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Amanda Boyle

Bloom VC

Amanda describes her career as an entrepreneurial adventure. After a career in marketing and communications management with national and international organisations - more often than not starting things up or closing things down - she set up her first business, while working full-time.

Amanda graduated MBA in 1994 from the University of Dundee and in 1997 co-founded Caledonia Contracts, which continues to be a leading UK fit-out contractor with revenues in excess of £4million. Her contribution to business, enterprise and supporting others has been recognised with a number of awards.

Bloom - venture catalyst - is Amanda's most recent venture, which aims to revolutionise access to seed capital for SMEs, community projects and social enterprises. She also mentors a number of ambitious entrepreneurs, in sectors including cultural intelligence, corporate diversity and B2B services.

Never afraid of a challenge or slow to test conventions, Amanda's track record speaks for itself: as the cofounder of one of the UK's most profitable shop-fitting contractors; one of only two female CEOs in that industry; the chairman of a Local Enterprise Company, the first and only woman to hold the post; and the founding Chairman of Women Ahead, a local businesswomen's network, which has now been operating for more than a decade.

Reading, horse riding and running blow the cobwebs away, and her teenage son reminds Amanda what's most important.



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