members to stay connected to all the opportunities and benefits on offer.



Richard Fifield, Adviser to Enterprise Nation

An accountant by background, Richard now advises companies on their growth plans and journey. 

Having watched Enterprise Nation from the outset, Richard has stepped in to work with the management team on growing Enterprise Nation into the UK’s most successful small business network.


Matt Ford

Matt 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.



Neil 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.

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.

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.

To find out about sponsorship and other corporate collaboration opportunities click here or email kieran@enterprisenation.com


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