Small Business Britain’s F:Entrepreneur #IAlso100 Campaign

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Hydraulics Online Co-Founder, Helen Tonks MBE, is recognised in the F:Entrepreneur #iAlso 100 List

Helen, who founded Hydraulics Online with her husband, Mark in 2004, has been profiled among 100 inspirational female entrepreneurs from across the country, as part of the campaign to celebrate the multi-achievements of women running businesses in the UK today.

From AI companies to female-run tradeswoman platforms and sustainable fashion designers, the f:Entrepreneur ‘#IAlso100’ line-up particularly showcases trailblazing female founders who lead purpose-driven businesses alongside a roster of other responsibilities, such as volunteering, mentoring and community support.

Indeed, Helen was also called out for her long-term involvement in local and regional education and for her unwavering encouragement and support for others in the wider business community through her ambassadorial roles, public speaking and mentoring, both locally and nationally.

On being featured in the #ialso100 lineup, Helen said:

I’m thrilled to have been selected and cannot wait to meet and work alongside other inspiring and impactful female entrepreneurs. I know, for certain, that some fabulous people are about to step into my life and that 2024, and beyond, will be all the better for it.

Launched in 2017 by Small Business Britain – the leading champion of small businesses in the UK – the f:Entrepreneur campaign aims to raise greater awareness of the impact of incredible female business owners across the country, and help provide inspiration and role models to the wider small business community.

The campaign offers a host of events, training, and networking opportunities to boost skills, capability, and confidence.

“Congratulations to Helen Tonks, and each of the phenomenal women featured in this year’s #IAlso100,” said Michelle Ovens CBE, founder of Small Business Britain.



It is so important that we call out the incredible contribution of women running businesses across the UK. As well as growing economic prosperity across the UK, they are also having a tremendous, wider positive impact on local communities too.

Despite all of the challenges of recent times, it is fantastic to see female entrepreneurship continuing to grow and flourish in the UK, and we must do all we can to encourage and build this further.

Find out more about our Helen, our “inspirational” co-founder, here…