10 UK female entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter
In the predominantly male business world, check out Startups pick of the UK’s most prolific female entrepreneurs
Discover our pick of the UK’s female entrepreneurs every start-up should be following.
Martha Lane Fox CBE
Why you should follow: Co-founder of Lastminute.com and previous UK Digital Champion, Baroness Lane Fox of Soho is a businesswoman, philanthropist and public servant and her tweets are varied and engaging.
No. of followers: 82.1k
Twitter handle: @Marthalanefox
The legend @DaveStewart launches interesting use of web to find great biz + help ppl get investment @IdeasBritain
— martha lane fox (@Marthalanefox) February 15, 2015
Why you should follow: The CEO of Ann Summers and Knickerbox runs weekly Twitter Women On Wednesday, or #WOW awards for female entrepreneurs. Female business owners tweet an overview of their business and three winners are picked each week, receiving a retweet and a ‘WOW’ badge for their website. No. of followers: 47.2k
Twitter handle: @Jacqueline_Gold
Pubs cafes & restaurants MUST keep up with technology ensuring they have a reliable wifi service if you don't want to lose clientele — Jacqueline Gold (@Jacqueline_Gold) February 15, 2015
Why you should follow: Describing herself as a “fashion loving tech girl in the jewellery world”, Amber Atherton runs online jewellery and accessories company MY FLASH TRASH! The ex-Made In Chelsea is now focused on growing her business and her feed is a mixture of fashion, business and personal insights.
No. of followers: 45.9k
Twitter handle: @AmberAtherton
Why you should follow: The Apprentice star Melody Hossaini runs social enterprise InspirEngage and she tweets regularly about how to start, run and grow a social enterprise as well as inspirational tips.
No. of followers: 23.7k
Twitter handle: @Melody_Hossaini
Why you should follow: Serial entrepreneur and ‘techie(ish)’ according to her Twitter bio, our Young Gun Emma Sinclair was the youngest person to IPO and her Twitter feed is full of business insights as well as tweets about health and wellbeing. She’s also not afraid to engage in debate!
No. of followers: 19k
Twitter handle: @ES_Entrepreneur
Why you should follow: Since appearing on Dragons’ Den, Kristy Henshaw’s healthy ready meals business has gone from strength-to-strength and she tweets regularly about life as a mumpreneur.
No. of followers: 15.5k
Twitter handle: @Kirsty_Henshaw
Why you should follow: Jewellery designer Alyssa Smith is a great example of an entrepreneur who truly engages with her followers, asking for feedback on working designs and running giveaway comps.
No. of followers: 14.8k
Twitter handle: @AlyssaJewellery
Kanya King MBE
Why you should follow: The founder and CEO of MOBO, Kanya King tweets inspirational posts and interacts lots with her followers.
No. of followers: 10.5k
Twitter handle: @KanyaKing
— Positive Image (@APositiveImage) February 13, 2015
Holly Tucker MBE
Why you should follow: The notonthehighstreet.com co-founder’s Twitter feed utilises visuals perfectly, with Holly Tucker sharing lots of pics from cute dogs to notonthehighstreet ads to business events.
No. of followers: 3,619
Twitter handle: @HollyLTucker
— Holly Tucker MBE (@HollyLTucker) February 14, 2015
Why you should follow: The JoJo Maman Bebe founder is passionate about supporting independent, environmental and ethical businesses, tweeting about life as a woman in business and most recently her latest charity campaign #MotherToAnother.
No. of followers: 1,683
Twitter handle: @LauraTenison
— Laura Tenison (@LauraTenison) February 10, 2015