Mennie Talks Podcast
Season 2 #010 Interview with Nick James, Founder and CEO of Expert Empires

Season 2 #010 Interview with Nick James, Founder and CEO of Expert Empires

December 9, 2020

The Mennie Talks podcast is back for Season 2 with an incredible line-up of inspiring guests, talking all things business, entrepreneurship, property development, finance and investment. 

In this next episode I interview Nick James, Founder and CEO of Expert Empires, a business events, coaching and mastermind brand dedicated to helping business owners who are specialists in their industry to scale to 6 or 7 figures and beyond.

During this episode, Nick touches on his inspiration behind his entrepreneurial journey, how the Expert Empires brand has grown, the power of accountability and what it takes to be successful… plus much more.

I hope you enjoy it!

Reece

Season 2 #009 Interview with International Football Star, Jermain Defoe

Season 2 #009 Interview with International Football Star, Jermain Defoe

November 29, 2020

The Mennie Talks podcast is back for Season 2 with an incredible line-up of inspiring guests, talking all things business, entrepreneurship, property development, finance and investment. 

In this next episode I was privileged to interview international Football Star, Jermain Defoe.

Having just celebrated his 300th career goal, Defoe provides insight into key moments of his career to date, and the importance of mindset, consistency and perseverance in achieving your goals, plus much more.

This really isn’t one to be missed!

I hope you enjoy it!

Reece

Season 2 #008 Interview with Danny Brooks, Founder and CEO of VHR Recruitment

Season 2 #008 Interview with Danny Brooks, Founder and CEO of VHR Recruitment

November 25, 2020

The Mennie Talks podcast is back for Season 2 with an incredible line-up of inspiring guests, talking all things business, entrepreneurship, property development, finance and investment. 

In this next episode I interview Danny Brooks, Founder and CEO of global technical recruitment specialists, VHR Recruitment.

During this episode, Danny provides insight into his business background and the challenges of commencing the VHR Recruitment brand, whilst discussing both the difficulties and successful traits of entrepreneurship and the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

I hope you enjoy it!

Reece

Season 2 #007 Interview with Marc Trup, co-founder of property management platform, Arthur Online

Season 2 #007 Interview with Marc Trup, co-founder of property management platform, Arthur Online

November 11, 2020

The Mennie Talks podcast is back for Season 2 with an incredible line-up of inspiring guests, talking all things business, entrepreneurship, property development, finance and investment. 

In this next episode I interview Marc Trup, who is the co-founder of property management platform, Arthur Online which boasts over 200,000 registered users.

During this episode, Marc provides insight into his entrepreneurial journey from building and selling a successful corporate dentistry brand to Bupa, to establishing his own London based property portfolio and developing Arthur Online in partnership with two other directors, united in their challenges of property management.

I hope you enjoy it!

Reece

Season 2 #006 Interview with Charlie Mullins OBE, British businessman and Founder of Pimlico Plumbers, London’s largest independent plumbing company.

Season 2 #006 Interview with Charlie Mullins OBE, British businessman and Founder of Pimlico Plumbers, London’s largest independent plumbing company.

September 25, 2020

The Mennie Talks podcast is back for Season 2 with an incredible line-up of inspiring guests, talking all things business, entrepreneurship, property development, finance and investment. 

In this next episode I interview Charlie Mullins OBE, British businessman and Founder of Pimlico Plumbers, London's largest independent plumbing company.

Launched by Charlie Mullins in 1979 with just a bag of tools and a very old van bought at auction, Pimlico Plumbers now has more than 200 professional trades people and a support team of around 50 staff serving customers across London including some of the world’s most famous names including James Bond star Daniel Craig and actress Dame Helen Mirren.

The company, which has a turnover of £25 million, serves central and greater London and currently has more than 170 vans, trucks, and motorbikes on the streets of the Capital.

Charlie is the archetypal entrepreneur having started his business from scratch and building it into a multi-million-pound enterprise.

His company’s iconic blue and white vans can also be seen in Spain after Charlie launched a Marbella branch of the company to serve both local and ex-pat customers. Pimlico also operates the ‘Strictly Trade Only’ Pimlico Plumbing and Heating Merchants.

Occasionally outspoken and sometimes controversial, Charlie has starred in Channel 4’s ‘Secret Millionaire’ and the BBC’s ‘Young Plumber of the Year’ programmes and is a regular business commentator in the national media.

During this episode Charlie reflects on how the Pimlico Plumbers brand has grown and developed over the years and provides insight into what entrepreneurs need to do in order to be successful, whilst touching on the impact of COVID-19.

 I hope you enjoy it!

Reece

Season 2 #005 Interview with Daniel Hewitt, Portfolio Director of Hunter Jones.

Season 2 #005 Interview with Daniel Hewitt, Portfolio Director of Hunter Jones.

July 15, 2020

The Mennie Talks podcast is back for Season 2 with an incredible line-up of inspiring guests, talking all things business, entrepreneurship, property development, finance and investment. 

In this next episode I interview Daniel Hewitt, Portfolio Director of my industry leading investment introducing firm, Hunter Jones.

Hunter Jones specialises in introducing High-Net-Worth and Sophisticated Investors to a range of highly researched alternative property investment opportunities.

During this episode, we discuss the development of the Hunter Jones brand and the growing alternative property investment market, plus much more... This is one not to be missed!

I hope you enjoy it!

Reece

Season 2 #004 Interview with David Gelb, Founder and Managing Director of digital experience agency, JBi Digital.

Season 2 #004 Interview with David Gelb, Founder and Managing Director of digital experience agency, JBi Digital.

June 10, 2020

The Mennie Talks podcast is back for Season 2 with an incredible line-up of inspiring guests, talking all things business, entrepreneurship, property development, finance and investment. 

In this next episode I interview the Founder and Managing Director of London-based digital experience agency, JBi Digital.

A specialist in helping businesses develop their online presence and expand their digital offering, David and his team have worked with a host of household names including Rolls Royce, the BBC, technology giants Hitachi as well as exciting start-ups and ambitious SMEs.

Prior to creating JBi Digital, David created a global online recruitment business, and hired some extremely savvy digital people to help support the recruitment activities. Unfortunately, bad timing meant the launch occurred during the global recession, which severely curtailed the success he expected. As David had a number of highly skilled, digital people already in place, he decided to take a chance and change course. So was born JBi Digital, an agency creating effective commercial digital strategies for a range of clients across multiple industries, who are looking to establish themselves successfully online.

During this episode, David discusses his journey in building and growing JBi Digital, whilst providing insight into the importance of establishing an effective digital brand experience to drive business growth.

I hope you enjoy it!

Reece

Season 2 #003 Interview with the ‘Sole Supplier’, George Sullivan.

Season 2 #003 Interview with the ‘Sole Supplier’, George Sullivan.

May 27, 2020

The Mennie Talks podcast is back for Season 2 with an incredible line-up of inspiring guests, talking all things business, entrepreneurship, property development, finance and investment. 

In this next episode I interview the Founder and CEO of the Sole Supplier, George Sullivan.

Founded in 2013, the Sole Supplier aims to provide accurate trainer news and release information for the UK and European market.

Like Uber and AirBnB, the Sole Supplier holds zero stock but works closely with over 100 different retailers online to provide release information on the most coveted footwear from across the continent.

In 2018, the Sole Supplier launched an iOS app with the purpose of providing an even smoother user experience for the sneaker community, whilst continuing to deliver all the latest releases, launch dates and confirmed stockists. Today it works with leading footwear brands like Nike and Adidas and boasts an engaged online community with hundreds of thousands of followers.

During this episode, George reveals his inspiration behind the Sole Supplier, whilst providing insight into how he has built a strong community online with the support of social media platforms like Instagram.   

I hope you enjoy it!

Reece

Season 2 #002 Interview with Matt Haycox

Season 2 #002 Interview with Matt Haycox

May 20, 2020

The Mennie Talks podcast is back for Season 2 with an incredible line-up of inspiring guests, talking all things business, entrepreneurship, property development, finance and investment. 

In this next episode I interview serial Entrepreneur, Investor and Business Mentor, Matt Haycox.

Matt was self-made multi-millionaire by his early 20s, having successfully transformed a suffering family business into a profitable one and in launching his own chain of lap dancing clubs, ‘Wildcats’.

Between 2003 and 2008, Matt poured money into his business ventures and each year his group made millions in profit, topping £3m in its best year.

In 2008, things took a turn for the worse and Matt was declared bankrupt and disqualified from being a director, following the financial crash of 2008. Now 39, Matt has bounced back to rebuild his empire, and is passionate about helping the next generation of entrepreneurs take the plunge, get started in business, follow their dreams, and ultimately learn from his mistakes.

During this episode, Matt provides an honest insight into his journey, whilst providing top tips for aspiring entrepreneurs working hard to build a business through this challenging time.

I hope you enjoy it! 

Reece

Season 2 #001 Interview with Olivia Conlon, one of the UK’s most successful young entrepreneurs and founder of 7-figure property staging business

Season 2 #001 Interview with Olivia Conlon, one of the UK’s most successful young entrepreneurs and founder of 7-figure property staging business

May 3, 2020

The Mennie Talks podcast is back for Season 2 with an incredible line-up of inspiring guests, talking all things business, entrepreneurship, property development, finance and investment.

In the first episode of the season, I sat down with OIivia Conlon, one of Britain’s most successful young entrepreneurs, having launched her own business ‘The Property Stagers’ at the age of 16. By the age of 19, the business reached the £1 Million turnover mark and today employs over 10 people.

Awarded ‘The UK Young Entrepreneur’ by the Federation of Small Businesses UK, Olivia’s early success has been recognised by multiple awards including Royal Bank of Scotland Young Entrepreneur of the Year. She now maximises the power social media to build personal profile and help other aspiring entrepreneurs achieve their goal of building a 6 to 7 figure property staging business.

During this episode, Olivia provides a unique insight into her journey to success, whilst some top tips for inspiring entrepreneurs looking to grow and develop their own business.

I hope you enjoy it! 

Reece

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