E38 That Great Business Show Tanya Thompson, Sluamor - Chris Deans, CraneWW Logistics - Michael McCambridge, McCambridges Bread - Geraldine Kavanagh, Forager & Glendalough Distillery
2.00" Tanya Thompson, one-time rally co-driver turned CTO at Sluamor, a software aimed at getting SMEs more and better business using intelligent search to identify opportunities in Ireland first, then the world. Sluamor also makes procurement easier by identifying relevant and capable suppliers. How they worked out their pricing is insightful. Tanya's 'hire in a heartbeat is Oprah Winfrey to help build Sluamor into a recognised world brand, just like Oprah herself!
22.00" Michael McCambridge is the boss at the eponymously named McCambridges Bread, known and loved by Irish (and other) people both at home and abroad. Michael discusses how to build a bread 'brand', his court battles to stop possible 'passing off' of other breads as being the same as his 30% market leader, how he's testing different products on Amazon for both the separate UK and US markets and why he'd love to have his late parents, tragically killed in a car accident, back working with him as he'd hire them in a heartbeat.
42.00" Chris Deans of CraneWW Logistics makes a welcome return to That Great Business Show since he last appeared on E4, correctly forecasting that we were going to eating smaller turkeys for Christmas (this year he's betting big on BIG turkeys). Chris discusses what's really going on in import/export including the massive increase in business at Rosslare Port, the even more massive rise in rail freight from China to Europe (yes, your container is wending its way on the slow train from China), but intriguingly Chris also discusses what's happening with the jewellery business in Ireland - including the many Rolexes sent to the UK for repair (50-60 per week), as we never knew there were so much Rolexs in Ireland! BTW, Chris wants Richard Branson (probably our most favoured pick to date) to join his team at Crane.
57.00" Did your careers guidance teacher ever say you should become a forager to make a living? No? Do you know how a forager makes a living? No? Well, that's why we asked Geraldine Kavanagh to join TeamGBS. She's been foraging since she was very young and has turned her incredible knowledge of native plants into a business. She brings clients for foraging walks/picnics in Wicklow, and that's so successful she's totally booked out for summer. The other side of her business is finding the botanicals for the multi-award winning Glendalough Gin, and how she puts together the flavours is utterly fascinating. It's a 'business' like no other. Geraldine's 'hire in a heartbeat'? And her 'hire in a heartbeat' choice. Herself! Find out why.
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