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


Joining us for our first episode of 2024 is Philip Ogilvie, Managing Partner at Applifting, an international software development studio tailored for start ups, scale ups and enterprises.

Our chat with Philip unravels the inner workings of Applifting, from its company dynamics to the nitty-gritty of structure, culture, and ethics. We debate employee-owned companies and salary transparency — does it elevate or deflate a business? We also hear about Philip's days on the professional rugby field and why he thinks communication has become a lost art in the business world.


00:55 Challenges and Opportunities in the Tech Industry

01:53 The Business Model of AppLifting

02:38 AppLifting's Global Presence and Clientele

06:00 The Impact of AI and Technology Advancements

08:02 The Unique Culture and Ethical Standards at AppLifting

17:58 Reflections on Business Mistakes and Lessons Learned

19:23 Journey to Rugby Stardom

20:15 The Arrogance of Success

21:14 Father's Influence and Life Lessons

21:43 The Eccentricities of a Surgeon Father

23:17 The Lost Art of Communication in Business

24:59 The Role of Phone Calls in Business

28:09 Quickfire Round: Getting to Know Phil

33:03 Recommendations and Current Watchlist

34:39 30 Second Pitch: AppLifting

Philip's recommendation:

Reinventing Organisations - Frederic Laloux (book)


BWB is powered by Oury Clark


  • 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.

Oury Clark is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is entered on the Financial Services Register under reference 100556.