Croydon social entrepreneur recognised in top 100 most inspiring entrepreneurs in the UK


By - Thursday 25th February, 2016

Yuliana Topazly of My OutSpace Business Centre has been selected as one of Maserati’s 100 most inspiring entrepreneurs, especially for her work with women who have children. Yuliana is delighted with the honour and has called for more work to be done to “realise the potential of women”.


Photo by Yuliana Topazly, used with permission.

Release begins: Luxury Italian car manufacturer, Maserati, and the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) have announced the second ‘Maserati 100’ index; a definitive list of Britain’s most successful philanthropists, investors, mentors and advisors and ascending entrepreneurs, who are today supporting the next generation of up and coming business talent.

The final list was created by a panel of experts from the Centre for Entrepreneurs, including its founder, Luke Johnson. The former Chairman of Channel 4 Television and Pizza Express commented on the 2016 list saying:

“Entrepreneurs have long been celebrated for their role as job creators – indeed UK entrepreneurs added 700,000 net new jobs in 2014-15 – but their deep commitment to helping others often goes unnoticed. The Maserati 100 exemplifies the economic and social value of entrepreneurs; growing the economy, creating jobs and helping the next generation do the same.”

Those named ranged from 19 to 90 years in age, as such the list features a high calibre of diverse and vibrant British entrepreneurs, who not only help contribute to the growing UK economy, but also provide much needed support to tomorrow’s business leaders.

Among names was local Croydon-based entrepreneur, Mrs. Yuliana Seymour (Topazly), who co-founded a family-friendly business hub, My OutSpace Business Centre, to support more women- mothers into employment and self-employment.

On Sunday 21st of February, Yuliana’s name was mentioned among the 100 top most inspiring entrepreneurs in the UK helping the next generation of entrepreneurs. Published in The Sunday Times as a part of receiving The Maserati 100 awards 2016 by the Maserati and Centre for Entrepreneurs, Yuliana has been selected because of her work with women especially those with children at My OutSpace Business Centre.

My OutSpace Business Centre is an accredited social enterprise, designed to offer an alternative to working from home or from expensive short-term locations with access to a workstation, the Internet, laptops, printing, training, networking opportunities, comprehensive business support and childcare. The Centre has been opened since summer 2014 and has supported over 240 women-led businesses and mothers who aspire to achieve their career aspirations.

Yuliana is absolutely thrilled to share the podium with some top entrepreneurs, mentors and partners within the world of business support:

“I was unaware that I had been nominated until I received an email from Maserati inviting me to the Awards Ceremony. I am absolutely thrilled to be selected and would like to thank all our customers, supporters and partners for making this happen. Croydon is a great place to start your business and it is great to see more and more women are coming forward! However, more work needs to be done to realise the potential of women”.

The Maserati 100 search was launched at the end of last year and invited members of the business community to nominate the individuals who they felt should be recognised for their support of the next generation of entrepreneurs. Whilst almost 50% of those included in the list are based in London, there was no lack of skills or entrepreneurs elsewhere in the UK as most regions were accounted for within the remaining half, with mentors being nominated from Scotland, Wales, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Somerset.

The full Maserati 100 list can be found on a dedicated website: www.themaserati100.co.uk

Release ends.

Release sender: Maserati North Europe.

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