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Sonia Bate

Sonia Bate

Managing Director, EDIT Development

Sonia Bate is the entrepreneur who founded EDIT Development. She is now the Managing Director leading a team of over 60, with client footprint in 33 countries. She is an experienced and challenging trusted advisor who builds exceptional business relationships. She has a reputation for driving commitment for action with her clients. Sonia is a sought-after inspirational facilitator and speaker and a supportive but challenging coach. Her clients are in a range of industries and within blue chip organisations. She sits on the Board of Trustees for MAG, Mining Action Group as well as supports several other global charities through altruistic coaching and mentorship.


  • The AEO Awards is great at bringing the community and the industry all together
    Carolyn Mason
    Director, Experience Staff
  • It is so much fun to have a day out with the industry and to just talk to everyone that loves it and is so passionate about it
    Nico Stanford
    Senior Sales Manager, Olympia London
  • I wanted to congratulate you both, and the wider AEO team, on such a fantastic awards ceremony last week. I have not attended the AEO Awards for several years, and perhaps I forgot just how much of a special day it is… it was incredibly well organised, and it was such a wonderful occasion.
    Ashley Roberts
    Managing Director, CONNECT
  • What a fantastic AEO Awards last Friday; such a buzz and a brilliant afternoon all round. Thank you all for putting on such a fabulous event. What Else Events will be back next year with an even stronger case. For now, being a Finalist is a major achievement in such a competitive category.
    Tim Else
    Founder & Managing Director, What Else Events
  • It was lovely to see you and the team and we had a fantastic night thank you! Everything looked incredible and it was a great event to be part of. Thank you
    Becky Oldham
    Marketing Manager, NEC Group


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