How do you buck the economic downturn to achieve growth? We asked Simon Sherrard, Non-Executive Chairman of Liverpool-based Bibby Line Group, how he has steered a shipping company – a volatile industry at the best of times – through the stormy economic waters.
Jo Fairley co-founded a chocolate empire. Here she talks about what she learnt from launching Green & Blacks Organic Chocolate and growing it into a global ethical brand. We’ve also pulled out 10 tips based on her experience and insights.
Chocoholic entrepreneur Josephine Fairley talks about how she co-founded Green & Black’s organic chocolate during the 1991 recession, built it into a global ethical brand and helped pioneer the modern concept of ethical business. “Which,” she says, “only goes to show there are opportunities as well as challenges for businesses in difficult times like these…”
Sarah Wood started her first business aged 13; now 38, she is the Winner of the 2011 Fast Growth Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award. But you’ll know her better from her social media work, turning brand campaigns such as Compare the Market/Meerkat and Evian’s Roller Babies into viral hits. In true tech entrepreneur style, she sent her interview answers in via smartphone from the middle of a Cambridge conference…
He went from redundancy in 1993 to razor-sharp entrepreneur after developing a shaving oil in his kitchen and founding the King of Shaves company. CEO Will King talks to Nick Huber about his pivotal career moment, leadership style, stress tactics and his next big ambition.
Finance directors aren’t normally the face of the company but they are playing an increasingly critical role in its success, as our recent What makes an outstanding FD? report, researched in conjunction with Directorbank, shows. Here, we interview three business leaders – including Directorbank’s MD John Pearce (below) about the growing importance of the FD .