Theo Paphitis has been a leading force in retail for the last 40 years and is known for turning around businesses such as La Senza, Robert Dyas and Ryman. He also supports over 3,000 small businesses through his SBS, Small Business Sunday initiative helping small businesses to thrive in the UK. Theo talks to us about his journey and shares his thoughts on why he believes the current climate will breed more entrepreneurs than ever before. This is Entrepreneurship with Theo Paphitis
Sam White is the multi award winning Chief Executive of Freedom Services. A vocal supporter of equal rights in the workplace, 67% of Sam's Directors are women motivated by a desire to change the insurance industry for the better and level the playing field. In this episode we explore not accepting the status quo and why employers need to adapt their environments. This is Faith with Sam White.
Stephen Welton is executive chairman of BGF. Prior to this he was the founder and CEO of BGF between 2011 and 2020. Under Stephen's leadership, BGF has grown from 1 to 16 offices across the UK and Ireland with more than 2.2 billion invested. Stephen believes opening your mind to possibilities is the key to an enterprising mindset and talks about the importance of future industries for growth and employment opportunities in a post COVID world. This is Adapt with Stephen Welton
Kate Owen is the Director of Industry and Key Account Marketing at Capita, leading the team responsible for supporting strategic sales bids and bringing industry-level insight aligned to customer’s needs, challenges and opportunities. Kate identifies her working class background as one of the key drivers in her life and talks us through the importance of having a strong sense of purpose. This is Authenticity with Kate Owen.
Claire Valoti is the Vice President of Snap Inc. Claire leads on growth across four continents including key markets such as the UK, France, Germany, Canada and Australia. Claire shares with us some of her early influences, talks about why she feels optimistic for young people in a post COVID world, and explores the role of technology as an enabler for enterprising mindsets. This is Resilience with Claire Valoti.
Pinky Lilani, CBE DL is an author, motivational speaker, food expert and women’s advocate. She is an inspiration and has given women the confidence to have a voice. Food, respect and kindness lies at the heart of everything she does and i’ve loved talking to Pinky. This is Kindness with Pinky Lilani.
Robert Elliot is the co-founder and CEO of Zinc Network. He started the company with the aim of creating positive impact through compelling content and has worked with clients such as the United Nations and Microsoft. Robert and I talk about his journey in the media industry, the importance of being fearless and learning how to pitch yourself. This is Strive with Robert Elliot.
Nahyan Islam is Head of Citizen Department at a North Enfield state secondary school and YE alumni and won the National Journey award. Nayhan speaks passionately about how Young Enterprise helped him devel confidence and communication and the importance of providing a safe environment to learn. This is Humility with Nahyan Islam.
Lorraine Chimbga graduated from UCL Faculty of Laws in 2016 and helps aspiring lawyers with her blog 'Life of a London Law Student'. Born in Zimbabwe and then moving to Manchester when she was 10, she was the first generation in her famiy to go through the UK education system. Lorraine speaks about the changes that companies are making to be more inclusive to minorities and highlights the importance of connecting with people. This is Connections with Lorraine Chimbga.
Mouhssin Ismail is the founding Principal of Newham Collegiate Sixth Form. I spoke with Mouhssin a few weeks ago as the Colleges were starting to go back and he talks about the importance of resilience in our young people, keeping a growth mindset and a strong belief in unlocking their opportunities. This is Belief with Mouhssin Ismail.