Meet the Team



We are continuing to grow the team on a month by month basis at Britain Shine. Meet our current team:


Carl Brettle

Following the Brexit vote for the UK to leave the European Union, our founder Carl Brettle, started to research the support mechanisms for small businesses and found while there were great networks out there, more could be done within the sector to develop and grow UK businesses.

As a serial enterpreneur and with a background in the Charitable sector, Carl was often approached by organisations with an idea, but they often had no ability or knowledge to get that idea off the ground.  

Over the last 20 years Carl has worked over 300 small and large projects, from publishing (responsible for a daily publication read by over a million people in the UK), to hiring Wembley Stadium for a National event.

Rachael Greenway     PA to CEO



Sara Flay
Director of Business Development

Sara has over a decade's experience as a business owner. Having started and grown over ten companies she understands what it takes to be a business owner. In recent years that experience has led her role to evolve into a business mentor/advisor.

An award winning entrepreneur, Sara has experienced the highest highs and the lowest lows in business. Her passion for business is evident in the focus she has on delivering the best service possible for our members. 

Mary Gratland           PA to Sara Flay





Admin Support     
Arran Flay - Design and Marketing     Samantha Gratland- Social Media     



We have a rapidly growing team of experts. All our experts have themselves experienced running a business and as an expert in their own field, we can guarantee the advice and guidance they give is based on that experience.