Norfolk Business Awards 2021: meet the Business Person of the Year finalists

Business Person of the Year

Sarah Mintey is the founder and CEO of Developing Experts, which delivers online science lessons to children aged 4-16. In February 2019, the company won the government-backed Tech Nation Rising Stars competition and was recognised as the best education technology product in Europe.  

In 2020 Sarah was recognised as one of ten most influential female founders in the tech industry, won a place as one of ten companies to join the Google for Startups Immersion Program for 2020 and was awarded an MBE for her services to education and the tech industry. 

The judges were inspired by Sarah’s path from teacher to business leader, and that “she has done it with a positive outlook and smile so often missing from CEO’s faces”. They added that her company has achieved a lot more than just a healthy bottom line – it has helped young people excel.