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Female Founder Spotlight: Emma Elston

25 April 2021|Latest Posts, Meet the Successful Founder

Meet the Successful Founder: Emma Elston
Meet the Successful Founder: Emma Elston

Emma Elston MBE, Co-Founder & CEO of a leading waste container repair and refurbishment firm, found success through helping to save local authorities and waste companies money by refurbishing and reusing waste & recycling containers. UK Container Maintenance is now the biggest container refurbishment & re-manufacturing company in Britain with Head Quarters in Cheshire.

Emma also devotes significant time mentoring people from all walks of life, either helping them make the step into the world of business or providing them with advice that makes a difference to their outlook.  As a keen supporter of start-up businesses, Emma will often provide various types of support to those with a bright future. In 2015 Emma was awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List.    

What would you love to share to encourage other women to start their own company? 

Always do your market research and believe in yourself and have the passion to take it on. Don’t be afraid to fail. Running a business can be extremely tough at times, but also extremely rewarding. 

What are your 5 top tips for entrepreneurial success?

·  Always have a plan of action and know your market   

·  Build a team and support system that shares the vision and passion you do  

·  Be authentic and always be yourself  

·  Cash is King. Always keep on top of your cashflow  

·  Listen to your Customers

Who are the 5 women who inspire you the most?

I can’t name just 5 women who inspire me the most as there are lots and lots.  The women in my family inspire me every day, my friends inspire me all the time. Women I meet in business and in day-to-day situations.  Especially over the last 12 months we have seen so many people that are out there doing their bit, making a difference in today’s world.  

What is your favourite saying/inspirational quote?

Be Authentic and Lead with Passion, Positivity & Integrity.

Website link and social handles    

Website www.ukcontainers.co.uk

Twitter: @emmaelston98

Twitter Business @ukcontainers