In the Company of Mavericks

Conversations with entrepreneurs who dared to be different.

In the Company of Mavericks

Posted on 27/01/2023

In this episode, Miles talks about the changes he is implementing in the business and the opportunities to grow by product, industry, and geography, both organically and via acquisition. Miles demonstrates a wide-ranging understanding of the markets in which Concurrent operates and foresight of how to raise its growth ambitions. Since joining Concurrent, the business has had to cope with a significant component shortage which has impacted the performance of the business in 2022. Toward the end of the episode, Miles discusses a significant obstacle he has had to cope with from a young age. Miles provides inspirational advice to others who might be facing similar issues. Thanks to Mark Atkinson for introducing Miles and the great questions he asks. Many thanks to Miles for sharing his story in such an open and honest way.

Posted on 30/09/2022

Maverick investor Andrew Hollingworth of Holland Advisors talks about how he likes to invest in owner-managers and their businesses, such as Mike Ashley of Frasers Group and Tim Martin of J D Wetherspoon. His ambition is to buy good quality companies that are priced as poor quality companies and, as such, de-bunks the value and growth debate. This episode is brought to you in conjunction with Progressive Equity Research,

Posted on 01/07/2022

A Conversation with Stephen Hemsley of Franchise Brands plc. I am joined by franchise industry veteran Ian Bradley QFP, for a masterclass on investing in franchise businesses. Stephen shares insights from his 20 years developing Domino’s Pizza UK & Ireland Ltd, his working relationship with investor Nigel Wray and the vision he has for the future of AIM-listed Franchise Brands, owner of Chips Away, Barking Mad, OvenClean, Metro Rod, Metro Plumb, Willow Pumps, Filta & Azura.

Posted on 27/05/2022

I am joined by Brendan D'Souza of Dowgate Capital to talk to Andrew Austin, founder and Executive Chairman of AIM-listed energy company, Kistos.

Posted on 29/04/2022

I am joined by fund manager Rosemary Banyard for a chat with Julie and Ali of Sosandar, where they discuss the idea they had for the womenswear brand, the challenges they faced on the journey and the ambitions they have for the business.

Posted on 01/04/2022

Brendan D'Souza joins me for a conversation with Nadeem Raza of AIM-listed Microlise.

Posted on 04/03/2022

I am joined by David Seaman of Alpha Cygni Investment Management for a conversation with Chris Bogart, CEO of Burford Capital. Burford is a pioneer of litigation finance was listed on AIM in 2009.

Posted on 03/02/2022

Gareth Evans of Progressive Equity joins me for a discussion with Jonathan Satchell, Founder and CEO of Learning Technologies.

Posted on 07/01/2022

Morgan talks about his journey to becoming an entrepreneur, the establishment of Alpha FX in 2009 and the growth seen since IPO. The conversation is co-hosted by Andy Bryant of Alma PR.

Posted on 16/12/2021

I am joined by Ben McKeown of Dowgate Wealth for a conversation with Hotel Chocolat Co-founder and CEO, Angus Thirwell.

Posted on 25/11/2021

A Conversation with Alasdair Haynes, founder and CEO of Aquis Exchange. AIM-listed Aquis is a process innovator in the field of share trading and stock exchange technology. In offering the World's first subscription-based pricing Aquis offers its customers a marginal cost to trade of zero. Alasdair has a long history of innovation in the exchange technology sector from his early beginnings as a trader with Morgan Grenfell and subsequent leadership roles at ITG, Chi-X and now Aquis.

Posted on 09/11/2021

In today's episode, I am joined by Ben McKeown of Dowgate Wealth and we learn about the UK water buffalo, the importance of family values in company culture, what Gandhi said about customer care and how regular exercise stimulates creative thinking. Oh yes, we also learn about the amazing story behind the Amazon of cream cakes and how naughty but nice is returning to a high street near you after an absence of 30 years and some humbling examples about the importance of giving back. Please enjoy our conversation with the maverick, Sukh Chamdal.