How to recruit great people in a candidate’s market – Anna Jay from Public Leaders Appointments

Recruitment and executive search specialist Anna Jay shares insights on how employers can attract the right candidates in the post-pandemic jobs market.  Drawing on her 20 years’ experience, she explores the role of technology and artificial intelligence in the recruitment process and how the Covid pandemic has changed employees’ priorities. She also discusses the growing … Read more

Lava lamps: a British export success story – Cressida Granger from Mathmos

An icon of the swinging ‘60s, the lava lamp continues to win fans around the world. Cressida Granger shares the highs and lows of her business journey as owner of Mathmos, the original lava lamp manufacturer, as well as revealing the key to export success for this enduringly popular British product.

Inside the movie industry – Helen Moss from Paramount Pictures

Helen Moss, senior vice president of international distribution at Paramount Pictures, sheds light on the mechanics of the movie business, from projects getting the green light to deciding how, when and where to release a big-budget film. Helen also reflects on how her career path has taken her from Cornwall to Los Angeles. As one … Read more

Agency life and the power of happiness – Jaye Cowle from Launch

Jaye Cowle takes us inside the world of performance marketing, including how artificial intelligence and hybrid working are changing the way marketers work.  Discussing the importance of purpose in business, Jaye explains why happiness is the goal of Launch, the B Corp certified agency she founded.  She also shares insights on the growth mindset that … Read more

Feeding Britain sustainably – David Simmons from Riviera Produce

Tight profit margins, producing food at scale and caring for the environment – fifth-generation Cornish farmer David Simmons discusses the challenges of farming today. His family business supplies UK supermarkets with 70 million cauliflowers, broccoli and cabbages a year, so there’s a good chance you’ve eaten their produce. While telling the story of how Riviera … Read more

Leading in uncertain times – Will Michelmore’s career in law, beer and finance

Fifth-generation lawyer Will Michelmore spent most of his career as a partner at South West law firm Michelmores. Since 1996, he has chaired the board of St Austell Brewery, one of the UK’s leading independent brewers and pub companies. Both businesses were founded by his ancestors, and in 2014 Will co-founded alternative lender Bricks Finance. … Read more

Balancing people, planet and profit – Insights from Graze CEO Joanna Allen

Joanna Allen shares insights on the value of diverse leadership, B Corp and why purpose is integral to business, as we explore the evolution of Graze into the UK’s leading healthy snacking brand. Launched in 2008 as a subscription-only service, Graze is now a thriving retail and direct to consumer business. We delve into the … Read more

Developing businesses using private equity – Chris Ormrod from Cakesmiths

What does Richard Branson, Andy Serkis and Pamela Anderson all have in common? It’s our latest podcast guest Chris Ormrod from Cakesmiths who joins us for a chat.  Having worked at big brands such as Virgin, Mars and Haagan Dazs, Chris Ormrod now describes himself as a property developer for businesses. Using private equity, he … Read more