Sidcup mum and businesswoman enters competition to pitch to Richard Branson

PUBLISHED: 09:35 10 May 2016

Lisa Murray and her family

Lisa Murray and her family


She has already gained support

A Sidcup businesswoman has entered into a national competition run by billionaire Richard Branson after her big risk paid off.

Lisa Murray started up her recruitment firm in September 2012 aged 47, and has already taken on some of the biggest clients Bexley has to offer.

And the mum-of-two believes she still has so much more to offer.

Entering the Virgin Media Voom competition, Mrs Murray has entered her business, Braundton Consultancy, into a competition which could see her pick up a share of the £1million prize.

The businesswoman has lived in Sidcup since she was three-years old, and even named her business after Braundton Avenue, where she lives with her family in the town.

The competition is currently in its first stage, with entrants vying to reach the top 80 out of 600 competitors.

Having started in 600th, Braundton Consultancy has already gained enough public votes to sit inside of the top 80 ahead of the cut off on May 23.

The company director said: “Leaving a salaried job with two children and a mortgage was a big risk.

“It’s been a real journey but I’ve had a lot of support.”

The winners of the Voom competition will receive a £250,000 ad campaign and another £50,000 in cash.

To see the mum and businesswoman’s pitch visit

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