By the end of 2019 Susie's team had secured £60 million in cash or tax benefit for over 1,000 small businesses, creating at least 150 new jobs in the process. They did it in just 5 years. Read the remarkable story of their success.
How a team which included a British Army sniper fresh from Afghanistan, a zookeeper, an office cleaner, a dental receptionist, a failed call centre worker and a window specialist officially became the UK's Best Independent Tax Consultancy Firm.
Sue built the Breakthrough brand by prioritising its social impact. Strong financial performance was essential but being a truly good corporate citizen brought hugely profitable results and attracted the best people who wanted to share that culture.
The famous weekly podcast celebrating all things food and drink. Susie as lead presenter, has recorded 288 episodes to date which sadly involves tasting a lot of delicious food and alcohol.
In 2016 Susie set up Breakthrough Women with Deborah Turner, a biannual event for businesswomen dedicated to giving them more confidence and raising their visibility in the workplace.
Susie has interviewed tech trailblazers on her TechTalk Show from Dr. Sue Black, the saviour of Bletchley Park, to Jacqueline de Rojas, President of techUK and Maggie Philbin, former presenter of Tomorrow's World.
In 2017 Susie wrote and published FoodTech UK to make a case for the UK as the centre for foodtech innovation and to attract inward investment to the UK. This brings her tally to ten published books.
Inspired by the work of Russ Shaw in setting up Tech London Advocates, Susie founded the TLA FoodTech Working Group to create a collaborative community of UK organisations involved in Food Tech.
EY bought Breakthrough Funding on 31 March 2020. The same great team is in place headed as ever by Brady Last. Such global presence is helping to spread the social impact still further.
Speaking, broadcasting, winning awards and meeting truly inspiring people
Speaking at the TLA Global Summit in London | On BBC News at Ten with Huw Edwards | With Prue Leith | With Brady and Naga Munchetty
With Kate Adie | Presenting the FoodBytes London event in 2019 | Interviewing Maggie Philbin | On ITV News Live in Liverpool
Recording FoodTalk | Presenting at the Oxo Tower | On 5 News being interviewed by Kirsty Young | At the Every Woman Awards
Being interviewed by Simon McCoy on Sky News | With Monika Brinton of Brindisa | Arguing with Ollie Lloyd in the FoodTalk studio | On the BBC Six O'Clock News
At the IoD with Declan Curry | Laughing with Ollie Lloyd in the FoodTalk studio | On Granada News with Gordon Burns | Launching FoodTalk UK with Russ Shaw
With our incredible MD, Brady Last | Publicity shot for my first ever book | With Brady being presented with the prestigious Tolley Award by Jeremy Vine | On BBC Breakfast News
With Marcus Wareing | Brady and Louise Minchin with my Director of the Year Award | With James Wong | Being interviewed by Ann Widdecombe on Sky News
Working with Keith Floyd | Winning the Most Promising New Business | With the legendary Madhur Jaffrey | On the front cover of Global Women Magazine
With Willie Harcourt-Cooze of Willie's Cacao | Interviewing Tamara Lohan, founder of Mr and Mrs Smith | With Asma Kahn of Darjeeling Express | With Dr Sue Black, saviour of Bletchley Park
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