September 10, 2018

29 mins

“The future is freelance” 

In this episode, we were lucky enough to speak with the Founder of Manyminds, Kirsty Hulse. Manyminds is a digital marketing agency, BUT,, “The digital marketing agency that is actually different”... and after speaking with Kirsty, I can see exactly why!

Kirsty worked...

August 27, 2018

32 mins

"Our main focus is on creating something amazing here"

In this episode we have the pleasure of being joined by Ricky Hill: Founder of SYNCR, and CEO of Born Communications.

Ricky joined Born straight out of university, and it wasn’t long before he was running the show. He’d had an immediate imp...

August 13, 2018

28 mins

“It can be hard to give up control”

In this episode we speak with fellow Yorkshireman, James Gupta. Founder and CEO of Synap - The revision app used by 1 in 4 medical students in the UK.

Like most great inventions, Synap was born from first-hand frustrations. 3 years ago James was a medical stu...

July 30, 2018

32 mins


“Keep asking yourself why”

We had the pleasure of being introduced to Tej through a mutual friend of the show, and how glad we are that the intro was made!

Tej is an entrepreneur through and through, and isn’t shy about talking about the personal and emotional side of entrepreneurship. After...

July 17, 2018

34 mins


“Always offer the right advice, not the easy advice”

In this episode we speak with Will Lewis, Co-founder and Director of the Manchester-based boutique real estate firm, OBI Property. “It was a stupid time to set up” admits Will, but nonetheless, 8 years on, OBI are doing better than ever, a...

July 2, 2018

32 mins


“All the big guys? They're only human"

David McQueen is a professional speaker. Some would describe him as a Motivational speaker, others a host/facilitator, and others will recognise him from his podcast or previous TV shows. However you'd describe him, he's an absolute expert when it come...

June 18, 2018

31 mins


“It’s quite difficult being a pioneer”

In this episode we’re very excited to chat with an amazing guest, Peter Roberts, founder of Britain's largest gym chain, PureGym. 

Peter states himself, that he’s come from a family of entrepreneurs and his entrepreneurial ventures have always been borne...

June 3, 2018

26 mins


“It’s all about the freedom” with Fred Buckley

In this episode we speak with eCommerce whizz kid Fred Buckley! Until Summer 2017, Fred was your typical student, however, he was inspired by others in his school and those he saw online to reach ‘financial freedom’. 

After receiving amazing grad...

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