This is the first year that the Fortuna 50 Index has been compiled, which coincided with International Women’s Day in order to highlight the variety and diversity of successful businesses that are being run by women and inspiring others to do the same.
Emma explains "It was a complete surprise to receive a letter from the Prime Minister! It is extremely humbling to be recognised and rewarded for all the years of hard work involved in setting up my own business."
The list is formulated from compound annual revenue growth using the last 3 years of reported Companies House data. The organisations on the list are the fastest growing small businesses in the UK with single or majority women listed as founding directors.
We have seen steady growth in the past few years and have plans to keep adding staff to keep up with expansion, which is why we recently relocated to larger premises.
"Fortuna 50 showcases the great variety of businesses that are run by women in the UK, inspiring others to do the same, and we are determined to do everything we can to help even more women with great entrepreneurial ideas turn their vision into reality."
David Cameron, Prime Minister
“Coming from a family of entrepreneurs and business owners, I always knew I wanted to start my own business one day, so to have received this sort of recognition is fantastic.
I started my own business in Graphic Design in my 20’s which has evolved over the years into digital online solutions such as websites, CRM and SharePoint as well.
Our key to success is our staff – we have an extremely talented, enthusiastic team of experts who, through their great work and dedication, have enabled us to grow massively, even in a recession.
Attracting the right talent to the business is key but keeping that talent is the most important part of our business which is why we make motivating and rewarding our staff a priority.
I am very excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for Chorus.”
See the full list of the Fortuna 50 Index here, which also appears in the Sunday Times.