From pipe dream, to enterprise incubator, to award winning business: The case of Scriba PR

Alex Kevill, Ruth Brooks, Katie Mallinson

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Scriba PR is a very successful award-winning technical public relations company. This case study examines the journey of Scriba PR and its founder, Katie Mallinson. Seeing business ownership as a pipe dream at first, Katie drew extensively on her support networks, rigorous planning and a University enterprise incubator to encourage and help her to take the leap into business ownership. Since that point, a dynamic interplay of individual and organisational identity has ensued alongside a growing and developing business. This case study explores issues of business model development, enterprise incubators, identity and female entrepreneurship.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-135
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Issue number2
Early online date11 Nov 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2020


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