Meet the Colourful CPD Team

Contact Brian:


Brian Faulkner

BSc (Hons), BVM&S, CertGP(SAM), CertGP(BPS), MBA, MSc(Psych), FRCVS

Brian graduated from Edinburgh Vet School in 1995 and worked in mixed practice before studying for an MBA at Nottingham Business School in 2001. He has set up and developed 6 veterinary practices from start-ups during the last 22 years and currently leads and works as a clinician in his current practice Aldeburgh Vets. Brian completed a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology, as well as General Practice certificates in Business and Professional Studies and Small Animal Medicine. He was The UK’s Petplan Vet of the Year in 2008. He is Associate Professor in Veterinary Business at Nottingham University Vet School and in July 2020 he was awarded the title Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (FRCVS) in recognition of outstanding contributions to the veterinary profession. 

In 2017 Brian raised £120,000 for Brooke Animal Hospital by running 10 marathons in 10 consecutive days all across the UK and Ireland. In August 2020 Brian ran 31 marathons in 31 days from John O’Groats to Lands End to raise £10,000 for a charity called Street Vet which attends to the dogs of the homeless. In 2022 he was also awarded the RCVS Inspiration Award for his work with charity and support for colleagues within the profession.

Contact Sophie:


Sophie Lo Curto​​
Operations & Marketing Manager

Sophie joined Colourful CPD in April 2020. Prior to this she worked as a veterinary receptionist and customer care manager for almost 10 years in various small animal hospitals across Surrey. She thrives on establishing relationships with clients and ensures the customer experience is of a high standard.

Sophie deals with the day-to-day running of Colourful CPD, and in 2022 pursued her passion to become Marketing Manager.

Sophie gained a finalist position in the VMA‘s New Marketing Talent award 2020 and has more recently become part of the first ever London Vet Show 30 under 30 Class of 2022.

Sophie is also a volunteer for The Cinnamon Trust -the National Charity for older people, the terminally ill and their pets.

Contact Steph:

Stephanie Writer-Davies
Nurse Course Liaison


Steph has developed the Colourful Nurse Consulting Skills training course alongside Brian. Steph is a veterinary surgeon with 36 years experience who has owned her own practice which was a VN training practice. She was SPVS Hon President in 2016 and was the SPVS VN liaison for 10 years. She is a strong supporter of the VN profession, believing in the important role they play in our practices, and being keen to see nurses performing broader and more challenging roles and improve their status and job satisfaction. She is a member of the Career Development & Progression and Training Practice working groups of VN Futures.​