Press Release

Sustainable Wedding Alliance Founder named one of 2023’s most inspiring female founders

Jan 3, 2023

Our Founder Michelle Miles has been named as one of the UK’s most inspirational and dynamic female entrepreneurs by the f:Entrepreneur ‘#ialso100’ campaign.

Michelle who founded Sustainable Wedding Alliance in 2020, is being profiled alongside 100 female entrepreneurs from across the country, as part of the campaign to celebrate the multi-achievements of women running businesses in the UK today.

 

The f:Entrepreneur campaign was launched in 2017 to raise greater awareness of the impact of incredible female business owners across the country, and help provide inspiration and role models to the wider small business community. Delivered by Small Business Britain – the leading champion of small businesses in the UK –  the campaign offers a host of events, training, and networking opportunities to boost skills, capability, and confidence.

 

The f:Entrepreneur ‘#ialso100’ line-up particularly sets out to showcase trailblazing female founders who lead purpose-driven businesses alongside a roster of other responsibilities, such as volunteering, mentoring and community support.

 

Indeed, Michelle was also called out for her commitment to sustainability in the wedding industry.

 

On being featured in the #ialso100 lineup, Michelle Miles said: “There are so many inspiring female founders in the UK right now and ‘m humbled to be included as one of the top 100 female entrepreneurs. It’s also great to see so many sectors represented”.

 

From adaptive fashion designers to female-run private security companies, social enterprise leaders and ethical product manufactures, this year’s f:Entrepreneur ‘#ialso100’ campaign celebrates inspiring and resilient female entrepreneurs that have flourished despite the challenges of the past years, with many still growing or starting new ventures. Many of the businesses featured in this year’s campaign also demonstrate a huge commitment to championing diversity and inclusion, as well as promoting sustainability.

 

Both f:Entrepreneur and Small Business Britain were founded by Michelle Ovens CBE, who is also the director of Small Business Saturday UK.

“Congratulations to Michelle Miles, of Sustainable Wedding Alliance, and each of the talented female entrepreneurs featured in this year’s #ialso100,” said Michelle Ovens.

“It is so vital that we recognize and celebrate the phenomenal contribution that women running businesses are making across the UK, and the far-reaching, positive impact they are having, not just on the economy, but on wider communities too. The last few years have been hugely challenging for small businesses, yet despite this female entrepreneurship continues to grow and flourish in the UK, and is very much at the heart of the UK’s recovery.”

 

To see the full line-up of the 100 amazing women featured in this year’s f:entrepreneur #ialso100 campaign visit https://f-entrepreneur.com/ialso-100-2023/

 

Ends

Notes to Editors

Interviews and images are available on request.

For more information please contact Michelle Miles.

@sustainableweddingallianceuk

sustainableweddingalliance.com/about

 

About f:Entrepreneur

Michelle Ovens CBE set up the f:Entrepreneur Campaign, which launched on International Women’s Day 2017, because of the growing sense that there should be more recognition for the amazing, multi-faceted contribution of women who run so many businesses in the UK.

The goal of the campaign is to celebrate the dynamic and inspirational businesses led by women in the UK. It is aimed at both men and women, because everyone has something to learn from these stories of challenge and success.

Through events, content and storytelling, f:Entrepreneur showcases role models to help and inspire all small businesses.

@fentrepreneuruk

f-entrepreneur.com/about-us

 

About the #ialso100

The f:Entrepreneur #ialso100 will celebrate and showcase amazing female entrepreneurs from all over the UK and is brought to you by the f:Entrepreneur campaign, run by Small Business Britain.

 

About Small Business Britain

Small Business Britain is the UK’s leading champion of small businesses, supporting the UK’s 5.5 million small businesses, no matter their location, their sector, or their ambition level.

Through a series of campaigns, networks, training and reports, Small Business Britain champions and informs small businesses in the UK. Committed to making entrepreneurship as inclusive as possible, it brings small business owners together to foster growth and increased confidence.

smallbusinessbritain.uk

Instagram: britainsmallbiz

 

Lastest news from Sustainable Wedding Alliance

What is net zero and how do you achieve it?
What is net zero and how do you achieve it?

We’ve all heard the term net zero, but what exactly does it mean? Put simply, net zero refers to the balance between the amount of greenhouse gas produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere. Read more

What can you do to save water at work?
What can you do to save water at work?

Water is probably our most valuable natural resource. The average wastage of water per person is over 1,000 litres a week! Scaling this up to your business could mean thousands of litres of water is being wasted. We explore what can you do to reduce your water consumption. Read more

British Flower Week: Celebrating growers, florists and wholesalers
British Flower Week: Celebrating growers, florists and wholesalers

A weeklong celebration of the beauty and variety of British cut flowers, foliage and plants, as well as the florists, growers and wholesalers across the country. Read more