30 episodes

The VOOM Podcast, brought to you by Virgin Media Business is back for a new series exploring the stories of disruptive business and world class entrepreneurs. Nikki Bedi talks to mavericks, innovators and risk takers to find out what it takes to see beyond everyday obstacles, and what enables the world’s most creative people to think differently. And with an eye to the future, we’ll be meeting the next generation of business leaders with reports from this years’ VOOM competition – the UK and Ireland’s most exciting pitch event, with £1 million pounds worth of prizes and business support up for grabs.

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The VOOM Podcast, brought to you by Virgin Media Business is back for a new series exploring the stories of disruptive business and world class entrepreneurs. Nikki Bedi talks to mavericks, innovators and risk takers to find out what it takes to see beyond everyday obstacles, and what enables the world’s most creative people to think differently. And with an eye to the future, we’ll be meeting the next generation of business leaders with reports from this years’ VOOM competition – the UK and Ireland’s most exciting pitch event, with £1 million pounds worth of prizes and business support up for grabs.

    2018 VOOM Final

    2018 VOOM Final

    Nikki Bedi presents highlights from the 2018 VOOM final, with pitches from the six finalists and words from Richard Branson and his fellow judges Tropic Skincare founder Susie Ma, Innocent Drinks co-founder Richard Reed, entrepreneur and presenter Sophie Morgan and Virgin Media Business MD Peter Kelly.


    We also hear from previous VOOM winner Toby McCartney (CEO of MacRebur) who gives his top tips for a perfect pitch, plus there’s a surprise appearance from Sir Mo Farah. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 39 min
    VOOM semi-final with Moneypenny and Tech North Advocates

    VOOM semi-final with Moneypenny and Tech North Advocates

    In this episode Nikki Bedi is at the 2018 VOOM semi-final event in Manchester to soak up the competition atmosphere as companies get ready to pitch. She is joined by two brilliant entrepreneurs from the North West – Rachel Clacher, co-founder of office-outsourcing pioneers Moneypenny, and Naomi Timperley co-founder of Tech North Advocates, an initiative set up to champion digital businesses in the region. We also hear from Mark Brant, the managing director of Paypal in the UK (a partner in this year's VOOM competition) with top tips for growing a business internationally. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 40 min
    Parent Tech with Peanut and #Techmums

    Parent Tech with Peanut and #Techmums

    In this episode Nikki Bedi is joined by two entrepreneurs who’ve used personal experiences as catalysts for their businesses. Michelle Kennedy (formerly Board Advisor / Director at the dating app Bumble) explains how a period of loneliness after the birth of her first child inspired her to create an app for mums called Peanut – helping women chat, meet and solve problems together. She is joined by Doctor Sue Black, an entrepreneur whose life-changing journey in computer science became a springboard for her to enable others through the social enterprise #TechMums. Plus we’ve a special guide to investment from VOOM competition partners Grant Thornton, as Sarah Abrahams (Head of Growth Finance) debunks some of the common myths and mistakes companies make whilst raising capital.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 53 min
    Social Media with Jungle Creations, Codec.ai and Emma Gannon

    Social Media with Jungle Creations, Codec.ai and Emma Gannon

    In this episode Nikki Bedi meets three entrepreneurs who’ve built their businesses around social media. She is joined by Jungle Creations founder Jamie Bolding – a company commanding an astounding 5 billion monthly views across its channels on Facebook, Martin Adams from Codec.ai who use artificial intelligence to improve audience impact, and writer and presenter Emma Gannon (Ctrl Alt Delete/ The Multi-Hyphen Method) to discuss the top tips and strategies. 


    VOOM reporter Chris Reed also meets outdoor advertising experts JCDecaux – to find out why the traditional billboard ad is more relevant than ever. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 44 min
    Disruptive products with Blaze and Eve Sleep

    Disruptive products with Blaze and Eve Sleep

    In this episode Nikki Bedi meets two entrepreneurs who’ve brought innovation to existing markets. Emily Brooke describes her journey as the founder of Blaze – a challenger brand in the world of cycling – whose invention, the Laserlight aims to make every bike safer. She’s joined by Jas Bagniewski, who has turned the mattress into a £140million pound valued company, at Eve Sleep. 


    Plus as this years VOOM competition begins, we hear from previous winner Toby McCarney of Macrebur with his top tips for entrants.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 51 min
    Food with purpose, with Wahaca, Aduna and Change Please

    Food with purpose, with Wahaca, Aduna and Change Please

    In the first episode of this new series for 2018 Nikki Bedi meets Thomasina Miers, founder of Mexican food chain Wahaca, and Andrew Hunt, founder of African-inspired superfood company Aduna. Together they discuss how they’ve built ‘profit with purpose’ into their business journeys – from scaling sustainability within the restaurant world, to kickstarting a new industry for rural African producers. And with the VOOM competition in full swing, we hear from one of the judges of this year’s Virgin Unite Impact Award, Cemal Ezel (of Change Please) whose own company is fighting homelessness with coffee.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 50 min

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