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Barry Phillips Meets Gavan Wall part 2

6/17/2018
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A successful criminal defence barrister for many years, Gavan is now a serial entrepreneur owning a stream of SPAR and Subway stores across North Belfast. In a remarkably candid interview, Gavan talks about the only defendant ever to truly scare him, paying protection money and dealing with employees who steal. What he has to say about how to walk into the house every evening, even after a long hard day at work, is advice every parent should follow.

Duration:00:24:11

Barry Phillips Meets Gary McCausland

6/3/2018
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Gary McCausland is one of the UK's most successful property developers with a string of successful prestigious developments to his name, mainly in London. Recently, he decided to "come home" and develop here beginning in earnest with The Gallery - a collection of 58 apartments on the Dublin Road, Belfast along with a café/bistro. In this fascinating interview Gary explains why he believes that Belfast is now not only a safe place to invest but a good one too. His next project, One Bankmore...

Duration:00:28:52

Barry Phillips Meets Bill Wolsey

5/20/2018
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Please note this episode contains some bad language. If you are easily offended you are advised not to proceed. By any stretch of the imagination Bill Wolsey is a remarkable man. Born to staunch socialist parents in Belfast in the 50s Bill borrowed all the money his parents had to start his first pub in Bangor. He now has a portfolio of pubs, restaurants and hotels including of course, the five star Merchant Hotel in Belfast. “Give people a product or service your staff are proud of and...

Duration:00:49:09

Barry Phillips Meets Niall McKeown

5/7/2018
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Aged 25, Niall McKeown started Ion Technologies creating what was at the time the world’s first email marketing engine with customers including Reuters, The European Bank. Goldman Sachs and Apple. Today, he makes his living as a digital disruption expert/educator helping people throughout the world understand digital development strategies and how to use them to find new space. He is co-author of the book "The 7 Principles of Digital Business Strategy" and a Visiting Professor at the...

Duration:00:41:06

Barry Phillips Meets Richard Wigley

4/19/2018
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Richard was born in New Zealand and raised in a family of six boys and one girl. He studied in the US before embarking on a career playing the Bassoon for the Halle Orchestra, Manchester. It was here that he began his career in orchestral management which also took him to the Royal Northern College of Music and to the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra where for ten years he worked as general manager. Richard accepted the post of Managing Director of the Ulster Orchestra in February 2016 at a time...

Duration:00:39:20

Barry Phillips Meets June Burgess

4/8/2018
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Born in Whitehead June Burgess attended Belfast High School before studying Landscape Architecture in Gloucester. After a brief spell in Swansea as a surfer by day and a singer in a band at night she eventually re-located back to Northern Ireland to work as the lead consultant on the landscaping for Clarendon Docks a £3million state of the art re-development project. In 2006 she established the national horse jumping trials in Northern Ireland which developed into an international event...

Duration:00:28:11

Barry Phillips Meets Mary McKenna

3/23/2018
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Mary McKenna MBE co-founded successful Northern Irish e-learning company Learning Pool following a long public sector career and a spell as a Silicon Valley dot-commer. She now invests in early-stage tech startups, is Entrepreneur in Residence at Catalyst in Belfast and she was recently voted into the Maserati Top One hundred entrepreneurs currently disrupting the business world. Her journey is fascinating. Her weekly work schedule exhausting. Never one to hold back, this interview is a...

Duration:00:39:32

Barry Phillips Meets Martin Gilchrist

3/9/2018
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Martin Gilchrist is probably one of Northern Ireland's best networked professionals. He has a huge following on social media and is known for saying there are so many networking events going on in Belfast that "you could eat breakfast, lunch and dinner for free every working day". As an accountant, he specialises in business start-ups and SMEs in Northern Ireland and has worked closely in this same field with Business in the Community, Digital Circle and the Social Media Association for...

Duration:00:32:46

Barry Phillips Meets Sheree Atcheson

2/23/2018
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Born in Sri Lanka Sheree was raised in Coalisland, Tyrone, after she and her brother were adopted by an Irish couple at just 3 weeks old. In 2013 Sheree introduced “Women who code in the UK” founding the branches in Belfast, London and Bristol. Women who code is a global non-profit, with over 100,000 members designed to attract more females into the coding industry. She has spoken at numerous international conferences most recently at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Sheree is just 26....

Duration:00:35:41

Barry Phillips Meets Tina McKenzie

2/2/2018
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Born in Belfast, Tina McKenzie failed her 11+ and went on to become a multi-award winning business leader in Northern Ireland. As MD of Staffline, she has led them from a cold start to £40 million turnover in less than four years. In this interview, she talks about how she takes her big decisions in life, reflects on what happened with NI21 and outlines her plans for the future.

Duration:00:44:18

Barry Phillips Meets Gavan Wall

1/25/2018
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A successful criminal defence barrister for many years, Gavan is now a serial entrepreneur owning a stream of SPAR and Subway stores across North Belfast. In a remarkably candid interview, Gavan talks about the only defendant ever to truly scare him, paying protection money and dealing with employees who steal. What he has to say about how to walk into the house every evening, even after a long hard day at work, is advice every parent should follow.

Duration:00:54:32