Welcome to the Vanguard Podcast, where innovators assemble! We speak to people who are innovating within their industry or at the forefront of reshaping themselves or their companies in this ever changing world.
S3 E10 - Ed James shares " There is value in every conversation"
Currently hosting Drive Time for Heart West Midlands in Birmingham is British DJ, broadcaster, and journalist Ed James. He is a founder member of HDY Agency, a creative content marketing firm based in the West Midlands, and he also writes columns for the Birmingham Mail. It is fair to say he keeps himself busy and well-occupied. In the past, he has also openly addressed the catalogue of disasters that caused him to hit the reset button on his life. We have a lot to speak about and can’t wait to get started.
A tribute to our former guest, Luke Swann
Former guest of The Vanguard Podcast, Luke Swann, has passed away at the young age of 39. On behalf of everyone here at METCLOUD and The Vanguard Podcast, we send our heartfelt condolences and prayers to Luke Swann's friends and family. Our podcast host, Scott Tyson, described Luke as "someone who had time for anyone- young or old". Luke's episode is one of the most listened to and frequently quoted amongst other guests.
S3 E9 - Alexandros Christodoulakis "An early start, gives you enough time to overcome any mistakes"
Next on the Vanguard Podcast is Alexandros Christodoulakis, co-founder and CEO of Wealthyhood which is the first DIY wealth-building app for long-term investors. Wealthyhood aids long-term investors to build their wealth over-time, by intelligently investing their money how they want and for free.
Alexandros is also heavily accredited having attended, imperial college business school, the London school of economics and political science and national technical university of Athens. Achieving 3 first class grades. So very impressive.
S3 E8 Taran Singh " Get out there, let the world see what you can do"
Today’s guest is the founder and CEO of Taran3D, a company where digital creative storytelling is at the heart of what they do, and they combine these skills with cutting-edge technology to produce unique and compelling interactive content. TARAN3D is an Immersive production & training company. They produce immersive experiences through Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and 3D design. Moreover, they provide full-service XR training and consultancy through workshops, training programs, and one-to-one consultancy advice.
Taran is an expert in 3D technologies, combining a unique creative flair with technical aptitudes. He delivers professional-grade media products in the immersive technologies and 3D graphics arena. As a self-motivated and entrepreneurial designer, he possesses the drive and technical capabilities to steer creative projects to completion.
S3 E7 Mark Dowds explains how to build a successful business "Trust, honesty and attract the right people"
Our guest today is Mark Dowds, who is commonly regarded as a ‘serial entrepreneur’; and during an impressive two decades, he has helped get dozens of ventures off the ground.
For example, in 2012 he cofounded the first on-demand insurance platform in the world and oversaw sales, strategy, and development as the business went global.
However, before all this Mark had a rocky start, as he was kicked out of school at 16 before going into business with his dad.
S3 E6 - John Doyle states "In control of our destiny"
Today’s guest is the founder and CEO of Voicescape, a company on a mission to build sustainable tenancies through more effective customer engagement. With one of their top values being innovation, as a company, they recognise the power of harnessing technology to better the lives of some of society's most socially disadvantaged people and help their customers better connect with their communities.
He is also a graduate of John Moore’s University and the host of his own podcast, ‘the social housing podcast’. A bit of competition for us!
Inspirational Business leader
Thoroughly enjoyed listing to Ian’s honest account of his background in the inaugural Vanguard podcast.