New national fellowship recognises North West enterprise consultant

Lisa McMullan
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An expert in enterprise has been rewarded with a fellowship at the first awards of their kind.

Lisa McMullan, director for development and consultancy at social enterprise The Women’s Organisation, is one of the first individuals to be awarded the accolade.

The national EEUK Fellowship was launched last week at the International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference 2018, in Leeds.

The fellowship is designed to recognise the personal professional achievements of individuals at the centre of enterprise education, and rewards their pioneering work.

Lisa McMullan was one of six people to receive the fellowship, which was presented at the National Enterprise Educator Awards (NEEA).

It recognises Lisa’s work as principal consultant at Enterprise Evolution, the consultancy arm of The Women’s Organisation, which operates in Liverpool and Manchester.

Enterprise Evolution works to support individuals and organisations to add entrepreneurial value through bespoke consultancy services.

This includes mentoring, enterprise education, group facilitation and workshops, as well as evaluation and research services.

Lisa’s work in the sector spans two decades and has impacted enterprise education on an international scale. She has worked in China, Nigeria and Thailand, as well as across the UK.

Prof Sarah Underwood, director of Enterprise Educators UK, said: “The fellowship has been thoughtfully designed to encompass and celebrate the widest definition of ‘enterprise educator’.

“This reflects the breadth of activity in enterprise education and seeks to include and encourage educators passionate about innovation in teaching.

“Lisa, who has worked for many years with graduates and small business owners as well as contributing to policy and frameworks to support enterprise education, is an excellent example of someone who deserves to be recognised with this award.”

Ms McMullan said: “The EEUK Fellowship is a much-needed addition to the enterprise education sector, offering the only sector-wide recognition of its kind, and I am delighted to be among the first recognised through the fellowship.

“Becoming a Fellow of EEUK has been a thoroughly worthwhile and enjoyable process, in particular the time taken to reflect upon my professional practice.”