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 at www.blueeyedsun.co.uk/blog
Joanne is passionate about small business and writes a blog joannedewberry.co.uk providing small businesses training, advice and 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.