About us

Meet the Team


Michelle Ovens CBE

Michelle Ovens CBE is the founder of Small Business Britain and runs it’s campaigns – f:Entrepreneur, i:Entrepreneur and The Small Awards. She is director of Small Business Saturday UK, a grassroots not-for-profit campaign and is responsible for delivering and growing the campaign across the UK since 2013.

Michelle also works closely in advising both government and the private sector on small business policy and engagement, and is a regular presence in the national media, having appeared on BBC News, Sky News, The Times & Forbes amongst others.

Tom Flynn

Tom has been with Small Business Britain from the very beginning, joining the team from a background in retail management and communications. Aside from the day-to-day operations, Tom heads up our iconic Small Business Saturday bus tour and more recently you may have seen him and his sparkly jacket online, hosting ‘Happy Hour’!

He loves nothing more than returning to his native Cornwall with his family, for a pint of Cornish ale, a pasty and a walk on the beach with his two Labradors, Bella and Maisie.

Rachel Ringstead

Rachel heads up media and communications for Small Business Britain and its campaigns, raising awareness of the vital role of small businesses in the UK, profiling the key issues and championing fantastic small firms and entrepreneurs.

Rachel Ringstead has over 10 years’ experience in corporate communications, working om behalf of purpose-driven businesses, entrepreneurs and not for profits.

Amber Bush

Amber works within the marketing & events team, helping to deliver Small Business Britain’s extensive digital programme of webinars, Facebook lives and Power Hour’s to connect small businesses with expert trainers.

Karen Campbell

Karen is an award-winning marketer and runs her own marketing consultancy, Karen Campbell Marketing, working with female business owners on bringing their brand to life through inspirational marketing and events. Karen also manages the f:Entrepreneur campaign for Small Business Britain which champions, celebrates and supports female business owners.

Michelle Collins

Award-winning virtual PA Michelle and her team at Pink Spaghetti Chester & North Wales have worked with Small Business Britain & Small Business Saturday UK for the past few years. Energetic and enthusiastic, Michelle is passionate about helping small business owners and busy people succeed. With a corporate strategic background and a family, Michelle fully understands the need to get things done and always goes the extra mile for her clients.