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Insightful conversations with founders, entrepreneurs and business leaders

Exploring the link between personal and business success

Andy Edwards – “Relationships are the currency of life.”

Andy Edwards, motivational speaker, business coach and author of ‘Why Can’t People Be More Like Me?’ takes a fascinating look at personality types and how they affect our lives and working environment. Take your free personality test here.

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Martin Edwards – Compassionate leadership

Martin Edwards, CEO of Julia’s House children’s hospice, talks about his original ambitions, the role of Covid-19 in speeding up important decision-making and how to lead with kindness.

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Paul Tansey – Personal wellbeing and company purpose

Paul Tansey, managing director of digital marketing company Intergage, on his life-changing health crisis and how to instill – and maintain – a company’s sense of purpose.

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Mark Northey – Leadership, resilience and community

Mark Northey, owner of Norco Composites, discusses his interesting entrepreneurial journey – leaving home at 16 and taking over the family business aged 21 under challenging circumstances, before going on to develop a highly-regarded composites company.

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Jurriaan Kamer – How to run your business like an F1 team

Jurriaan Kamer, co-author of Formula X – which details how Formula 1 teams are run – talks team management, accelerated decision-making and optimising the rhythm of your organisation.

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Erin Thomas Wong – Founder of the Mumpreneur Collective

Erin Thomas Wong, founder of the Mumpreneur Collective – an online community that supports and empowers mothers running their own businesses – discusses the joys and challenges of being a female entrepreneur.

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Mike Bandar – Enterprise & Entrepreneurship

Mike Bandar, founding partner of startup studio Turn Partners and the Enterprise Academy, as well as holder of a British Empire Medal for services to young entrepreneurs, discusses all things entrepreneurial, including lean methodology and what he’s learned from mentoring business owners in the developing world.

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The Future of the Workplace

In this episode, five guests from different industries discuss the future of the workplace, post Covid-19. Will offices become a thing of the past? How will you motivate your team remotely? How will you have to adapt your leadership style?

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Becki Houlston – Life Coach – Life After Lockdown

Life coach and stress expert Becki Houlston talks self-awareness, intuition and how to come out of the current crisis as a better, more resilient individual.

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Mark Brooks – Technology Founder & Entrepreneur

Mark Brooks, CEO and founder of Actipath Programme Management, talks non-executives, the emotional toll of selling your business, and adaptability.

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Neil Crespin – Founder of MCM Creative Group

Neil Crespin on the economics of creative thinking, letting go of your ego and where he gets his creative energy from.

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Louis Barnett

Louis Barnett started his own chocolate business aged just 12. Two years later, in 2005, he became the youngest supplier to Sainsbury’s and Waitrose and today his chocolate is exported all over the world. In 2015, Louis left his chocolate business in the care of his parents and now works as a business developer.

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Tom Mercer – Founder of Moma Foods

Tom Mercer started selling his home-made oat smoothies to commuters at Waterloo Station in 2005 and has since grown Moma into a highly successful brand whose products include a very popular instant porridge, oat milk and the best-selling bircher muesli in the country.

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Special 20th episode – Best of

To celebrate the 20th episode of the Evolve to Succeed podcast, we look back at some of the best moments so far…

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Ross Thornley – Co-founder and CEO of AQai

Co-founder and CEO of AQai, Ross Thornley, talks entrepreneurial mindset, pushing tech innovation and the importance of creating new perceptions.

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Matthew Barker – Managing Director of Barker Group

On his second appearance on the show, Matthew Barker explains how a 2005 fire that razed his factory to the ground has put him in good stead to deal with the current crisis. He also gives a refreshing view on the crisis, citing it as an opportunity for those with an entrepreneurial mindset to seek new opportunities and collaboration.

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Mark Cribb – Founder of Urban Guild

The first guest of the Evolve to Succeed podcast returns to give insight into how the Covid-19 crisis is affecting the hospitality industry, and discusses his personal and professional approach to the current situation.

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The great marketing potential of podcasts

In this podcast – recorded live at Evolve’s event space in Poole – guests Andy James and Kelly Butler of Podcast Labs, and podcasters Mark Cribb (Human of Hospitality) and Sarah Choudhury (Curry Queen) discuss the marketing potential of the medium, amongst other things.

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Steve Jones – MD of Skills for Business Training

In this special episode, Steve Jones discusses ways you and your staff can best deal with the Covid-19 crisis.

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Chris Manning – Actor, director and business owner

Chris discusses resilience, mental health and fatherhood, and talks about his amazing experiences on the set of ‘1917’.

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James Pink – Director at Captiva Homes

 James talks about the highs and lows of the property business.

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Jon Webb – Principal at St. Aldelm’s Academy

Under his leadership, the St. Aldelm’s was transformed from near-closure – into a top-performer. Webb reveals how he did this.

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Ric Exley – Managing Director at Jimmy’s Iced Coffee

Ric talks recruitment, product development and the importance of having fun.

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Warren Munson – Founder of Inspire and Evolve

In this special episode, Warren reflects on his own entrepreneurial journey and the lessons he’s learned from it.

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Cheryl Hadland – Founder and MD of Tops Days Nurseries

Cheryl talks Scuba diving, disposable nappies and leaving a legacy, and how every business can take small but effective steps to be more sustainable.

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Matthew Barker – Managing Director of Barker Group

Matthew discusses the complexities of being part of a family business, ethical capitalism and how he got back on his feet after his business burnt to the ground.

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Adam Maton – Founder of WeMove

Adam talks about how turning away from comfort and contentment to pursue his own journey led to him disrupting the removals business.

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David Chamberlain – Director of Performance Climate System

David talks human potential, the importance of team culture and dealing with hard time in business.

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Alex Shepherd – Co-founder of Kids Love Nature kindergartens

Alex talks about the importance of early-years education, building relationships in China and how he came to build a nursery school in a zoo.

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Barbara Cox – Director of BC Nutrition

Among other things, Barbara talks about how her travels in Japan influenced her approach to nutrition, making healthy options more accessible, the importance of corporate wellness, and reveals a great method for implementing healthy lifestyle habits.

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Andrew Skipsey – Managing Director of M12 Solutions

Andrew talks about his time in the Royal Marines, the importance of a competitive spirit and his definition of success.

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Becki Houlston – Life coach

Becki discusses the impact of stress on body and mind, and how to moderate it.

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Mark Cribb, entrepreneur and founder of Urban Guild

Mark talks about how travelling the world sparked his love for hospitality, the challenges of running a seasonal business, balancing personal and business success and, finally, his inordinate love for pineapples.

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