Celebrating 10 years of UMi

For the last 10 years, we have been proud to bring you some of the most inspirational stories from within our community of entrepreneurs and business owners. 

We’re kicking off our 10-day celebration of UMi and you - our inspiring audience and community. For the last 10 years, we’ve been sharing the success of those who have overcome obstacles and found the right path. 

We know that businesses are more than just bricks and mortar, or numbers on a spreadsheet. They’re living, breathing things – powered by people.

So, what better way to celebrate our community than by revisiting some of your most inspiring journeys? Click the links below to look back at some of our great interviews and join us on our social media channels and look out for your Breakfast Bulletin for more details over the next 10 days.

  • Neil Rushworth of Expect Distribution
    BQ meets family distribution company MD, Neil Rushworth to discuss past and future ambitions

  • Reuben Singh of Alldaypa
    Running a big business is a big job. Reuben Singh is at the helm of alldayPA, a telephone answering company with a difference, and he tells us what it’s like being responsible for 275 staff.

  • Rob Mannion of RNF Digital
    Rob Mannion of Warwick's RNF Digital catches up with UMi as part of our Meet the MD series to talk all things management...

  • Tricia Fox of Volpa
    Tricia Fox’s job is one that really has no description, she says. From marketing wizardry through personal coach, her position as MD really leads it all…

  • Jane Strachan of PUNK
    Jane Strachan is, quite literally, PUNK. She tells UMi about life as a ‘media agnostic’ creative agency, and not being magnolia.

  • Lou Cordwell of MagneticNorth
    Lou particularly loves the variety that comes with running a digital design studio where no two days are ever the same. We hear how she moved across from comms to digital, and what's next.

  • Beck Woodhouse of Pure Spa & Beauty
    As CEO of PURE Spa & Beauty, Becky Woodhouse’s career aspirations have gone from astrophysicist, to accountant, to entrepreneur of this portfolio of wellbeing businesses across the UK, serving 80,000 clients a year.

  • Steven Forest of Forfusion
    CEO of technology firm Forfusion, Steven Forrest, shares with UMi his opinions on the importance of having a vision and pushing boundaries, whilst also confronting the brutal facts of reality head-on.

  • Neil Wright of CoverForYou
    After fulfilling his childhood dream of serving his country, Neil Wright made his mark in the insurance industry before becoming an entrepreneur in 2011, creating CoverForYou. He believes in the power of keeping it simple and shares his leadership lessons with UMi.

  • Katie Berry of Myers Group
    Katie Berry is joint managing director of Myers Group, a £50m turnover construction business, headquartered in Huddersfield and celebrating its 90th anniversary during 2019. She tells UMi her story.

  • Alex Butcher, Bede Gaming
    Being able to operate at both the executive and operational levels of the business, Alex Butcher is a versatile MD who isn't afraid of getting his hands dirty. He tells UMi all about it...

  • Denzel Matsaudza of Like-Minded Living
    Having founded his letting business whilst still in university, Denzel Matsaudza wasn't a veteran in the property market. However, what he lacks in experience, he more than makes up for in drive. He talks to UMi about leadership, motivation and his goal to improve shared living space for young professionals around the UK.

  • Geerta 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 that became a celebrity favourite.