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5 Jun 2019
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Matt Taylor, Tracksmith: 

Matt Taylor is the co-founder and CEO of Tracksmith, the New England-based premium running label that celebrates the style, heritage and culture of the sport. Taylor started designing his own line after leaving sportswear giant Puma. Since launching in 2014, Tracksmith has been growing steadily and recently opened a flagship shop near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

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29 May 2019
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Kresse Wesling, Elvis & Kresse: 

Kresse Wesling is the co-founder of Elvis & Kresse, a company that’s creating a blueprint for sustainable luxury fashion. She launched the brand in 2005 with her husband James ‘Elvis’ Henrit and the Certified B Corporation turns discarded items into handmade accessories and homewares. The couple donate 50 per cent of their profits to charity and recently partnered with the Burberry Foundation to tackle the problem of leather waste.

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15 May 2019
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Jöttnar: 

Tommy Kelly is the co-founder of outerwear brand Jöttnar, which aims to make the best kit possible for the world’s most-demanding alpine athletes. Kelly and co-founder Steve Howarth were both Royal Marines commandos.

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8 May 2019
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Hayche: 

Hayche is a London-based furniture-design studio that makes vibrant pieces from natural materials. Its pieces add colour and beautiful design to homes, restaurants, shops and hotels around the world. The brand was launched in 2014 by architect and angel investor Alejandro Villarreal, alongside longtime friend and collaborator Elizabeth Encinas, now Hayche’s head of marketing.

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1 May 2019
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Richard Pierson, Headspace: 

Richard Pierson is the CEO and co-founder of Headspace, the meditation app used by millions of people in more than 190 countries. Struggling to deal with stress and anxiety in his life, Pierson left a successful career in advertising. But when his struggles only got worse, he took up meditation, coached by Buddhist monk Andy Puddicombe. They went on to launch Headspace in 2010, first as an events company and later an app with the aim of making meditation more accessible.

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3 Apr 2019
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Gabriella Somerville, ConnectJets: 

Gabriella Somerville is the founder and managing director of ConnectJets, a leading private-jet brokerage handling sales, charters and logistics for clients around the world. The company was launched in 2009, with Gabriella providing her own seed funding, and has soared ever since. With 25 years of experience in commercial aviation, Gabriella works closely with plane owners and manufacturers to reduce both operating costs and carbon footprint, while striving to offer safer and more comfortable travel.

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13 Mar 2019
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Hims: 

Andrew Dudum is the founder of Hims, a direct-to-consumer brand with sharp and witty marketing changing the conversation about men’s health and wellness. It offers products for hair loss, sexual wellness and skincare.

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6 Mar 2019
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Uncommon Creative Studio and Halo: 

Nils Leonard is co-founder of Uncommon Creative Studio and ethical-coffee brand Halo, which sells specialty grade coffee in compostable capsules. Previously, Nils was chief creative officer at Grey London.

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27 Feb 2019
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Hostmaker: 

Hostmaker was launched by husband and wife Nakul Sharma and Deepti Patankar, who left their jobs to launch the platform from their kitchen table in 2014. The end-to-end management company is reinventing home-sharing, and working with top hotels to do so. Whether its creating smart-pricing algorithms or providing a five-star hotel service, the platform takes care of everything for owners and travellers alike.

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13 Feb 2019
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Instrmnt: 

Pete Sunderland and Ross Baynham are co-founders of Glasgow design studio Instrmnt. The studio launched in 2014 with the release of the industrial-inspired Instrmnt 01, a crowdfunded steel watch.

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10 Feb 2019
15 min

The Bulletin with UBS - The new challenges to economic data: 

We discuss the increasing unreliability of economic data and consider the potential for it to unseat GDP as the go-to tool for measuring countries’ economic growth. We’ll explore some of the themes – from shifting employment patterns to shorter-term media cycles – that are posing a challenge to those who require reliable economic data.

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6 Feb 2019
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Ennismore: 

Sharan Pasricha knows every detail counts in the world of hospitality. And it’s why the founder and CEO of Ennismore pushes his team to constantly think outside the box in designing inspiring and creative social hubs. The hospitality firm owns The Hoxton hotel chain, a host of restaurants and bars, and has also breathed new life into historic Gleneagles in Scotland. All of Ennismore’s properties are unique – inspired by the neighbourhoods where they exist.

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17 May 2019
9 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 148: Reek: 

Sara and Molly Sheridan are the mother-and-daughter team behind Reek perfume, an Edinburgh-based company launched in 2016 that makes scents celebrating women and Scottish heritage. Sara is a historical novelist and Molly is a make-up artist by trade – together with award-winning perfumer Sarah McCartney they’ve created a line of perfumes that honour Jacobite women in particular, and are based on scents hundreds of years old.

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13 Mar 2019
4 min

The Foreign Desk - Explainer 156: What is a recession?: 

With Turkey’s economy officially in recession, Andrew Mueller asks what the phrase actually means, which other countries are experiencing one and whether the global economy should be worried.

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22 Feb 2019
11 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 136: Merchant Sons: 

The realisation that most homeware was geared towards women led to the founding of Merchant Sons, a Toronto-based brand with global ambitions focused on improving the homes of men. CEO Cathy Ly describes how the well-crafted homeware is inspired by classic menswear.

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15 Feb 2019
9 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 135: Beaumont Nathan: 

Beaumont Nathan is an independent art-advisory firm that’s breathing new life into the global market by using experience and data to make sales more transparent. The firm was founded in 2013 by Hugo Nathan and Wentworth Beaumont, who both previously worked for Christie’s and the Dickinson Roundell Gallery. Tom Mayou joined in 2015: he’s now the firm’s director of operations, tasked with bringing entrepreneurial thinking to a sometimes rigid industry.

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8 Feb 2019
14 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 134: Burdifilek: 

Diego Burdi and Paul Filek founded Toronto-based interior-design firm Burdifilek in 1993 – in the midst of a recession. They’ve since designed iconic interiors for many of North America’s top retailers and, while the industry has faced tectonic shifts with the rise of e-commerce, Burdifilek continues to champion the value of bricks-and-mortar shops.

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1 Feb 2019
10 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 133: Maapilim: 

Looking to the seafaring roots of his family – and the traditional ingredients used on the spice route connecting Asia, Africa and Europe for thousands of years – Jonathan Keren and his husband Doron Baduach launched a line of men’s grooming products in 2016, called Maapilim. Using a historical name for the Mediterranean, the brand has found success in focusing on quality products for men, without the macho marketing.

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