Print-fluencer Frankie Cotton

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My Icon Story framed wall art featuring icons chosen by France Cotton

Happy Friday people!! We’re back with our second Female Founders #Printfluencer feature and we had a great response from our debut post last week. Thank you to everyone’s support and encouragement, it put a massive smile on our faces.

As you know, every Friday, we’ll be sharing the story of a fabulous Founder and of course featuring their very own My Icon Story print which they created on myiconstory.com. We’ve kept the questions short and fun because lets face it, we’re more about icons than words after all.

Frankie Cotton, Founder of Let’s Be Frank is our second Printfluencer whom we met at our first General Assembly event last year. Thank you Frankie for always being so supportive of My Icon Story – its a pleasure to feature you. Over to you:



Headshot photo of Frankie Cotton

In a tweet (280 characters) what do you/your business do?

Founded in 2017, Let’s Be Frank is a modern management consultancy that supports mid-market businesses to overcome their growth challenges, focusing on marketing, business development, management, brand and culture. We are also launching an incubator programme for start-ups in 2020.

Did you have a job/career before starting your business?

My career background is in strategic marketing, sales and business development for technology companies ranging from £15MIL-£100MIL turnover. I also worked closely with my husband to launch two companies in the health and fitness space.

Why did you decide to start your own business?

I always knew I wanted to start a business of my own one day, but I didn’t know what it would be. Starting a business has been the hardest thing I’ve ever done and it really does test your resolve, but I wouldn’t change it for the world!

Headshot photo of Frankie Cotton


My business is amazing because…we support founders and business leaders to execute their company vision and create a positive impact for their employees, customers and industry.

This time next year… we’ll be supporting visionary entrepreneurs to launch their start-ups through our incubator programme



My Icon Story framed wall art featuring icons chosen by France Cotton

Small & Mighty My Icon Story (fits 4-6 icons), black background with solid black wooden frame

Tell us the story behind your My Icon Story print?

World – I love to travel and have travelled a lot for work when supporting global companies and projects

Feminism and Diversity – I am extremely passionate about tackling gender inequality in the workplace and promoting diversity in business

Tower Bridge – I walk over this bridge every day on my way to work in the City and back home to Bermondsey. I feel very lucky.

Podcast – I host and produce a podcast called Women On Top and was co-host and producer of Bossing It by Found and Flourish.

Tech / Laptop – I’ve always worked for technology companies and a lot of my clients are tech companies too.


You’re in a cocktail bar. What do you order?

Margarita Cocktail icon

What’s your favourite type of shoe?

Pointy slingback shoe icon

If you could have any other job in the world, what would you be?

Pilot airplane hat icon




That’s a wrap! Thank you so much to Frankie for sharing her story with us and creating a stunning My Icon Story print.

To find out more about Frankie’s business, you can follow her on social @frankie_rose_cotton   and The Women on Top podcast @thewotpod

If you’d like to nominate a founder to be featured in our Printfluencer Series, please email info@myiconstory.com.

To create your own My Icon Story visit our design-your-own here. We also offer a free icon request service so any icon you can’t find, simply drop us an email to info@myiconstory.com or use the Submit Request form on our homepage.

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  • I've ordered a few pieces from My icon Story and couldn't recommend them more. They make for amazing bespoke gifts and the service is amazing! The team are really helpful should you have any queries or issues.

    - Lisa-Kate McGrath

  • Thank you My Icon Story for helping me create a unique and personal 30th birthday present. I would recommend the website to anyone who wants to give something special as a gift.

    - Liam Whiddett

  • This beautiful bespoke piece of art will add something very personal and meaningful to our new home. Creating bespoke icons which weren't on the website was no trouble at all. The customer service was impeccable, and we are completely in love with our 'my icon story'. Thank you so much

    - Jenna Bristow

  • I'm looking forward to receiving this sentimental anniversary gift for my husband. It will be a fun and artsy reminder of the path our relationship has traveled. (I'm also thrilled to be the first US order!) Can't wait to gift more of these for friends with new babies!

    - Zahra Curtin

  • Thank you so much for all your help with designing my icon story! Nothing was ever too much trouble and being able to create the exact icons I wanted made my story so much better! A fantastic gift for anyone!!!

    - Ella Rayment

  • Fantastic idea for a gift for a brother in law who is extremely difficult to buy for! So pleased with result and have already recommended to others. Will definitely use the site again

    - Julie McCarthy

  • Great service from My Icon Story and we loved our finished Icon Story - which was a very successful anniversary gift!

    - Carl

  • My Icon Story really caught my eye when I saw a feature about it in Metro. It really helped me find a unique present for my wife this Xmas and our print hangs proudly in our hallway!

    - Rob Griffiths

  • Really wonderful piece, my wife loved it. Designed an icon specifically for us as well which made it extra special.

    - Ryan Taylor

  • What a great idea. I wanted something meaningful for my partner for his birthday and what better than icons denoting memories from our time together. Will definitely be telling my friends and family about My Icon Story.

    - June Richardson

  • I came across this amazing website via the Evening Standard during a commute home. We were able to create a fantastic and very personal story of our family epic holiday to Australia via Hong Kong. Within a day, Laura even added 2 icons for the Gold Coast for us to choose....the best bit about the the whole experience was the personal service to ensure we could capture an eternal memory in such a unique way. Thanks Laura!

    - Russ Thomas

  • Love love the My Icon Story I made for my wife to remind us of some travel adventures we've had over the years

    - Christian Turner

  • It brought my wife to tears with all the memories of our past she thought I had forgotten

    - Sean Garwood

  • Really loved the artwork, stylish and contemporary. A wonderful memento of our daughter's trip. My Icon Story were extremely helpful from design to delivery. I would recommend My Icon Story to anyone seeking a unique and well made souvenir of their travels.

    - Jane Allden

  • Was really happy with the print. The customer service was great and it didn’t take long to arrive. Cheers!

    - Rob Aitken

  • We loved our Icon Story print following a European trip. Beautifully made and framed.

    - Kayleigh Westwood

  • I purchased a print for my friends birthday and I can honestly say I am so happy with the result. The website is really easy to use, there are a huge variety of icons to choose from, but if you can't find what you are looking for, there was the option to get one designed for you.

    - Kirsty Elliot

  • My boyfriend bought me a print as a surprise after I went away travelling. I absolutely love it!, thank you! It's such a thoughtful and personal gift and a lovely reminder of my travels.

    - Diva M

  • My parents absolutely LOVED their bespoke print I gave them for their ruby wedding anniversary. What's more personal than something that reminds them of all their favourite places they've been together? I'm normally terrible at buying gifts, but you can't get it wrong with a My Icon Story print!

    - Abi Morrish

  • We got a beautiful bespoke print for our wedding, it has all our tables that featured at our wedding. Cities that myself and the hubby have been to. They even created a new icon for us as they didnt feature it. Brilliant service.

    - Lauren Chorley

  • We bought a print for a 50th birthday and selected a number of icons that reasonated. The site is really easy to use and if you cant find what you want then you just need to ask! We were delighted with the print and so was the Birthday Girl!!

    - Rebecca French