Cranleigh Entrepreneur named one of 2024’s most impressive female founders

Connie Smith from Cranleigh has been crowned one of the UK’s most impressive female entrepreneurs by Small Business Britain’s ‘f:Entrepreneur #IAlso100’ campaign.

Connie, who founded Wild About Britain promoting British wildlife conservation through educational animal encounters, in 2022, is being profiled among 100 inspirational female entrepreneurs from across the country, as part of the campaign to celebrate the multi-achievements of women running businesses in the UK today.    

Connie teaching and mentoring in schools

From AI companies to female-run tradeswoman platforms and sustainable fashion designers, the f:Entrepreneur ‘#IAlso100’ line-up particularly showcases trailblazing female founders who lead purpose-driven businesses alongside a roster of other responsibilities, such as volunteering, mentoring and community support.  Indeed, Connie Smith was also called out for her voluntary work in reptile and bird of prey conservation and wildlife rehabilitation.

Connie visiting residents in a nursing home

On being featured in the #ialso100 lineup, Connie said: “I am really excited to have been chosen as part of this year’s lineup and huge congratulations to all the others that have been included. What a great start to 2024!”.

To see the full line-up of the 100 women featured in this year’s campaign visit –

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