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Welcome to Five Star Insights with Arti Halai. The show where we speak to incredible people from a wide range of backgrounds and sectors, all of whom are making a real difference in society. Each show will start with an introduction about the guest and their achievements, before we dive straight into finding out more about the individual with their choice of a location, cuisine, music, literature and art. So sit back and enjoy! Hosted By Arti Halai, Arti worked as a television presenter, producer and reporter for some of the UK’s largest organisations like the BBC, ITV, ITN News Channel, Carlton, LWT and Mirror Group during her fifteen year career in the media. She fronted the regional bulletins for ITV’s Central News across the Midlands for eight years. Arti is an investor and co-founder of the Fleet Street Group which includes a PR agency, Fleet Street Communications, a digital design agency, Grin Consultancy and a consulting and training business, Fleet Street Consulting.

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    • Society & Culture

Welcome to Five Star Insights with Arti Halai. The show where we speak to incredible people from a wide range of backgrounds and sectors, all of whom are making a real difference in society. Each show will start with an introduction about the guest and their achievements, before we dive straight into finding out more about the individual with their choice of a location, cuisine, music, literature and art. So sit back and enjoy! Hosted By Arti Halai, Arti worked as a television presenter, producer and reporter for some of the UK’s largest organisations like the BBC, ITV, ITN News Channel, Carlton, LWT and Mirror Group during her fifteen year career in the media. She fronted the regional bulletins for ITV’s Central News across the Midlands for eight years. Arti is an investor and co-founder of the Fleet Street Group which includes a PR agency, Fleet Street Communications, a digital design agency, Grin Consultancy and a consulting and training business, Fleet Street Consulting.

    Piers Adam - Serial entrepreneur and founder of London’s most famous nightclubs

    Piers Adam - Serial entrepreneur and founder of London’s most famous nightclubs

    My guest on Five Star Insights is Piers Adam, a serial entrepreneur with more than 30 years experience in the hospitality and beverage industry. He founded London’s best and most famous nightclubs in the 1990’s - SW1, Hannover Grand and Kabaret. The Sunday Times described him as ‘the man who redefined how Londoners eat, drink and dance.’

    He went on to create a stable of concepts which became globally recognized, Mahiki, Whisky Mist and The Punchbowl Pub with Guy Ritchie. He owns the Craigellachie Hotel in Speyside in Scotland and is founder of Copper Dog whisky which launched in 2016 and is now sold in over 64 countries.

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    • 23 min
    Sonia Sabri - Multi-award Winning Independent Dance Artist

    Sonia Sabri - Multi-award Winning Independent Dance Artist

    My guest on Five Star Insights is multi-award winning independent dance artist, Sonia Sabri. She is a choreographer, teacher and artistic director of Sonia Sabri Company.

    Sonia started dancing at the age of six specialising in a major form of Indian classical dance called Kathak which originated from northern India. The classical dance performance is famous for telling stories without using words.

    Over the years Sonia has evolved her skills and art exploring traditional and contemporary approaches to dance, pushing boundaries and creating original concepts reflecting Western and Eastern cultures.

    She has performed at international arts festivals like Womad and choreographed Encompass for the Cultural Olympiad in 2012. She pioneered digital, dance and live music production Drishti in 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    As a dance artist, Sonia is acclaimed for her enchanting stage presence, grace and musicality all of which leaves audiences enthralled both nationally and globally.

    • 23 min
    Surinder Arora - A Self-Made Billionaire

    Surinder Arora - A Self-Made Billionaire

    My guest on Five Star Insights this month is self-made billionaire Surinder Arora. Surinder is an entrepreneur with an extraordinary and inspiring story. He is founder and chairman of Arora Group, one of the UK’s largest private hotel owner-operators.

    Surinder arrived in the UK at the age of 13 in 1972 speaking no English. His parents had arrived a few years earlier and called for him from the Punjab once they had settled in West London.

    Hard work runs in the blood. His mother held down three jobs and was extremely ambitious for her son. Surinder left school and had jobs with British Airways and Abbey Life. He saved and invested in property, buying derelict houses and converting them into bed and breakfast for airline staff.

    He eventually bulldozed the houses and built a hotel from scratch, convincing both lenders and British Airways to give him the contract to run a hotel for the airline’s crew. It wasn’t long before he was on a roll both buying and operating hotels and the rest as they say is history.

    • 26 min
    Louise Oliver - UK President of the British Association of Women Entrepreneurs

    Louise Oliver - UK President of the British Association of Women Entrepreneurs

    My guest on Five Star Insights is Louise Oliver who has worked in the financial services sector for over 30 years and is co-founder and director of Piercefield Oliver.

    She is also UK President of the British Association of Women Entrepreneurs – affectionately known as BAWE.

    A membership organisation, BAWE is a network for women who have considerable experience in running their own businesses.

    In her day to day work Louise is a certified Financial Planner and Chartered Wealth Manager, helping families and individuals going through life’s changes with a particular focus on divorce, business sales and bereavement. A role less than 10 per cent of women do in this sector.

    She is an expert commentator on the BBC’s Breakfast TV and Radio 4’s Money Box programme and has won several awards including Role Model of the Year in Financial Services.

    Lessons learned include it takes time to find to find the right team with shared values, ethics and passion and that not everyone is right for her business. She has also learned to say ‘yes’ to challenges and step out of her comfort zone.

    • 22 min
    Heather Picov - Chief Executive Officer of Apps for Good

    Heather Picov - Chief Executive Officer of Apps for Good

    I’m delighted that my guest on Five Star Insights is Chief Executive Officer of Apps for Good, Heather Picov. The award-winning education charity specializes in tech and has reached over 175,000 young people aged between 10 and 18 since it launched in...

    • 19 min

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