Ipswich indie owner Cathy Frost named in f:Entrepreneur #ialso100 list

One hundred of the UK’s most inspiring female entrepreneurs have been named by Small Business Britain as part of its f:Entrepreneur #ialso100 campaign.

From a quantum computer entrepreneur to inclusive fashion founders, this year’s list celebrates the growing tide of resilient and multi-achieving female entrepreneurs that lead businesses alongside a roster of other responsibilities, such as volunteering, mentoring and community support.

Among this year’s 100 line-up is Cathy Frost, owner of independent lifestyle boutique Loveone in Ipswich. Frost has helped, supported and mentored many new businesses and creatives over the 14 years she’s been in business. An advocate for business collaboration, she also works closely with other local businesses in her own shop and has set up a community CIC to help attract funding for her local high street.

f:Entrepreneur first launched in 2017 to highlight the stories of amazing female business owners and help provide inspiration and role models across the wider small business community. The campaign offers a host of events, training, and networking opportunities to boost skills, capability and confidence.

Now in its fifth year, the campaign attracted a record number of applications for 2022, reflecting how mission-driven female entrepreneurs continue to flourish despite the challenges of the pandemic.

“The brilliant female entrepreneurs featured in this year’s #ialso100 are nothing short of phenomenal,” says Small Business Britain founder Michelle Ovens CBE. “All over the UK incredible women are running businesses with a huge sense of mission and passion behind them. They are adding value to society and the economy, while supporting their communities and peers. It is so vital that we recognise and celebrate the powerful contribution of women running businesses across the UK. The last few years have been hugely challenging for small businesses, yet despite this female entrepreneurship continues to grow and flourish in the UK. We must continue to nurture and protect this spirit, as these businesses will undoubtedly be at the heart of driving the UK’s recovery.”

See the full line-up here.