Two businesswomen who have supported entrepreneurs in crisis across the country have launched an innovative new network that rewards referring business.

The Ambition Growth Network is the creation of Jo Lines and Karlie Somerville, who have been helping and interacting with thousands of company owners every day in their dedicated Facebook group during the COVID-19 crisis.

Their new network and support group also offers cash rewards to members who refer business and collaborate, as well as offering comprehensive support, educational tools and strategies for growth.

The duo, based in Plymouth, spotted the niche when discussing just how many recommendations, referrals and connections they make in their busy business lives.

They say by creating a cash rewards system for referrals it will sustainably grow entrepreneurs’ network, business and support systems.

“We wanted to create a place that rewarded people for making connections – that helped people who strive to help other entrepreneurs through referrals,” said Lines.

“We know that entire businesses can be built on quality referrals and encouraging this activity through a rewards scheme just seems common sense.”

Lines and Somerville, who both run a series of successful businesses in the South West, intend the members-only network to be a hub of ambitious and highly driven entrepreneurs that want to scale and optimise their businesses, while supporting others at the same time.

The network is also the product of the pair’s hard work supporting business owners throughout the UK during the coronavirus pandemic.

They created the Coronavirus Business Support UK Facebook group at the onset of lockdown, providing free timely advice, updates on support packages and actionable strategies for diversifying to survive the crisis.

The group has been instrumental in providing collaborative opportunities that have helped many businesses survive.

Somerville said: “Through our support group we’ve seen the true value of collaboration when business owners come together for a common good in the face of crisis.

“We want the Ambition Growth Network to build a strong community that will support each other and build lasting professional relationships that will help grow our businesses.”

If you’d like to be part of this thriving community you can contact [email protected]