Digital agency director Luca Senatore put himself through evening school to learn marketing, after a fractured education in his native Italy. He came to the UK unable to speak the language, and was promptly fired from his first job. Undeterred, he moved from waiter to business owner to agency founder within a few years, and now works in digital marketing serving leading retailers as director at Genie venture. He borrows from sporting philosophy for business, and his top tip for motivation and character-building is to ‘think like Superman!’ in meetings.
Alistair McQueen is head of Savings and Retirement for Aviva plc. He's been with the organisation in its various incarnations since joining the then Commercial Union as a graduate trainee. He's a self-confessed savings geek, and urges us all to start on a pension plan if we haven't already. He's happy to confess his big business bloopers in this edition (sending confidential information in 'all-staff' email by accident!). Away from the business, he's a keen singer and runner.
Nosh Detox is a company producing freshly made, non-pasteurised juice diets, detox and nutritional plans across Europe and the US. But it also has quite a unique backstory. Former lawyer Geeta Sidhu-Robb set up the business after retraining as a food technician and nutritionist to find a way of treating her ill son. Focusing on allergy free foods, nutrition, diet and organic produce she aimed to find an alternative to the drugs and steroids being suggested by his doctors. Geeta spoke to Share Radio's Melanie Wray to tell the story.
It seems young women appear to have the magic touch when it comes to starting successful businesses. According to new research, 'young businesses' run by those women under 35 are three times less likely to make a loss than those owned by over 55's. To get the inside story Sue Dougan was joined by Bianca Miller, Apprentice finalist and founder of The BE Group.
This week Sue and Helena taste test the newest ice cream flavour from Jude's, they meet the team from VizEat, we report live from the World Bread Awards, and visit the launch event of Nielson Massey's vanilla bean paste, the secret ingredient to make cocktails with a twist.
Sue Dougan and Sainsbury's Magazine's editor-in-chief Helena Lang speak to blogger Alan Spedding about the tastes of Cumbria, cook and writer Meera Sodha about vegetarian Gujarati foods, Scott Hallsworth whose the founder of Kurobuta, and Lily Simpson from The Detox Kitchen.
Helena Lang, Alan Spedding, Meera Sodha, Scott Hallsworth, Lily Simpson
Sue Dougan and Helena Lang, Editor-in-Chief Sainsbury's Magazine, find out about some of the secret culinary experiences to be found in Wales and the South-East of England with Elinor Hill from Beach Hut Cook and Kacie Morgan creater of the Rare Welsh Bit blog. Also joining Sue and Helena in the studio is Win Merrells, Cheese Product Developer for Sainsbury's to tell us about the exciting world of cheeses and what different things can be done with them. Finally David Eyre from the Eyre Brothers Restaurant, shares his love of Spanish and Portuguese food.
Helena Lang, David Eyre, Kacie Morgan, Elinor Hill, Win Merrells
On Share Food with Sainsbury's Magazine Sue Dougan and digital editor Lisa Harris start the programme with...mussels! They speak to Robin Dunlop about how he started his business and his inspirations behind Mussel Men. Elizabeth Newman, Head of BWS at Sainsbury’s, discusses why rosé wine sales are doing so well. Meanwhile Ross Shonhan, founder of Bone Daddies, talks about his passion behind the ramen dish and Faizan Iqbal, of JAN, gives us a taste of Caspian cuisine.
Lisa Harris, Robin Dunlop, Elizabeth Newman, Ross Shonhan, Faizan Iqbal
Lisa Harris, Digital Editor, joins Sue Dougan on this week's programme with Sainsbury's Magazine. Sue and Lisa look at the power of turkey and why it's such a versatile ingredient with Amir and Limor Chen, founders of Strut and Cluck, ahead of their restaurant opening in Shoreditch. Scandinavian duo, David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl, founders of Green Kitchen Stories, head off to the test kitchen at the Sainsbury’s Magazine office to discuss their new smoothie recipe book, Green Kitchen Smoothies. Sam Clark shares the story of his restaurant- Moro- which focuses on a blend of Spanish and North African cuisine; while Rich Havardi, co-founder of Nama Foods, and John Tabatabai, of Rawligion, explain the why raw food is highly nutritious and why ‘clean eating’ has become so popular.
Lisa Harris, Amir Chen, Limor Chen, David Frenkiel, Luise Vindahl, Sam Clark, Rich Havardi, John Tabatabai
Sue Dougan and Sarah Alcock start the programme by exploring Scottish food with Adam Waugh from Mac and Wild. Food writer Oliver Rowe talks about seasonal foods and how to make the most of them, while Charlie Jacoby, Royal historian and writer, reveals what the Royals like to eat. Joudie Kalla talks about her new book, 'Palestine on a Plate', and what dishes are cooked in the holy month of Ramadan.
Sarah Alcock, Adam Waugh, Oliver Rowe, Charlie Jacoby, Joudie Kalla