Videos Archive - Prelude

Maximising your revenue and people to scale

Prelude Group presents diverse perspectives on maximising revenue and talent as you scale, with insights and advice from members and supporters of The Supper Club.

Insights and advice on maximising revenue and talent as you scale from members and supporters of The Supper Club, including; EJ Packe , MD of Prelude Group; Derek Bishop, Co Founder of Culture Consultancy; Stuart Veale, Managing Partner at Beringea; Katy Howell, Founder of immediate future; Jonathan Quin, CEO of World First; and Nadim Meer, Partner at Mishcon de Reya.

Key tips when exiting your business

Anthony Ackenhoff, Founder of FRUKT, and member of The Supper Club, shares his experiences of the exit journey at Speaker Boutique.

Anthony Ackenhoff, Founder of FRUKT, and member of The Supper Club, shares his experiences of the exit journey at Speaker Boutique.

Founded in 2001, FRUKT is a leading culture and entertainment marketing agency, working with talent and brands such as Beyoncé, Pharrell, Justin Timberlake, O2, Coca-Cola and MasterCard. FRUKT was acquired by Interpublic Group in 2012, and is seen as one of the most successful acquisitions made in the last few years

Speaker Boutique is in partnership with Mishcon de Reya.

Keeping the exit short and simple

Chris Ash, Founder of Ash Gaming and member of The Supper Club, shares his exit experiences at Speaker Boutique.

Chris Ash, Founder of Ash Gaming and member of The Supper Club, shares his exit experiences at Speaker Boutique.

Ash Gaming was founded in 2002, a gaming application specialist, supplying interactive gambling and betting games. Ash Gaming was acquired by Playtech in 2011. Chris will be talking about managing an earn out.

Speaker Boutique is in partnership with Mishcon de Reya.

Finding the right cultural fit from an acquirer

Neil Sikka, Founder of Barbican Dental Care and member of The Supper Club, shares his exit experiences at Speaker Boutique.

Neil Sikka, Founder of Barbican Dental Care and member of The Supper Club, shares his exit experiences at Speaker Boutique.

As the founder of Barbican Dental Care (BDC), Neil established multiple practices in central London, providing quality private dental treatment on the doorstep for busy city employees. BDC was acquired by Bupa in 2014 and continues to work as a dentist and as a Relationship Director at Bupa. Neil discusses finding the right cultural fit from an acquirer for both his staff and the future of the business as well as the lessons learnt from his sale process.

Scaling through an organic growth strategy

Sean Ramsden, CEO of Ramsden International, discusses how he has scaled Ramsden International without seeking external finance.

Sean Ramsden, CEO of Ramsden International, and member of The Supper Club, speaks at Speaker Boutique around how he has scaled Ramsden International through an organic growth strategy and without seeking external finance.

Ramsden International is a family business which has created an award-winning £45m company from scratch. They are wholesale exporters of British-branded food and drink formed out of the family’s independent retail interests. Sean will be sharing his insights having grown a company that had humble beginnings to its current global presence.

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Using a business builder to scale

Simon Campbell, Founder of The Sandpit and member of The Supper Club, shares his experiences of using a business builder to scale.

Simon Campbell, Founder of The Sandpit and member of The Supper Club, speaks at Speaker Boutique sharing his experiences of how you can use a business builder to scale.

Simon has set up and run 6 businesses across 5 sectors based in Spain and the UK over the past 15 years. The Sandpit is business number sixth and is going strong! The Sandpit is a go-to-market business builder for tech start-up’s focused on B2B digital marketing. They ensure that the startups get the right support in all areas so that the tech founders can focus on perfecting their product.

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Structures for scale

Celia discusses the key areas she put into place to scale Rated People

Celia Francis, CEO of Rated People and member of The Supper Club, shares at Speaker Boutique how ensuring you have the best talent and the correct infrastructure will allow you to scale your business.

An experienced, creative CEO with two decades of experience leading companies, Celia is passionate about creating beautiful simple and easy-to-use consumer experiences. Celia loves to bring talented people together to form exceptional teams and to learn from each other. What motivates her is creating products that are enjoyed by millions of people and that positively impact a generation.

Currently she is CEO of Rated People, the UK’s most trusted marketplace for homeowners looking for tradespeople.

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Organic growth strategy for scale

David shares his 5 areas of their organic strategy

David Taylor, Founder of First Point Group and member of The Supper Club, shares at Speaker Boutique his five key areas of FPG’s organic growth strategy which has yielded tremendous results

David has extensive experience working within the Telecommunication’s recruitment industry. He has overseen the expansion of FPG to a global business with a $75 million turnover and a presence in 150 countries. David oversees FPGs global sales teams and spearheads the Groups sales and marketing strategies.

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Embracing technology as a structure for scale

When there are a number of options to grow your business, picking the right road can often be a challenge. Stephen Phillips discusses how he used technology to grow his business.

Steve’s passion is understanding consumer motivation and behaviour and using this insight to power brands. His recent focus is on using technology to make this happen faster, better and cheaper than ever before. He has lived in and worked across 4 continents and won multiple awards for his work on Consumer Purchase Journeys. He specialties in using technology to automate the process of market research; understanding the behaviours and motivations of clients target audiences and using this insight to create profitable business strategies. Steve will be talking about how his recent diversification is yielding exciting results.

Business divorces and silver linings

Daniel shares his views on what he learnt from both a business and personal point of view when relationships with his shareholders broke down.

Daniel Hulme, Founder of On Air Dining, and member of The Supper Club, shares his story at Speaker Boutique on the learning he took when the relationship with his previous shareholders broke down. Daniel shares his views on what he learnt from both a business and personal point of view.

After spending his formative years as a chef in some of London’s most critically acclaimed Michelin starred restaurants, on-board UHNWIs yachts and then being in partnership with the Alison Price & Company brand; Daniel Hulme had a vision that has taken him to where he is now. He seized the opportunity in 2010 to branch out as an independent; On Air Dining was born and he is leading the field of in-flight caterers in quality and innovation.

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Opening offices overseas

Charlie shares his views how to protect your business when opening in another company, what you need to be aware of and how to ensure the right culture is embedded.

Charlie Bradshaw, Founder of Matrix APA and member of The Supper Club, shares his story at the Speaker Boutique on opening offices overseas. Charlie shares his views how to protect your business when opening in another company, what you need to be aware of and how to ensure the right culture is embedded.

Charlie founded Matrix APA after leaving school. His driving force, and sheer passion for what he does has meant that he is in his 17th year of business’ working within product development, sourcing and delivering consumer products on a global scale. Charlie has grown an extensive international network of blue chip buyers and suppliers, and has gained invaluable experience dealing with supply chain and logistics.

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