Emma Wright, founder of the Emma Press, will be mentored by the curated online marketplace notonthehighstreet as part of a new three-year mentoring partnership with the Prince’s Trust charity.
The partnership was announced on International Women’s Day (8th March) and supports the Trust’s Women Supporting Women initiative, which aims to “empower young women with a creative and entrepreneurial flair.” The Birmingham-based publisher is one of five women-led businesses included in the first round of mentees.
Up to 60 young women from the Prince’s Trust’s network will be mentored as part of this programme, receiving expert support and advice as well as opportunities to attend masterclasses run by notonthehighstreet’s team of experts on topics such as PR, social media, order management and SEO.
Emma Wright set up the Emma Press in 2012, with the support of the Prince’s Trust through their Explore Enterprise programme, a scheme which helps young people build and launch their own businesses. She says: “The Prince’s Trust has provided such great support for me since I started my business. I was hugely lacking in confidence to begin with, and the Explore Enterprise mentoring really helped me find my feet. I feel privileged to be part of the first cohort of mentees in the Prince’s Trust and notonthehighstreet partnership, and I can’t wait to keep learning and developing.”
The Emma Press specialises in poetry and children’s books, with a growing translation list. Moon Juice, a children’s poetry collection by Kate Wakeling, won the CLiPPA in 2017 and Bezdelki, a poetry pamphlet by Carol Rumens, won the Michael Marks Poetry Award in 2018. They have also been shortlisted for the Michael Marks Publisher Award four times and won in 2016.
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