Lizzie Raffles

Lizzie Raffles

Lizzie Raffles

Enterprise Specialist

I am delighted to work for Inspiring Enterprise helping students and graduates become self-employed or to set up social enterprises.

Before becoming a Business Advisor I was a professional yacht skipper for many years, coaching and developing teams to race effectively.

Alongside this, I have set up my own businesses in marketing and retail.

I thrive on the variety and the continual learning necessary in doing different things, but the thread that pulls it all together is a wish to help others develop and achieve their goals.

My favourite thing about working for Inspiring Enterprise is being able to make a difference, helping people develop their ideas, and to give them the confidence to prepare and launch a viable business.

If I wasn’t helping start-ups and small businesses, I’d have a few projects on the go.

I’d like to set up a luxury glamping site and a cool café but I’d make sure I have some time left for sailing!

When I am not working, I love to spend as much time as possible outdoors with my family and dog, as well as reading, training in the gym, and enjoying afternoon tea!



We offer practical business support programmes across the South of England from Kent to Cornwall, with a concentration around Dorset & Hampshire, with many of our projects also working with businesses and research organisations across Europe.

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We work with a huge range of partners based locally, nationally and internationally, on projects that benefit the local area. Business support can be confusing, but we can help to make sense of it all by partnering with others who share our goals.

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Case Studies

We run a wide range of programmes that cover all sorts of support and engagement opportunities, across the South of England & beyond. 

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We engage with hundreds of SMEs & Startups each year!

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