A home-based businesswoman from Berkhamsted said she was honoured to be invited to 10 Downing Street to meet one of the Prime Minister’s special advisors.
Lisa Gomm, who runs sweet gift package web business tucktuck.co.uk from her home in Berkhamsted, was invited by Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation, to meet with special adviser to the Prime Minister, Daniel Korski, at Number 10.
Mr Korski agreed to meet 15 home-based businesses to hear their stories and business suggestions – all of whom proved to be ‘lively entrepreneurs with strong points of view’ according to Lisa.
Lisa said: “The key issues repeated at the session were the importance of accessing affordable childcare, availability of wi-fi on trains/the tube for when working on the move, having hubs outside the home office to learn from experts and meet business buddies, and the jump to business rates when taking on office space or moving onto the High Street.
“I brought up two main concerns/suggestions – childcare costs and the need for good incubator spaces.
“I felt very honoured to have been invited along. It was a great afternoon, and very interesting to hear other companies struggles and suggestions.
“I think it’s great that these meet-ups happen with Enterprise Nation as it does make you feel like the government is listening. The proof will be in the pudding as they say.”
Lisa’s business puts together packages of gift-boxed sweets which are delivered through letterboxes.