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The Industry Angel Podcast is THE most diverse business podcast out there! Ian Farrar interviews Business Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Social Influencers, Marketing Guru's, Sales Rockstars, Motivational Speakers and even the odd Adventurer or two! We share actionable advice from speakers that keeps you ahead of the pack.
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Feb 18, 2019

Steve has promoted Britain’s biggest raves, written hit songs and owned a record label that sold millions of albums.

"I’ve also fallen on my arse and had to clean toilets and sweep floors to keep my dream alive.

It feels like a real-life game of Snakes and Ladders – I’ve pushed my way into shows like The X Factor and managed hit artists. I’ve travelled on Concorde, I’ve run marathons and cycled from Lands End to John O’Groats. I’ve been in business with Duncan Bannatyne, and I’ve stopped being in business with Duncan Bannatyne!

And now I’m in the digital business.

But for all the many high points I’ve also experienced more temporary failure than is good for one person. There have been many, many periods in which I have made a complete hash of things when I’ve snatched defeat from the jaws of victory and flopped on the final furlong. I’ve tripped on the finish line so often I’ve questioned my own sanity.

If there was a lesson to be learned I’ve lived it, studied it, absorbed it, taken it on board and then ignored it many times over – even when I think I’ve understood it I’ve had to go through it again a few times to really know what it means.

And that is a great life lesson, right there – the situation that slaps you will keep repeating until you learn the lesson.

If there’s one thing I have realised over the years it is that with every challenging life situation there is always the seed of opportunity and the hope of brilliance within it. You just have to look for it and be open, which can be difficult when the shit is hitting the fan, but if you are ever going to be successful you must embrace this skill with open arms.

All the money from sales of these books is going to Young Minds, a brilliant charity that champions the well-being and mental health of young people."

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Jan 30, 2019

Simon Middleton is a brand-building specialist, fashion and British-manufacturing entrepreneur, author and speaker. He advises business owners, corporates and charities on brand strategy and organisational development. He is currently at work on his fourth brand-related book, Brand Is Dead, coming Summer 2019.

He is the creator of Blackshore, British Coastal Clothing: a new made-in-Britain menswear brand for the discerning man who loves the lifestyle of the English coast. Simon was the original founder of the Shackleton menswear brand, and was selected as a Top 100 Manufacturer 2015 by Manufacturer magazine. He has been a member of the Advisory Board of Make It British 'Meet The Manufacturer', and is a Fellow of the RSA, and a Business Fellow of University of East Anglia. Simon has worked with high profile clients including: Harris Tweed Authority, Aviva, Pret A Manger, Norfolk Broads National Park, World Vision and many more.

He is author of three branding, marketing and personal-development books and one self-published children’s novel. His first book 'Build A Brand In 30 Days' (Capstone) is an Amazon No.1 bestseller in its category and was described as "invaluable" by Director magazine. Simon speaks internationally about branding and is frequently rated 'best speaker' at conferences. He has appeared on CNN, Bloomberg, Sky, Five and BBC (Today, Breakfast, BBC News, Newsnight) as an expert brand commentator.

Ian and Simon discuss;

  • The pressures of Entrepreneurship
  • Suffering with Depression
  • Brand storytelling is not enough 31 mins
  • Brand affiliation
  • Millennials and brand trust
  • It’s not about what you say, it’s about what you do
  • Ted Baker
  • How does a brand make a positive impact?
  • Gillette
  • House of Fraser
  • The High Street
  • Launching a Brand
  • Amazon will kill you
  • Toms Shoes
  • Simon's clothing brand Blackshore
  • LinkedIn

Show Sponsors:-

Far North Sales & Marketing

Far North Sales & Marketing Consultancy are all-encompassing Business Development specialists, our aim is growth, your growth.
We understand that the overhead of permanent experienced members of a team may be a step too far, maybe you would like to take a product to market, run a fresh pair of eyes over the sales process or just get over a lean period, we can help.

Jan 23, 2019

Show Notes

Ian discusses how measuring compliments as well as complaints can motivate your teams and how feedback can help shape your business.

Nielsen report that 74% of consumers identify word of mouth as a key influencer in their purchasing decisions. But only 33% of businesses are actively seeking out and collecting reviews.

Ian encourages us to proactively give 5 compliments this week and raises the important topic of organ donation.

Show Sponsors:-

Far North Sales & Marketing

Far North Sales & Marketing Consultancy are all-encompassing Business Development specialists, our aim is growth, your growth.
We understand that the overhead of permanent experienced members of a team may be a step too far, maybe you would like to take a product to market, run a fresh pair of eyes over the sales process or just get over a lean period, we can help.

 

Jan 10, 2019

Full show notes http://industryangel.com/podcasts/

Ian Farrar chats with Pat Lynes - a business transformation expert, author of The Interim Revolution, and founder of Sullivan & Stanley.

Ian and Pat discuss;

  • Founding a company
  • Management consulting fatigue
  • Deploying consulting teams – Teams as a service
  • Training the workforce
  • Allowing time for you teams to self learn & develop
  • 'Client First' mentality
  • Pivoting every 90 days
  • Pat’s Book

There is a chance to win Pat's book, check the social channels.

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Show Sponsors; http://far-north.co.uk

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