Emma L. Jones
Founder of online small business community Enterprise Nation, a co-founder of national enterprise campaign StartUp Britain and SME Crown Rep
Following a degree in Law and Japanese, Emma joined international accounting firm, Arthur Andersen, where she worked in London, Leeds and Manchester offices and set up the firm’s inward investment practice that attracted overseas companies to locate in the UK.
In 2000, bitten by the dot.com bug, Emma left the firm to start her first business, Techlocate – after 15 months, the company was successfully sold to Tenon plc.
The experience of starting, growing and selling a business from a home base gave Emma the idea for Enterprise Nation which was launched in 2006 as the home business website.
The company has since expanded to become a small business community of over 75,000 people who access content, events and funding; online, in print and in person.
She is also a co-founder of national enterprise campaign StartUp Britain, a UKTI Trade Ambassador and the Government's SME Crown Rep.