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This is Focus, Purpose & Leadership by Robert Bean. I decided to create this podcast because in my 40 year career in the advertising, communications and brand strategy worlds, I've come to learn about the fundamental importance of clarity and purpose. Or in my terms, the value of having a 'single organising principle, a principle that a business would live or die by that is single minded and focused and helpful in consistent decision making. In this series I'll be chatting to leaders who have put this into practice whilst developing their own successful businesses.

This is Focus, Purpose & Leadership by Robert Bean. I decided to create this podcast because in my 40 year career in the advertising, communications and brand strategy worlds, I've come to learn about the fundamental importance of clarity and purpose. Or in my terms, the value of having a 'single organising principle, a principle that a business would live or die by that is single minded and focused and helpful in consistent decision making. In this series I'll be chatting to leaders who have put this into practice whilst developing their own successful businesses.
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This is Focus, Purpose & Leadership by Robert Bean. I decided to create this podcast because in my 40 year career in the advertising, communications and brand strategy worlds, I've come to learn about the fundamental importance of clarity and purpose. Or in my terms, the value of having a 'single organising principle, a principle that a business would live or die by that is single minded and focused and helpful in consistent decision making. In this series I'll be chatting to leaders who have put this into practice whilst developing their own successful businesses.

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Episodes

Clare Blampied OBE - Sacla UK

6/14/2019
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In this episode I talk to Clare Blampied OBE, managing director of the family owned pasta sauces business Scala UK. She started aged 26 and has grown it into a 40 million pound business whilst proudly proclaiming herself as the original pesto pioneer. We met at their HQ in Beaconsfield, just outside London.

Duration:00:38:48

Eric Partaker - Chilango

5/31/2019
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In this episode I talk to Eric Partaker, Eric Partaker, Co-Founder and CEO of the Chilango Mexican restaurants chain. We met at their original site in Islington’s noisy and bustling Upper Street. In the episode, he talks about his passion for product quality and how even in the toughest times they refuse to compromise. If you’ve never tasted one of their burritos do yourself a favour, it’s not described as a stampede of flavours in your mouth for nothing.

Duration:00:29:40

Phil Wild - James Cropper

5/17/2019
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"Being able to keep employees motivated, provide skills progression, career progression and to be able to retain the skill set in order to continue to innovate… it’s fundamental. " In this episode I talk to Phil Wild. Phil is the CEO of James Cropper PLC one of the world’s leading suppliers of coloured paper, makers of the Poppy and owners of CupCycling™, the world's first recycling process dedicated to upcycling take-away cups. Trust me, the business he runs is one of the most impressive...

Duration:00:43:20

William Kendall - New Covent Garden Soup Company, Green & Black's & Cawston Press

5/3/2019
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“Being real people who sounded more like a customer than a producer was quite important... and it helps when it was genuine. We were just that… people who loved food.” In this episode I talk to William Kendall: serial entrepreneur, investor and farmer. As Managing Director, William developed and ultimately sold New Covent Garden Soup Company and went on to discover, develop and sell Green & Black's chocolates. He’s now working on his farm and on his latest venture, the range of premium soft...

Duration:00:45:38

Shamil Thakrar - Dishoom - 'From Bombay With Love'

4/19/2019
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“The food and service in conjunction with the artwork on the walls... the crockery and the music… having that all come together to create the sense of something”

Duration:00:42:40

Adrian Hosford - BT - 'It's Good To Talk'

4/19/2019
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"We had to change the attitude from ‘telephony is a cost to be minimised’ to ‘communication is an investment in quality of life’."

Duration:00:45:18

Focus, Purpose & Leadership Trailer

4/9/2019
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An introduction to the Focus, Purpose & Leadership Podcast

Duration:00:01:29