FedEx Small Business finalists
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Meet the Judges

We’re honoured to announce the judges for this year’s Small Business Grant UK. These judges are business experts with established backgrounds that make them uniquely qualified to award our grant winners!

Martin Davidian
Managing Director, Sales Enterprise National
Martin has almost 40 years’ experience in the transport industry and is responsible for International and Domestic sales at FedEx. Martin holds wide experience in advising small businesses on the opportunities exporting brings and manages a combined team of over 100 sales professionals. Martin’s contribution to FedEx in Ireland and the UK has seen him receive a number of internal awards. He is a three time back-to-back winner of the FedEx Presidents Club Award for Sales Excellence and recipient of the prestigious FedEx Five Star Award in 2015.
David Prosser
National business journalist
David Prosser has been a business and financial journalist for more than 20 years, having written for most of the national newspapers in the UK on topics related to business, economics, finance, property, investment, personal finance and entrepreneurship. David has held staff jobs at newspapers including The Observer, the Daily and Sunday Express and, most recently, The Independent, where he spent several years as Business Editor managing the newspaper’s business coverage. Two years ago, David went freelance in order to launch his own editorial consultancy, which provides content in three specialist areas: small business/entrepreneurship, investment/personal finance, and thought leadership. David continues to write for a number of newspapers and magazines, including The Times, The Observer and Money Week, where he has a fortnightly column on topics relating to small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as for web sites and a growing number of corporate clients. David is an award-winning journalist, having won prizes from the likes of Headline Money, the NAPF and BIBA.
Benjamin Edmonds
Benjamin Edmonds founded Blok Knives in 2012, after a 12-year career in graphic and web design. Benjamin has a fascination with creating and fixing objects, which fuelled his passion for knife making.
Key achievements include founding the go-to-tool in the food industry and winning the 2017 FedEx Small Business Grant.