Emma Jones MBE, Founder of Enterprise Nation and Author

Emma Jones MBE is a business expert and best-selling author of business books such as Working 5 to 9 and The StartUp Kit. Emma is the founder of Enterprise Nation. She launched the company back in 2005 and, since then, it has grown to be a community of over 75,000 people, all of whom have been able to start and grow their businesses.

Following a degree in Law and Japanese, Emma joined international accounting firm Arthur Andersen, where she worked in their London, Leeds and Manchester offices and set up the firm’s Inward Investment practice that attracted overseas companies to locate in the UK.

She hosts the popular one-day business class StartUp Saturday in London, and speaks at several other business events. Emma regularly appears in the media commenting on small business issues.

In June 2012, Emma was awarded an MBE for Services to Enterprise. In November 2015, Emma was appointed as a Business Ambassador with a focus on increasing international trade. In February 2019 Theresa May appointed Emma to co-chair the Prime Minister’s Small Business, Scale-up and Entrepreneurs Business Council. A position she still holds!