Alex Preston, founder of The Bottle Top in Ruddington, has been named as one of the UK’s most inspirational and dynamic female entrepreneurs by the f:Entrepreneur #ialso100 campaign.
Alex was also nominated for her other entrepreneurial activities, including her work with Solstice Brewing and The Ruddington Village Centre Partnership, providing mentor support for small businesses and young entrepreneurs, and her work on Plastic Free Ruddington to organise community litter picks and help businesses reduce their carbon footprint.
She will be profiled in May alongside 100 female entrepreneurs from across the country, as part of the #ialso100 campaign to celebrate the multi-achievements of women running businesses in the UK today.
Delivered by Small Business Britain – the leading champion of small businesses in the UK – f:Entrepreneur was 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 and training and networking opportunities to boost skills, capability and confidence.
Now in its fifth year the #ialso100 line-up particularly sets out to showcase trailblazing female founders who lead businesses alongside a roster of other responsibilities, such as volunteering, mentoring and community support. Many of the businesses featured in this year’s campaign also demonstrate a huge commitment to the environment by championing sustainability.
On being featured in the #ialso100 lineup, Alex said: “It’s a huge honour to be included in this year’s #ialso alongside so many inspiring and talented women. The news came at exactly the right time while isolating with Covid-19 over the busy Christmas period and gave me a huge boost.
“I’m hugely passionate about what I do at The Bottle Top and take great pride in being able to support others in transitioning into entrepreneurship and doing so with the least amount of environmental impact as possible. I’m very much excited by what the future may bring and hope that being named in this year’s list will mean I can reach further afield with my work and share the lessons I’ve learned with others.
“Being a female in business, particularly in the beer industry can be challenging and it’s great to be recognised for that – and I’m in great company, too!”
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 Alex and all the brilliant female entrepreneurs featured in this year’s #ialso100,” said Michelle Ovens. “The last few years have been hugely challenging for small businesses yet despite this, female entrepreneurship continues to grow and flourish in the UK, and is very much at the heart of the UK’s recovery.”
Well done, Alex!
To see the full line-up of the 100 amazing women featured in this year’s f:entrepreneur #ialso100 campaign, please visit https://f-entrepreneur.com/ialso-100-2022/.