We talk to Andrew Butt, the co-founder and managing director of both Enable Software and Enable Infomatrix. Andrew began his working life aged 12 fixing computers at a Coventry based helicopter company, and who then went to become the youngest ever qualified helicopter pilot aged 17 about what motivates and inspires him in business and the advice he would give to someone just starting out.
We talk to Graham Mulholland, managing director of epm: technology, based in Draycott, Derbyshire, about what motivates and inspires him in business and the advice he would give to someone just starting out.
We get to know Roy Peires, the Chairman and founder of Club La Costa Resorts & Hotels, and find out what motivates and inspires him and what advice he’d like to pass on.
Dean Forbes goes under the spotlight to tell us about his transformation from professional footballer to being the commercial leader of small and medium sized software firms.
Julie Meyer the founder of Ariadne Capital, First Tuesday and newest Dragon talks to Jon Card. As one of the foremost operators in the UK’s digital space she tells us about the web, who’s going to beat the recession and why being an entrepreneur is the best choice for the 21st century
We chat with Rose Lewis from Pembridge Partners about what inspires her, what you should be doing to boost your business and on cutting out business gobbledygook
When it comes to thinking about careers and jobs, the pressure for students and graduates these days is immense. It is hard to imagine how you can achieve success without further education, and even though there are so many role models on TV of famous celebrities that have made an achievement in life without education, it is difficult to know how they got there and whether they just got lucky!
We talk to Karren Brady, who is set to take over from Margaret Mountford as Lord Sugar’s eyes and ears on The Apprentice. Karren became managing director of Birmingham City football club at the age of 23; the only woman to hold this position in the premiership and the youngest director of a UK plc. Now 38, she is married to retired footballer Paul Peschisolido and lives in Birmingham with her two children – Sophia, 12, and Paolo, nine. Once the takeover is complete of Birmingham City FC it is widely predicted that she will blow full-time on her career as the first lady of football.