Enterprising Mums is run by Lesley Whiteman.
“I left school at 18 and worked in a sales environment for 15 years, initially in property and finance, but with the bulk of my time as a sales rep in the packaging industry, before ending my employed career as a commercial manager. I became self-employed in 2002, within a network marketing company, and eventually set up my Social Media Consultancy in 2010. Since then I have expanded my business portfolio by taking over a local directory website, covering my home town, as well as running Enterprising Mums in Sandy, before taking over Enterprising Mums from Kerry and Nicola in September 2015.”
Enterprising Mums was set up by Davina Farrer in 2009. Davina was juggling her business and family and was frustrated because all business networking groups were held at times that really didn’t fit with her responsibilities as a Mum, so as there was nothing out there that suited her needs, she set about creating a networking group for her and the growing number of mums in who run their own business, either working from home or at their own business premises.
Mumpreneurs, or those who have a business idea and would like to work for themselves, attend monthly meetings for networking opportunities, education and support.
In 2011 Davina handed the reins over to Kerry Haynes and Nicola Morgan. Kerry and Nicola, supported by their committee – Sara Laskey, Sema Rubins, Joanne Williams, Natalie Butler, Susan Stevenson and Lesley Whiteman, continued to grow the Hitchin group, as well as raising over £5,000 for local charities, Cancer Hair Care and Tracks Autism. In 2014 Lesley Whiteman took on the Sandy and Biggleswade license and Enterprising Mums Sandy was started. In 2015, a change in circumstances resulted in Lesley Whiteman being offered the opportunity to take over the running of Enterprising Mums!
Our Hitchin group is currently closed, but Sandy is going from strength to strength.