40 episodes

In this podcast I want to explore my sneaking suspicion that Greater Manchester is the GREATEST place in the world, to be founding or running a business, right now. We'll celebrate all this amazing area has to offer by sharing the inspiring stories of Greater Manchester business leaders as well as exploring their personal connections to Greater Manchester through music, leisure, sport and of course food & drink. As a Co-Founder building my business, Real Handful, in the area I know that it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. We want to share the reality - the highs, the lows and the unique story each business has to tell. By doing so we want to raise the profile of the region further, inspire the next generation of budding entrepreneurs and hopefully have a fun chat along the way. Joe. Instagram - @gmbspodcast Email - gmbspodcast@gmail.com

GREATER Manchester Business Stories Joe Taylor

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 5 Ratings

In this podcast I want to explore my sneaking suspicion that Greater Manchester is the GREATEST place in the world, to be founding or running a business, right now. We'll celebrate all this amazing area has to offer by sharing the inspiring stories of Greater Manchester business leaders as well as exploring their personal connections to Greater Manchester through music, leisure, sport and of course food & drink. As a Co-Founder building my business, Real Handful, in the area I know that it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. We want to share the reality - the highs, the lows and the unique story each business has to tell. By doing so we want to raise the profile of the region further, inspire the next generation of budding entrepreneurs and hopefully have a fun chat along the way. Joe. Instagram - @gmbspodcast Email - gmbspodcast@gmail.com

    The Buzz: Dave Foreman of Praetura Ventures

    The Buzz: Dave Foreman of Praetura Ventures

    On 'The Buzz' we hit our guests from the main GMBS podcast with rapid-fire questions to find out more about their personal connections to Greater Manchester through music, leisure, sport and of course food & drink.
    Do drop us a line with questions and interview recommendations.
    Email gmbspodcast@gmail.com
    Instagram @gmbspodcast
    Produced & Presented by Joe Taylor
    Sound & Music Editing by Andy Blackaby-Iles

    • 15 min
    GMBS: Dave Foreman of Praetura Ventures

    GMBS: Dave Foreman of Praetura Ventures

    Praetura  Ventures are a VC firm based in Greater Manchester that lead with a 'More than Money' promise.  Alongside the funds they invest in some of the most exciting businesses in the North West they also put a huge focus on nurturing those businesses, and the entrepreneurs leading them, to inspire even greater success.

    Some phenomenal success stories are already coming through their stable (Bankify, Peak, Sorted, Pixelmax and many more) and Dave shares his desire to kick Praetura on to the next level as well as doing more of what he loves to do best - identifying and working with amazing entrepreneurs (in the North West mainly of course!).

    Find out more about Praetura at https://www.praeturaventures.com and enjoy the wisdom Dave shares by heading to https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-foreman-praetura.

    Do drop us a line with questions and interview recommendations  :-)
    Email gmbspodcast@gmail.com
    Instagram @gmbspodcast
    Produced & Presented by Joe Taylor
    Sound & Music Editing by Andy Blackaby-Iles

    • 43 min
    The Buzz: Jennie Johnson of My First Five Years

    The Buzz: Jennie Johnson of My First Five Years

    On 'The Buzz' we hit our guests from the main GMBS podcast with rapid-fire questions to find out more about their personal connections to Greater Manchester through music, leisure, sport and of course food & drink.
    Do drop us a line with questions and interview recommendations.
    Email gmbspodcast@gmail.com
    Instagram @gmbspodcast
    Produced & Presented by Joe Taylor
    Sound & Music Editing by Andy Blackaby-Iles

    • 10 min
    GMBS: Jennie Johnson MBE of My First Five Years

    GMBS: Jennie Johnson MBE of My First Five Years

    You may already know the wonderful Jennie Johnson MBE from the hugely successful Kids Allowed chain of nurseries that she founded in 2003.  In this conversation Jennie starts by sharing the story behind her switch from a successful IT career into the world of Entrepreneurship and how she pioneered a completely new approach in a well established sector.

    However we quick move on to her failed attempts to retire having sold Kids Allowed and then the lightning bolt of inspiration that led to her new venture My First Five Years.  This is a great conversation to learn the value of being a second time entrepreneur because you can see Jennie's confidence, superb team-building and huge ambitions are setting My First Five Years up to be even more disruptive and even wider reaching than Kids Allowed.  I can't wait to follow the journey!

    Check out My First Five Years on the App Store, www.mffy.com or on Instagram @myfirstfiveyears, Twitter @myfirst5years and TikTok @myfirst5years

    Do drop us a line with questions and interview recommendations  :-)
    Email gmbspodcast@gmail.com
    Instagram @gmbspodcast
    Produced & Presented by Joe Taylor
    Sound & Music Editing by Andy Blackaby-Iles

    • 45 min
    The Buzz: Rimi Thapar of Love Raw

    The Buzz: Rimi Thapar of Love Raw

    On 'The Buzz' we hit our guests from the main GMBS podcast with rapid-fire questions to find out more about their personal connections to Greater Manchester through music, leisure, sport and of course food & drink.
    Do drop us a line with questions and interview recommendations.
    Email gmbspodcast@gmail.com
    Instagram @gmbspodcast
    Produced & Presented by Joe Taylor
    Sound & Music Editing by Andy Blackaby-Iles

    • 11 min
    GMBS: Rimi Thapar of Love Raw

    GMBS: Rimi Thapar of Love Raw

    This episode is about Vegan chocolate that tastes like chocolate chocolate.  In fact it's the story behind the fastest growing Vegan chocolate brand in the UK and they just happen to be based in Greater Manchester.

    But behind the delicious end products this conversation tells the inspiring story of Love Raw the business that Rimi Thapar has built with her husband Manav (whilst starting a young family at the same time).

    Love Raw are absolutely smashing it and if you haven't checked them out already them immediately head to @loveraw on the socials and https://eatloveraw.com.

    Do drop us a line with questions and interview recommendations  :-)
    Email gmbspodcast@gmail.com
    Instagram @gmbspodcast
    Produced & Presented by Joe Taylor
    Sound & Music Editing by Andy Blackaby-Iles

    • 47 min

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