84. MEI International

MEI International specialises in PR, events and entertainment

Founders: Sophie Mei Lan and Louise Wilcockson
Website: www.sophie-mei.net

Co-founders Louise and Sophie (semi-finalist on Britain’s Got Talent) met when working on a PR job, and took the idea from there. The umbrella company of Sophie Mei Schools bellydance school franchise and Creative Octopus Media Services, MEI International specialises in PR, events and entertainment. Its key aims are to bridge cultural gaps, improve health literacy and increase social mobility. Most work is freelance and projects have included work with Sheffield City Council, Yorkshire TV and Sheffield Wednesday FC. The company has won numerous awards and Sophie was also nominated for Sheffield’s Young Business Person of the Year 2009.

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