Impact

Impact

Welcome the Impact podcast. Through my career as an athlete, broadcaster, business advisor and investor I get to meet a huge amount of people, from all walks of life. There are so many private conversations that I think are worth making public, putting a spotlight on people and organisations that have a pioneering spirit, and are motivated to make positive change. Having a catalogue of these conversations also appeals to the documentarian in me, so we can look back in years to come and see what these ambitions have gone on to become. Impact is primarily a business podcast, and is the sister series to the Endurance podcast series, which focusses on my athletic interests. The Impact podcast is supported by a business which I am proud to be a partner in, Eos Advisory, who back early-stage innovation in science, engineering and technology, mainly in Scotland, businesses that are answering some of the worlds big questions around healthcare, renewables, food and water security and climate change.

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June 24, 2021 47 min
Mark Scott has been an entrepreneur and investor since leaving school. He is one of this people who is constantly questioning and challenging norms, which has led to him co-founding his latest business venture, Bella and Duke, a raw pet food company. The reason I was keen to record a conversation with Mark was to understand how he has taken his personal interests around bio hacking for health and wellbeing, into his work. Mark love...
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Hazel Robertson is a Life and Mindset Coach who now helps busy and ambitious entrepreneurs and professionals get everything on their to-do lists done.

Hazel has a great passion for adventure sports, having been on major expeditions all over the globe including trans Alaska, supporting her husband Luke’s south pole trek and being a guide for the Polar Academy, who you will hear about in this conversation.

Hazel has taken the planning...
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May 29, 2021 48 min
Sandy Kennedy is the CEO of Entrepreneurial Scotland, that has the simple and bold ambition to help make Scotland one of the more entrepreneurial countries on the planet. The Saltire Programmes form a part of the great work of ES, and something Mark benefited from personally when he was a student.

https://www.entrepreneurialscotland.com

https://twitter.com/KennedySandy
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May 20, 2021 49 min
Mark Simmers is the CEO of Celtic Renewables, an exciting Scottish low-carbon technology that converts unwanted and low-value biological material into high-value renewable chemicals, sustainable biofuel and other commercially and environmentally valuable commodities. Their first focus is the bi-products of the whisky industry.

https://www.celtic-renewables.com

https://twitter.com/crl_uk
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May 13, 2021 42 min
Caroline McKenna is the founder and CEO of Social Good Connect, whose mission is to make employee volunteering simple. What does that mean? Well, charities often don’t know how to talk to corporates, and businesses want to make positive impact in the communities they are a part of, but don’t know who to speak to. They need a match maker, someone who can connect these charity needs and business wants. They help charities save tim...
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May 6, 2021 48 min
After growing up in Glasgow, Mark Bamforth worked in the oil and whisky industries before starting his entrepreneurial journey in biotech, with a series of highly successful businesses in the United States, where he has been based for many years. Mark Beaumont has known Mark Bamforth for over a decade through his support for Entrepreneurial Scotland and passion for backing careers and businesses. This conversation covers a range o...
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April 29, 2021 48 min
Matt Willcocks is the co-founder of Propel, whose tagline is to ‘change the world one personal best at a time.’ Focussed on sports-tec, they are helping build an inspiring ecosystem of businesses that are focussed on getting people active, improving wellbeing and improving athletic performance.

https://propelteams.com

https://twitter.com/WillcocksMatt
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April 22, 2021 55 min
Almost three decades ago, Andy was working in investment banking in London. He knew that he wanted to come back to his hometown of Dundee, Scotland and to make real difference in the world. Just about the same time, his father Andi was considering his next venture, and so together they established Insights. They haven't looked back, and are extremely proud that their now-global business still has its roots in Scotland. Contribu...
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Shailesh Maingi is the Founder and Chairman of Kineticos, an award-winning organization supporting Biopharmaceutical and Precision Medicine firms. Andrew McNeill is the Managing Partner of Eos Advisory, who support this podcast series – and who back early stage businesses that impact the world in science, engineering and technology. There is a new trans-Atlantic partnership between these organisations that Mark has been involved in...
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April 8, 2021 41 min
David Farquhar is the CEO of Intelligent Growth Solutions, an agritech innovator, focused on vertical farming technology and smart building technologies. The business vision is to deliver commercial viability to the vertical farming model by improving productivity whilst dramatically driving down the cost of power and labour. Food and water security is one of the big global issues of our time, and it is fascinating to understand th...
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James Mitchell and Carolina Larrazabal are the founding couple behind BuildX Studio, based out of Nariobi, Kenya. ‘Building a radically better tomorrow’ is their company tagline and the best way of defining their lifes work. With backgrounds in architecture and design, James, Carolina and their team are trail blazing with new materials in construction, new ways of doing business with their Design-Build model and bringing more wom...
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March 23, 2021 1 min
Coming in April 2021, my new series, the Impact podcast.

Through my career as an athlete, broadcaster, business advisor and investor I get to meet a huge amount of people, from all walks of life. There are so many private conversations that I think are worth making public, putting a spotlight on people and organisations that have a pioneering spirit, and are motivated to make positive change. Having a catalogue of these conversa...
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