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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.