44 episodes

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.

Taking Care of Business Paul Cheetham-Karcz

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.9 • 46 Ratings

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.

    Bootstrap your life and the Myprotein® story - A chat with Oliver Cookson

    Bootstrap your life and the Myprotein® story - A chat with Oliver Cookson

    Oliver Cookson's story celebrates the old school traditions of business.

    Nowadays the value of a business seems to based upon its value upon a ‘raise' - we have stopped celebrating success stories that are down to old school decision-making & building foundations. Small amounts of money, hard work, overcoming adversity and then dealing with success.

    Hear about Oliver's journey and why he has subsequently launched his own podcast and in the middle of writing his new book, 'Bootstrap Your Life'. 

    • 56 min
    Setting goals and achieving them - A chat with former WWE star Stu Bennett

    Setting goals and achieving them - A chat with former WWE star Stu Bennett

    Stuart Bennett, otherwise known by his ring names of "Wade Barrett" or "Bad News Barrett", is an actor and former WWE wrestler who was a key figure in the famous wrestling organisation for 10 years.

    Born in Lancashire and now living in LA, Stuart has lived nearly every young child's dream of performing in the WWE, and is on the cusp of releasing his new film, 'I Am Vengeance: Retaliation'.

    Paul and Stu chat about what it takes to set a seemingly unattainable goal and actually achieve it.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Why better people make better leaders - A chat with Kevin Sinfield MBE

    Why better people make better leaders - A chat with Kevin Sinfield MBE

    Kevin Sinfield MBE is one of the most widely regarded players in Rugby League history. He captained England & Leeds Rhinos, leading the club to seven Super League championships and two Challenge Cup successes.

    Now Director of Rugby at Leeds, he holds multiple records for points-scored and is the only captain to have led a team to win three consecutive Super League titles.

    Paul and Kevin delve into what it is which sets leaders apart, from their personal qualities to maintaining the right mindset.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Building Roxy Leisure, managing through Covid and what's next for the industry?

    Building Roxy Leisure, managing through Covid and what's next for the industry?

    Built by brothers Matt and Ben Jones, hear the story behind pioneering bar group, Roxy Leisure and how they foresee the industry evolving in a post-Covid-19 world.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Coping with COVID-19 and what's next?

    Coping with COVID-19 and what's next?

    In the first episode of the new series and since the COVID-19 pandemic, Paul is joined by Will Stanton from Corporate Finance at Sedulo.

    Both discuss how the business has managed to ride through the ever-changing storm, ways they have supported communities and what the new future might look like.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    A different approach to mental health - A chat with Dr. Asad Raffi & Jonathan Edgeley

    A different approach to mental health - A chat with Dr. Asad Raffi & Jonathan Edgeley

    Paul is joined by Dr Asad Raffi and Jonathan Edgeley of Sanctum Healthcare, a specialist provider of bespoke treatments for psychological and dependency disorders.

    In this episode, they discuss all things mental health, including its current place in society, the mental health impact of Coronavirus and share some useful self-help tools.

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Oliver Cookson ,

No bull business podcast

I was lucky enough to be a guest on Paul’s show, but before that I listened to a good few episodes and enjoyed them all. 5* all day!

paul23boys ,

Easy to listen too and informative 👌🏻

Great podcast. Highly recommend.

trav lad ,

Top class

Really enjoyed every single one of them!

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