Celebrating Britain's 100 Most Entrepreneurial Women

Tenacity, determination, passion, the ability to take smart decisions and take risks, these women have one or all of these of these abilities; Britain's 100 Most Entrepreneurial women.

Tamara Heber-PercyHaving noticed that the question is too often 'where are the women', Real Business decided to name them.  There are many lists like these, but Real Business features a wide range of women on it running companies as varied as Julia Davey's Angel Group, the leading provider of accomodation for asylum seekers or Tamara Heber Percy, founder of hotel guides company Mr & Mrs Smith, and some women well known to us, ie Bec Astley Clarke, founder of Astley Clarke Jewellery and Glenys Berd of lovethoseshoes.com.

These are the women, take your time reading the list, there are a few of them:

Sophie Atkinson- Autosmart Franchise car cleaning
Camila Batmanghelidjh- Kids Company Youth charity
Carole Bamford Daylesford- Organic Organic food retailer
Fiona Begley Concateno -Drug testing services
Linda Bennett -LK Bennett Women's fashion
Glenys Berd Lovethoseshoes.com Online shoe retailer
Rosaleen Blair -Alexander Mann Solutions Recruitment
Baljinder Boparan -2 Sisters Food Group Processors of raw chicken
Dr Rabinder Buttar- ClinTec Clinical consultancy
Bec Astley Clarke- Astleyclarke.com Online jewellery Judy Craymer- Littlestar Mamma Mia! musical
Karen Darby -Simply Switch Utilities comparison service
Juliet Davenport -Good Energy Renewable electricity supplier
Sue Davenport- Pasta King Pasta and sauce supplier
Julia Davey -Angel Group Accommodation for asylum seekers
Jennifer Davis -Holiday Rooms Direct Travel website
Jane Delfino- Manchester Academy Education
Hilary Devey -Pall-Ex Haulier
Christina Domecq- SpinVox Mobile technology provider
Natalie Douglas -IDIS Drug distribution
Edwina Dunn -Dunnhumby Marketing firm
Jane Dyson -The Network Free newspaper distributor
Leyla Edwards -KK Fine Foods Food manufacturer
Shelagh Elkins -Tectrade Data and storage solutions
Renée Elliott -Planet Organic Organic food store
Brenda Elsmore- Salt & Pepper Kitchen goods shop
Josephine Fairley -Green & Black's Chocolatier
Nicole Farhi -Fashion designer and retailer
Gwyneth Fleming -GS Associates Industrial cleaning
Eileen Gallagher -Shed Media Television producer
Chey Garland -CJ Garland Call centre operator
Dawn Gibbins -Barefoot Living Holistic flooring
Jacqueline Gold -Ann Summers and Knickerbox Lingerie and sex toys retailer
Elizabeth Gooch -eg Solutions Financial services software
Sally Greene -The Old Vic Theatre impresario
Tricia Guild -Designers Guild Luxury furnishings retailer
Sharon Gulden -Phoenix ARC Corporate relocation
Katharine Hamnett -Katharine Hamnett Fashion designer and retailer
Julia Hands -Hand Picked Hotels Luxury hotels
Karen Hanton -Toptable.co.uk Restaurant booking service
Emma Harrison -A4e Training and consultancy
Tamara Heber-Percy -Mr & Mrs Smith Boutique hotel guides
Thelma Holt - West End theatre producer
Kelly Hoppen -Interior designer and retailer
Mah Hussain-Gambles Saaf Pure Skincare Holistic cosmetics
Jennie Johnson -Kids Allowed Childcare centres
Robyn Jones -Charlton House Catering Catering services
Wasfi Kani -Grange Park Opera Music company
Zarine Kharas -Justgiving.com Charity fund-raising website
Cath Kidston- Cath Kidston Homeware and fashion retailer

Orla Kiely Kiely -Rowan Fashion designer
Kanya King -MOBO Awards Urban music awards
Nicky Kinnaird -Space NK Cosmetics retailer
Martha Lane Fox -Lucky Voice Karaoke bars
Deb Leary -Forensic Pathways Forensic intelligence
Carmen Lewis -A1 Pharmaceuticals Pharmaceutical retailer
Pinky Lilani -Spice Magic Cookery instructor
Marion Malik -Exasoft Financial software
Margaret Manning -The Reading Room Digital communications agency
Natalie Massenet -Net-a-Porter Online fashion retailer
Sandra McClumpha -Fake Bake Tanning lotion retailer
Sarah McVittie -Texperts Text information service
Deborah Meaden -Dragons' Den Angel investor
Tamara Mellon -Jimmy Choo Luxury accessories retailer
Julie Meyer -Ariadne Capital Investment and advisory firm
Safia Minney -People Tree Eco-fashion
Michelle Mone -MJM International Lingerie retailer
Lisa Morgan -Game Computer game retailer
Lara Morgan -Pacific Direct Toiletries manufacturer
Elisabeth Murdoch -SHINE TV producer
Sara Murray -Buddi Tracking device retailer
Kavita Oberoi -Oberoi Consulting IT solutions and consultancy
Marilyn Orcharton- Kite Consultants Management consultancy
Clare Parsons -Lansons Communications Public relations
Betsan Partridge -Sonardyne Subsea navigation manufacturer
Paloma Perez -1927 Clothing Fashion retailer
Dame Mary Perkins -Specsavers Optician chain
Vanessa Phillips -OutSec Secretarial outsourcing
Caroline Plumb -FreshMinds Market research
Alex Polizzi -The Hotel Inspector Hotel specialist
Sharon Reed -Framestore Visual effects
Claudine Reid -PJ's Community Service Care services
June Reynolds-Lacey Box Telematics Tracking devices
Angela Roden -Frontline Bathrooms Bathroom distributor
Christian Rucker -The White Company Luxury homeware retailer
Luisa Scacchetti -Mamas & Papas Nursery goods retailer
Barbara Scandrett -Complete Group Homecare for the disabled
Rita Sharma -Bestattravel.com Travel website
Rosemary Squire -Ambassador Theatre Group Theatres
Helen Stokes -Morgan Hunt Recruitment
Laura Tenison -Jojo Maman Bébé Kids clothing
Sophi Tranchell -Divine Chocolate Fair Trade chocolate
Sarah Tremellen -Bravissimo Lingerie retailer
Christina Vaughan -Image Source Photo library
Claire Walker -Firefly Public relations
Clare Wareing -Nexus Oncology Clinical research
Perween Warsi -S&A Foods Indian food manufacturer
Kate Welch -Acumen Development Trust Back-to-work agency
Kresse Wesling -aKo Ethical products
Rebecca Worthington -Quintain Estates Property

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