The Enterprise Podcast
The Enterprise Podcast 018 - Nick Dutton (Engage Finance)

The Enterprise Podcast 018 - Nick Dutton (Engage Finance)

February 16, 2020

As a property investment specialist with a strong finance background, having spent 5 years with Lloyds Bank, Nick gained invaluable experience looking after property clients and property lending, managing a portfolio with a turnover close to £25 million.

 

Nick is an aspiring entrepreneur who is now venturing into property investing himself; working with like-minded and driven individuals. He’s also an active member of the Progressive Property Network, Property Investors Network, Property Hub, Midlands Property Forum, host of Engaging Networking, co-host of ‘The Entrepreneur Academy’ podcast and Leicester PPN Platinum Partner, meaning he can relate to his clients and is continually learning a variety of strategies.

 

Following a successful career with Lloyds, Nick has built a successful Commercial Finance Brokerage, helping to fund some exciting property deals.

For resources and show notes: http://theenterprisepodcast.com/

The Enterprise Podcast 017 - Jake Lowe (Running with Jake)

The Enterprise Podcast 017 - Jake Lowe (Running with Jake)

February 10, 2020

Jake is a self-proclaimed running nut! With a background in television, radio, and run coaching. He combined his skills in these fields to create his brand, Running with Jake.

 

Jake can regularly be found on his Facebook page doing live videos to help, motivate, and inspire runners. He has also recently launched his new Podcast: Running with Jake: The PLODcast!

 

In 2018 Jake founded the Performance Community - a unique coaching programme that gives members access to advanced physiological testing methods that elite athletes use. This effectively takes out the guesswork of their training, meaning that Jake and the team can use the results from the test to help runners of all abilities, to run further and faster than ever before.

 

Show notes: http://theenterprisepodcast.com/

The Enterprise Podcast 016 - Richard Barber & Aaron Gordon (Driven, University of Derby)

The Enterprise Podcast 016 - Richard Barber & Aaron Gordon (Driven, University of Derby)

February 3, 2020

In partnership with The European Social Fund and Department for Work & Pensions, The University of Derby is DRIVEN to help SMEs across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to recruit and retain the most talented students and graduates. Whether you’re looking to recruit local graduates or are keen to see how graduate and higher-level skills could support your business, DRIVEN invite local organisations to work in partnership with The University of Derby, to access a wide range of support to plug skills gaps, achieve more and grow local businesses across the Midlands.

 

Show notes: http://theenterprisepodcast.com/

The Enterprise Podcast 015 - Jane Taylor (No Ordinary Rental)

The Enterprise Podcast 015 - Jane Taylor (No Ordinary Rental)

January 27, 2020

Jane set up No Ordinary Rentals just 2 years ago, whilst on maternity leave with her second daughter. Trying to juggle family life, run a successful property company and also manage a team within her husband’s company, Jane talks about her plans to build on her business before relocating to France, where she will manage the business remotely. She speaks openly about her success and obstacles throughout her journey and how she manages her time. Having to work on future proofing her business, Jane shares her plans to diversify into serviced accommodation once relocating to France and the education she has taken part in to gain knowledge in this area.

Show notes: http://theenterprisepodcast.com/

The Enterprise Podcast 014 - Allister Gardiner (AH Group)

The Enterprise Podcast 014 - Allister Gardiner (AH Group)

January 20, 2020

Allister is an award winning property developer from Burton, relentless in his endeavours he was recognised for the profits his start-up business produced in 2017 - 2018 by worldwide training organisation, Legacy Education. Allister’s construction company has also been shortlisted for Business of the Year Award in his local area, whilst also being shortlisted for Developer of the Year nationally. Having seen his progress from the beginning, I was keen to understand what makes this rising star tick.

 

Show notes:

http://theenterprisepodcast.com/

The Enterprise Podcast 013 - Gemma Bennett (Design Bank Studios)

The Enterprise Podcast 013 - Gemma Bennett (Design Bank Studios)

January 13, 2020

With 20 year’s experience in property, Gemma is incredibly passionate about architecture and interior design. Drawing on her experience, she is on a mission to design spaces that look after our mental health and wellbeing, specialising in both commercial and residential architectural interior design. Gemma firmly believes in improving the use and desirability of interior space through the use of structure, detailed design, lighting, appropriate furniture, fixtures and fittings.

The Enterprise Podcast 012 - Andrew Sanderson (AKS Residential)

The Enterprise Podcast 012 - Andrew Sanderson (AKS Residential)

January 6, 2020

Having 15 years experience in the estate agency business and been made manager of his first office after less than 18 months in the business, Andrew spent the following 13 years in either senior management or owner and director positions. He has achieved massive results from starting AKS in a competitive market back in 2016, after relocating from London. AKS was established to bring a more proactive type of estate agency to Derby where the customer’s best interests are genuinely put first. The business doubled in year 2 and is set to increase by more than 50% in year 3. Outside of work, Andrew is a dad to two young boys and an avid reader & listener to anything personal development related!

The Enterprise Podcast 011 - Liv Pritchard (Bustler / Gather & Grace)

The Enterprise Podcast 011 - Liv Pritchard (Bustler / Gather & Grace)

December 30, 2019

Liv has over 11 years’ experience in the catering & hospitality industry and in the last 8 years, she has owned & ran a number of award winning restaurants and eateries in Derby. More recently, she has sold these businesses to help grow her outside catering & events business, Gather & Grace. She is also a founding director of Bustler, Derby’s only street food market. 

In 2017, she received an Outstanding Achievement Award, presented by Marketing Derby, in recognition for her dedication to building local businesses and creating social spaces in the community. Liv shares the ups and downs of entrepreneurship and the importance of designing a business and lifestyle that are cohesive.

The Enterprise Podcast 010 - Alex Annable (ACA Estates)

The Enterprise Podcast 010 - Alex Annable (ACA Estates)

December 23, 2019

Alex is an aerospace engineer. Alongside building jet engines, he had dabbled in property and realising the potential of his property side hustle, he began investing more aggressively just 18 months ago. He’s now built that portfolio to a sizable £2.2m. Consisting mostly of HMOs, he employs a nationwide investment strategy.

Alex’s first HMO was bought for just £140,000, with a refurb spend of £92,500, it achieved a healthy commercial valuation of £375,000, allowing a clean financial exit plus an additional £18,000 in profit. This particular HMO generates £1,700 a month.

Alex is set on building this portfolio further, to allow him to quit the day job and fulfil his passion for supporting young adults in achieving their full potential.

The Enterprise Podcast 009 - Yvonne Gorman (Essential Print Services)

The Enterprise Podcast 009 - Yvonne Gorman (Essential Print Services)

December 16, 2019

The most passionate person in print and Derby’s networking queen, Yvonne has received countless awards for her dedication to helping others in the business community, having been invited to Downing Street twice in recognition for her entrepreneurship. Yvonne has also been a key influence in the growth of Small Business Saturday, PridePark.net and Hallmark Business Group. She’s also a non-executive board member of Marketing Derby, has been featured countless times in the Derby Telegraph Inspirational 250, featured in Forbes Magazine, the founder of Derby Hub, winner of the 2016 Inspirational Business Woman Award presented by Vox Feminarum and has made the shortlist in the 2019 Great British Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards and is showing no signs of slowing down.