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Welcome to Grow My Business or Sell It, the podcast that helps entrepreneurs in three ways – how to grow your business in the most cost effective way, how to sell it for as much money as possible and how to invest the proceeds of all that hard work. Whichever stage you’re at, listen up because I guarantee you’ll take something valuable from every episode.
 
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According to the Office for National Statistics, 87% of adults in the UK reported an increase in their cost of living in April 2022. The Office for Budget Responsibility expects household incomes after tax and adjusted for inflation to start falling in Q2 2022 and not recover until Q3 2024.Since Russia invaded Ukraine, economic forecasters have rai…
 
Jeremy Harbour joins me from his home in Singapore. Jeremy left school at 15 to start his first business and is now a globally renowned expert in Mergers & Acquisitions . He’s the founder of Unity Group, a firm specializing in buying and selling businesses, as well as attracting capital investments, and helping small and medium-sized enterprises to…
 
My guest in this episode is the owner of a private equity group and his primary focus is as an investor who specialises in taking companies already producing multiple six figures in revenue and accelerating their growth to over 10 million. Dan Bradbury's love of numbers and finance is what sets him apart and allows him to find the hidden assets and…
 
Jeremy Hall forged a reputation for growing organisations through acquisition during the dotcom boom and has gone on to become one of the UK’s most prolific aggregators of small businesses. Previously chairman of the prestigious global brand Who’s Who Publications, the CEO of asset provider WestWon has invested in a range of businesses over the las…
 
Dan Bates is part of a very exclusive club – he’s the CEO of an alternative energy provider who survived the carnage in the market caused by the wholesale price explosion in late 2021. In fact the company he founded, Rebel Energy, has come out of the energy crisis in better shape than ever and is winning more than 1,000 new customers a week. He’s o…
 
Nigel Botterill is famous for building NINE separate million pound businesses in the last 12 years. He’s a Sunday Times best-selling author, a serial entrepreneur and founder of Entrepreneurs Circle, the UK’s largest private organisation dedicated to helping entrepreneurs to get & keep customers. So its not surprising that he’s known as the most so…
 
My guest today is a chartered financial analyst who is active in two spheres, property and private equity. She’s a regular writer on property matters for the London Evening Standard and views her own property investment activities as her 'guilty pleasure'. But in our interview I focus on her other role as chair of the Portfolio Advisory Board at No…
 
My guest today combines being the founder of Quantum Group, a multiple award winning fintech incubator that owns 2 fast growing unicorns, with being the leading light in the Compass For Life Foundation, providing leadership and values training for everyone from schoolchildren to senior teams in sport, business and the public sector. He’s made the r…
 
Siam Kidd is a former RAF pilot who has packed a lot into his young life. He’s now a full time Investor and trader in the financial markets as well as owning a group of profitable businesses. What’s especially relevant for us is that he has built his main business - coaching people in financial trading - through organic growth while also using M&A …
 
My guest today has made a career out of acquiring two kinds of assets - companies and property. Graeme Carling is Scotland's biggest residential landlord and chairman of United Capital. His property company has handled over £1 billion of transactions while United Capital is focused on winning big government projects in decarbonisation on the road t…
 
Paul Avins is one of the most sought after business coaches in the UK. His Grown Up Business System is designed to help founders and family owned businesses to scale for a successful exit. He’s coached over 550 businesses through the system with many clients selling their businesses for life changing sums. His mastermind groups quickly fill up with…
 
My guest today is a real expert in the art and science of acquiring, growing and selling businesses. So much so that hundreds of people join his Dealmaker Academy mastermind group each year to learn from him. As well as teaching others he practices what he preaches and has built the fourth largest chain of nursery schools in the UK from scratch dur…
 
Whilst the fintech movement often makes headlines with those firms that are trying to replace traditional financial institutions, there are many more fintech firms out there trying to work, collaborate or sell to those incumbents to help them deliver better outcomes to their customers. In this podcast we discuss the opportunities for increased coll…
 
In March 2022, FinTech Scotland released its 10-year Fintech Research & Innovation Roadmap for the UK. In collaboration with leading universities, large financial institutions, fintech businesses, citizens, industry experts and senior officials this report explores the opportunities that will help the UK maintain its fintech leadership globally. In…
 
The fintech movement hasn’t just disrupted the way customers and citizen deal with money and access financial products or large financial institutions digitise themselves. Fintech is transforming how SMEs work and organise themselves. In this episode we’ll explore how fintech is transforming SMEs. We’ll discuss adoption rates, opportunities and cha…
 
The Digital Banking Report Research by The Financial Brand shows that Customer Experience is the number 2 priority (just after digital transformation) for financial institution around the globe. New entrants and changing customer expectations have fuelled this need for a greater focus on customer led design. COVID-19 has accelerated this trend by r…
 
According to the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) cyberthreats are on the rise, with more and more Phishing attempts, Identity Theft, Ransomware. The COVID-19 seems to have been an accelerant with attacks on homes, businesses, governments and critical infrastructure. In this podcast we’ll discuss the issue with cybersecurity experts.…
 
Saying that women are under-represented in fintech is an understatement. According to a 2018 LendIt survey, only 37 per cent of fintech employees are female, with representation dropping to just 19 per cent at C-suite level. There are however some great success stories. Anne Boden, CEO at Starling Bank or closer to home Jude Cook, CEO and co-founde…
 
With COP26 taking place in Glasgow later this year, there is a real focus on the climate change issue. As all participating countries are asked to submit their new long-term goals to address the global climate emergency, we are asking ourselves today how fintech can participate in this global movement. The United Nations, in their Principles for Re…
 
Fintech is a movement that focusses on customer outcomes, transparency, and democratisation of the financial services sector. Using data and technology, fintech firms are looking at tackling societal and economic issues. Together with our guest we’ll discuss the role of fintech in tomorrow’s world. With Duncan Cockburn, Founder & CEO at OneBanks, E…
 
The world of payment is being disrupted like never before, accelerated, in part, by the recent economic and societal changed imposed by COVID19. Contactless payments, rise in online transactions coupled with increased concerns around fraud and cybersecurity mean that the sector is undergoing some unprecedented changes. In this episode we explore wh…
 
Cryptocurrencies are regularly featured in the press. Sometimes it’s about Bitcoin reaching a new high, sometimes about a new ICO launching. More recently we learnt that tech giant Elon Musk had bought into the digital currency movement. There have been many debates since Bitcoin launched in 2008. There are those who believe crypto is just a tempor…
 
On the 22nd of March 2021 Scotland’s AI Strategy was published. AI is playing a growing role in the development of fintech solutions. In this special episode that launches during the UK fintech week we hear from two fintech firms that have built their proposition around AI as well as Gillian Docherty, OBE, CEO at The DataLab, member of the Steering…
 
In this episode we welcomed: -Chris Turnbull, CEO at Airfunders -Ross Laurie, CEO at Visible Capital -Iain Niblock the newly appointed CEO at Money Dashboard. We spoke about new innovations impacting the world of Wealthtech from Open Banking to AI. The conversation also took us to Open Finance as a natural and needed evolution of Open Banking and w…
 
An introduction to the fintech sector in Scotland with: -Nicola Anderson, CEO at FinTech Scotland -Kent MacKenzie, Partner and Global Head of Fintech & Regtech, Advisory Services at Deloitte -Alberto Macciani, CMO at fintech Paysend Together our guests covered what makes Scotland a great place for innovation generally and for fintech more specifica…
 
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