As a self-confessed Social Evangelist, Ian embraces relationships across many social platforms. Founding and hosting the UK’s top-ranking business podcast Industry Angel, saw Ian nominated for a 2016 European influencer award alongside Gary Vaynerchuk and Tim Ferris.
Russell has enjoyed the benefits of a highly successful international career in the technology sector and now focuses his efforts on supporting owners and boards of companies to devise and implement growth strategies to create shareholder value. In his earlier career he has held board leadership positions with International companies achieving turnover more than £200m.   Core areas of focus are Leadership, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic thinking. He is a regular speaker at events on Leadership in business and has spoken at conferences from Los Angeles to Abu Dhabi.   Russell is founding Managing Partner of the advisory group, Exolta Capital Partners, www.exolta.com and Founding Chairman Scottish Business Network, www.sbn.scot the global network supporting Scottish business leaders.   Since turning 50 he has developed a passion for endurance events and can often be found at weekends mud splattered clambering over obstacles and "trying to keep up".   Ian & Russell discuss; Scottish International Week Helping promote Scottish Businesses around the world The success of Scottish International Week Importance of addressing bigger challenges, such as global warming Their mission statement Lockdown affecting mental health The new way of networking   Ian Farrar wanted to create something special for the listeners, in honour of International Podcast Day & Industry Angel's 200th episode. Ian live streamed (Facebook, YouTube & Twitter) for two hours on the 29th September 2020 and interviewed 4 of his friends back to back! We have edited those videos and created bonus podcast episodes. The original videos can be watched again on the respective social media platforms.   Industry Angel Twitter Industry Angel Website Podcast Sponsors;- Far North Sales & Marketing Carpeway MrFarrar.com
Anneka Hicks is the founder of ExcludedUK, a grassroots non-profit organisation committed to providing personal, business and career support to those facing hardship as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Anneka is an experienced marketer, strategist, and technologist with a deep routed passion for helping small businesses, independents, and entrepreneurs realise their growth potential and succeed in meeting and exceeding their goals.   With an enthusiasm for business from a very young age – Anneka was often found selling colouring in pages for 5p to neighbours from the age of 5 - she left home at the age of 16 to pursue a life in who-knows-what, which at that stage involved living in a long boat on the Oxford Canal, fronting a Jazz quintet, studying Psychology and English Language, and selling carpet to make ends meet!   Her love for helping small independent businesses grow and succeed was realised as a result of finding work at the local newspaper selling traditional advertising space. With a creative eye and an understanding of human psychology, she proceeded to teach herself graphic design, web building and coding skills which she then was able to use to help companies within her hometown promote their brands in print, online and on air.   The Covid-19 pandemic has enabled Anneka to get back to her routes, and re-evaluate the direction of her career.  Having identified a considerable amount of UK Taxpayers falling outside of the Government’s COVID-19 financial support schemes eligibility criteria and seeing the impact of that on their businesses, and careers, as well as their mental health, Anneka set out to put together a support platform that would enable them to find a way through the crisis, building a strong community of likeminded individuals who would be able to help and support each other whilst campaigning against the social injustices and discrimination they were facing. In May 2020, ExcludedUK was founded.   Ian & Anneka discuss; Founding Excluded Uk Bringing the community together MPs getting involved Different campaign groups with similar goals The government ignoring the gaps in support Marching for ExcludedUk Over 3 million people have been cast aside Issues with Universal Credit People who’re excluded having no where to turn Providing counselling sessions The impact on mental health   Ian Farrar wanted to create something special for the listeners, in honour of International Podcast Day & Industry Angel's 200th episode. Ian live streamed (Facebook, YouTube & Twitter) for two hours on the 29th September 2020 and interviewed 4 of his friends back to back! We have edited those videos and created bonus podcast episodes. The original videos can be watched again on the respective social media platforms.   Industry Angel Twitter Industry Angel Website Podcast Sponsors;- Far North Sales & Marketing Carpeway MrFarrar.com
Dave Lee is co-founder of International Podcast Day, a true international celebration of the power of podcasts. Since 2014, Dave has organized and featured hundreds of podcasters from around the world during an annual live stream celebration and event. He works with international podcasters to help amplify their voices, messages, events, and communities.   Dave has presented at PodFest, Podthon, The Sunshine Summit, and various smaller organized events. Dave is often invited as a featured podcast guest to share the message and mission of International Podcast Day.   He is co-host of The Waves of Tech. The podcast, which he co-hosts with her father, has been a 4-time finalist in the Technology Category of The Podcast Awards. The podcast is best described as a tech-grab bag show discussing the industry from every angle.   When he is not behind the mic, Dave loves spending time with and traveling with Anaya (his wife) and taking care of their three doggies. He is a big supporter of Southampton, Schalke, and Seattle Sounders, his favorite football clubs.   Ian & Dave discuss; Founding International Podcast Day Finding the best setup for your podcast How podcasting can polish your skills The pandemic encouraging people to explore livestreaming & podcasting Growth of podcast around the world Rant about paid promotion on iTunes Overnight success taking 5 years Advice for podcasters   Ian live streamed (Facebook, YouTube & Twitter) for two hours on the 29th September 2020 and interviewed 4 speakers back to back! We have edited those videos and created bonus podcast episodes. The original videos can be watched again on the respective social media platforms.   Industry Angel Twitter Industry Angel Website Podcast Sponsors;- Far North Sales & Marketing Carpeway MrFarrar.com
Tony Robinson OBE is the Micro Business Champion, multiple business owner, #PayIn30Days Campaigner, Ambassador for 3 Million #ExcludedUK, Co-Founder of #MicroBizMatters Day and Movement, Founder of the SFEDI Group, Chair of Yorkshire in Business Limited and Patron of the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank.   Tony has been awarded an OBE for services to small firms and two Lifetime Achievement Awards for Enterprise. He is currently the National Enterprise Network’s Enterprise Support Champion. As well as being a prolific author of fiction and non -fiction. His latest business book is the culmination of a two-year project with co-author, Taryn Lee Johnston, to write the new 'Small is Beautiful ' entitled 'The Happipreneur - Why MicroBizMatters?'.   Ian & Tony discuss; Newcastle Start-up Week Campaigning for 3 million excluded The effect lock-down has had on small businesses & mental health. Innovation Importance on not relying on others The dark side of accelerators and scale ups from larger organisations Bootstrap don’t borrow Opinions on Bounce-back loans Thoughts on what will happen when furlough ends Importance of teachers & parents understanding entrepreneurship The Happipreneur The value of a pound Tips for entrepreneurs     Ian live streamed (Facebook, YouTube & Twitter) with Tony Robinson OBE!   Industry Angel Twitter Industry Angel Website Podcast Sponsors;- Far North Sales & Marketing Carpeway MrFarrar.com
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Aug 5th, 1975
Location
South Shields, England, United Kingdom
Episode Count
219
Podcast Count
9
Total Airtime
5 days, 1 hour
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 640688