Distinguished friends

Teresa Graham CBE

In 1988, Teresa Graham was winner of the Young Accountant of the Year Award in recognition of her contribution to the small-firms sector, her professional practice and work with government.
 She now works independently, focusing on her two passions – strategic advice to ambitious, growing businesses and liberating these businesses from the fetters of red tape. She holds a number of non-executive directorships in SMEs and she has a variety of mentoring and advisory roles in other growth businesses. She is also the Chair of Women of the Year.

Her most recent publications are a major piece of work on litigation and compensation for the Lord Chancellor, an independent review for the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the Small Firm’s Loan Guarantee Scheme and a ground-breaking study for the Prime Minister, ‘Less is More’.
 She is currently a Patron of Network, a national forum for women in business.

Teresa was awarded a CBE in the 2007 New Years Honours list for public service and an OBE in the 1997 New Years Honours List for services to Better Regulation and the small firms sector.