Hobnobbing with Nick Cooke: Director and co-founder of Goat Agency

How did the idea for the business come about? Myself and my co-founders came from working brand side at Sportlobster. We raised huge amount of money and spent it on every marketing channel possible. What we learnt was that when we paid football fan pages with 100,000 engaged followers to

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Hobnobbing with Maria and Sara Trechman from Well&Truly

How did the idea for the business come about? We saw a gap in the market for an innovative & exciting British brand with great tasting everyday snacks that were also better for you whether it is lower fat or fewer calories. We use creativity rather than additives to make great

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Hobnobbing with Jon Smedley from Maths of the Day
Hobnobbing with Jon Smedley from Maths of the Day

So, what do Maths of the Day do? Maths of the Day is an online resource that provides teachers with lesson plans and resources on how to deliver the primary school maths curriculum through physical activity! The site is mapped to the maths curriculum and has 1500+ lesson plans and

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Hobnobbing with Steven Rawlingson, CEO of Samuel Knight

How did the idea for the business come about? I’d been in recruitment for 10 years prior to starting Samuel Knight and having worked in both a corporate and start-up businesses I believed I could truly create a market leading recruitment business based on my knowledge and experience. When was

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Hobnobbing with Ron Ashtiani, Director and Founder of Atomhawk

How did the idea for the business come about? I was working as the Art Director at Midway Games’ Gateshead studio when, in July 2009, Midway Games folded and the studio was closed. My wife and I were expecting our first baby anytime so I needed to think of a

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Hobnobbing with Jenny Knighting from Nutcracker Agency

How did the idea for the business come about? I was fed up with talking to agencies that didn’t appear to care about their clients or fully understand their objectives, coupled with feeling that tricks were being missed on today’s customer journey I felt sure that it could be done

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Hobnobbing with Abul Rob from HalalEat
Hobnobbing with Abul Rob from HalalEat

So, what do HalalEat do? Halaleat.com is the UK’s first on demand halal food platform listing only verified halal menus from local restaurants and takeaways. What’s behind the business idea? The idea behind halaleat.com was born in 2012 whilst I was working for a leading online food ordering portal in

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Hobnobbing with Samantha James from Madeline Images

How did the idea for the business come about? I’ve always liked playing around with photos of the kiddies on my phone and constantly filling my camera roll up with different images. But it was all just a hobby! I never thought about making a career out of it until one day my husband said

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What’s the deal with iDeal of Sweden and Joachim Lindström?

So Joachim, what do iDeal of Sweden do? iDeal of Sweden is a fashion & lifestyle brand which focuses on accessories for mobile devices, we are ‘fashion tech.’ We sell phone cases, wallet cases, protection, briefcases, powerbanks, charging cables and so on. Everything we do is in line with the

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Hobnobbing with Paul Tanner from Freedom to exist
Hobnobbing with Paul Tanner from Freedom to exist

So, what do Freedom to exist do? We specialise in minimalist watches free from overt branding. We offer two sizes, a Small and a Large, with strap sizing catering for the petite, average or large wrist. What’s behind the business idea? Kirsty (my girlfriend who I run Freedom To Exist

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Hobnobbing with Mike Wong from fastgardener
Hobnobbing with Mike Wong from fastgardener

So, what do fastgardener do? fastgardener is a web and mobile app that allows users to book a professional gardener from our national network of vetted gardeners. People who want their garden maintained but don’t have the time or inclination to do so can use fastgardener to book an appointment.

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Hobnobbing with Vinny Yu
Hobnobbing with Vinny Yu from Yu & You

So, what do Yu & You do? Fine dining Chinese restaurant, opened in 2004 with my father Charlie Yu and brother Victor Yu, since then we have opened Yu Alderley Edge in the heart of Cheshire which has achieved numerous awards such as, Cheshire Life Food & Drink 2016 award,

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