From rock bottom to triumphant success, follow the inspiring journey of Mike and Sian Dunn as they defy the odds, conquer the telemarketing industry, and emerge as finalists for the prestigious 2023 Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

Mike and Sian Dunn are the founders of Excel TM Group, an award-winning telemarketing and lead generation company based in the UK. The husband-and-wife duo started their business in 2020 after Mike had a health scare that left him reflecting on his priorities. He realized he wanted to build a legacy for his young daughter and family.

Despite having no experience launching a company, Mike and Sian were determined to fill a gap they saw in the market. They wanted to provide high-quality telemarketing services that actually delivered results and ROI for clients. Through hard work and perseverance, they built Excel TM Group from their spare bedroom into an 11-person company with an office, all while navigating a global pandemic.

In just three years, Excel TM Group has won multiple awards, including Startup of the Year 2023 at the Startup Awards and recognition as a top 100 Elite Business in 2023. Mike was also nominated for Startup Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Their impressive client roster now includes companies across the construction, beauty, pet food, and sportswear industries.

The company has ambitious plans for continued growth, including launching a client app to enable transparent campaign reporting and building their services into new sectors and global markets like Australia and America. Despite these lofty goals, Mike and Sian remain focused on maintaining the personal approach and high quality that has defined their success so far.

With their remarkable journey to build a thriving business from the ground up, Mike and Sian Dunn have demonstrated the resilience, innovation and leadership that make them worthy finalists for Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2023 Great British Entrepreneur Awards. The “Grammys of Entrepreneurship” will take place on November 20th in London. To learn more about these inspiring entrepreneurs and Excel TM Group, visit