Prior to taking over the helm at TAB UK, Ed owned and ran his own TAB franchise in York for 7 years, having been one of the very first TAB franchisees in the UK. In that time, he worked with over 50 SME business owners, facilitated over 200 TAB board meetings, and ran circa 1800 coaching sessions. He’s now shifted his focus to leading the continued growth of the UK business, and is proud to support the brilliant head office team and the nationwide community of franchisees. Before TAB, Ed spent the first 10 years of his career in corporate sales and marketing roles, working for Nestle and Diageo amongst others. He decided he needed more excitement, and on completing his MBA from Leeds Uni, moved into his first directorship role for an SME. As Sales & Marketing Director for this 100-person business, he soon learnt how different life was for SMEs; the challenges of cash flow, the battle for talent, the buzz of new client wins.