News release

Date: 1st June 2011

Leading businesswoman appointed a UK entrepreneur ambassador

Leading furniture manufacturer Jan Cavelle has been selected as one of this country’s Female Entrepreneurship Ambassadors (UKFEA).

June 1st 2011 - Jan Cavelle, MD of leading furniture manufacturer, Suffolk based The Jan Cavelle Furniture Company Ltd, has been selected as one of this country’s Female Entrepreneurship Ambassadors (UKFEA). The role of Ambassador is to work alongside women and girls to encourage them to ‘consider, start and grow businesses.’

UKFEA was established by the EU and is part of the European Network of Female Entrepreneurship Ambassadors. It operates in 22 countries, including the UK, France, Germany and Italy, providing a network of 250 high-level female business role models who share the message about the benefits of female entrepreneurship across Europe.

In the UK the programme aims to raise awareness of enterprise and business among 20,000 women, engage 3,000 women and girls in entrepreneurial activity by November 2012 and organise educational events for 6,000 participants. The UK has 50 Female Entrepreneurship Ambassadors.

“I am so excited and incredibly honoured to be appointed to this position,” says Jan Cavelle. “I am a passionate believer that enterprise is the essential ingredient for economic recovery and that women have a huge part to play in this. To be asked to participate in building this process is an amazing privilege.”

Jan Cavelle’s business drive and acumen has been recognised in numerous ways including: Anglian Business Person of the Year; The Institute of Directors ‘East of England Enterprise Award’; Direct Line Decade of Excellence Award at The National Sales Awards 2009.

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For further information, please contact:-
Jan Cavelle
T: 01440 704 253
E: enterprise[at]jancavelle[dot]com

Note to Editors

The Jan Cavelle Furniture Company Ltd

The Jan Cavelle Furniture Company Ltd is a market leader in beautifully designed and crafted timber furniture supplying exclusively the interior design and specifier sectors. All its products are designed and made in the UK so combining quick manufacturing lead times with the highest quality.

The company was founded by Managing Director Jan Cavelle in 1999, starting under the stairs of her home. It now employs 40 people and operates from a workshop in Suffolk. It is renowned for both the quality of its workmanship and its high levels of client service.

The Jan Cavelle Furniture Company Ltd exports its furniture around the world.
T: 01440 760970
E: enterprise[at]jancavelle[dot]com

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