London single parent and SBS Winner, Purdey Collier, has been named as one of the UK’s most inspirational and dynamic female entrepreneurs by the f:Entrepreneur ‘#ialso100’ campaign.
Purdey who founded TingTang Dry Wash Shampoo in 2020, is being profiled alongside 100 female entrepreneurs from across the country, as part of the campaign to celebrate the multi-achievements of women running businesses in the UK today. Now in its fifth year, the growing campaign attracted a record number of applications for this year.
The f:Entrepreneur ‘#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.
Indeed, Purdey was also called out for working to try and change the law to protect children from abusive situations as well as looking to launch a sustainable glitter and unicorn-based business to support her daughter’s emerging entrepreneurial plans.
From quantum computer engineers, and vegan fruit farmers, to sustainability advocates and inclusive fashion designers, this year’s campaign celebrates inspiring and resilient female entrepreneurs that have flourished despite the challenges of the past years, with many still growing or starting new ventures.
On being featured in the #ialso100 lineup, Purdey said:
“It’s amazing to have been selected, to receive the support, recognition and to be surrounded by so many other inspiring women and success stories”
“TingTang is a dry shampoo that actually cleans, no water needed. Our core customers are those who find traditional bathing a challenge, who suffer from chronic illness or disability, or busy Mums and their tots. I’m elated to have helped so many”
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.
Both f:Entrepreneur and Small Business Britain were founded by Michelle Ovens CBE, who is also the director of Small Business Saturday UK. She said:
“Congratulations to Purdey, and all of the brilliant female entrepreneurs featured in this year’s #ialso100.
It is so vital that we recognize and celebrate the phenomenal contribution that women running businesses are making across the UK, and the far-reaching, positive impact they are having, not just on the economy, but on wider communities too. 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.”
To see the full line-up of the 100 amazing women featured in this year’s f:entrepreneur #ialso100 campaign visit here.