• Contact
  • Accountants: +44 (0) 1753 551111
  • Solicitors: +44 (0) 20 7067 4300

Latest Episode

Episode 110 - New York Sessions #3 - Sandi Burrows & Ed Burstell

Welcome to part 3 of our New York Sessions! Recorded on location at the Beekham Hotel in Lower Manhattan, we spoke to Brand Developing experts Sandi Burrows and Ed Burstell about their careers journeys and how they came to join forces and start their brand consultancy Burburs.

BWB is powered by Oury Clark.

Subscribe To Business Without Bullshit

Previous Episodes

Episode 54 - William Lawrie - Lawrie-Shabibi

William Lawrie, Co-Founder and Director of Lawrie-Shabibi, a Dubai-based Art Gallery joins us this week on BWB.

With a degree in Art History and a speciality in Islamic Art, William’s been involved in the Dubai art scene since 2005 with British Auction House Christie’s, organising the first international art auction there in 2006 and then becoming their first Art Specialist based in the Middle East which subsequently led Will onto co-founding Lawrie-Shabibi.

We hear William tell us how he went from being an Edinburgh University Art student to travelling all over the Middle-East discovering new modern art to then co-founding his own first-of-its-kind gallery in Dubai and kick starting the city's art culture. He also gives his thoughts to our staple BWB questions about the realities and challenges of running a business and how he handles it.

Episode 53 - BWB Extra - Renee Elliott and Sam Wigan

Hello and welcome to BWB Extra! This week we continue our conversation with Beluga Bean "well-being" enterprise founders Renee Elliott and Sam Wigan where we give them full permission to get in the hot seats, put their coaching hats on and shine their personal discovery mirrors at Dominic and Philippa to give them both a full treatment of self-awareness. Welcome, to The Beluga Bean Effect.

And for new listeners, BWB Extra is our new weekly follow-up feature to each of our guest's main episodes where we hand over the reins to our guests to let them lead the conversation with their biggest bug bear, most burning business question or even just a topic of their choice to discuss.

Episode 52 - Sam Wigan and Renee Elliott - Beluga Bean

Founders of Beluga Bean, Sam Wigan and Renee Elliott join us this week on BWB.

Beluga Bean is a well-being enterprise pioneering new strategies for success in business and life. Through Corporate Training, Personal Coaching and Business Advisory services the team deliver powerful journeys of personal discovery that promote individual and team success. After all, Beluga Bean’s key belief is that “Self-awareness is good for business".

In this episode we hear Sam and Renee talk about how they met, why they started Beluga Bean and hear their thoughtful responses to our staple questions with some great advice and wisdom shared for founders, entrepreneurs and business owners alike. And not forgetting the all-improved Business vs. Bullsh-t Quickfire Round!

 

Episode 51 - Changing Industries with Jason Gibb

Officially welcoming BWB Extra! our new extended feature which will follow on from each guest's main episode. The aim? to hand the reins over to our guests and let them lead the conversation with their biggest bug bear, most burning question in business, or even just a topic they'd like to discuss with our hosts.

This week we follow on with Jason Gibb who speaks about how big businesses need to change from within to help drive more sustainable development goals and help tackle climate change. He gives examples of where he’s seeing this change take place, and equally highlights where more of it needs to happen.

Are business growth and ethics able to co-exist? Are companies doing enough to make this planet a better place? Is Amazon to blame for it all? It's all up for debate. Welcome to Changing Industries.

Episode 50 - Jason Gibb - Bread & Jam

"Don't take your business too personally"

Founder of Bread & Jam, Jason Gibb joins us this week on BWB.

Jason is a food entrepreneur, community builder, climate activist and Vegan advocate who has a passion for mission driven businesses with sustainable development goals. Jason’s most recent venture is founding Bread & Jam - the UK's biggest food and drink founders' festival for emerging and scaling brands with the aim of bringing together entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, buyers, media and industry leaders.

Alongside Andy and Dominic, Jason discusses his journey from being a TV Producer living in Hollywood to running his own Olive Oil business in Italy to becoming a fully blown food and drink community builder with Bread & Jam in the UK. Jason's story is both epic and fascinating with life lessons along the way which have made him the self-aware entrepreneur he is today.

Episode 49 - The Art of Whisky with Desiree Whitaker

Welcome to part 2 - The Art of Whisky where we take a deeper dive into our conversation with Desiree Whitaker, CEO and Managing Director of The Cardrona Distillery who tells us her story about how she came to set up Cardrona and what it takes to create a truly unique and authentic signature brand of spirit: from the type of water used to the height of the Distillery location and even the type of flowers that grow in the area, it all adds to the flavour, layer by layer.

Episode 48 - Desiree Whitaker - The Cardrona Distillery

"You don't have to be loud and charismatic to be a good leader"

Desiree Whitaker - CEO and Managing Director of The Cardrona Distillery joins us this week on BWB.

Originally started in New Zealand, the family business now ships its exquisite range of hand-crafted Whiskies, Spirits and Liqueurs across Australia and the UK. Desiree’s fascinating journey to starting the business spans over years of research, planning and travelling globally to learn from the world’s craft masters.

Desiree tells us about why and how she started the business, what it took to get there, as well as giving us her bullsh*t-free perspectives on the commercial reality of being a CEO.

Episode 47 - Tom Huggins - Greenroom Digital

"Hire people who will be better at a job than you"

Coach, Consultant and Founder of Mennenia, Maxim Cramer joins Juliet Oury and Philippa Sturt this week on BWB.

Maxim’s mission with Mennenia is to help women entrepreneurs start, launch, and grow their businesses by making technology as simple as everyday English. She’s also worked as a principal design technologist, technical consultant, mobile software engineer and was integral to the team that developed Swiftkey, a keyboard app that saw over a million downloads on its first day and since has been acquired by Microsoft.

The conversation takes us through Maxim’s journey and experiences being a female technologist in a predominantly male-dominated industry discussing why she started Mennenia, the reality of VC investment in women as well as Maxim’s thoughts on the challenges of being a female entrepreneur, her realisations and learnings through hardships plus lots more.

Episode 46 - Maxim Cramer - Mennenia

"Let it be easy"

Coach, Consultant and Founder of Mennenia, Maxim Cramer joins Juliet Oury and Philippa Sturt this week on BWB.

Maxim’s mission with Mennenia is to help women entrepreneurs start, launch, and grow their businesses by making technology as simple as everyday English. She’s also worked as a principal design technologist, technical consultant, mobile software engineer and was integral to the team that developed Swiftkey, a keyboard app that saw over a million downloads on its first day and since has been acquired by Microsoft.

The conversation takes us through Maxim’s journey and experiences being a female technologist in a predominantly male-dominated industry discussing why she started Mennenia, the reality of VC investment in women as well as Maxim’s thoughts on the challenges of being a female entrepreneur, her realisations and learnings through hardships plus lots more.

Episode 45 - Christine Armstrong - Author and Vlogger

"If you’re in a job which is bad for your soul, you need to quit”

Christine is the author of The Mother of All Jobs: How To Have Children And A Career And Stay Sane(ish) published by Bloomsbury, writes regularly for the Times and Telegraph, and is a contributing editor of Management Today. Christine’s work focuses on parenting, work-life balance, and the future of work. Her current focus is hybrid work and how we manage our home and work lives.

The three discuss Christine’s (baby littered) career path which led her to co-found Jericho Chambers and subsequently writing her book, the various realities of gender inequality she’s experienced in the workplace, and how she believes we should start approaching change, as well as her refreshing perspectives on uncomfortable truths about being in business, realizations through failure, who we should be learning from, plus more.

Episode 44 - Sunna Van Kampen - Tonic Health

"Venture Capitalists prefer a Founder who has failed one company first"

Sunna Van Kampen, Founder of Tonic Health joins Juliet Oury and Phillipa Sturt on this week’s episode of BWB.

Sunna previously co-founded LVK Global - a sales and marketing agency and developed Piccolo Baby Food - the fastest growing baby food brand in the UK which led him to found Tonic Health - a start-up aiming to empower the world to work with and not against their immune system. Within the first year of trading, he’s secured half a million in funding and launched into the largest health retailers in the country including Boots, Sainsbury’s, Holland & Barrett, and Wh Smith.

The three discuss Sunna’s journey from corporate life to studying Health Foods which subsequently led him on to start Tonic Health. They also talk about the realities and challenges of the industry, Sunna's successes and failures, hardships and learnings as a Team Leader, and how he finds his motivation to keep moving forward, plus more.

And not forgetting the main event - Business vs. Bullshit Quickfire Round! This one’s a good’n.

  • Member of London Partners
  • Member of London of Chamber Commerce and Industry
  • The Royal South Bucks Agricultural Association
  • The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment
  • Offical Xero Partner

Copyright © 2013 - Oury Clark.