My Story

I was born and bred in Nottingham, UK (the place where Robin Hood comes from). This is the place I call home. I started my first business aged 13 selling lingerie and bobbles to staff and students. This was done partly out of necessity (I wanted the expensive trainers and my mum & dad wasn’t about to buy them), and opportunity – I discovered I loved sales and handling money. I left school with nine GCSE’s grades A* to B. I went to college and did the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) alongside A-Levels. During this time, I passed my driving test and started an astrology business.

Aged 19, I moved to London, where I achieved a first honours degree in Accounting with Marketing at Middlesex University;I went straight onto City University to get a Masters in Investment Management.

Graduation CityGraduation CityIn the same month of graduating I formed Boogles Ltd with £150 (my mum gave me £50, and I used £100 of my overdraft). Having never had a full time 9 to 5 job in my life – the rate race never appealed to me. I always wanted to start my own business – and I’m very passionate about enterprise, and I never thought I stood any chance in the city. I didn’t fit in. I wore ‘too much gold’ [jewelry] and I just had no interest in trying to work my way up some ladder. There was no point… I was convinced that BUSINESS was the way to go… And so BOOGLES LTD was formed.Picture 030

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Lisa is an Ambassador for Enterprise UK. The government organisation to encourage people to have Enterprise UK Ambassadorideas and make them happen.Lisa is a Member of the ICB and the AAT.

Lisa is the Finance Director for various UK companies and sits on the board of others in a variety of different industries, including: software, events management, property, hair and beauty.

 

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