As Anthony Fletcher, CEO of graze, points out, lots of books have been written about corporate strategy, and loads of books about start-ups, but very little about how you get from the latter to the former. It’s hard enough to start up a business, but scaling up that successful idea produces a new set of challenges.
Matt Cooper-Wright has learnt that you need to be curious and collaborative in the modern world — you’re not going to be doing the same thing in five years time. His work as Senior Design Lead at [IDEO] combines his expertise in graphic and interaction design with leadership and project management.
From the gardens of Berkshire to Qubit’s offices in London, New York and San Francisco, Alistair Fraser has built a career around getting the most out of people. The former VP of People Operations at Qubit, Alistair has a natural feel for motivating people ...
A look of surprise and wry humour came across this interviewer's face when Sarah Wood OBE, the Co-founder and CEO of Unruly, came bursting into the room, fresh off a round of early morning interviews. Rather than the usual C-Suite get-up, Wood was sporting bright yellow pyjamas ...
A Classics scholar who grew up with punk and soul, Jim Carroll was a perfect fit for the analytical and creative world of advertising. He combines an insightful understanding of the world of brands and marketing with an adman’s eye for a line, most succinctly expressed in his idea of the amplified self.
As Stephen Frost says, “Diversity is a reality — Inclusion is a choice”. He works with businesses through his consultancy, Frost Included, to show them how to consider, include and implement inclusion and diversity in their daily decision making.
Balancing the practicalities of business with creating an engaged workforce is a tricky task at the best of times, but it’s one that Glenn Elliott has been doing for years. Founding Reward Gateway to bring companies and their employees closer together, his enthusiasm for growing company culture and fostering engagement has even driven him to write a book to teach others how to do the same.
Investment is a tricky business, but there’s nobody more qualified to handle it than Thomas Davies. Using his experience as a globe-trotting lawyer, he’s helped investment startup Seedrs navigate and scale-up in the increasingly complicated world of Fintech. With a base in the most advanced market in the world…
Oli Barrett is driven by a passion for bringing people together. His charitable and commercial ventures — including Tenner and StartUp Britain — are a testament to his enthusiasm for trying new things and his desire to make a difference, an approach which has already led to an MBE.
An aura of boundless optimism surrounds Ajaz Ahmed, the CEO and founder of AKQA, the pioneering agency with the declared intention of creating the future through compelling digital services and products. And with a suite of award-winning work for clients such as Nike, AKQA certainly lives up to their billing.