Entrepreneurial inspiration – Emily Newstead proves every day that nothing should hold you back from success!
Emily boasts a wealth of experience, proudly working across a wide range of business sectors and within various professional environments; Emily is a leading Yorkshire Woman Entrepreneur and Influencer with many accolades and achievements.
Not only the CEO & Founder of her own company, but Emily also champions great experience, knowledge and insight in Business Development, Leadership and Management, Events Management, Education, Sport, Retail, Military, Product Research, Staff Training, Team Development and Guest Speaking.
Emily’s authenticity and honesty are highly engaging and inspiring to others, with a drive and motivation that is contagious.
Diagnosed in 2014 with the autoimmune condition endometriosis, Emily Newstead was faced with daily chronic pain, invasive surgery and lengthy treatment. However, after her treatment, she decided to see this as a catalyst for positive change and to influence her journey. She grabbed life fully – with a tenacious winning attitude and launched her own full-time business just several months later, accepting life had changed indefinitely. Emily has defied any words of doubt or lack of support and enables personal growth outside her comfort zone.
Emily now says she’s decided her diagnosis was “a gift in itself” because it forced her to embrace change, look at life’s challenges differently and take big leaps. Emily is inspiring the business world with her positive attitude and openness to embracing difficulties. Dubbed by her clients as the ‘Fairy Godmother’ of brand enhancement, this influential female entrepreneur is now a 6-time award winner, including the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award and Best Corporate Gifting Supplier. Emily’s clients and suppliers are award winning too.
From its humble beginnings to become a credible leading brand, her business ‘Bow Gifts’ is a transformational example of a strong business aptitude and startup.
The business supplies everything from branded food and drink and bespoke corporate gifts to promotional branded merchandise and personalised packaging & print.
Her once small Yorkshire start-up now boasts strong relationships with over 150 businesses across the UK and internationally, including Warner Chappell Production Music, O2, ITV, Lexus, RBS and Mediacom to name a few. Bow Gifts ship to 20+ countries celebrates a 100% Customer Satisfaction Score and takes pride in delivering gifts to Global Blue Chip companies on the stock exchange and the Forbes list.
As an advocate for charitable giving, ‘Bow Gifts’ connect with a community project twice a year and involves its team members. They donate 1% of every order to a charity of the clients’ choice and offers a Bow Rewards support program.
Finalists for ‘Ethical – Green Business of the Year Award’ with FSB, ‘Bow Gifts’ implement environmentally supportive practices and believe they have a responsibility to do so.
Emily has cycled across England, raised thousands of pounds for charity, supports local causes, passed the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Commission Board selection process with commendation, qualified with QTS in education with a Grade 1 – Outstanding, and she is a qualified Advanced Ski Course Leader.
She was a member of the Olympic Torch Committee in Ripon and had the pleasure of working alongside Judith Donovan CBE. Emily was also key to the Yorkshire role of the School Sports Partnership Program and was action-led for change, with a Minister from the Department for Education in protecting this work.
Emily is a supportive coach and mentor and provides workshops to help others in business and personal development. She champions those around her and is an inspiration to others, with her approachability and warmth for positive change and a dynamic ability to capture the minds of those she speaks with.