Local entrepreneur recognised for making a powerful contribution to society, the economy and
11 JANUARY 2021: Susan Bonnar from Lee-on-the-Solent has been named as one of the UK’s most
100 inspirational female entrepreneurs by Small Business Britain’s f:Entrepreneur ‘#ialso100’

Susan who founded The British Craft House in 2019, is being showcased alongside 100 female
entre from across the UK, as part of the campaign’s recognition of the multi-achievements
of women that have proved critical to society during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The British Craft House is an online platform, which Susan launched just over a year ago, now
supporting more than 500 independent artisans from all over the UK. The site’s growth has
increased twenty fold over the past six months, with the launch of an app being imminent.
Now in its fourth year, f:Entrepreneur was launched in 2017 to highlight amazing female role
models to help and inspire all small businesses, through content, stories and events. It particularly
aims to showcase trailblazing female entrepreneurs that lead small businesses alongside a roster of
other responsibilities, such as volunteering, mentoring and community support, activities.

Indeed, Susan was also called out for her extensive fundraising, having raised money for the Make a
Wish Foundation and BLESMA, (Limbless Veterans) by running 3 marathons, organizing online
auctions and gin tasting events.

From beekeepers to PPE, tech entrepreneurs to pole-dance-enthusiasts, this year’s campaign
celebrates inspiring and resilient female entrepreneurs that have flourished despite Covid-19, with
many still growing or starting new ventures.

On being listed in the #ialso100, Susan said: “I am thrilled to have been selected as one of the
f:Entrepreneur #ialso100 for 2021. It is a great opportunity to join forces with businesswomen in this
campaign; highlighting, celebrating, and promoting female entrepreneurs. It is more important than
ever to help make sure that small businesses survive and thrive in the current climate.”
Both f:Entrepreneur and Small Business Britain were founded by Michelle Ovens CBE, who is also the
director of Small Business Saturday UK.

“Congratulations to all the inspiring women chosen to join this year’s #ialso100,” said Michelle
Ovens. “Despite the significant obstacles thrown at them in the last year, female entrepreneurship
continues to grow and flourish. We need to continue, and increase, our support for these incredible
women and celebrate their amazing strength and success in the face of huge challenges.”
“We have seen so many women embracing change, generating and exploring new ideas, rallying
around their communities and supporting their peers. This resilience is hugely valuable and will set
them up for success as they will be at the very heart of the UK’s recovery.”

To see the full list of the 100 amazing women featured in this year’s f:entrepreneur #ialso100
campaign visit https://f-entrepreneur.com/fentrepreneur-100/
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Notes to Editors
Interviews and images are available on request.
For more information please contact : Susan Bonnar [email protected]
Tel. 02393 190039

About The British Craft House
The British Craft House is a multi-vendor platform supporting almost 500 sellers. Joining is by
application only, to ensure the highest quality and each seller has their own shop within the site to
sell their handmade designs. With an ethos of teamwork and support it has established itself during
just 10 months to be extremely competitive in the online retail marketplace. The British Craft House
is all about making a difference for people. Both for crafters selling their passion, blood, sweat and
tears, but also for people looking to buy something different. There is so much more value in buying
something uniquely hand-made that you know is more sustainable and supports someone’s dream.

About f:Entrepreneur
Michelle Ovens CBE set up the f:Entrepreneur Campaign, which launched on International Women’s
Day 2017, because of the growing sense that there should be more recognition for the power
women who run so many businesses in the UK.
The goal of the campaign is to celebrate the dynamic and inspirational businesses led by women in
the UK.
It is aimed at both men and women, because everyone has something to learn from these stories of
challenge and success.
Through events, content and storytelling, f:Entrepreneur showcases role models to help and inspire
all small businesses.

About the #ialso100
The f:Entrepreneur #ialso100 will celebrate and showcase amazing female entrepreneurs from all
over the UK and is brought to you by the f:Entrepreneur campaign, run by Small Business Britain.
About Small Business Britain

Small Business Britain is the UK’s leading champion of small businesses, supporting all 5.8 million
small businesses in the UK – no matter their location, their sector, or their ambition level. Through a
series of reports, events and campaigns, Small Business Britain champions, inspires and accelerates
small businesses in the UK to foster growth and increased confidence.

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