Lorna Bladen

Head of Events

  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me


A pro-active and versatile freelance marketer with strong business development connections in the UK start-up and small business scene. A resilient hard worker, who excels in an entrepreneurial environment.



  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Email Marketing
  • Social Media

Work history


Head of Events

Enterprise Nation

Jan 2013
  • Enterprise Nation helps people turn their passions into great businesses. Its mission is to create an inspirational environment for business owners and would-be entrepreneurs, a supportive community, informational books and events, and a campaigning voice to help small businesses in the UK flourish. - Business Development: Generation and implementation of forward-thinking ideas that drive traffic, enhance community engagement and increase sales. - Building partnerships: Identifying mutually beneficial partnerships to achieve joint marketing opportunities that will increase channels to market. - Relationship Management: Building professional and lucrative relationships with a complex mix of stakeholders. - Event management: Organising and marketing a complex and increasingly popular events programme.


Head of Marketing & Communications

Startup Britain

May 2011 - Mar 2014
  • StartUp Britain is a campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. Designed to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK, it has the full backing of the Prime Minister, the Chancellor and HM Government. - Responsible for producing quality content for the StartUp Britain newsletter, the campaign website and driving traffic to each to broaden reach. - Accountable for social media community management and press release creation to encourage sustainable engagement with the UK start-up scene. - I have efficiently planned and executed cost-effective campaign activities, including the management of a series of high profile event programmes. - Harnessing joint marketing opportunities that will increase channels to market to ensure we inspire as many people as possible to start and grow a business.



Squared Online Digital Marketing Course From Google

Google Squared Online

May 2014 - May 2015
  • The Squared Online Certificate in Digital Marketing has been created by Google and crowd sourced by leading employers to meet the need for high calibre digital talent and leadership. The digital marketing course is taught online over 7 months and features high profile guest speakers. The programme is endorsed by Google and certified by the IPA and IAB.


Marketing Management

Oxford Brookes University

Aug 2007 - Apr 2011