“It’s The Small Things” podcast series from Be the Business

  Listen time : Average listen time per podcast - 45 mins       Added:  12/03/2020

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“It’s The Small Things” is a series of podcasts from Be the Business that go beneath the surface of some of the UK’s most interesting and innovative businesses. In each episode an inspiring business leader or entrepreneur reveals the small, but incrementally powerful changes they've made to better their company's performance, culture and productivity.

Be the Business is an independent, not-for-profit movement to help British firms become more competitive and take advantage of new opportunities, improving the productivity of small and medium sized businesses across the UK. As part of our purpose to help Britain prosper, we are delighted to be working with them to help British businesses be the best they can be.

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Humphrey Cobbold

In this episode we sit down with Humphrey Cobbold, former CEO of Wiggle and current CEO of PureGym. He talks us through some of the turning points he’s seen in these fast-growth fitness businesses.

Anthony Fletcher

In this episode we sit down with Anthony Fletcher, CEO of Graze – the healthy snack box people. Anthony has taken Graze from a fledgling snack delivery service to a brand that's stocked by supermarkets around the world.

Nick Coleman

In this episode we sit down with Nick Coleman, CEO of Snaffling Pig – the perfect-with-a-pint pork scratchings people. Nick is a leader who absolutely relishes the small stuff inside his business.

Joan Murphy

In this episode we sit down with Joan Murphy, CEO of Move Your Frame – the feel-good fitness studio people. Joan talks about the fun of scaling up a fitness business in Central London and why she still teaches classes and works on reception.

Matt Lumb

In this episode we sit down with Matt Lumb, former CEO of Tangle Teezer – the innovative hairbrush brand. Matt covers pretty much everything he went through during his seven years at Tangle Teezer.

Lily Simpson

In this episode we sit down with Lily Simpson, founder of healthy meal delivery business Detox Kitchen. She talks us through some of the challenges she’s overcome in her quality-first foodie mission so far.

Dom Bevan

In this episode we sit down with Dom Beaven, one half of a husband and wife team that saw an opportunity in the wedding gift list space and capitalised on it.

Bruce Hodgson

In this episode we sit down with Artichoke founder Bruce Hodgson, a craftsman by trade who has had to learn about management and leadership as his business grew.

Mark Schaberg

In this episode we sit down with Mark Schaberg, COO of Finest Dental – a challenger brand of dental surgeries. Mark talks us through some of the challenges he’s seen in growing the chain to ten surgeries.

Chris Blade

In this tenth and final episode we sit down Chris Blade, managing director of Cumbria Crystal – the UK’s only remaining producer of hand-blown, hand-cut, English lead crystal. He talks us through some of the challenges of manufacturing in the luxury goods sector as well as the highlights of running a business based on rare artisan skills.

Improving business productivity

Tony Danker, Chief Executive, Be the Business and Ed Thurman, Managing Director, Head of Global Transaction Banking, Lloyds Bank, share their thoughts on productivity and how it can help businesses be more competitive.

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