Category: Start Business From Scratch

The man who sells 700 million sandwiches a year

Image copyright Noel Hillis Image caption Patrick has been in the top job at Greencore since 2008 The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Patrick Coveney, chief executive of convenience food group Greencore. When you are the UK’s largest maker of pre-packaged sandwiches the coronavirus lockdown is a… Read more →

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‘He said it was the stupidest idea he had ever seen’

Image copyright KeepCup Image caption Abigail and her brother wanted to give coffee-drinkers a reusable option when it came to cups The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Abigail Forsyth, founder and managing director of reusable cup business KeepCup. When Abigail Forsyth first came up with the idea… Read more →

‘After eight years on drugs, I run a million-dollar firm again’

Image copyright Jackie Hueftle Image caption Ian’s story is one of recovery and redemption The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Ian Powell and Jackie Hueftle who own US firm Kilter Grips, which makes holds for climbing walls. When Ian Powell hit rock bottom very hard, it was… Read more →