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Business Leaders

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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.

Location:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Business Leaders - Paul Hutton and Jenny Kavanagh

7/30/2021
Paul Hutton is chief executive of Cranfield Aerospace Solutions. Jenny Kavanagh is their chief strategy officer. Appointed as chief executive in 2015, Paul has extensive experience in executive roles across the aerospace, technology and service industries. Jenny, Cranfield’s chief strategy officer, has been a Chartered Engineer for two decades; she has been leading aerospace product development programmes for 16 years. Founded over 30 years ago, Cranfield is a market-leading company that...

Duration:00:47:52

Business Leaders - Michael Dorf

7/23/2021
Michael Dorf is founder and chief executive of the City Winery. Established in 2008 the restaurant and event space was the first of its kind in Manhattan, and has since expanded to Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta and Boston. A long career in the events industry, he also founded independent music venue, The Knitting Factory in 1986. An author, his book ‘Indulge Your Senses: Scaling Intimacy in a Digital World’ explores the many lessons learnt along the way. In this in-depth conversation, Michael...

Duration:01:00:34

Business Leaders - Greg McKeown

7/14/2021
Greg McKeown is an author, podcast host and founder of The Academy at Essentialism.com. He is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, ‘Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most’ and ‘Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.’ He is also host of the popular podcast ‘What’s Essential with Greg McKeown’ which is a platform to discuss how to put what matters to you first and do less, but better. Also a keynote speaker, he has spoken at global events including South by...

Duration:00:53:51

Business Leaders - Scott Gerber

7/9/2021
Scott Gerber is chief executive of Community.co and managing partner of BrandNext. Founded in 2012, the company builds and manages professional networks for senior-level executives and has founded a variety of groups including Forbes Councils and the Fast Company Executive Board. Also an author, he has written multiple books - his most recent, ‘Superconnector’ explores the new category of tradespeople and how they’re networking in a digital age. In this in-depth conversation, Scott reflects...

Duration:00:55:47

Business Leaders - Francis Hellyer

6/30/2021
Investor, innovator, and futurist Francis Hellyer is co-founder and chief executive of London Theatre Direct. Founded in 1999, the UK-based ticketing site was the first of its kind focusing on the use of new technology to make online sales easier and more efficient. Over the past decade, Francis has aided a variety of companies in the fintech space, and has recently set up his own investment company, Hellyer Capital. In this in-depth conversation, Francis takes us back to where it all began,...

Duration:00:56:29

Business Leaders - John Roberts

6/29/2021
John Roberts is director and publisher at Inside Time. Founded in 1990, the non-profit newspaper is owned by the New Bridge Foundation and is predominantly written by prisoners, for prisoners. Before this, John was chairman and managing director of distribution and manufacturing businesses. In this in-depth conversation, John discusses the publication’s huge transformation - their mission to remain balanced and positive and how they grew to a monthly distribution of 60,000 copies; explains...

Duration:01:01:28

Business Leaders - Eldra Jackson

6/25/2021
Eldra Jackson is co-executive director of Inside Circle. The non-profit organisation took shape when a race riot occurred on the B-Facility yard of New Folsom Prison in 1996. Today, they run programmes within prisons and the wider community, to empower system-impacted people, lower recidivism rates and build social-emotional literacy. As a writer and public speaker, he has recorded a TEDTalk about his personal journey which has received nearly two million views. In this in-depth...

Duration:01:01:43

Business Leaders - Juliet Davenport

6/18/2021
Juliet Davenport is the founder of Good Energy. Established in 1999, the company was the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity supplier and allows people and businesses to be part of the climate change solution. In 2013, she was awarded an OBE for services in the renewables industry and was appointed to the board of the ‘Natural Environment Research Council’ two years later. In this in-depth conversation, Juliet reflects on establishing the brand - from inspiring and encouraging individuals...

Duration:00:45:13

Business Leaders - Jeffrey Max

6/11/2021
Jeffrey Max is chairman and chief executive of Agile Space Industries. Founded in 2009, the company is leading a transformation in the way propulsion systems for space vehicles are designed, manufactured and tested. A long career as a tech entrepreneur and investor, he has held previous positions across a range of Fintech startups with multiple exits. In this in-depth conversation, Jeffrey reflects on joining Agile, and his mission to drive business growth, recruit young local talent and to...

Duration:00:47:44

Business Leaders - Greg Thain

6/9/2021
Greg Thain is an entrepreneur and investor. A long career in the business, he has created, launched & aided many successful companies over the years, with current projects including the 1297 Property fund, 85 Degrees Renewable plc and Hermione Fund. In his corporate finance role, he helped raise more than $2.5 billion in capital over the past two decades. In this in-depth conversation, Greg reflects on his journey so far and how he got there - from starting out producing a music magazine, to...

Duration:01:00:11

Business Leaders - Tim Collins

6/4/2021
Tim Collins is co-CEO and co-founder of Creed Media. Founded in 2018, the global digital marketing agency helps brands adapt their strategies to attract Gen-Z consumers. Starting out in his career aged 18, he worked at the music management company ‘At Night’ for three years, and found his passion for the entertainment industry. In this in-depth conversation, Tim reflects on his journey so far - from being a performer himself, to then moving across to the organisational side where he realised...

Duration:00:45:48

Business Leaders - Louis Evans

5/20/2021
Louis Evans is chief executive of the Commonwealth Energy Group. Founded in 2008, they support businesses by advising them with energy solutions to minimise their impact on the environment and lower their operating costs. Currently a board member for the United States Green Building Council and Green Business Certification Inc, he is also a LEED Green Associate. Before this, he held senior positions at Genesis Electrical and then Mr Electric. In this in-depth conversation, Louis reflects on...

Duration:00:51:08

Business Leaders - Rachel Bell

5/7/2021
Rachel Bell is an entrepreneur, mentor and momentum creator. Since founding the PR agency Shine in 1998, she has established seven multi-award winning services businesses. Her first book, ‘Start-Ups, Pivots and Pop-ups,’ shares advice and experience on how to start and grow your business. In this in-depth conversation, Rachel reflects on the many lessons she’s learnt along the way, particularly the importance of leaders to be more personable with their teams and bring their passion to work;...

Duration:00:54:49

Business Leaders - Eric Collins

5/4/2021
Eric Collins is co-founder and chief executive of Impact X Capital Partners, and host of Channel 4 TV show, ‘The Money Maker.’ Founded in 2018, the venture capital firm invests in under-represented innovators across Europe covering the technology, health and entertainment sectors to guide them with industry experts and strategic resources. Before this, Eric worked for a variety of different companies including; AOL, TimeWarner and most recently, Touch Surgery as their COO. In this in-depth...

Duration:00:51:57

Business Leaders - Louise Linton

4/30/2021
Louise Linton is an actress, producer, director, and philanthropist. In 2012, she founded Stormchaser Films, a production company run by women, and dedicated to amplifying women’s voices. Louise has enjoyed a successful acting career, starring in films such as ‘Cabin Fever’ and ‘Intruder.’ Her most recent film, ‘Me, You, Madness,’ was released this year, and showcases Louise in a starring role alongside Ed Westwick. A passionate advocate for a wide range of causes, she launched The Louise...

Duration:01:05:37

Business Leaders - Matt Rees

4/22/2021
Matt Rees is head of the Editorial Unit at the European Investment Bank. Founded in 1958, they provide finance and expertise for investment projects that contribute to furthering the EU’s policy objectives. Appointed to the role in 2015 where he writes about projects, people and industry issues, Matt previously held positions at Bloomberg, The Scotsman, Newsweek and Time Magazine. Matt is also the host of the European Investment Bank’s Climate Solutions podcast. The latest season...

Duration:00:41:31

Business Leaders - Dr Curly Moloney

4/8/2021
Dr Curly Moloney is chief executive of The Cambridge Code. The company helps people better understand the DNA of their mind, with a questionnaire that aims to improve your life, career and relationships. A doctor of medicine and bachelor of surgery, before joining the business she founded the international professional service firm, Moloney Search. More recently, she has co-written ‘The Cambridge Code: One Simple Test to Uncover Who You Are,’ a step-by-step guide to enhance understanding of...

Duration:00:48:19

Business Leaders - Samantha Meredith

3/31/2021
Samantha Meredith is Practice Director at businessfourzero. Founded in 2015, the transformation company focuses on people driven change and specialises in five key areas - purpose, strategy, leadership, engagement and culture. Appointed in 2020, she began her career working in sales and customer insight at Heinz before moving to the award-winning consultancy, Moorhouse, where she set up and ran the People & HR consultancy practice. In this in-depth conversation, Samantha discusses her career...

Duration:00:46:39

Business Leaders - Julian Richer

3/19/2021
Julian is a retailer, author and philanthropist. Founder and managing director of Richer Sounds which he established in 1978, it has grown to a chain of 52 stores with a £200m turnover, and is now the UK’s largest independent electronics retailer. Also, an author, his popular book ‘The Richer Way: How to Get the Best Out of People’ is a guide on how to ensure staff and customers are central to your corporation, and was recognised as “one of the best business books in history” by The...

Duration:01:02:09

Business Leaders - Eddie LeVian

3/10/2021
Eddie LeVian is chief executive of Le Vian, the family-owned jewellery business. The LeVian’s gained their reputation in 1746 after safeguarding a collection of jewels for emperor Nadir Shah. In 1950, the business relocated to the US and has designed jewellery worn by Hollywood royalty, starting as sales executive in 1979, Eddie has worked his way up the family business to now chief executive since 2000. In this in-depth discussion, Eddie takes us to the beginning of the pivotable point in...

Duration:00:53:29