Emily Mumford from Inkpot and Press is the focus of today’s ‘a few minutes with…’ Emily provides PR, marketing, social media and copywriting support to equestrian and artisan businesses. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Emily for a good while now and I wanted to share her with you!
Tell us about you and your background
I have a degree in English (Lit and Lang) and a Graduate Diploma in Law (I really didn’t know what I wanted to do!). After finishing my GDL I floundered for a month or so and then fell into a job at a beautiful privately owned Doddington Hall, near Lincoln working in their tiny cafe, I ended up developing and running a beautiful Country Clothing Store on the estate which I completely loved!
While I was working in the store I received an email from Anna Buntine offering me the chance of an interview for what I thought would be my dream role at Bede Events Ltd as Assistant Event Director for 3 International FEI and 5 National BE events and I jumped at the chance – popped along for an interview and two weeks later rolled up at Shelford ready to start my new chapter! And what a chapter it was. I was with Bede for just less than 3 years and the opportunities and experiences I was lucky enough to have were phenomenal. I certainly wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing without them! The respect I have for any event organiser in unending – the dedication, blood (literally, I have a huge scar on my hand as testament to that), sweat, tears (there were plenty) and hours it takes to do what they do is immeasurable. However there was only so long that I could work silly long hours chasing someone else’s dream while running our busy tree surgery company (Springwood Tree Services Ltd), bringing up a beautiful boy (Finn, now aged 4 and 3/4s) and looking after my own horses so the time came to take the leap and here I am – one whole year on!
What made you want to start a business?
The obvious time came to leave Bede and our tree surgery business was doing pretty well which afforded me the opportunity to have a go at doing what I love – I couldn’t not take it really!
How is Inkpot & Press different?
My little business focusses on supporting small artisan, rural and equestrian companies on their journeys (although I do have one rather large amazing client who I am very proud of!)
What makes your service special?
If you had to sum up your business in five words, what would they be?
Helping other people’s dreams come true
Do you have a motto or ethos?
Carpe (the freaking) Diem
If you could give one piece of advice to an aspiring business owner, what would it be?
Consistency is everything – remain consistent in the journey to your goals and the destination will be better than you ever imagined!
One thing that helps you run your business more effectively
Rhea and her blooming amazing business coaching brain… (and the fact she puts up with my neediness!)
Best thing about running a business?
The freedom in terms of time and decision making and the opportunities to work with people and businesses who ignite your passion.
Worst thing about running a business?
The constant feeling of impending failure… (and never being able to switch off completely!)
Top business blog you follow
Top business book you’ve read
She Means Business by Carrie Green – It made complete sense.
One thing we might not know about you
I technically died at 21 months old when I had an anaphylactic reaction to a piece of cheese that I had managed to get hold of…
Top business achievement
There are a couple of very different ones:
Being an integral part of the team who substantially increased the ticket sales at both Belton and Osberton International Horse Trials for two years running was a huge buzz!
Leading the team who achieved a turn over in excess of £85,000 in a tiny little Country Clothing Store’s first 9 months of trading was pretty cool too.
Find Emily Mumford online here…
https://www.instagram.com/inkpotandpress/ – Instagram