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November 28, 2020

#213 - Dan Hudson - Founder & CEO at gigl

Dan Hudson lives and breathes gigl and oversees all areas of what the business does. He has 16 years experience in recruitment, having worked in exec search, agencies and finally as global head of recruitment for a US bank.

Today he's on a mission to change the future of work and put people not paper at the centre of the application process.

Dan has always been highly entrepreneurial, starting his first business (a butchery at 12 years old), by 14 this have diversified into chicken farming (eggs) and he has never really stopped.

Away from work, Dan is sport and business mad. He cycles, runs, is an Ironman, plays rugby, golf and much more. He loves to learn how businesses work/run and take this knowledge to help develop gigl.

Founders365 is hosted by business coach Steven Haggerty and shares the real stories from Founders who run inspiring and exciting companies.

November 27, 2020

#212 - Blake Anthony Reddy - Founder and CEO at easyGuide

Blake is the founder and CEO of easyGuide; a UK Startup 100 travel technology company that enables locals and tourists alike to discover and instantly book tickets to exciting activities and experiences around the world.

Prior to launching easyGuide, Blake graduated from Cass Business School in 2012 as a Sir Stelios Scholar with a Masters in Banking and International Finance and progressed to pursue a career in finance where he spent 6-years building an investment management firm in London.

Blake’s latest venture with Sir Stelios aims to create an end-to-end customer journey across the tourism industry whilst leveraging the strength of the easy brand which serves over 100 million customers per year through household names including easyJet and easyHotel.

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November 26, 2020

#211 - Leigh Ashton - Founder & CEO at The Sales Consultancy

Leigh Ashton is the author of iSell, a speaker, trainer and coach...and the founder of The Sales Consultancy. She works with Sales Leaders and their teams to develop a Sales Growth Mindset culture enabling them to meet and exceed targets.

Her programmes develop Sales Leaders and Sales Teams to think and perform at a higher level and her clients include NatWest, Harrods, Wright Medical, AVEVA, Motorpoint, British Airways…and many more. She is known for increasing sales...and leaves people feeling confident, motivated and inspired to go beyond their comfort zone…and achieve greater sales success!

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November 25, 2020

#210 - Salman Khan - Co-founder of Kwick Doctor

Salman Khan is the co-founder of Kwick Doctor and is a 40-year old information technology expert who has been working in the healthcare sector for two years now. He joined Pac after returning from the UK and offered to help through his app Kwick Doctor that connects the public to consultants, doctors, pharmacies, laboratories and even delivers prescriptions at your doorstep.

Founders365 is hosted by business coach Steven Haggerty and shares the real stories from Founders who run inspiring and exciting companies.

November 20, 2020

#209 - Elliot Reeves - Founder at Inspired Edinburgh

Elliot Reeves is a highly accomplished broadcaster, speaker and advisor, as well as creator of The Elliot Reeves Show, host of 13 Minutes with Elliot Reeves and founder of Inspired Edinburgh; a pre-eminent video production and media company centred around a world-class online talk show and top 20 UK ranked Philosophy podcast.

He has interviewed everyone from TED Global speakers and Orwell Prize winning writers, to record-breaking adventurers and international athletes. Additionally, he was worked with Scotland’s most respected institutions, organisations and leaders, including the likes of Prof Norman Drummond CBE, Sir Bill Gammell and First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon.

Founders365 is hosted by business coach Steven Haggerty and shares 365 insights from 365 founders during 2020.

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November 17, 2020

#208 - Ray Blakney - CEO & Co Founder at Live Lingua

Ray Blakney is probably like every other award-winning Filipino-American entrepreneur who grew up in Turkey and lives in Mexico that you know. He started his first business, with his wife as a business partner, in 2008. Since then he has bootstrapped multiple 6 and 7-figure online businesses. Most of this was done from home in his superman pajamas.

He and his businesses have been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, The Boston Globe and other top publications. Ray has also been a speaker at multiple conferences around the world.

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November 17, 2020

#207 - Rakesh Shah - Founder and CEO at Thrive Growth Partners

Rakesh Shah is the founder of Thrive Growth Partners, a firm which specialises in providing straightforward and impactful advice that helps take ambitious young businesses to the next stage. A key area of focus is helping technology and sustainability businesses get investor-ready so they raise their next round successfully. Rakesh also provides part-time CFO services, partnering with businesses over the long term to help them scale. Since launching in February, Rakesh helped Rightcharge raise their seed round and is currently working with several startups who are actively fundraising, with several companies launching rounds in the new year.

Prior to Thrive Growth Partners, Rakesh was Finance Director of Highview Power, a cleantech / sustainable energy tech startup. While FD, Rakesh helped the business raise tens of millions in funding, grow from team significantly and expand into multiple geographies. Before moving into the startup world Rakesh held various roles at large corporates, most recently Engie and Publicis Group.

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November 12, 2020

#206 - James Kerslake - Founder & CEO at Tom Savano Cocktails

James Kerslake, originally from NZ, has been a lifelong city worker with a side hustle. It was always his dream to build something for himself - the reason he left his homeland - and he has spent two decades exploring various business ventures, learning a lot of hard lessons along the way. Relentless and unwilling to give up, the idea for Tom Savano Cocktails appeared to him one day whilst enjoying a mojito in the garden, and he knew that this time, something felt different.

James had spent most of his life travelling to beautiful places, enjoying special moments such as sunsets on the strip of Ibiza listening to music from Cafe del Mar. These moments are what grew into the seed of Tom Savano, the cocktail brand which seeks to recreate all your most memorable travel experiences, through incredible, craft drinks. Having now launched the brand around his day job, he's slowly approaching the point in his twenty-year career, when he will walk away from it for good, to fulfill his dream of creating something for himself that will be remembered.

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November 10, 2020

#205 - Habil Ibrahim - Founder and Director at CAJUU

Habil started Cajuu in 2018 with the aim of adding value to cashews. For over 40 years Habil's family have been working with farmers across southern Tanzania to ethically source the finest cashews. Habil started bringing this amazing product over to the UK and has worked to create a range of vegan, cashew-based snacks with vibrant and unique flavours. Cajuu is now in over 80 stores across the UK and EU and growing rapidly! They also have plans to launch many new flavours and other cashew-based products, watch this space!

 

Founders365 is hosted by business coach Steven Haggerty and shares the real stories from Founders who run inspiring and exciting companies.

November 6, 2020

#204 - Asma Bandey - Founder of London’s 1st Himalayan Botanical Cold Brew Tea, Kashmiri Tea House

Asma Bandey is the Founder of Kashmiri Tea House - a Botanical Cold Brew Tea company that makes ready to drink Elixirs for people who are looking for natural alternatives to coffee. She is an advocate of Mindful Drinking & Mental Health awareness, and in addition to launching a Cold Brew Tea range; has been growing a community of like-minded people through her IGTV series "Mindful Drinking, Wellness & Anxiety" which features discussions with mental health professionals on a wide range of topics.

Her journey from the corporate world to entrepreneurship was one rooted in necessity. After a decade in B2B sales, Bandey found herself burnt out, caffeine sensitive and living with regular anxiety and chronic sleeplessness. Her search for a natural, healthy, gently caffeinated beverage turned up empty and so she decided to reach back into her Himalayan roots to blend & brew the kind of drink she needed. As it turns out, it's a drink a lot of people needed too.

Founders365 is hosted by business coach Steven Haggerty and shares the real stories from Founders who run inspiring and exciting companies.