MDE 9: Shoes with soul, Sven Segal, CoFounder of Po-Zu

Podcast: In this episode of Mission Driven Entrepreneurs I talk to Sven Segal who has made it his mission to manufacture beautiful shoes that are not only comfortable but also limit the impact they have on our planet. In this session you'll hear Sven's take on: The challenges of competing with huge brands The importance of a unique appearance or concept to support your brand The buying public's attitude to ethically produced products Thinking outside of the box - or should that be just...


MDE 8: From Baby Loves Disco to Youth and Social Responsibility advocate, Naomi Timperley

PODCAST: In this episode of Mission Driven Entrepreneurs I talk to Naomi Timperley who went from running a company that organised discos in nightclubs for babies and toddlers to becoming a youth and social responsibility advocate, in amongst a whole lot more! She talks to us about her business journey and her social media success. In this session you’ll find out about:  As a business mentor, the common mistakes she sees entrepreneurs make - and how to avoid them! What she loves about being...


MDE 7: Launching a sustainable holiday park from a garden shed, Sam Hardwick, CoFounder of Mantes

In this episode of Mission Driven Entrepreneurs I talk to Sam Hardwick who decided to set up a sustainable holiday park called Bivouac in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. To raise the money to do this he lived with his wife and baby in his father in law’s shed. He talks candidly about the challenges of setting up this businesses, his learning points and offers some solid advice for those who are thinking about taking the plunge. Why shed living gave him the springboard to do his own thing How...


MDE 6: Health challenges that led to creating Snack Food business, Sarah Dembitz, Founder of Saviour Snacks

PODCAST: In this episode of Mission Driven Entrepreneurs I speak to Sarah Dembitz who, after being advised to change her diet for health reasons, realised there was a market for a snack delivery service where the products had been checked by a nutritionist and actually tasted good - as "so many 'healthy snacks' taste like cardboard!" Her words and mine! I talk to her about how she grew her company Saviour Snacks, which is now a supplier of healthy snacks to Easy Jet,  the ups and downs of...