Joseph Valente of ImpraGas
From winning The Apprentice in 2015 and being mentored by his inspiration, Lord Sugar, Joseph Valente has grown ImpraGas to a 125-strong team installing boilers within 48 hours nationally. He shares with us his business journey and lessons learned.
Andrew Foyle of Miappi
Losing count of how many businesses he's founded, Andrew Foyle shares his business journey and we find out about his latest tech venture, Miappi.
Miappi is an AI enabled SaaS platform that empowers brands to discover authentic consumer stories, manage the digital rights to that content and to distribute the most impactful media to marketing channels and e-commerce.
Sam Lewis of ExpensePlus
We are lucky enough to be able to share a Business Journey today from ExpensePlus the online accounting software that is specialised to the third sector. Their mission is to help churches and charities with an easy to use cloud based software.
Find out all about their business below.
Geeta Sidhu-Robb of Nosh Detox
Galvanised by wanting to improve her son's poor health, Geeta Sidhu-Robb bootstrapped her way to creating a multi-million-pound international nutrition business, Nosh Detox, that became a celebrity favourite. Read on for details of her journey from starting out in law, the lessons she's learned along the way and why she's never without a business coach.
Charlotte Nichols of Harvey & Hugo
Hear from Charlotte Nichols of Harvey & Hugo on how she grew a successful PR business in a difficult financial time, and learned from her Grandfather, a small business owner himself. She details everything from her 'Pay-as-Hugo' system to what she's like as her own boss...
Gavin Tweedie of GSI
"You need a pool of talented people around you who share your vision and are fully invested and engaged in what you are doing"
- Gavin Tweedie, CEO at Global Surface Intelligence (GSI), shares his expert advice on maximising staff productivity and leading a successful business.
Julia Austin of Tyne Bank Brewery
"Never be afraid to ask, don’t conform or even think about stereotypes" - Tyne Bank Brewery MD, Julia Austin speaks to BQ about her journey from chemical engineer to brewer extraordinaire.
Matt McGough of Ithica Films
"I think being able to be open and humble are the strongest qualities" - Ithica Films MD Matt McGough talks to BQ about what he thinks makes a great leader, and takes us through his journey so far.
Catherine Bell of Mearns and Co.
Working her way up through the ranks of Mearns & Company to her current position of MD, Catherine Bell shares with BQ her thoughts on leadership and the need to not just listen, but pay attention, trust your instincts and be resilient.