‘Navigating change’ with Mala Engineering Limited in London
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by Barclays
3M ago
From economic recessions, wars and a global pandemic, to developing technology, sustainability and diversity opportunities, there are multiple challenges and changes in the wider world that businesses need to navigate. We speak to Lee Spong, Financial Director of Mala Engineering, about her experiences – not just about how Mala is evolving for the future and the strategies it adopts to protect itself financially in challenging times, but also how it feels being a woman in a traditionally male-dominated sector ..read more
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‘Building a team for growth’ with Lake Chemicals & Minerals Limited in Redditch
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by Barclays
4M ago
When you’re growing a company, you need the right team around you. But how do you evolve and build that team to keep pace with the company’s progression? What strategies can you put in place to ensure the team moves forward with a shared mindset that allows the business to flourish? On this episode, Steven Cartlidge, Managing Director, talks to us about his business, Lake – the growth journey, its innovative learning management system and much more besides ..read more
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‘Diversifying the risk’ with Wemyss Development Company in Edinburgh
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by Barclays
5M ago
The Wemyss business has been operating not just through the generations, but through the centuries too. So, what’s the family secret to success? In this episode, William Wemyss talks openly about the history of the business and their approach to risk management, growth and sustainability. Tracing back to the 16th century, the business has more recently diversified its operations, and risk, into renewable energy, superfood farming, property development, whisky distilling and even owns a vineyard – spread across several continents. The breadth of this business is extraordinary and William has a ..read more
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'Fit for the challenge' with BLK BOX in Belfast
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by Barclays
6M ago
When his local Gaelic football team received less-than-ideal support from a gym equipment supplier, it sparked an idea in Greg Bradley. In just 11 years, he has built a business that now serves some of the biggest global sports brand names, as well as many elite sports clubs. We delve into the challenges faced along the way and explore the strategies that have strengthened and defined BLK BOX to keep clients coming back year after year.  ..read more
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'Preparing for the next stage' with Precious Homes in Hemel Hempstead
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by Barclays
7M ago
In this episode, Mitesh Dhanak – founder of Precious Homes – takes us on his career journey, from his own beginnings in banking, to opening his first learning disability home, and now to the day-to-day running of over sixty units nationwide. We explore the challenges facing the healthcare sector and, importantly, how Mitesh has navigated these by creating the right organisational culture, striving for quality and maintaining talent in his team ..read more
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Resilience with Gwalia Healthcare in Cardiff
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by Barclays
8M ago
From the loss of a major customer, to the devastation caused by Storm Dennis and then straight onto Covid-19, Rod Parker, Managing Director of Gwalia Healthcare, tells us about the most stressful period of his life. Listen to his captivating story of resilience and hear how he found opportunities in adversity to grow his business and thrive ..read more
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'A family-run business' with Gordano Support Group in Bristol
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by Barclays
9M ago
In this episode, we explore the dynamics of a family-run business with Jonathan Bull, Director. As part of the 2nd generation, he shares his experiences of evolving the business for growth whilst staying true to the values set by the founder. We also touch on Jon’s passion for sustainability and how he’s bringing the rest of the team on that journey ..read more
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'Funding an acquisition' with Evolve in Wigan
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by Barclays
10M ago
When Evolve acquired a new business, it fast-forwarded growth by three years and improved the service they could offer customers compared to the organic growth route. In this episode, CEO Alan Stephenson-Brown shares open and honest insight on what the process really involved. Has your business got what it takes ..read more
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Macmillan and Teenage Cancer Trust | What is Possible?
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by Barclays
2y ago
In this episode, we hear from Macmillan Cancer Support and the Teenage Cancer Trust on how charities have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, and how Barclays has supported them through its largest ever community relief effort, the £100m Community Aid Package. Interviewed by our regular host, and Head of Charities, Nazreen Visram, Macmillan's Paul Grundy and Teenage Cancer Trust's Karen Ruskin discuss the challenges they have faced around fundraising, providing virtual support, and supporting their colleague and volunteers. Discover more about how Barclays Corporate Banking is supporting o ..read more
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Developing inclusive cultures: What is Possible?
What is Possible?
by Barclays
2y ago
In this episode we hear from experienced and award-winning magazine editor Marie O'Riordon, who has edited titles such as Marie Claire and Elle; alongside Professor Sharon Mavin, who is based at Newcastle University as professor of leadership and organisation studies. Sharon has spent a career researching the experiences of women leaders, women working with women, and gender dynamics in large organisations. The pair discuss their careers, diversity and the topic of intersectionality in a fascinating conversation that will help business leaders to understand the importance of diversity in corpo ..read more
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