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The VOOM Podcast, brought to you by Virgin Media Business is back for a new series exploring the stories of disruptive business and world class entrepreneurs. Nikki Bedi talks to mavericks, innovators and risk takers to find out what it takes to see beyond everyday obstacles, and what enables the world’s most creative people to think differently. And with an eye to the future, we’ll be meeting the next generation of business leaders with reports from this years’ VOOM competition – the UK and Ireland’s most exciting pitch event, with £1 million pounds worth of prizes and business support up for grabs.
||Clean2018 VOOM Final||Nikki Bedi presents highlights from the 2018 VOOM final, with pitches from the six finalists and words from Richard Branson and his fellow judges Tropic Skincare founder Susie Ma, Innocent Drinks co-founder Richard Reed, entrepreneur and presenter Soph.||29 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVOOM semi-final with Moneypenny and Tech North Advocates||In this episode Nikki Bedi is at the 2018 VOOM semi-final event in Manchester to soak up the competition atmosphere as companies get ready to pitch. She is joined by two brilliant entrepreneurs from the North West – Rachel Clacher, co-founder of offic||22 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitParent Tech with Peanut and #Techmums||In this episode Nikki Bedi is joined by two entrepreneurs who’ve used personal experiences as catalysts for their businesses. Michelle Kennedy (formerly Board Advisor / Director at the dating app Bumble) explains how a period of loneliness after the b||20 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSocial Media with Jungle Creations, Codec.ai and Emma Gannon||In this episode Nikki Bedi meets three entrepreneurs who’ve built their businesses around social media. She is joined by Jungle Creations founder Jamie Bolding – a company commanding an astounding 5 billion monthly views across its channels on Faceb||6 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDisruptive products with Blaze and Eve Sleep||In this episode Nikki Bedi meets two entrepreneurs who’ve brought innovation to existing markets. Emily Brooke describes her journey as the founder of Blaze – a challenger brand in the world of cycling – whose invention, the Laserlight aims to...||23 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFood with purpose, with Wahaca, Aduna and Change Please||In the first episode of this new series for 2018 Nikki Bedi meets Thomasina Miers, founder of Mexican food chain Wahaca, and Andrew Hunt, founder of African-inspired superfood company Aduna. Together they discuss how they’ve built ‘profit with purpo||9 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCommunity with Not On The High Street, The Dots and Beavertown||Community with Not On The High Street, The Dots and Beavertown||20 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSubscription with Cornerstone, Not Another Bill and Glitzbox||In this episode Nikki Bedi is joined by Oliver Bridge from Cornerstone, the subscription shaving company, and Ned Corbett-Winder from Not Another Bill, the surprise gift shop. They discuss the advantages of the subscription model in make shopping a mor.||2 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSports with Rapha, DNAFit and DS Virgin Racing||In this episode Nikki Bedi meets Simon Mottram, founder and chief executive of the Rapha cycling brand – a runaway success in the British apparel market. They are also joined by Avi Lasarow of DNAFit, who explains his pioneering approach to genetics..||18 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGaming with Ian Livingstone (Games Workshop/Eidos Interactive) and Jude Ower (Playmob)||Nikki Bedi takes a dive into the multi billion dollar industry of gaming and is joined by Ian Livingstone, the man described by the press as ‘patient zero for the epidemic of UK geek culture'. From founding Games Workshop in 1975 and bringing fant...||28 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProperty with Live-In Guardians, WikiHouse and The Modern House||Nikki Bedi presents a property special and is joined by Arthur Duke, who explains how he took on the property guardianship sector with his company Live-in Guardians, and Alastair Parvin, who shares the story behind the open-source building movement...||14 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEthical food with Green & Blacks, FoodCloud and GrowUP||The VOOM podcast returns for series 3 with a food industry special. Nikki Bedi is joined by Craig Sams - the fair trade pioneer behind Green & Black's chocolate - as well as social entrepreneur Iseult Ward, whose company FoodCloud is on a miss...||30 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSecrets of Disruptive Business: Patterns||Before the return of the VOOM Podcast later in year, Virgin Media Business present a special live podcast from TEDx in Manchester – a day devoted to sharing great ideas, challenging the norms, and expanding horizons. Discussing ‘The Secrets of Disru||14 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBest Tips from 2016||VOOM Award winner Olly Bolton (from drinks brand What A Melon) and business journalist Harriet Minter (former editor of the Guardian's Women in Leadership section) join Nikki Bedi to pick out some of the best tips from the VOOM Podcast in 2016. ...||29 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeauty with Tangle Teezer, Ruuby and Skin & Tonic||Nikki Bedi meets one of Dragons' Den's most successful failures – entrepreneur Shaun Pulfrey whose product Tangle Teezer was first laughed off as a 'hair brained idea'. Nearly a decade later his company is going from strength to str...||15 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFood Online with Graze, Farmdrop and Approved Food||Nikki Bedi speaks with two entrepreneurs working to change our eating habits – combining healthy ethics with revolutionary online approaches. Innocent Drinks alumnus Anthony Fletcher explains how his company Graze have become leaders in the industry o||1 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLove and Connections with Ross Williams (Venntro) and James Eder (Causr)||Nikki Bedi introduces a show focusing on the business of love and connections featuring one of dating’s biggest, yet anonymous success stories, Venntro Media Group. Founded by Ross Williams the company has pioneered white-label services for the indust||17 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPop-ups and events with Eventbrite, Appear Here and MEATliquor||Nikki Bedi is joined by two entrepreneurs whose businesses have helped thousands of others reach success through events and pop-up retail space. Renaud Visage, co-founder of Eventbrite, shares how his company has mastered the online ticketing industry.||3 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSex Toys with Jacqueline Gold (Ann Summers)||Jacqueline Gold's story is one of empowerment, both in the boardroom and in the bedroom. She joins Nikki Bedi to explain how she grew Ann Summers from the dingy back streets to over 140 prime locations across the UK – all whilst changing the attit...||21 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitVirgin Disruptors with Andy Walshe (Red Bull) and Dom Price (Atlassian).||Nikki Bedi hosts a special live show at the Virgin Disruptors event and is joined by R&D expert Dom Price of Atlassian (a software giant that serves the likes of NASA) and Andy Walshe from Red Bull (the Head of Performance behind Felix Baumgartner ...||7 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAdvertising with Rory Sutherland and Fanbytes||Nikki Bedi is joined by one of the most admired intellects in advertising, Rory Sutherland (Vice Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather Group) who gives his top tips on the art of business persuasion. He is joined by 21-year-old entrepreneur Timothy Armoo who...||22 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Drinks Industry with Jimmy’s Iced Coffee and The London Distillery||Nikki Bedi hosts a drinks industry special featuring Jim Cregan – the part-time 'mermaid entertainer' turned iced coffee magnate, and Darren Rook – the first entrepreneur to open a whisky distillery in London in over century. They share tips ...||7 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOnline sharing with WeTransfer and miPic||Host Nikki Bedi is joined by Nalden, the blogger turned tech entrepreneur behind WeTransfer – the online file sharing service that serves around one billion transfers a year. And Carl Thomas who explains how he was inspired to leave his career in arch||24 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDisruption with Emma Sinclair and Jessia Huie||Nikki Bedi is joined by an all-female lineup including Emma Sinclair MBE, who shares thoughts on the traits she needed to become the youngest person to float a company on the London stock exchange, before conquering the car parking industry, and then t.||10 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFashion with Farfetch, Unmade, Sir Richard Branson, Tyra Banks and Sara Blakely||Sir Richard Branson interviews top model turned entrepreneur Tyra Banks, alongside Sara Blakely the billionaire founder of Spanx in this fashion special. Host Nikki Bedi is also joined in the studio by José Neves, the entrepreneur behind luxury fashi||7 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImpact with Pukka Herbs and SafetyNet Technologies||Nikki Bedi is joined by Tim Westwell, the founder of Pukka Herbs - the UK-based organic herbal tea and supplement company that works with over 5000 growers across the world to produce a portfolio of over 30 teas and 75 food supplements using Fairtrade .||23 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInnovation with TechHub and Opto VR||On this episode, Nikki Bedi is joined by Elizabeth Varley, the Founder and CEO of TechHub - the global tech startup community with over 1000 members that creates spaces around the world for tech entrepreneurs to meet, work, learn and collaborate - and .||13 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinance with Change Group and Pariti||Nikki Bedi is joined by Sacha Zackariya, CEO of Change Group – a leading foreign currency exchange company serving around 2.5 million customers a year and Matthew Ford, entrepeneur and founder of Pariti – a new app that helps to manage personal fina||3 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanApps with Shazam and DICE||On this episode, Nikki Bedi is joined by Chris Barton, original founder and board member of Shazam – the music recognition app used by over 500 million people – and Russ Tannen, Head of Music at DICE – a revolutionary ticketing service featured in||13 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFood with Ella's Kitchen and Cauli Rice||Nikki Bedi is joined by Paul Lindley, founder of Ella’s Kitchen – the UK’s number one baby food brand with a global turnover exceeding one hundred million dollars – and Gem Misa, founder of Cauli Rice – the first long life cauliflower rice bra||28 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
The perfect podcast for startups
Such a great help for someone who is at the start of their entrepreneurial journey. The choice of guests has been excellent and Nikki does a very good job to making the interview seem like a conversation. She also asks the right questions so that we gain deep insights into each guest’s own entrepreneurial journey and business success. Thanks for the production, Virgin.
Entertaining yet informative
I do love hearing from real entrepreneurs - and of course Nikki Beddi. Some of this is quite inspiring.
Best entrepreneur show out there
The quality of guests on VOOM is great, the host Nikki always manages to get the best out of them. Equal parts hilarious and insightful.