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Bring Humanity Back to Business
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July 2019
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#business #human
Believe it or not, businesses don’t exist.People exist. People sign pieces of paper to form companies. People make business decisions, and people receive dividend cheques if those decisions are succ
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Just IMAGINE if - Business was Always a Force of Good
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April 2019
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Business for Good
The phrase ‘just imagine if’ has stayed with me throughout my life. Imagine a world of gender and racial equality. Imagine a world free from businesses polluting our environment. Imagine if we cou
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Just IMAGINE if - Nothing was Impossible
Posted
March 2019
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Innovation
The three little words ‘just imagine if…’ have started endless sentences in my head, ever since I was a toddler. “Just imagine if”, we could send a man to the moon and return him safely
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One Person Two Degrees and 30 Years of Perspective
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March 2019
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Education, More in Common
In February I was humbled to be conferred with an Honorary Doctorate by the Univeristy of Bristol. It was a surreal experience, getting robed up and entering the Great Hall to receive a degree exactly
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London Weighs in with Renewed Action on Child Obesity
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February 2019
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Child Obesity
I became a food entrepreneur in my mid-thirties. The lightbulb moment, that trigger to do it, happened as I watched my daughter Ella grow up happily, ‘winning’ at her all-important journey towards
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Fizz Free February: A Campaign to Cut Sugar with a Recipe that Might Just Cut Through
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February 2019
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Child Obesity
Lent was quite a big thing in my childhood and over the years I gave up everything, from crisps and sweetened breakfast cereals to, bizarrely, Dr Who. Sometimes my Lent restraints remained permanent,
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Reading and Feeding Imaginations: How books open young minds to unlimited opportunities
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June 2018
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Last week I had the privilege of attending a fundraising reception for Beanstalk, a small charity that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to provide consistent, one-to-one literacy support to ea
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Why It’s Never a Bad Time to Pursue Export Opportunities
Posted
October 2017
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Entrepreneurship
In turbulent economic times, it’s tempting for entrepreneurs to batten down the hatches and stay put, lie low and wait for the storm to pass. Indeed, in times of uncertainty we must do all we can to
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Mike Ashley, Philip Green and Matthias Muller Are Only the Start - The Whole Corporate World Is Under Review
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July 2017
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Business For Good
From tax evasion to emission scandals, to executive pay and working conditions, the last twelve months have been dominated by corporate scandal.It is an issue that soared to the top of the agenda once
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Forget the Work-Life Balance, We Need to Find the Right "Blend"
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June 2016
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Entrepreneurship
Today, CityAM published an Opinion Piece I wrote about how the concept of finding a work-life balance is irrelevant to our modern society, indeed how it's pursuit can cause unmanageable stress. 
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Africa and Young People: Becoming Agents of Change
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October 2015
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Nurturing Potential
There are more people under the age of 20 in Africa, than anywhere else in the world, and the continent’s population is set to double to two billion by 2050.It is these young people that have the id
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High Risk, High Reward: How to Export Successfully
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September 2015
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Entrepreneurship
I started Ella’s Kitchen in 2006 with the mission of improving children’s lives by giving them a healthier relationship with food. Nearly ten years on, the business is now the UK’s number one ba
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The Lessons Learnt Launching a Business the Second Time Around
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February 2015
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Entrepreneurship
This month, I launched my second start-up. My first - Ella’s Kitchen, is named after my daughter, and is now the number one UK baby food brand. It was conceived simply to improve the lives of childr
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Let's Go Further, Together
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December 2014
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Business For Good
Over recent years, the status of the entrepreneur has evolved from that of economic outcast to capitalistic rebel, the brave white knight and bold pioneer of disruption and innovation.But this vision,
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Food for Thought: Why a Healthy Tomorrow Can Only Be Secured by the Young Leaders of Today
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November 2013
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Business For Good
Next week I am honoured to be going to Johannesburg as a Counsellor for the One Young World Summit, where 1,300 young delegates will gather from 190 countries to debate many of the world's most pressi
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Immediate Action Is Needed to Avert Britain's Recipe for Disaster
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April 2013
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Business For Good
Thousands of British children are going to school hungry every day, while the country faces an obesity and dietary crisis that is costing the NHS £6bn per year. The numbers speak for themselves: Brit
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