Small Business Britain Champions

Meet the Small Business Britain Champions


Minal Patel

Minal believes marketing is much like cooking. All you need is a recipe, a few basic ingredients, the right tools, and some practice, and you can learn to cook up your own marketing success. Using her 20 years’ marketing experience, she coaches all types of small business owners to help them find their inner marketer.

Her tips are practical and actionable, giving business owners the tools they need to create their recipe for success.

Katherine George

Katherine George is the founder of the multi-award winning, international social media agency Oh So Social, which provides comprehensive social media management, training and mentoring services, and online training platform Oh So Savvy. Katherine is one of just 8 Facebook Blueprint Lead Trainers in Europe and one of 24 Facebook and Instagram accredited #SheMeansBusiness mentors in the UK.

Mark Tomkins

Mark has been in the creative and digital sector for over 30 years and founded Aubergine in 2003 with his wife, Bekki. The inception was born from an observation that many creative agencies focus on the production of design without the over-arching and ever-important question of – will then help sell more. At its heart, Aubergine are a creative agency that consider the precious resources that small businesses have and so making sure that on and offline creative and digital selling has to be both effective and efficient.

Louise Brogan

Louise Brogan is a LinkedIn Consultant, speaker and host of the LinkedIn with Louise podcast. Based in Northern Ireland, Louise works with small businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals who want to raise their visibility online - through thought leadership, sharing knowledge and expertise and building relationships, particularly on LinkedIn.

Sarah Ali Choudhury

Sarah is an Indian food expert and has been titled at 'The Curry Queen' by Forbes. Share has been featured widely in the press and has even presented BBC's Inside Out programme which highlighted female chefs in the UK which are was aired on BBC World News in fourteen countries.

Sarah has been listed as on of f:Entrepeneur’s #ialso100’s and is also heavily involved in Small Business Britain’s i:Entepreneur campaign which highlights & celebrates diverse founders.

Owen Conti

Owen is the Director of Code 56 based in the Midlands and offering various tiers of IT Support solutions to small businesses, ensuring they have the investment, resources and infrastructure to succeed. After an extensive career in IT Support, Maintenance and Fraud Prevention for major banks, Owen adopted his own set of values to deliver the very best customer service.

In 2019 Code 56 became of the Small Business Saturday #SmallBiz100, and has had a growing impact on the small businesses ever since.

Catherine Erdly

Catherine Erdly has over 20 years experience working with product businesses of all sizes from high street names (such as Paperchase, Laura Ashley and Coast), to some of the most exciting new independent businesses. She helps product businesses grow their sales, manage their stock, and build lasting businesses through 1-2-1 mentoring and her membership The Resilient Retail Club.