Debbie Atkins, like so many mums in business, set up her own company after the birth of her daughter in 2008. She loves the freedom of running her own business and has a very strong idea of where she wants it to go.
What inspired you to start your own business?
Whilst employed I was looking for a new challenge in my career and working for a firm dominated by male directors, I felt my choice to start a family would hinder any further progressions for a long time to come. I felt that the best chance would be to run my own business. It’s a scary thought to leave a well paid job and then have to find countless clients to be able to generate an income which pays the mortgage! … but I was focused, determined and optimistic and with the arrival of my daughter and a new chapter in my life it seemed the perfect time!