10 episodes

Welcome to Unsexy Business.This isn’t about Silicon Valley style corporations or the latest tech initiative. This is about traditional business models - thoughts and plans that could easily have begun in a pub or a garden shed. Simple ideas that have become multi million pound companies. From plumbers to beds, electronics to second hand cars, meet the people behind some of Britain’s best loved brands. Hosted by Jamie Waller.Get Unsexy Business - The Book. Available now from Amazon and all good bookshops.

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Welcome to Unsexy Business.This isn’t about Silicon Valley style corporations or the latest tech initiative. This is about traditional business models - thoughts and plans that could easily have begun in a pub or a garden shed. Simple ideas that have become multi million pound companies. From plumbers to beds, electronics to second hand cars, meet the people behind some of Britain’s best loved brands. Hosted by Jamie Waller.Get Unsexy Business - The Book. Available now from Amazon and all good bookshops.

    11 - Martin Dawes, Founder - Coffee Nation

    11 - Martin Dawes, Founder - Coffee Nation

    Welcome to Unsexy Business. A podcast series about traditional business models and the people and personalities behind them.

    This episode - Martin Dawes. Martin is the founder of Coffee Nation. At just 17, he began his business with one aim - to put takeaway coffee in corner shops across London. By 2007, he had 600 Coffee Nation kiosks right across the UK.

    This is his story.

    Buy Unsexy Business - the book - from Amazon and all good bookshops. Follow Jamie on Twitter - @jamiebwaller - or visit http://jamiewaller.co.uk

    • 26 min
    10 - Reginald Larry-Cole, Buy-To-Let Cars

    10 - Reginald Larry-Cole, Buy-To-Let Cars

    Welcome to Unsexy Business. A podcast series about traditional business models and the people and personalities behind them.

    This episode - Reginald Larry-Cole. Larry founded his company on a simple premise. You buy a car - and they'll lease it from you.

    This is his story.

    Buy Unsexy Business - the book - from Amazon and all good bookshops. Follow Jamie on Twitter - @jamiebwaller - or visit http://jamiewaller.co.uk

    • 19 min
    9 - Nick Broom, PVL

    9 - Nick Broom, PVL

    Welcome to Unsexy Business. A podcast series about traditional business models and the people and personalities behind them.

    This episode - Nick Broom. Nick began PVL, in 1999, dedicated specialists in the production of high visibility livery and corporate branding for commercial fleet vehicles.

    This is his story.

    Buy Unsexy Business - the book - from Amazon and all good bookshops. Follow Jamie on Twitter - @jamiebwaller - or visit http://jamiewaller.co.uk

    • 23 min
    8 - Matthew Storey, Founder - M&M Supplies

    8 - Matthew Storey, Founder - M&M Supplies

    Welcome to Unsexy Business. A podcast series about traditional business models and the people and personalities behind them.

    This episode -  Matthew Storey, the founder of M&M Supplies, the company specialising in managing inventory for the consumer goods industry. He started at just 12 years old selling sweets from the boot of the family car. This eventually led him into wholesale business, and ultimately to M&M Supplies.

    This is his story.

    Buy Unsexy Business - the book - from Amazon and all good bookshops. Follow Jamie on Twitter - @jamiebwaller - or visit http://jamiewaller.co.uk

    • 25 min
    6 - Thomas Delgado, We Buy Cars Today

    6 - Thomas Delgado, We Buy Cars Today

    Welcome to Unsexy Business. A podcast series about traditional business models and the people and personalities behind them.

    This episode -Thomas Delgado, CEO and Founder of We Buy Cars Today, one of the UK’s leading car selling websites.
    Despite only existing since 2010, the company now subcontracts to over 200 staff and has a £7m turnover.

    This is his story.

    Buy Unsexy Business - the book - from Amazon and all good bookshops. Follow Jamie on Twitter - @jamiebwaller - or visit http://jamiewaller.co.uk

    • 23 min
    5 - Mike Clare, Dreams Beds

    5 - Mike Clare, Dreams Beds

    Welcome to Unsexy Business. A podcast series about traditional business models and the people and personalities behind them. 

    This episode - Mike Clare, founder of Dreams Beds. Starting with a single furniture shop in West London back in 1985, Mike built the company up and sold it in 2008 for £222m. 

    This is his story. 

    Buy Unsexy Business - the book - from Amazon and all good bookshops. Follow Jamie on Twitter - @jamiebwaller - or visit jamiewaller.co.uk

    • 22 min

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