Richard Blundel is Professor of Enterprise and Organisation at The Open University and an Honorary Fellow of the ESRC Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP), University of Surrey. He is an organisational researcher and educator with a particular interest in the links between entrepreneurial activity, innovation and environmental sustainability. Richard has examined the nature and consequences of growth in different organisational contexts, including small artisanal food producers, manufacturing businesses and social enterprises. His work has appeared in journals such as Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Enterprise & Society, Industry & Innovation, The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Business Ethics: A European Review, Prometheus, and the Journal of Small Business Management. Recent projects include: the ESRC seminar series, 'Green Innovation: Making it Work'; an ESRC-funded collaboration with the University of Oxford and Climate Outreach to develop new ways of engaging SME owners and managers in the sustainable growth agenda; and a collaborative study that examines learning and growth processes in contemporary designer-maker enterprises. Richard has developed a variety of educational courses in entrepreneurship and innovation, supervises research students and advises on Open University media projects in this area, such as the BBC / OU co-production 'Hidden Histories: Britain's Oldest Family Businesses'. Professor Nigel Lockett is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Associate Dean for Engagement at Lancaster University Management School. He is a senior academic, serial entrepreneur and community leader. Before joining Lancaster University, he was Professor of Enterprise and Director of Enterprise Learning at the University of Leeds and previously worked at Bradford and Brunel universities. Nigel also has more than 25 years' experience as a company director with a track record in managing start-up, joint venture and social enterprises. Nigel is currently a member the Board of the Small Business Charter and a Fellow and past President of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He has worked with many leaders of high growth firms on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme and executives of global enterprises. Also, Nigel was past Chair of the Board of Trustees of Foundation, a charity committed to building 'inclusive communities where everyone matters' across the North of England by working with offenders, the homeless, women who are victims of domestic abuse and young people at risk. His current research interests include knowledge exchange between universities and industry, academic entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial learning and the use of CRM technologies by SMEs. Nigel has published in international journal such as Business History, Information and Management, International Small Business Journal and Regional Studies. He also has a strong track record of obtaining research funding. In 2015, Nigel was awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship in recognition of this work in enterprise education. He is passionate about enterprise and the positive role it can play in achieving economic growth and social change. Professor Catherine Wang is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at Brunel Business School, Brunel University London. Previously, she was a Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Royal Holloway University of London, and a Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University. Prior to joining academia, she worked in industry in the UK and China, in the areas of small business support and consultancy, and international trade and investment. Her expertise is in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation and strategic management. In particular, she is interested in how firms can turn strategic and entrepreneurial resources into innovative outcomes and bottom-line performance, and how firms can learn from their success and failure in their entrepreneurial ventures. She has studied small and medium-sized enterprises, large corporations, social enterprises, ethnic minority firms, high-tech firms, and family businesses. She was a grant holder of two ESRC-funded projects on assessing UK and Chinese high-tech firms' entrepreneurial and innovative capabilities, and entrepreneurship and growth potential of ethnic minority small firms in London. Through these projects, she has worked with government support agencies, community leaders, the media, and industry partners in both private and public sectors. Her work has been published in international journals such as Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, British Journal of Management, Journal of Business Research, International Small Business Journal, and Journal of Small Business Management. She has received the MCB Best Paper Award, the Norbert Wiener Award for Outstanding Paper, and the Highly Commended paper of the Emerald Literati Awards for Excellence. Professor Wang is on the Editorial Boards of the British Journal of Management, the International Journal of Management Reviews, and the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research. She was Co-Editor of the European Journal of Innovation Management. Currently, she is a Senior Member of the ESRC Peer Review College, and has served as a Scientific Evaluator on international grant panels in the UK, the US, Finland, Portugal, the Netherlands and Kazakhstan. She has also served as a judge of the European Business Awards and Sage Group Innovation Awards.