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Domestic Angels' Sam backing Women Mean Business campaign
Domestic Angels founder Samantha Acton has joined the likes of Samantha Cameron, Baroness Karren Brady, MPs Harriet Harman and Nicky Morgan and top business owners Kelly Hoppen, Kath Kidston and Jacqueline Gold in signing the Daily Telegraph's open letter urging the Government to back female entrepreneurship in the UK.
Entrepreneur Samantha founded Domestic Angels in 2002 and franchised the business in 2016, boasting around 30 staff and providing a home-based management solution across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
As part of the Telegraph's 200 most influential UK business leaders, MPs and entrepreneurs, Samantha was asked by the newspaper to back its 'Women Mean Business' campaign.
The open letter was published in the broadsheet newspaper on International Women's Day and claims female entrepreneurs are being held back, with just 9% of funding into UK start-ups currently going to female-fronted businesses annually.
"It's hard to believe that, in 2018, entrepreneurial women continue to be held back by a lack of funding," says Samantha. "There is huge disparity still between access to funding for women when compared with men and I'm delighted to be able to do my bit in backing the Telegraph's stance.
"It's never been more important for the UK Government to back business and entrepreneurship in the UK, particularly with Brexit on the horizon and now is the time for the gap in funding between sexes to be a thing of the past."
The letter was printed and released to Government as part of the Telegraph's 'Women Mean Business' campaign, which aims to close the funding gap that prevents many women from starting their own businesses.
The Telegraph's letter, signed by Samantha, can be read here:
15th March 2018