Writers

The SmallBizPod blog relies on the terrific contributions of a selection of writers and contributors including journalists, bloggers, entrepreneurs and experts all of whom have one thing in common - a passion for startups and small businesses.

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Alex Bellinger

http://www.smallbizpod.co.uk

Alex is the founder and editor of SmallBizPod, the UK's first podcast dedicated to small business, start-ups and entrepreneurship. Alex writes about topical small business issues, entrepreneurs and anything else that catches his eye here on the small business blog.

Ashley Ward

Ashley Ward

http://www.european-leaders.com/

Ashley Ward is a partner in Nexec Partners and programme head of the European Leadership Programme (ELP), a cutting edge training forum helping CEOs of venture capital and private equity backed businesses sharpen the range of skills required to meet shareholder expectation. As a serial CEO for 26 years Ashley led several businesses to sale or IPO including Wharfedale Loudspeakers, Anite Networks and Orchestream.

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Chris Lee

Chris Lee

http://www.runmarketing.co.uk

Chris Lee is a freelance public relations and digital media consultant. Having spent a decade straddling both sides of the technology media fence – within independent tech PR agencies and also as a journalist for IT Week, Computing and latterly New Media Knowledge. Chris is also the founder and editor of Run Marketing, a DIY marketing site dedicated to small businesses.

Clare Tucker

Clare Tucker

http://www.sterlingmarketingmanagement.co.uk/

Clare Tucker is the Managing Director of Sterling Marketing Management and a Chartered Marketer. She has spent over 20 years in the business services sector and the past 12 years as a marketer. Clare is passionate about nurturing start ups and small businesses by advising them on and implementing affordable, realistic marketing strategies

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David Tebbutt

http://freeformdynamics.com

David Tebbutt is an award-winning columnist and feature writer who specialises on the subject of using software and technology to increase business productivity. He's an analyst with Freeform Dynamics but, in previous lives, wrote for Director magazine, Real Business and was also editor of Personal Computer World.

Ian Bowen-Morris

Ian Bowen-Morris

http://www.telnames.com/

Ian Bowen-Morris is Chief Marketing Officer at Telnames

Jane Tchan

Jane Tchan

http://www.smallbizpod.co.uk

Jane Tchan is editor of SmallBizPod. She has more than 30 years of experience gained from working across a diverse range of industries, including tourism and leisure, retailing, sports sponsorship and food. During that time she has edited a variety of publications and online media

Jonathan Yates

Jonathan Yates

http://www.freesources.co.uk

An accomplished athlete, Jonathan Yates was keen to discover a way of keeping properly hydrated. In training for a gruelling marathon he was struck with an idea and invented a product to add to refilled water bottles. Santeau was founded in his back bedroom and four years later he sold the business. His product is now stocked in major supermarkets. Jon's first book 'All Time Essentials For Entrepreneurs' was published in 2009.

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Mike Drewery

Mike Drewery is Managing Director of Frillo.

Simon Lawrence

Simon Lawrence

http://www.information-arts.com/

Simon is the founder and CEO of Information Arts one of the UK's leading business-to-business marketing consultancies set up in 2000. Simon has over 17 years experience within the industry and is widely regarded as a leading expert in businesses marketing to other businesses.

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Stu Bradley

http://www.kashflow.com

Stu Bradley is Communications Executive at Kashflow Software Ltd which provides online accounting and bookkeeping software as a service to small businesses.

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Sue Ratcliffe

Sue Ratcliffe is Head of Client Services at alldayPA, award winning telephone answering services.

Other Contributors

The great and the good who have written for SmallBizPod in the past and who still pop in once in a while.

Becky McCray

Becky McCray

http://www.smallbizsurvival.com/

Becky is a small town entrepreneur in America. She writes about small business and rural issues, based on her own success and failures, at her blog Small Biz Survival. She is the co-owner of a small town retail liquor store and cattle ranch. She also helps tourism related businesses from Oklahoma to Africa to maintain their web presence and rural nonprofits and governments with grant writing and project administration.

Beth Griffin

Beth Griffin

http://www.smallbizpod.co.uk/blog

With a degree in civil engineering Beth started life as a structural engineer for Arup. Looking for a change in direction, she became editor & blogger for startup website London Amigo before joining The Next Women team as a writer. Initially planning to cover her first love, cycling, she's discovered a new passion for writing about startups and entrepreneurship.

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Gill Millington

http://www.newbranch.co.uk

Gill started out life working for blue chip companies, finished working in CEOs' offices then followed a seemingly natural path towards running her own business. One venture failed but like any good entrepreneur she's gone on to learn from her mistakes and made a success of two businesses since. Having been involved in business finance and the money game for a number of years now her most recent company New Branch provides advice on commercial finance and other business services.

Guy Clapperton

Guy Clapperton

http://www.guyclapperton.co.uk

Guy Clapperton is a freelance journalist who specialises in small business issues and has written for the likes of The Guardian, the FT and the Daily Mirror. Guy has written about finance and franchising for SmallBizPod.

Ian Bowen-Morris

Ian Bowen-Morris

http://www.telnames.com/

Ian Bowen-Morris is Chief Marketing Officer at Telnames

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Mike Drewery

Mike Drewery is Managing Director of Frillo.

Rowena Mead

Rowena Mead

http://www.subservientcopy.com

Rowena Mead is a freelance copywriter and entrepreneur with ambitious plans to bring a new type of children's toothbrush to market. Married with a 20 month old mischievous daughter named Saskia who was the inspiration behind her invention, Rowena shares her business trials, tribulations and successes with SmallBizPod readers.

Sara Scott

Sara Scott

http://www.smallbizpod.co.uk/blog

Sara is a marketing specialist with a wealth of on-line and traditional experience. With award winning credentials as an advertising writer, her career also spans the disciplines of planning and strategy for both B2B and consumer clients. Having worked for one of the the UK's biggest non-London agencies, Sara now works on a consultancy basis for clients large and small.

Steve van Dulken

Steve van Dulken

http://www.bl.uk/bipc

Steve is a member of the Research Service, which supports the Business & Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC) at the British Library. The BIPC provides up-to-date company and market information, plus information on patents, trademarks and registered designs for businesses of all sizes.

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Stu Bradley

http://www.kashflow.com

Stu Bradley is Communications Executive at Kashflow Software Ltd which provides online accounting and bookkeeping software as a service to small businesses.

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Sue Ratcliffe

Sue Ratcliffe is Head of Client Services at alldayPA, award winning telephone answering services.

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