Following 12 years working across Mars Group, Claire started her own business, the award-winning Breckland Orchard in Spring 2009, making 'posh pop'. The soft drinks are sold in around 800 outlets across the UK including National Trust properties and Harvey Nichols. She blogs about running a small business at www.brecklandorchard.co.uk/blog
Graham is a regular commentator on retail issues via his blog, Twitter, TV, radio and the press. His consultancy business, CannyInsights.com, works with retailers to help them become more successful – whether that’s through understanding their customers better, communicating the right message in their web copy, or offering a great experience in store. He blogs about retail at Soult’s Retail View.
Jeremy is the co-owner of award winning, greeting card publisher Blue Eyed Sun and wedding stationery specialist, Ivy Ellen. He sits on the Greeting Card Association Council, the Giftware Association’s National Committee and is a regular speaker at industry events. He blogs about successful retailing on his company blog : www.blueeyedsun.co.uk/blog
Joanne is passionate about small business and writes a blog joannedewberry.co.uk providing small businesses training, advice & networking in areas of social media, marketing and juggling children and a business. She is also the author of small business book "Crafting a Successful Small Business".
Miranda launched Zaini hats, a fashion e-commerce website, when she was 23 after a nasty ski accident put her out of work and led her down the entrepreneurial path. As a young entrepreneur, she has learnt on the job and the hard way with little to no experience behind her. She has really made these hats fly through e-commerce, social media and building a successful brand image and has been nominated for Top 100 Women : Inspiration & Enterprise and SMARTA 100 SME’s.