Increasing your impact

We're on a mission to help purpose-driven women to increase their impact, by facilitating connection and collaboration and creating opportunities for growth within their businesses and beyond. Sound interesting?

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 Inspire UK is a mission-driven organisation that's true to it's values, and we're looking for an army of like-minded women to work with us to create the future we all aspire to. Will you join us?

Belief

That business is a powerful force for good

Mission

To empower purpose driven women to grow in business and beyond, and increase their impact

Vision

To inspire female business leaders to think bigger and become inspirational change-makers

Idea

Together we rise
Together we are stronger
Together we grow

Values

Kindness, fairness, integrity, gratitude, realness, trust and respect

Promises

To cultivate a culture of reciprocity so we succeed together. To put people before profit, always

Spirit

Philanthropic and abundant

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What You Should Know

Our heart-led approach is focused on nurturing safe spaces within our online groups, which are based on a bespoke networking app to avoid social media distractions and algorithm nightmares.

Our groups and sessions are carefully designed to facilitate the forging of authentic and genuine relationships, where we believe success starts.

Life can feel busy with family commitments and other responsibilities, but our members and team are all committed to helping one another anyway. Our sessions and online groups are designed to work side by side, to offer maximum benefit for the time invested so you can keep in touch even when life gets hectic!

Our members enjoy a choice of membership options to suit their requirements. We're here for women on a mission, whatever their budget and current needs.

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Team Inspire

Helen Haswell

Community support in our free Facebook group and mod in The Inspire Network

Helen helps people discover beautiful fragrances that make your home smell lovely at Helen’s Scentsational Scents.

Judith Healy

Community support in our free Facebook group and mod in The Inspire Network

Judith is a VA who helps landlords and property companies manage their administration and time at JH Admin.

Helen Harding

Our resident marketing expert

Helen is a chartered marketer who specialises in helping holistic practitioners find clients and thrive at Helen Harding Ltd.

Jeannette Sax

Our resident mindset expert

Jeannette is a coach, NLP practitioner and helps women who are at a time of transition to build confidence, set boundaries and take action.

Karen Murray

Our resident business coaching expert

Karen helps solopreneurs work faster, easier and with less stress so they have more time to do whatever they want.

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Meet Nikki Tapley:

CEO of Inspire UK

Nikki's an experienced business owner, professional business mentor, award-winning entrepreneur, business investor, networking community builder, and founder and Chair of Trustees of a new charity, called “Free to Fly”; a domestic abuse charity.

She's helped hundreds of people grow their own businesses over the past 5 years as their mentor, and she's grown (and led) several powerful networking communities online and offline, locally and nationally, helping thousands of people grow their businesses as a result.

She's worked with scores of people on a 1:1 basis, in addition to group programmes, running her own large (and small) networking events, masterminding events, both online and offline... and everything in between!

Nikki's 1:1 services include a combination of business and marketing consultancy and strategic support, advice, coaching and mentoring, to suit the needs of those she works with both in Inspire and beyond. She's a personal brand specialist.

She's a specialist mentor who's trained to work with autistic people and is neuro-divergent informed with personal lived experience, so she's well-equipped to work with people with awesome ND brains.

She values kindness, respect, integrity, and authenticity, and is a very focused person, but always puts family and relationships first. She's also a shameless flamingo fan and lover of all things pink, a happily married mum of two girls (plus two fur babies) and has a big heart to serve others. Ahe's a woman on her own mission to change the world, and her focus and vision, ambition and drive are not to be underestimated.

Her businesses and charity work are all about making a difference in the lives of other people and making what she calls “an infinite impact”, creating a ripple effect that occurs by helping those who go on to help and serve others. She's therefore committed to, and passionate about, enabling and empowering those who share this aspiration in common as a priority. You can visit her website here.

Nikki says: "it's my honour and privilege to help women to grow in business, but also beyond their business, supporting them to ensure they're living life in a way that’s fulfilling at the deepest level, as the leader of Inspire UK. It makes me happy to see how much our members get out of it!".

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What our members say...

Rachel Keen

The Inspire VIP Membership has been invaluable for me personally and for my business. Hearing about other peoples' successes is inspirational and motivating, but more than that, their stories have enabled me to learn and grow by drawing upon their experience. It also provides a network of lovely ladies that I can go to for ongoing advice and support, and on occasions, I have had the privilege of helping them too. It has also been beneficial for business growth - within a short period, my membership fee had paid for itself several times over in sales. Joining the network has been my best business decision year to date.

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Inspire UK: The Story

We've changed and grown a LOT over the years, and as part of our 2022 rebrand, we've fully reviewed how we're sharing about our values, ethos and who we're here to help because we want the right people to join us!

Here's our story if you'd like to read it.

How we started

Inspire UK has a legacy of more than 12 years serving female entrepreneurs in the UK.

Founded in 2010 and originally known as The Inspire Network, we are one of the longest-standing women's business networks in the country.

Originally based in the North-East, The Inspire Network was sold in 2020 to Nikki Tapley, our CEO, a business investor with a heart for empowering female entrepreneurs, and 15 years of business ownership experience. She had grown her own successful business network from scratch, so felt she could handle the task.

The handover happened days before the first lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nikki had already planned to make the group national and predominantly online, so forged ahead with her plan but had to cancel her plans to hold in-person meetings alongside.

She rebranded the organisation and chose a dandelion and lightbulb combo which is highly symbolic as a metaphor for her vision for the group.

How we grew

The Covid years were tough, and not everyone was ready for the changes that it necessarily caused, such as becoming on online-only and national community, and working hard to be welcoming to all.

Many welcomed the changes and The Inspire Network grew and blossomed under Nikki's committed leadership. 
We expanded by several thousand members in a short space of time and became national, with thousands of talented women within our communities from across the UK; from start-up sole traders through to well-established company owners/directors.

During the pandemic, Inspire pivoted to become an online network. Nikki extended the offer to members significantly. We outgrew the "network" label, as our offer now included a full range of networking, masterminding, masterclasses and peer support and accountability elements. 

So we rebranded again in November 2021, and our new name, Inspire UK, reflects that we are now much more than a network.

And now...

During 2022, the pandemic had started to ease, and Nikki started to consider what she could do to help members adapt. She began offering members free 15 minute 1:1s. As a professional business and marketing consultant and mentor beyond Inspire, she felt that if she could offer members bitesize sessions, it would really help them. And it did!

However, she realised that this wasn't viable long term, so after a few months she decided to limit the number of people she works with closely to a small circle of just ten VIP members. She came up with a plan to subsidise women to enable them to receive affordable consulting, mentoring and coaching input on a regular basis with no fixed term contracts. This is now our VIP Hub.


Nikki reviewed the Inspire UK offering whilst considering these changes, and in October 2022, she simplified the branding, created three separate membership options to enable members to choose which elements they want to access. And here we are!

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