Q2 2024

Editors Letter Phone: +44 (0) 203 970 0010 Website: www.sme-news.co.uk Rebecca Scotland Editor No information contained on or in this website constitutes investment advice or an offer to invest or to provide management services and is subject to correction, completion and amendment without notice. Neither AI nor any of its associated entities are authorised to give financial advice of any nature nor are they regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Prior to making any investment, AI recommends that any prospective investor should consult with its own investment, accounting, legal and tax advisers to evaluate independently the risks, consequences and suitability of that investment. AI Global Media, Ltd. (AI) takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the information on this web site. However, AI will not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness or completeness of any information that is available through this web site. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. The information available through the website and our partner publications is for your general information and use and is not intended to address any particular finance or investment requirements. In particular, the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us or any of our partner publications and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making or refraining from making any investment or financial decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any arrangement made between you and any third party named in the site is at your sole risk and responsibility. Welcome to the Q2 2024 edition of SME News magazine, where we provide you with all the latest news, announcements, and features about some of the best up-and-coming enterprises around the United Kingdom. This quarter, we are delighted to be featuring Dame Neslyn Watson-Druée DBE on our front cover as she celebrates her business, Beacon Organisational Development (Beacon) being named Best Leadership & Executive Coaching Provider 2024. For more than three decades, Neslyn has been passionately and generously helping black adolescents, alongside providing brilliant leadership coaching that transforms entire organisations. As you read our feature on Neslyn and Beacon, you’ll quickly discover just how she has come to achieve such high acclaim, including more than 25 awards and multiple royal honours. This issue is jam-packed as we feature more excellent award-winning enterprises from across the United Kingdom, whether they operate in hempinfused beverage manufacture, beauty services, PR, marketing, real estate, law, virtual training design, and many more exciting sectors. I hope you find this issue to be informative and insightful, and that you have you a wonderful few months ahead. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon for our Q3 issue.