Sue Dougan sits down with Peter Tatchell, founder of the Peter Tatchell foundation, to find out more about his life, career, and hear his musical favourites. Peter has been a campaigner for human rights, democracy, LGBT freedom and global justice since 1967 and is a member of the queer human rights group OutRage!, and the left-wing of the Green Party.
This week Sue is joined by Neil Brooks, the newly-appointed Head Teacher of Fulham Prep’s new independent co-educational senior school. He talks about his new role and the musical influences that have shaped his career.
This week Sue is joined by Philip Reicherstorfer, founder of Counter at Vauxhall Arches. Following a successful career in the City, Philip decided to follow in the footsteps of his parents, who worked in the hospitality industry in his native Germany, and set up his own restaurant in Vauxhall. Philip talks to Sue about his life, his career and the musical influences that have inspired him along the way.
This week Sue is joined by Tom Hurley, CEO and founder of the Social Superstore. The start-up was conceived in 2012 to allow people to set up their own online store in a cost-free and safe environment. Four years on, the firm now employs more than 20 people and has secured the support of Baroness Mone OBE, the UK government’s small business tsar. Tom talks to Sue about his life, his career and his musical influences.
This week Sue is joined by Richard Dodgson, owner, founder and creative director of Timebased Events, which he set up 20 years ago. The company designs creative events for brands in the UK, Europe and Asia, including the GQ Men of the Year Awards. He talks to Sue about his life and career and his musical influences.
This week Sue is joined by Sohrab Jahanbani, entrepreneur and founder of Bidvine, a virtual assistant for finding local, experienced professionals and tradespeople. He talks Sue through the musical influences which have shaped his life and career.
This week Sue is joined by Tony Wilson, founder and chief executive of the Lifestyle Architecture Group. After beginning his career as a retail management trainee, his talent was quickly spotted and he was persuaded to move into the financial services sector. The Lifestyle Architecture Group, which provides management and leadership training, now operates in 250 cities in 16 countries.
This week Sue is joined by John Willis, founder and CEO of Power2Inspire, an organisation which inspires people to take part in sport regardless of their body type, age, ethnicity of disability. John himself was born with shortened arms and legs and is doing his own Road2Rio challenge by competing in every Olympic sport.
Vincent Gibson is the founder and CEO of the Centric App, that grabs Twitter, YouTube and Periscope streams and sorts them by location to show what’s happening around you. It's just launched in New York and the UK, allowing users to discover what's going on around them as far as 22 miles away. Centric app is currently adding 3,000 new users per month. Gibson, 49, is a former designer and developer who previously worked in digital production for over 20 years - including for BBC Scotland. He has also served as a lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University, specializing in online branding and digital trends.
Sue Dougan is joined by tech, media and telecoms entrepreneur, Ian Merricks. Managing partner at White Horse Capital and on the investment committee of the of Startup Funding Club, Ian talks about his life's musical influences.
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