December 10, 2017

54 mins

“If I knew then what I know now I'd do it differently!"

In this episode I speak with Claire Mitchell - the brutally honest Founder and CEO of Mimi and Mago (formerly Chillipeeps)!

I had the pleasure of meeting Claire at an event in Leeds where we were both sharing our entrepreneurial story...

November 25, 2017

34 mins

“It’s just as important to not start a business that isn’t going to work"

In this episode I speak with a dragon... in the TV sense at least! I had the pleasure of chatting with Nick Jenkins; founder of, Dragon on the BBC's Dragon's Den, Philanthropist, and Angel Investor.

Nick has a...

November 15, 2017

40 mins

“You have to be looking to build a £100million+ company"

George Burgess... where to start? Founder of revision app company that raised $3million, Venture Partner for InMotion (Jaguar Land Rover),  Stanford Uni dropout, Co-founder of EdTech Exchange, public speaker, and part-time 'tinkerer'!...

October 29, 2017

52 mins

“The most painful word for most entrepreneurs is no."

Ron Carucci is the co-founder and managing partner at Navalent, working with CEOs and executives pursuing transformational change for their organisations, leaders, and industries. With a 30-year track record helping execs around the globe,...

October 14, 2017

41 mins

“When everyone else sees a problem, entrepreneurs see an opportunity"

Luke Massie started his business journey at the age of just 17 when he launched a call centre in the cut throat world of insurance. After 12 successful months of trading, Luke sold the business to start the next chapter of h...

July 20, 2017

44 mins

“If you really really want to be successful, you have to pick an arena and become absolutely excellent at it”

Founding partner of one of the world’s largest digital marketing agencies, angel investor, and father of 4 just in case he’s not busy enough! In this episode we chat with Matt Isaacs,...

June 2, 2017

55 mins

"I'm an absolute hustler"

Aldo De Pape is the Founder and CEO of TeachPitch, a technology that helps teachers identify the best online teaching resources.

After founding in 2014, TeachPitch is already being utilised in over 125 countries (yes, 125!!) and they've received investment from China...

April 20, 2017

37 Minutes

"If you work hard enough, you will create your own luck"


Before I tell you more about Will, I have to mention the amazing chance you have to get your hands on one of the unbelievable watches by Vitae London! Will and Vitae have kindly agreed to givea...

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