Women in Business Lunch: ‘Running a business has transformed me as a person’

Glynis Wright

The secret to becoming a successful entrepreneur is never to hold back from change – that was the message from legal boss Glynis Wright at our Women in Business lunch last Thursday (18 July).

Around 50 business owners and leaders gathered at St Martins House for the event, which was sponsored by the Business Gateway Growth Hub – a free/fully-funded and impartial resource that exists to provide expert support and advice, diagnostic services, networking opportunities and signposting for all businesses, but with a particular focus on those looking to grow and/or increase their productivity.

Wright told the audience: “Running my own business has transformed me as a person – it’s pushed me out of my comfort zone, and when that happens you blossom.”

Wright set up Glynis Wright & Co with a £10,000 loan from her father – today she turns over £1m and employs 19 staff.

“It’s amazing that setting up a business can give you the opportunity to do that,” she said.

She added: “I’m now thinking about succession, but I have to be realistic; I think it will take another five years to put a team in place which can drive the business forward.

“Would I sell the business? Sure – if someone came to me with the right price, I’d be stupid not to consider it.”