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What can we all learn when the wind of growth changes? | Sten Saar, CEO of Zego


The stark reality of the COVID-19 virus is that it has had a devastating impact on lives, economies, businesses and livelihoods. However I’m keen to try and look at this event, and think about what it has uncovered across the …

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Digital restaurants and virtual brands… Taster are focused on the future of food. Founder Anton Soulier explains!


I started Taster three years ago last Sunday (28th June), so it feels like an especially good time for a look back at what an incredible adventure the past three years has been, and to explain what inspired me to …

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Fredrik Hjelm, Co-Founder and CEO of VOI Technology discusses the future of public transport and the rise of the e-scooter!


This week a huge step has been made in the UK as the DfT has updated legislation paving the way for cities to trial for e scooter operators and thus legalising e scooters. The last few years we have been …

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The risks of opening for ‘normal business’ too soon are significant. Leading voices share their vision of the future, pivoting and opportunities!


Let’s be clear: there’s no going back to ‘business as usual’. However, does this mean UK business needs to be at a standstill?

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‘Electric Vehicle mass adoption is a 20 year project. We’re halfway there, and we’re right on track.’ We catch up with Erik Fairbairn, Founder & CEO, Pod Point


Excepting historic attempts like the Detroit Electric (1907), or the GM EV-1 (1996), the Electric Vehicle (EV) is basically 10 years old – Nissan’s LEAF and Tesla’s Roadster became available to order in the UK around 2010. By 2030 effectively …

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Spotting a gap in the health and fitness industry is not easy. In combining the studio experience with a home workout, Ian McCaig CMO and Co Founder of Fiit, believe they have the answer!


In April 2018, Fiit was born. After almost 1 year of dreaming, prototyping, fundraising, hiring, office squatting and interviewing hundreds of customers — myself, Dan and Sammi’s dream of making exercise a habit for everybody started to become a reality. …

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‘Years from now your team will be telling stories about your leadership. What kind of stories do you want them to tell?’ Best selling author Jon Gordon explains!


There is no playbook on how to deal with a global pandemic combined with a shut-down of the economy. There are, however, guiding principles on how to lead through challenges and change regardless of the cause. These principles don’t change …

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Impact investing is the way we change the world for the better! Tom McGillycuddy, Co Founder of Tickr explains


From recycling waste to reducing plastic consumption to going vegan for the month of January, more and more people today are conscious of the impact they have on the planet.

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Covid-19 has placed the spotlight on how we fund and manage childcare. We catch up with Rachel Carrell, CEO & Founder of Koru Kids!


I was the CEO of a healthcare company when I had my first child, and all my friends also started having kids at the same time as me. I saw them struggling with childcare, and thought, ‘There must be a …

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Why governments should be taking advantage of fintech to ease the financial strain of COVID-19. Sho Sugihara, Co Founder and CEO of Portify explains!


In a matter of weeks, COVID-19 altered the world, bringing the historic Post-Great Recession bull market to a grinding halt. Consumers are losing confidence in the economy and unemployment has shot up. However, amongst the outpouring of grim news, there …

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