About Oli Ballard
Oli is an NCTJ qualified journalist that has previously worked in various regional newspapers across the UK such as the Bath Chronicle and the Western Gazette. He is an English graduate and also studied at Kanda University in Tokyo, Japan. Following a stint working in politics in communications role for two MPs, Oli joined Business Leader Magazine as Editor. In his five years at Business Leader, Oli has conducted interview with major business figures such as Sir Richard Branson, Michelle Mone OBE among others. His specialisms include commercial property, politics, finance and start-up business news. Oli is the main contact for the prestigious Business Leader Awards, which are hosted annually.