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Business Leaders brings you extended one-to-one interviews with the key people in global business today. Hosted by Paul Blanchard, each week you can step inside a new company and hear how the world’s top CEOs, founders and entrepreneurs are shaping the future of global business in the 21st Century. Find out the secrets of their success; how they challenge the status quo, turn companies around and build some of the world’s most innovative businesses. Share their insights and find out what makes our most successful leaders tick.

Business Leaders brings you extended one-to-one interviews with the key people in global business today. Hosted by Paul Blanchard, each week you can step inside a new company and hear how the world’s top CEOs, founders and entrepreneurs are shaping the future of global business in the 21st Century. Find out the secrets of their success; how they challenge the status quo, turn companies around and build some of the world’s most innovative businesses. Share their insights and find out what makes our most successful leaders tick.
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United Kingdom

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Business Leaders brings you extended one-to-one interviews with the key people in global business today. Hosted by Paul Blanchard, each week you can step inside a new company and hear how the world’s top CEOs, founders and entrepreneurs are shaping the future of global business in the 21st Century. Find out the secrets of their success; how they challenge the status quo, turn companies around and build some of the world’s most innovative businesses. Share their insights and find out what makes our most successful leaders tick.

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English


Episodes

Business Leaders - Tim Robinson CBE

9/2/2019
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Tim Robinson CBE is a partner at Schillings. Prior to joining the international law firm he served in the British Army for 25 years, most recently as a major general leading troops in Bosnia, Iraq and Northern Ireland. The multidisciplinary consultancy has experts from sectors including law, intelligence and government, and protects individuals from privacy and reputational threats. In this in-depth conversation, he illustrates how skills required in a war zone such as “action-oriented”...

Duration:00:57:14

Business Leaders - Pranav Yadav

8/5/2019
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Pranav Yadav is the chief executive of Neuro-Insight. The company uses brain-imaging technology to measure how the subconscious responds to adverts, social media platforms and TV commercials, and helps clients such as Amazon, BBC, Google and Facebook to improve customer engagement. In this in-depth conversation, Pranav describes how traditional market research methods lack true insight into the “deepest drivers of human motivation”, discusses how businesses need to understand how cultures...

Duration:00:58:59

Business Leaders - Jason Haigh-Ellery

7/26/2019
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Jason Haigh-Ellery is the chairman of Big Finish Media Group, the largest independent producer of audio dramas worldwide. It works with media giants including the BBC and ABC on hits such as Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Avengers and Sherlock Holmes. Since starting the company in 1996, he has produced for TV, film, animation and theatre, including 12 West End shows. In this in-depth conversation, he explains the catalyst behind founding his own production company after trying his hand at acting...

Duration:00:51:43

Business Leaders - Lydia Fenet

7/16/2019
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Lydia Fenet is managing director of Christie’s, an author, and one of the world’s leading charity auctioneers who has raised over half a billion dollars for non-profits worldwide. Starting out as an intern at the esteemed auction house, she created and heads up the global partnerships programme to strengthen connections with luxury brands. This year, she released her best-selling book, ‘The Most Powerful Woman in The Room is You’, in which she shares lessons learned from 20 years in the...

Duration:00:56:31

Business Leaders - Cassandra Gracey

7/3/2019
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Cassandra Gracey is the president of the Fourth Floor Creative Group at Sony Music. Formed in 2018, the in-house team brings together creatives from sectors including branding, digital and design. Before joining Sony, Cassandra worked for over 15 years at First Access Entertainment with artists such as Rita Ora and Ellie Goulding. In this in-depth conversation, she explains how increasing demand for photos with celebrities for social media can invade artists' privacy, discusses how brand...

Duration:00:53:11

Business Leaders - Trevor Tasker

6/12/2019
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Trevor Tasker is the CEO and president of EMCS Industries. Established in 1955, the company invented the first marine growth protection system and provides anti-corrosion and anti-fouling solutions for marine vessels. Their clients include Princess Cruises, BC Ferries and the United States Coast Guard. In this in-depth conversation, he explains the value of anti-fouling technology in preventing critical systems from shutting down, argues there is an increasing demand for ships to be...

Duration:00:57:28

Business Leaders - John Caudwell

5/9/2019
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John Caudwell is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. He founded Phones4u in 1987 during an emerging mobile phone market, and later sold the business in 2006 for £1.47 billion. The UK’s biggest taxpayer, John donates over half of his wealth to philanthropic causes through the Giving Pledge and his own charities Caudwell Children and Caudwell LymeCo. In this in-depth conversation, he reflects on his eyes being opened to an aggressive marketplace and rivalry early on in his sales career, which...

Duration:01:00:31

Business Leaders - Bruce Daisley

4/24/2019
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Bruce Daisley is host of the chart-topping ‘Eat Sleep Work Repeat’ podcast, and author of the best-selling book ‘The Joy of Work’, in which he shares practical insights into making our jobs more fulfilling. He is also European VP of Twitter, where he oversees anti-trolling, verification and overall business growth. In this in-depth conversation, Bruce reveals how better workplace culture starts with ‘getting to know each other as human beings’, discusses how changes to the way we work mean...

Duration:00:59:44

Business Leaders - Robert A Jensen

4/8/2019
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Robert A Jensen is chairman of Kenyon. The private disaster management company provides services to governments, air, maritime and rail businesses internationally. He joined in 1998 after leaving the US military and has directed response efforts to mass fatalities including the 9/11 attacks, Hurricane Katrina and the Haitan Earthquake. In this in-depth conversation, he argues the biggest mistake businesses can make is not recognising the severity of an incident, describes how the news can...

Duration:00:54:21

Business Leaders - Martin Newman

4/2/2019
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Martin Newman is the founder of The Customer First Group. He has over 35 years’ retail experience working with brands including Ted Baker and Burberry. His latest book, ‘100 Practical Ways To Improve Customer Experience’, provides marketing strategies for every step of the retail journey. In this in-depth conversation, Martin argues why scaremongering over the death of the high street is “nonsense”, describes how providing a convenient and personalised experience allows companies such as...

Duration:00:57:37

Business Leaders - Rob Vickery

3/26/2019
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Rob Vickery is co-founder of Stage Venture Partners, a seed venture capital fund that invests in emerging technology for B2B markets. During his career he’s helped companies such as Lloyds Bank to manage large scale digital investments. He has also served on a number of boards as the global ambassador for BAFTA Games and South Central Scholars. In this in-depth conversation, he explains his focus to fund individuals who are solving hard problems such as using AI to eliminate animal testing,...

Duration:00:54:28

Business Leaders - Dan Rutstein

3/19/2019
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Dan Rutstein is president of Laduma. The company helps global brands such as HSBC, NFL and Samsung to incorporate VR technology and provide opportunities for growth. A former journalist, he also spent 12 years as a diplomat for the department of international trade promoting British businesses on the US west coast, which is where he is now based. He joined the company in 2018, and is responsible for leading global growth. In this in-depth conversation, Dan discusses how virtual reality has...

Duration:00:58:08

Business Leaders - Simon Hayward

3/11/2019
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Simon Hayward is the founder and CEO of Cirrus. The firm advises international organisations in developing leadership skills. With over 25 years’ consultancy experience, Simon has helped businesses including Three and HSBC to become agile by evolving with technology and responding to customer demands. In this in-depth conversation, he describes the consequences of a workplace culture where staff are afraid to make mistakes, argues that a “my way or the highway” approach on Brexit has led to...

Duration:00:46:03

Business Leaders - Annastasia Seebohm

3/5/2019
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Annastasia Seebohm is global CEO of Quintessentially. The luxury concierge brand is a members-only service with an annual turnover of $100 million. Joining the company as business development director, she was appointed US chief executive two years later, tripling revenues within her first year. Promoted to her current role in 2018, Annastasia is responsible for more than 1,000 staff across 65 offices worldwide. In this in-depth conversation, she explains how “lifestyle managers” enable...

Duration:00:43:00

Business Leaders - Miles Celic

3/1/2019
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Miles Celic is chief executive officer for TheCityUK. Set up in response to the global banking crisis almost 10 years ago, it is the representative body for UK-based financial and related professional services with nearly 200 members. Appointed in the midst of the EU referendum, Miles is a former broadcaster with a wealth of experience in public affairs and political engagement, including roles at Prudential and HSBC. In this in-depth interview, he describes the process of engagement with...

Duration:00:41:51

Business Leaders - Miles Celic

3/1/2019
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Miles Celic is chief executive officer for TheCityUK. Set up in response to the global banking crisis almost 10 years ago, it is the representative body for UK-based financial and related professional services with nearly 200 members. Appointed in the midst of the EU referendum, Miles is a former broadcaster with a wealth of experience in public affairs and political engagement, including roles at Prudential and HSBC. In this in-depth interview, he describes the process of engagement with...

Duration:00:41:51

Business Leaders - Tom Blomfield

2/21/2019
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Tom Blomfield is the co-founder and CEO of Monzo. A former management consultant and VP of growth at Grouper, his first experience with fintech was in 2010 when he co-founded GoCardless. He co-founded the app-only ‘neo-bank’ Monzo in 2015, which currently serves over one million customers and is valued at £1bn. In this in-depth interview, he describes the "monumental challenge" of investing in technology faced by traditional banks, reveals there has been a 70% reduction in betting behaviour...

Duration:00:55:03

Business Leaders - Tom Blomfield

2/21/2019
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Tom Blomfield is the co-founder and CEO of Monzo. A former management consultant and VP of growth at Grouper, his first experience with fintech was in 2010 when he co-founded GoCardless. He co-founded the app-only ‘neo-bank’ Monzo in 2015, which currently serves over one million customers and is valued at £1bn. In this in-depth interview, he describes the "monumental challenge" of investing in technology faced by traditional banks, reveals there has been a 70% reduction in betting behaviour...

Duration:00:55:03

Business Leaders - Jörgen Gullbrandson

2/15/2019
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Jörgen Gullbrandson is the CEO of Readly. With 20 years’ experience in management roles, he joined the Swedish magazine app as CFO in 2017 and became CEO after a record-breaking year which saw almost 100 per cent revenue growth. The company which gives users access to over 3,800 magazines in the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the United States, has since added the Netherlands to its local markets and raised $10 million for their next phase of global expansion. In this...

Duration:00:59:13

Business Leaders - Jörgen Gullbrandson

2/15/2019
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Jörgen Gullbrandson is the CEO of Readly. With 20 years’ experience in management roles, he joined the Swedish magazine app as CFO in 2017 and became CEO after a record-breaking year which saw almost 100 per cent revenue growth. The company which gives users access to over 3,800 magazines in the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the United States, has since added the Netherlands to its local markets and raised $10 million for their next phase of global expansion. In this...

Duration:00:59:13