Michelle Ovens Awarded CBE
Many congratulations to Old Princethorpian Michelle Ovens who was awarded a CBE in the New Year’s Honours list.
Michelle attended the College Sixth Form from 1993 to 1995 and has gone on to build a successful career supporting and promoting small businesses.
She is Founder of Small Business Britain and its campaigns – f-Entrepreneur, i-Entrepreneur and The Small Awards, and is also Director of Small Business Saturday in the UK, a campaign to support, inspire and promote small businesses.
Michelle works closely in advising both government and the private sector on small business policy and engagement, and is a regular presence in the national media. She recently completed three years as the Chair of Small Business Charter, an award that celebrates business schools that play an effective role in supporting small businesses, entrepreneurship and engagement with the local economy.
Prior to running national small business campaigns, Michelle ran a small business strategy consultancy for ten years, after completing her MBA at London Business School.
Her passion, commitment and dedication to supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses is inspirational.
We were delighted to hear of Michelle’s recognition.