Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones: The Black Farmer

October 24, 2018

Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones is a British businessman, farmer, and founder of "The Black Farmer" range of food products. He was an unsuccessful Conservative Party candidate for the Chippenham constituency for the 2010 general election.

The latest guest on The TBE Podcast is Wilfred Emmanuel Jones, founder of The Black Farmer, a gluten free food company, famous for their sausages.

There are no porkies in this story! This is what you will learn from the inspiring entrepreneur:

  • How The Black Farmer started and how they created immense success 
  • How his life changed - Wilfred was diagnosed with cancer four years ago, we talk about how to keep a strong mindset
  • Companies employing more innovative like-minded people
  • The importance of finding your guardian angel
  • Life is full of jeopardy!

Upcoming episodes include founders from, YO! Sushi, Depop, Mumsnet and a number of VC’s!

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George Bevis: Tide Bank

October 20, 2018

George is an experienced entrepreneur and former banker. Tide is the solution he sought when running several small businesses, to the problem faced by every business owner: insufficient time for the work they love. As a banker, he worked as Product Director at Zopa, Business Strategy Director at Barclaycard, Head of Innovation at RBS and started his career at Capital One. 

To date, Tide have raised $26m in fudning. Subscribe to the series & enjoy. 

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James Lohan: Mr & Mrs Smith

October 13, 2018

Mr & Mrs Smith began life in 2003 with two adventurous hotel lovers (our real-life Mr and Mrs: James and Tamara Lohan) and has evolved into a global travel club with a million like-minded members in more than 100 countries. 

Every club has a purpose. Ours is to knock your socks off, with help from the world’s best bedrooms. We don’t want this to be a one-night stand or a quick fling; we’re in it for the long-haul. 

Our carefully curated collection includes hotels in the sky (if you’ve never woken up in a treehouse, we can change that), hotels in caves, hotels above water, hotels underwater (well, partially), hotels a million miles away, hotels a short ride away, hotels where money is no object… All that, plus a host of idyllic villas and an ever-changing menu of tailor-made trips, too. 

It’s no accident that the collection is so special. Every hotel is visited by our team and anonymously reviewed by a diverse bunch of trusted tastemakers, including Lauren Laverne, Raymond Blanc, Olivia von Halle, Tom Dixon, Pandora Sykes, Tom Aikens, Stella McCartney and Dita Von Teese, to name a few. Entry to the collection is by invitation only; money can’t buy our love (unlike some of our competitors). 

We listen closely to our members, too. Even the best hotels have off nights – but if that coincides with your stay, we’ll work out what went wrong, so it doesn’t happen twice. If the problem really can’t be solved, we’ll regretfully part ways with the hotel in question. Our collection constantly evolves, based on members’ feedback (plus our own regular hotel check-ups). We’re not perfect but we’ll always strive to be.

In order to keep doing what we do best we’ve recruited more than 50 experts in London, Ibiza, New York, Los Angeles and Singapore. Smith24, our crack team of in-house travel specialists, knows the collection back to front, thanks to frequent visits. When they’re not busy bed-hopping, they work around the clock, offering 24/7 customer service and booking support, both on the phone and online.

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Norris Koppel Founder of Monese

October 6, 2018

When Monese founder Norris Koppel first moved to the UK from Estonia, he faced a frustrating experience that is all too common.

With no UK credit history or utility bills proving his address, he was immediately denied a bank account. Without one, he found it near impossible to receive his salary or rent an apartment.

From his painful experience, Monese was born - a banking service that was inclusive, instant and on-demand.

Monese launched in September 2015 as the first 100% mobile current account in the UK.

Today, people from all over Europe can open a UK current account in minutes, free from the hidden fees and restrictions that legacy banks impose.

The story continues... 

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Sir Charles Dunstone - The Carphone Warehouse

September 29, 2018

Sir Charles William Dunstone, CVO is the British co-founder and former chairman of mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse, former chairman of multinational electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company Dixons Carphone, and executive chairman of the TalkTalk Group.

This interview is from when Sir Charles spoke at our event in September 2017. 

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India Hicks - Business Advice For Entrepreneurs

September 26, 2018

'India Hicks is a former fashion model. She currently runs her eponymous lifestyle brand, which she founded in 2015.' - www.indiahicks.com.

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Freelancer.com: Matt Barrie

September 20, 2018

Robert Matthew "Matt" Barrie is an Australian technology entrepreneur. He is the chief executive officer of Freelancer.com, a global online freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace.

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Ollie Forsyth: TBE Podcast Intro 2018

September 15, 2018

Ollie Forsyth, Founder and Host of TBE. Giving an intro. 

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Eve Sleep: Jas Bagniewski

September 12, 2018

The serial entrepreneur discusses the lessons he learned from his previous business and how his start-up plans to disrupt an ineffective market. 

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