Market Insights

In these uncertain times it is more important than ever to learn best practise from other entrepreneurial businesses and market experts. We’ve interviewed some fascinating people who share their thoughts and experiences here.

Market Insight: Emma Jones, Enterprise Nation

Market Insight: Emma Jones, Enterprise Nation

The businesses which are surviving the Covid pandemic best are those which are financially fit, have good digital awareness and a strong support network, says Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation, a small business network.

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Market Insight: Christian Vaughan, Disguise

Market Insight: Christian Vaughan, Disguise

The best way for a business to survive the pandemic is to rip up any plans they previously had, says Christian Vaughan, the Chief Marketing Officer at Disguise, which makes technology for live and virtual shows.

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Market Insight: Scott English

Market Insight: Scott English

The last few months have been tough but there are several key steps entrepreneurial businesses can take right now to stay on track, says Scott English, Brand Director of CEMG, a publishing company which provides publications and events for entrepreneurs.

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Market Insight: Philip Newborough, Bridges Fund Management

Market Insight: Philip Newborough, Bridges Fund Management

The Covid pandemic has highlighted the importance of purpose-led businesses in driving positive change in our society, says Philip Newborough, co-Founder and co-CEO of Bridges Fund Management, the impact investment firm.

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Market Insight: Sean Williams

Market Insight: Sean Williams

Entrepreneurs are inherent problem solvers, says Sean Williams, the Founder and CEO of Corndel, a leadership and technology training company whose clients include a third of the FTSE100. He shares his thoughts on the outlook for growing businesses.

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Market Insight: Sean Longsdale, Santander

Market Insight: Sean Longsdale, Santander

Sean Longsdale is Managing Director of the Structured Finance Group at Santander Corporate & Commercial. He shares his thoughts about how businesses of all sizes can stay ahead during these challenging times.

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Market Insight: Vic Miller

Market Insight: Vic Miller

Vic Miller is Vice President of Global Comms at Brandwatch, a digital consumer intelligence company that helps brands listen to and understand what is being said about them and their markets online. She speaks to businesses of all sizes every day and shares her insights.

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Market Insight: Mayank Patel

Market Insight: Mayank Patel

Mayank Patel OBE is Founder of Currencies Direct, a finance business which he sold for more than £200 million. He now helps budding student entrepreneurs as Leadership Mentor in Residence at Birmingham University and is on the advisory board at Cranfield University.

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Market Insight: Tom Ricca-McCarthy

Market Insight: Tom Ricca-McCarthy

Tom Ricca-McCarthy is co-Founder of Lucidity, a software platform which helps SMEs build and execute their growth strategy. He mentors early-stage businesses and is well placed to understand the impact the pandemic is having on small businesses.

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