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.
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.
Polly Metcalfe of Ice Co.
Having passed through six generations of the Marr family, The Ice Co is now one of the UK's number one ice manufacturers. MD Polly Metcalfe talks to BQ about her journey, from equestrian aspirations to inheriting the family brand.
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.
Changing the world - One Bite at a Time
Josh Littlejohn is a determined young Scot who has turned the business community on its head. BQ Scotland Editor Kenny Kemp meets a social entrepreneur with an extraordinary flair for making connections.
Phill Wood of UBS in the Midlands
Phil Wood, head of UBS in the Midlands, gives BQ an insight into his career so far and reveals what it's like working for the largest wealth manager in the world.
Interview in the Sky - Andrew Pickersgill
Sat dangling from a crane eating a barbecue high above the River Tyne, BQ’s Chris Middleton and Andrew Pickersgill discuss the importance of family in business, growing through word of mouth, and staying ahead of the curve.