We talk to Patrick Van Der Vorst, who after working for Sotherby’s for a number of years, set up valuemystuff.com the online antiques and arts valuations website and who after a trip to Dragons’ Den was able to bring the hammer down on an investment from Theo Paphitis & Deborah Meaden
We caught up with Jason Mohr, who originally qualified as a solicitor and then worked as a corporate financier with NM Rothschild & Co decided to pursue his dream of helping the environment starting AnyJunk in 2004 with just one vehicle. The company now has 31 vehicles, operating out of ten national depots employing 75 staff and turnover of £5 million.
As part of our new initiative to help profile some of the smaller businesses in the UK, every Friday we accept pitches from business owners who want us to Get To Know Them Better via our Twitter account.
This week John Lakey answers our famous six questions.
We talk to Mark Mason, the CEO of one of the leading smartphone app developers in the UK Mubaloo. Here he discusses what it is like to head up a business in this new and fast moving sector.
We caught up with Patrick Averies, who heads up one of the UK’s leading pawnbroking companies, which is leading the charge in the change of the much maligned and frowned upon sector and in turn seeing a huge increase in business as banks are lending less.
We caught up with Chris O’Connor, who has taken his company to be one of the largest independent hospitality agents in the UK, to ask what keeps him motivated, what are his ambitions and what real-world advice would he give to those wishing to follow in his footsteps.
We talk to Internet entrepreneur Michael Phillips, founder of consumerchoices.co.uk, a leading provider of comparison sites and services, to ask what keeps him motivated, what are his ambitions and what real-world advice would he give to those wishing to follow in his footsteps.
We speak to Alison Wetton, the CEO of All About Weight, about what inspires her, who is her inspiration in business and what motivates her every day.
Simon Waugh, Executive Chair of the National Apprenticeship Service talks to us about the service, its philosophy, and what inspires him to get out of bed in the morning.