We spent some time with Paul Bates, who has been in the pest control industry for over 30 years. His pest control career started, following a period as a civil servant, when he joined Rentokill, then in 1996 he joined Cleankill, a small operation started the previous year by two of his Rentokill ex colleagues. Now 15 years on Cleankill employs 22 staff and has a turnover of over £1.5million, so how has he done it?
As part of our initiative to help profile some of the smaller businesses in the UK, every Friday we accept pitches from business owners who want us to Get To Know Them Better via our Twitter account. @BizMattersMag. This week we chose the pitch from John Sollars from ‘stinkyink’
We caught up with Jason Mohr, who originally qualified as a solicitor and then worked as a corporate financier with NM Rothschild & Co decided to pursue his dream of helping the environment starting AnyJunk in 2004 with just one vehicle. The company now has 31 vehicles, operating out of ten national depots employing 75 staff and turnover of £5 million.
We talk to Fil Adams Mercer, founder of one of the fast growing online parcel delivery firm Parcel2Go. Here he discusses what it is like to head up a business in this new and fast moving sector.
We talk to Mark Mason, the CEO of one of the leading smartphone app developers in the UK Mubaloo. Here he discusses what it is like to head up a business in this new and fast moving sector.
We talk to Secret Millionaire, John Griffin, who has built Addison Lee from a single vehicle into Europe’s largest taxi fleet. Here he discusses his unique recipe for success
We caught up with Chris O’Connor, who has taken his company to be one of the largest independent hospitality agents in the UK, to ask what keeps him motivated, what are his ambitions and what real-world advice would he give to those wishing to follow in his footsteps.
We caught up with famous chef and entrepreneur Ken Hom, to ask what keeps him motivated, how he juggles his various commitments, what are his ambitions and what real-world advice would he give to those wishing to follow in his footsteps.
We speak to Alison Wetton, the CEO of All About Weight, about what inspires her, who is her inspiration in business and what motivates her every day.
We speak to Paul Fisher, the COO of Jockey Club Racecourses, who recently went ‘back to the floor’ within the organisation for Channel 4’s ‘Undercover Boss’ reality series about what inspires him and how he found the experience at working at the lower levels of the organisation.