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Will Beckett

Hawksmoor CEO: I believe in ‘casual professionals’

Will Beckett, co-founder and CEO of Hawksmoor restaurants, shares his personal business advice for our video series, My CEO Secret

Dougal Shaw

Big Zuu winking at the camera with a green background (Credit - Sharmarke Abdi)

Big Zuu’s big vision: Innovating music, TV and the water industry

The rapper and TV presenter is a larger than life character who has turned a tough start into a mould-breaking success story

Josh Dornbrack

Founders at work

Growth Engines: The sum of the parts creates the whole magic

We take a look into the growth journey of Leeds-based digital product consultancy Parallax

Pavlo Phitidis

Camilla Barnard

Rude Health founder: In-person feedback ‘is a gift’

Camilla Barnard, co-founder of Rude Health, which makes organic, dairy alternative drinks and breakfast cereals, shares her personal business advice for our video series, My CEO Secret.

Dougal Shaw

Peter Cowley

The tragedy behind one angel’s public success

Angel investor and entrepreneur Peter Cowley talks about how his business success has come despite enormous personal tragedy

Josh Dornbrack

Andrew Dudum, CEO of Hims & Hers at the New York Stock Exchange

Hims & Hers CEO: Hire people smarter than you

Andrew Dudum, co-founder and CEO of online health and wellness company Hims & Hers, shares his personal business advice for our video series, My CEO Secret.

Dougal Shaw

Two pilots at work during departure of Dallas Fort Worth Airport in United States of America. The view from the flight deck with high workload the beginning night through the wind shield

Why AI is a co-pilot, not a decision-maker 

Amit Bendov, CEO of Gong, has worked in AI for five decades. He believes we are on the cusp of a “cerebral revolution” but cautions on the limits of the technology

Dougal Shaw

Julia Hartz, Eventbrite CEO

Eventbrite CEO: My leadership style is inspired by rugby

Julia Hartz, co-founder and CEO of the global events marketplace Eventbrite, shares her personal business advice for our video series, My CEO Secret.

Dougal Shaw

Richard Harpin

Ask Richard: Advisory boards, accidental managers and being a public company

Richard Harpin, the founder of HomeServe and Growth Partner and owner of Business Leader, answers your burning business questions

Sarah Vizard

Tom Leathes of Motorway

Motorway CEO on why leaders must learn to ‘eat their vegetables’

Tom Leathes, co-founder and CEO of car-selling platform Motorway, shares his personal business advice in our new video series My CEO Secret.

Dougal Shaw

Bolaji Sofoluwe, founder and managing director at ETK Group

Meet the business leader helping companies expand to Africa

Bolaji Sofoluwe is a firm believer in the power of the continent to deliver prosperity for ambitious companies and local economies

Josh Dornbrack

Rishi Khosla, co-founder and CEO of OakNorth Bank

How do you solve a problem like scale-up lending?

Digital bank OakNorth is in the vanguard of new banks backing fast-growing businesses. We speak to its chief executive Rishi Khosla

Andrew Lynch

Dave Law, Rob Law and their kids, co-founders of Zeepy

The pitch from hell (and how to avoid it)

If you have ever worried about your ability to win over investors, Rob Law’s story is one of turning disaster into triumph.

Andrew Lynch

Josh Bayliss CEO Virgin Group sitting on a chair

Virgin Group’s CEO on why it’s important to be prepared to fail

For many business leaders, failure is something to avoid. But for Josh Bayliss, being prepared to fail has meant he's learnt more – and taken more risks

Graham Ruddick

Chill out Lunch photo innocent drinks

Innocent Drinks on why culture is key to its success

Emilie Stephenson, UK head of force for good at Innocent Drinks, explains how a great business culture comes from the right blend of ingredients

Patricia Cullen

Ella Mills on her evolving role as a founder and what she has learned from failure

Mills founded Deliciously Ella when she was at rock bottom and, while she has had a lot of success, there have been difficulties along the way

Josh Dornbrack

Sir Martin Sorrell onstage at Cannes Lions 2022

Inside Sir Martin Sorrell’s world: Strategies for building empires

Sir Martin Sorrell is a titan of the advertising world. We met at S4 Capital for an exclusive interview, talking empire building and more.

Josh Dornbrack

Jason Atherton with Dubai in the background

Mastering the recipe for success: Jason Atherton’s entrepreneurial insights

Jason Atherton has built an international fine dining empire with a dozen restaurants around the world, including his Michelin-starred Pollen Street Social in Mayfair. After working with Pierre Koffmann, Nico...

Andrew Lynch

Kathryn Jacob, CEO at Pearl and Dean

The leader behind Pearl & Dean’s workplace culture revolution

“Empathy, listening skills, calmness, energy.” These are the four characteristics Kathryn Jacob, CEO of cinema advertising company Pearl & Dean, attributes to a great business leader. Displayed as the “conductor...

Alice Cumming

Jake Humphrey sitting with his hands together

Redefining high performance in life and business

High performance. The buzz term du jour on LinkedIn and in the business community. The man who literally has a podcast on the topic has his doubts about whether people...

Josh Dornbrack

Andy Mooney, CEO of Fender

Going where the opportunity is but never losing touch – Q&A with Fender CEO, Andy Mooney

In an exclusive interview, we chatted with Andy Mooney, the CEO of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation and creator of the $45bn (£35.2bn) Disney Princess franchise. We met Andy at the...

James Cook

Michael Yormark sitting on sofa with Roc Nation logo above him

The leadership philosophy behind Roc Nation Sports

Roc Nation is an undisputed juggernaut. Since Hip-Hop icon Jay-Z founded the company primarily with the intent of signing pop and rap artists in 2008, Roc Nation has grown into...

Josh Dornbrack

Lewis Raymond Taylor

Lewis Raymond Taylor’s journey from prison sentences to building a successful coaching empire

Adversity. A word associated with so many high-profile business figures since the dawn of time. James Dyson had 5,126 failed prototypes before coming up with his now legendary bagless vacuum....

Josh Dornbrack

Tom Beahon, Andy Murray and Phil Beahon attend the Castore and Andy Murray Press Conference at The Queen's Club on March 06, 2019 in London, United Kingdom

From banking to sportswear: How these brothers built a global clothing empire

We spoke to Tom Beahon, Co-Founder of British sportswear brand Castore, about swapping corporate for clothing, innovative ways to grow a brand, the power of having courage in your convictions,...

Patricia Cullen