Interviews with The Experts #50 Richard Callender

Holly chats to Richard Callender about how you can maximise what you have in your arsenal to create success, whatever life throws at you!

Richard says one of the most important things he has learnt is to be accountable. No-one else can make what you want to happen, happen! You have to focus on the focus and sacrifice.

With thanks too to our friends at Dell Technologies for helping me bring these interviews that help so many to life #SMESOS

Interviews with The Experts #49 Mary Homer

Holly chats to Mary Homer, CEO of iconic British brand The White Company. Looking at how the pandemic has accelerated what was going to happen anyway and that history has shown us that entrepreneurial thinking THRIVES in tough times.

They also touched on the Christmas season arriving earlier than ever and asked what are you doing to prep Christmas today?

With thanks too to our friends at Dell Technologies for helping me bring these interviews that help so many to life #SMESOS

Interviews with The Experts #48 Marisa Hordern

Holly chats to Richard Callender about how you can maximise what you have in your arsenal to create success, whatever life throws at you!

Richard says one of the most important things he has learnt is to be accountable. No-one else can make what you want to happen, happen! You have to focus on the focus and sacrifice.

With thanks too to our friends at Dell Technologies for helping me bring these interviews that help so many to life #SMESOS

Interviews with The Experts #47 Anna Hill

Holly speaks to Anna Hill, UK General Manager for WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined) in an eye-opening conversation. Anna is an amazing example of the age of female leadership!

WW pivoted their entire business from physical events to digital in just 6 days due to the pandemic – no small feat!

With thanks too to our friends at Dell Technologies for helping me bring these interviews that help so many to life #SMESOS

Interviews with The Experts #46 Kate Powers and Kathy Forsyth Iwanczak

Holly chats to the authors ‘The Bigger Picture Book of Amazing Dyslexics and the Jobs They Do’, Kate and Kathy – a project that she was thrilled to be involved in this year.

Covering the dyslexic advantage, diagnosis for your children and dyslexia as an adult, they encourage you to be proud of your own ‘isms’ and weaknesses and find people who can support you in those areas.

With thanks too to our friends at Dell Technologies for helping me bring these interviews that help so many to life #SMESOS

Interviews with The Experts #45 Thomasina Miers OBE

Holly catches up with past podcast guest Thomasina Miers, co-founder of Wahaca, discussing how the hospitality and agricultural industries have suffered this year.

Thomasina stressed that community and coming together has been the hallmark of this time and they also look at new consumer habits and social media.

With thanks too to our friends at Dell Technologies for helping me bring these interviews that help so many to life #SMESOS

Interviews with The Experts #44 Dr Emma Hepburn

Holly chats To Dr Emma aka the psychology mum, a clinical psychologist who explains complex thoughts and feelings by drawing them in digestible and understandable illustrations.

Emma explained how our brains are scientifically more likely to respond MORE to negative things! This interview is filled with so many practical pieces of advice which I know is going to help so many of you. From the fact that our brains learn from making mistakes to the importance of sleep!

With thanks too to our friends at Dell Technologies for helping me bring these interviews that help so many to life #SMESOS

Interviews with The Experts #43 June Sarpong OBE

Holly speaks to June Sarpong OBE, the epitome of the multi-hyphenated career… TV Presenter, Entrepreneur, Campaigner and Director of Creative Diversity at BBC!⁠

June shared interesting thoughts and insights spanning all areas, from getting the guilt out of the way to moving away from blame and looking at the stuff that actually produces results; to being grateful for “an uneventful, mundane day” – one phone call can change your life forever.

June reminded me of the importance of listening to the flow of your life and allowing change to happen – something we all need to hear now as we’re all facing changes at a rate we’ve never experienced before!

With thanks too to our friends at Dell Technologies for helping me bring these interviews that help so many to life #SMESOS

Interviews with The Experts #42 Kate Halfpenny

Holly chats to Kate Halfpenny, founder of British bridal brand, Halfpenny London to discuss an industry that faces many unknowns at this moment.

Kate’s first reaction to the crisis was to worry for her brides, and reassure them that she would support them however she could as changes evolve. The true power of small business.

With thanks too to our friends at Dell Technologies for helping me bring these interviews that help so many to life #SMESOS

Interviews with The Experts #41 Alice Rivers-Cripps

Holly catches up with Alice, founder of one of Notonthehighstreets early partners, Posh Totty Designs.

They cover business growth, lockdown limitations, how to scale, how to push and keep pushing, and how to take a moment to have a pretend restaurant dinner with your little ones in this time of madness…! OH and Christmas – all in just an hour!

With thanks too to our friends at Notonthehighstreet for helping to bring this interview with Alice to life – it sort of began with you and continues to be the wind beneath Alice and so many small businesses out there.

Interviews with The Experts #40 Molly Price

Holly is joined live by Molly Price, founder of children’s store Molly Meg. Molly stressed the need to be ‘considered’, which is an art form when you’re running 100 miles an hour to solve everything and anything, and sometimes it’s not that easy.

Molly’s biggest takeaway from lockdown has been to be considered, learn your lessons and find some control. For it’s often only when we take a moment to consider what works and what doesn’t that the ship properly sails!

SME: SOS is a free resource to support and advise small businesses throughout this difficult time. Please share SME: SOS with any small businesses you know, so we can reach and help as many as possible! Join me everyday on Instagram to access SME: SOS resources and community, please head to @hollytucker for all the latest information and follow the conversation with #SMESOS

Interviews with The Experts #39 Donna Wilson

Holly chats to Donna Wilson, founder of her namesake brand which creates whimsical knitted creatures that have become adored across the globe.

Donna championed how you need to embrace the creative challenge of finding a “new” way to be happily, creatively innovative at this time.

SME: SOS is a free resource to support and advise small businesses throughout this difficult time. Please share SME: SOS with any small businesses you know, so we can reach and help as many as possible! Join me everyday on Instagram to access SME: SOS resources and community, please head to @hollytucker for all the latest information and follow the conversation with #SMESOS