“I am very proud and humbled to be a finalists, more importantly, sharing the limelight and platform with so many amazing women of our region. “

Lisa Edge is a force to reckon with. She is driven, focused and very approachable. Lisa is a finalist in Leadership and Event Organiser categories of The 2020 Inspire Awards.

Not content with being a full-time mum and a foster carer, Lisa Edge runs GB Shared Ltd. Lisa’s first business was Lancashare, which she started after 17 years working in the public sector, as head of employer engagement for education at various colleges including Blackburn and Preston. The firm enables companies to cut unemployment and reduce carbon footprints through buying and selling from one another. It has been nominated for ten awards and has been officially approved as Northern Powerhouse partners. She now has her four franchises spread across the North and growing.

Lisa says her advice to young women is to believe that anything is possible, and they should do it now while they have no responsibilities, as well as the freedom to achieve what they can before starting a family.