Luton Businesswoman, Bina Briggs has been selected to be part of the F: Entrepreneur Top 100 businesswomen in their #isalso campaign for 2021.
This campaign highlights inspiring female business leaders across the UK.
Bina owns Plain Talking HR, an HR consultancy based in Luton supporting clients with HR requirements.
Bina said ‘After arriving as a refugee from Uganda in 1972 and a long career in HR at Luton Airport, I set up my own business in 2009. One of my main achievements has been supporting, mentoring, and inspiring other women to start and grow a sustainable business, particularly Asian women, and older women. Starting my business at aged 57 is much later than most entrepreneurs. I feel that my success proves you are never too old to start a business!’
Bina spends a lot of her free time volunteering for local charities and is a trustee with Level Trust and is a Governor of Luton Sixth Form College. She is also a Trustee of Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation (BLCF) which has the initiative called Evolve for gender equality and regularly advises on Employment/HR Law matters. Her dedication to her local community impressed the f: Entrepreneur judges, who recognise women who not only run a business but make a significant contribution to their local community.
Bina continued ‘It’s important, now more than ever, for small businesses to support the community and to give back as much as possible. I am delighted to receive this recognition and I do hope it inspires other women to start a business and business to get involved in the community’.
The business has been trading since 2009. Plain Talking HR is an HR consultancy dealing with small businesses and sole traders who find the complexities in HR and Employment legislation challenging to understand.
This adds to Bina’s trophy cabinet having already been selected as a finalist for The Best Business Women Awards, The National Business Women Awards, SME Bedfordshire and The National Paralegal Awards for 2020.