Sacha Romanovitch joins Sue Dougan for this week's Track Record. As the first female CEO of Grant Thornton, Sacha looks back at her career and explains why her family values are so important and keep her grounded in her work life. She talks to Sue about her favourite songs that paved her career path.
Sue Dougan is joined by Lisa Harris, digital editor for Sainsbury's Magazine. Together they speak to Katie Caldesi on the country's passion with Italian food, from Parma ham to Arborio rice; Richard Johnson, from British Street Food, explains why street food has become so popular and how its sellers can launch their business literally from the back of the van. Paul Turner speaks of his family-run butcher’s shop in Aldershot and how his unique sausage recipe is available nationwide, while ex-Masterchef winner Tim Anderson looks at fermented food and why its health benefits are making headlines.
Lisa Harris, Katie Caldesi, Tim Anderson, Richard Johnson, Paul Turner
Linda visited the founders of Flock- Emma Sexton and Megan Thomas. Flock is a curated collaborative network, where business is done entirely collaboratively, where giving and taking is equal, and where people don't need to compete. Flock is a business in its own right, running events, actively looking for franchise opportunities, with global ambitions.
Linda Lewis visits the people behind Cauli Rice an innovative range of low carb, low calory rice made from cauliflower which available in supermarkets. About a year ago Gem Misa was one of the finalists slightly nervously lined up to pitch their business idea to Richard Branson in the annual Virgin competition for start-ups and new businesses. An advertising campaign was part of their prize, Cauli Rice got a lot of media attention. And not long afterwards their innovative range of low carb, low calorie rice made from cauliflower was launched in supermarkets and online.
Since then, co-founders Gem Misa and her husband Jamie have raised more investment, won more prizes and are already planning various new flavours and business extras, such as a subscription service for people watching their weight who want their low carbs delivered straight to the door in a regular order. With sales soaring, they've also opened an office in Battersea, South London.
This week Nick Peters focuses on rebranding, using Coca Cola as his prime example. He speaks to branding expert Adrian Day on how the adverts for the iconic fizzy drink have completely changed, especially as health campaigns emerged to fight obesity. Nick also analyses how online content has changed for brands and advertisers since the birth of the Internet with Max Tatton-Brown, from Augur. Nick also compares YouTube video campaigns as more powerful advertising tools than TV adverts with Joe Wade, Founder of Don’t Panic and BAFTA-winning filmmaker.
Garreth Wood is on Track Record this week with Sue Dougan, listing his top songs and explaining how his leisure company- the Speratus Group- has become one of Scotland's leading independent operators since 2009.
As exam season draws closer and closer, a free new app is bringing a fresh new approach to studying and revision. Gojimo have over 160,000 practice questions on all popular subjects and offer tutoring via instant messaging, available 24/7. Linda Lewis meets the founder, George Burgess, and the young team behind Gojimo on Company Casebook who explain how it all started.
Nick Peters bring you Marketing Watch from Advertising Week Europe in London. Nick looks at the highlights of the biggest marketing and advertising event with Maisie McCabe, deputy editor of Campaign Magazine; the changes in the industry with Kathleen Saxton, Founder & CEO at The Lighthouse Company and Co-Producer of Advertising Week Europe; and whether this should be a cause of concern with Pippa Glucklich, the CEO Starcom Mediavest. He is also joined by Michael Litman CEO Burst Insights.
Kathleen Saxton, Michael Litman, Pippa Glucklich, Maisie McCabe
This week Sue Dougan sits down with Graeme Obree, former World Champion in the 4000m pursuit in the Velodrome, and twice holder of the mythical hour record. Sue and Graeme talk about his exciting sporting career, and his new quest to be the fastest on two wheels, human powered, as well as hearing some of his favourite musical influences.