Taking Care of Business

Taking Care of Business

Taking Care of Business is an honest and raw, real life podcast (and also a book) on how to grow a successful business whilst taking care of what matters most...yourself. The podcast features some of the most successful business leaders in the UK, mixed in with some inspirational guests from the worlds of sport and media. Paul, a working-class guy, has himself started and grown a number of privately owned and publicly listed companies. The Taking Care of Business book is available to buy in Waterstones, Amazon, WHSmith and more.... Show More

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Jamie Jones-Buchanan knows a thing or two about performance, both physically and mentally.

With a career spanning 20 years playing solely for Leeds Rhinos, England and Great Britain, JJB won 6 Super League Grand Finals, 3 World Club Challenges, 3 League Leaders' Shields and 1 Challenge Cup Final.

Now retired, Jamie remains a huge part of his local community in Leeds and in addition to his TV show, Rugb...
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Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem (such as anxiety, stress and depression) each year. 


Anxiety and depression have been estimated to cause one-fifth of days lost from work in Britain, with worries about things like money and jobs making it increasingly harder for people to cope. 


Emma Rettig and Jess Walton join Paul in discussing all things mental health a... Read more

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It's well known that boxing is one of the most physically and mentally draining sports. From the gruelling training camps, shedding those final few pounds to stepping into the ring in front of 20,000 people.

John Murray is a former English, British, European lightweight champion and WBA challenger. With a successful professional career spanning 11 years, John has fought under the bright lights in Vegas, the historic M... Read more

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With talk of Brexit taking over our TV screens and phones, it's difficult to digest what exactly is going on and what happens next.

In this episode ex-politician and founder of Downtown in Business Liverpool, Frank Mckenna, gives his take on the topic which has divided both the public and government for the past 3 years.

From why and how it came about to the campaigns and vote that followed, if you're looki... Read more

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As a former soldier in the British Army, Paul Boys has experienced first hand the impacts that training can have on both body and mind. 

Now a personal trainer and owner of Next Level Training, Paul helps others to achieve their health and wellbeing goals, whether it’s through exercise, nutrition or lifestyle changes. 

From skipping breakfast, spending less time on your phone to taking the lift instead of the stair... Read more

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As global fashion brands continue to spend millions on production and marketing, breaking into the industry has never been harder.   It's something that Ash Siddique, co-founder of fast-fashion brand Missy Empire knows all too well.   Hear the story behind the rise of Missy Empire, and how they competed with bigger brands to cement themselves as forward-thinking industry leaders in a crowded market. 

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Success can come quick in the ever-evolving world of fast-fashion.   But coping with instant success as a young entrepreneur can be challenging and comes with its own set of unforeseen obstacles.   Anastasia Kenyon is the founder of Kandi Cosmetics, her own brand of makeup and Make it Up, a white label for some of the largest online retailers in the UK including Boohoo.   In this episode, Anastasia shares how she managed th... Read more

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With more and more businesses choosing to adopt creative and flexible approaches to workspaces, what impacts do they have on a business and their people?   In this episode, Holly Moore of Make Events, the North’s leading corporate events agency, joins Paul to discuss the impacts they have experienced since relocating to their inspiring ‘House of Make’ in 2019.

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Taking Care of Business is back for a fourth season with a host of new guests and new stories. 

In this episode, we hear from Author and Founder of Sedulo Group Paul Cheetham-Karcz as he opens up on why he decided to write a book, the process that followed and the many hurdles he faced along the way.

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This special episode is set in the aftermath of Sedu10FEST - a festival to celebrate the 10th birthday of Paul's business, Sedulo. The performers from that festival - Ben Ofoedu of Phats & Small fame, Liberty X's Michelle Heaton, Another Level's Dane Bowers and DJ Rick Live - talk candidly about the ups and downs they experienced whilst making it in the music industry, as well as dealing with the fame that came w... Read more

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Paul talks to the founder of Instasmile, Simon Nixon, about how he launched his product and successfully took it across to the US market.

He also delves into the highs and lows of the rollercoaster journey the brand has been on, with the latest being listed in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100.

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Paul talks to the founder of FIGHT LABEL, Sophie Whittam, about how she's making it amongst boxing's elite as the go-to-designer when it comes to outfitting the top 1% of boxers in the world for their fight.

Sophie is trusted by the likes of Anthony Joshua, Floyd Mayweather, Mikey Garcia, Katie Taylor and more to deliver their in-ring identity, and since debuting her first design in 2015 - the infamous 24 ca... Read more

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Paul talks to the founder and Managing Director of Community Led Initiatives, Peter Atherton, about escaping his criminal past to creating a business that mentors and supports other offenders, as well as his thoughts on the stigma faced by ex-offenders in society today.

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Paul talks to Author of "She Means Business" and founder of the Female Entrepreneur Association, Carrie Green, about building her business, maintaining the right mindset and how becoming a Mum has affected her business life.

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In this episode, Paul talks to former Henleys owner, Simon Peters, about the highs and lows of owning a business, dealing with failure and how it can affect your personal life.

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Paul chats to the CEO of the Fragrance Shop, Sanjay Vadera, on his journey from Ugandan refugee to becoming the largest independent fragrance retailer in the UK.

In an unmissable episode, they also discuss the future of the retail sector and Sanjay's motivations to do what he does.

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In this episode, Paul talks about how he feels the second series went, his reasons for writing the Taking Care of Business book and what to expect from series 3.

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In this episode, Paul chats to the female restauranteur behind Neighbourhood and Menagerie about growing her brand, what it takes to succeed in the hospitality industry and the challenges she faces.

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In this episode, Paul chats to Co-founder and Managing Director of Tunafish media, Sam Jones, about starting a creative media agency, dealing with anxiety and his efforts to tackle homelessness through his co-founded charity, Not Just Soup.

 

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In this episode, Paul chats to Enterprise Northwest Director, Gary Palmer, about growing the business in the UK and the changing culture of consumers and employee needs.

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