THE digital entrepreneur who co-founded the boutique hotel booking site Mr & Mrs Smith will be the keynote speaker at local event.

Accountancy firm Inspire has booked Tamara Lohan to speak at its first Entrepreneurs Lunch event on Friday, April 20, at the Chewton Glen Hotel in New Milton.

The chief technology officer of Mr & Mrs Smith was awarded the MBE for her services to the British travel industry.

She oversaw the development of the website’s booking engine and availability management systems, along with its IoS app and responsive global websites.

The company now operates from London, New York, Los Angeles and Singapore, with more than 1.5million members worldwide.

Inspire managing director Warren Munson said: “The entrepreneurial story behind Mr & Mrs Smith is a remarkable one; combining great customer service and market insight with technology. We therefore very much look forward to hearing more about Tamara’s personal story at the first Inspire Entrepreneurial Lunch.’’

Tamara Lohan said: “I am delighted to be speaking to a group of like-minded entrepreneurs at such a prestigious event. ’’

Tickets can be booked by visiting Eventbrite, calling 0800 0776410 or emailing