Sharp Thinking Marketing emerges as a finalist for the prestigious Small Awards


Tunbridge Wells, UK – 30th April 2024 – In an inspiring display of expertise and commitment to small business success, local consultancy Sharp Thinking Marketing has been distinguished as a finalist for the esteemed Supply Chain Champion category in the 2024 Small Awards, orchestrated by Small Business Britain.

Now in its eighth year, The Small Awards is a nationwide search for the smallest and greatest firms in the UK, to champion, inspire and accelerates the nation’s 5.5 million small firms.  The Supply Chain Champion category celebrates small businesses that are working within the business supply chain. Recognised for their strategic approach to sales and marketing, the Tunbridge Wells-based boutique consultancy has proven that big impacts can indeed come from small entities. Through a blend of passion, dedication, and a genuine desire to empower other businesses, Sharp Thinking Marketing is at the forefront, championing a message that resonates deep within the fabric of the community – sustainable success through strategic planning.

A celebration of small business excellence

Sharp Thinking Marketing, founded in 2018 by industry veteran Nat Sharp, encapsulates the ethos of modern business with an approach that prioritises education, strategic insight, and a genuine concern for client prosperity. With six years of achievements and commitments, from working with family-run ventures to esteemed corporate clients like The Financial Times, Sharp Thinking Marketing’s inclusion in this year’s Small Awards isn’t just a milestone; it’s a testament to their substantial contribution to the business community.

More than just a profit-driven entity

Under Nat Sharp’s stewardship, the business has flourished, highlighting the need for regular business planning and transforming marketing into a strategic management function. By tirelessly working in a voluntary capacity for schools, charities, and community organisations, Sharp Thinking Marketing has embedded itself as a pillar of the community, offering a roadmap for businesses to thrive in an increasingly complex market. Nat Sharp has been a business mentor to the Kent Foundation for four years and ran the pioneering Small Business Sessions in Tunbridge Wells last November to provide over 30 local businesses with free business advice.

A mission driven by education and sustainability

Renowned for its personalised touch and robust strategies, Sharp Thinking Marketing isn’t solely about guiding businesses to profit, but instilling principles of sustainable practice and comprehensive business planning. Their collaboration with Small Business Britain on two sustainability courses underscores their drive for perpetual upskilling, ensuring they remain at the vanguard of pertinent business issues.

Reflecting on the accolade

“I’m over the moon to be selected as a finalist,” expressed an elated Nat Sharp. “This accolade means the world to me; it encapsulates the hard work, the devotion, and my pledge to invest in the local community.”

Michelle Ovens CBE, Founder of Small Business Britain comments“The Small Awards is all about celebrating the inspiring small business owners who are at the heart of the economy and their communities. They are an opportunity to recognise and applaud the passion and resilience of the nation’s small firms, particularly amidst such turbulent times. Sharp Thinking Marketing is extremely deserving of being shortlisted for this award and we can’t wait to celebrate with them in May.”

A Night of Triumph and Tribute

Judged by a panel of industry experts, the winners of all categories will be announced at a splendid awards ceremony in London on 16th May, 2024. The ceremony will be held at St Mary’s church in London, with plans underway for a night of entertainment, inspiration, and celebration for UK’s greatest small businesses.

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