Dave Birss works in the corporate world, helping companies find new ways of coming up with ideas – and following them through. He's worked as a musician, a poet, and as a presenter; as well as for some of London's biggest marketing and advertising agencies. He's billed as an expert in creativity, and also writes. Sue Dougan finds out more in the latest episode of Track Record.
Multi-property owner, Laurence Lameche, maintains that you don’t need a mortgage to buy property. He’s worked in sales and as a London bus tour guide, turning his hand to many jobs before focusing on property – and how to own it without a huge outlay. He’s just published a book, How I Bought Three London Properties For A Football Ticket, and he’s this week’s guest on Track Record.
Self-made millionaire and OBE, Charlie Mullins, is the founder and director of Pimlico Plumbers, London's largest independent plumbing company. After his recent revelation that he plans to run for London Mayor, we bring you our Track Record with him from 2016.
Liam Howley is marketing director at Music Magpie - a company specialising in repurposing and the trading in of CDs, DVDs, and electronic hardware. With a background in sales and finance, Liam joined the company several years ago and now heads the marketing team.
Former plumber Joseph Valente is one of a dozen former winners of TV's The Apprentice, having won the show in 2015. His prize was a substantial business investment and partnership with Lord Alan Sugar. His business - Impragas - was three years old when he took part in the programme. His partnership lasted for a year before he and Lord Sugar decided to stop working together. He's now masterminding a rapid expansion of Imragas. He's just published a book about his life so far: Expelled From The Classroom to Billionaire Boardroom.
On this edition of Track Record, sustainable business growth expert and author, Royston Guest. He’s founded and run his own businesses as well as working in consultation with well known names such as Harrods, DHL and Santander. He started off in construction as a building apprentice and is the author of Built To Grow, on making a sustainable business model.
Joining Sue Dougan in this edition of Track Record is Anne O'Rourke, the managing director of one of the biggest care organisations in the UK: Caremark. Anne has founded and run her own businesses in the past, as well as working in recruitment. She is in charge of over 100 franchises, which operate according to Caremark standards. By 2035, it is estimated that 24% of the population will be over the age of 65 – that’s more than 17 million people.
On this edition of Track Record: Leadership and executive coach, Michael Banks. He's well known for working with leaders and management teams in the US, particularly with American Express. He has just written a book about his experiences in needing a new kidney - which he credits with throwing new light on his personal and business life. He's also a noted speaker and writer.
In this edition of Track Record: A former commissioning editor for TV's 'Big Brother' who's now recognised as an entrepreneur, motivational coach and speaker. He's Shed Simove and his latest work is 'Ideas Man', which is a look at his career to date, his maverick yet fun outlook, and how dozens of his ideas came to be - some successful and others disastrous failures.