Campaign celebrating female entrepreneurs lists Heywood woman in its top 100

Date published: 18 February 2019

A Heywood business woman has been named as one of the top 100 female entrepreneurs in the UK by small business campaign 'f:entrepreneur'.

In January, Emma Connell, owner of Cara-Lou Paper Cuts based in Heywood, was named in the #ialso top 100 for inspiring her peers and community through her business and wider activities.

She was also listed for her recognition from Theo Paphitis (BBC’s Dragon’s Den) and Jacqueline Gold (CEO for Ann Summers) for her business model and was dubbed the Queen of Scalpel Artistry in 2017.

On being listed in the top 100, Emma said: “When the email landed in my inbox in January, I was not only flabbergasted but thrilled with how far I’ve come.

“My mission to show other disabled entrepreneurs that you can achieve something great, even in the face of adversity, and become a role model to your children is really taking off, and knowing I inspire people daily is extremely humbling.”

The f:entrepreneur campaign aims to showcase and celebrate the UK’s multi-achieving women, like Emma, to provide lessons of challenge and success for all small business founders.

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