inspiring people Archive

  • Transcript: Dave Sissens – raising the bar and reaching the North Pole (Max#45)

    Transcript: Dave Sissens – raising the bar and reaching the North Pole (Max#45)

    Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the podcast to educate and motivate through a range of original interviews designed to help you maximise your potential.  Brought to you in association with the award winning recruitment group Jenrick. Welcome back to Episode 45 of the Maximise Potential Podcast.  We have a fascinating interview in store today […]

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  • Max#40: Roz Savage – record-breaking ocean rower

    Max#40: Roz Savage – record-breaking ocean rower

    To those who looked in at the life of Roz Savage several years ago, they would have seen someone who appeared to have it all – the A grade graduate, the successful Management Consultant, living the central London lifestyle that goes with it. Yet, little did they know how out of place Roz felt in […]

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  • Transcript: Chris Brisley – Take  cahallenge (Max#38)

    Transcript: Chris Brisley – Take cahallenge (Max#38)

    Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the podcast to educate and motivate through a range of original interviews designed to help you maximise your potential. Brought to you in association with the award winning recruitment group Jenrick. Welcome back to episode 38 of the Maximise Potential Podcast. Have you ever taken the time to imagine […]

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  • Max#38: Chris Brisley – Take a Challenge

    Max#38: Chris Brisley – Take a Challenge

    Have you ever taken the time to imagine how you would react if your career prematurely ended, or your house and all your life savings were lost, or if your health was taken away. Having the strength of character to re-build your life from any one of those extreme examples is a virtue that none […]

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  • Max#35: Becoming a triple ironman – Richard Hume

    Max#35: Becoming a triple ironman – Richard Hume

    Being able to complete an ironman event is said to be one of the most extreme tests of mental and physical endurance on the planet. Competing continuously for over 12 hours; swimming 2 ½ miles, then cycling for 112 miles before completing a 26 mile marathon, will push anyone to their absolute limits. However, now […]

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  • Transcript: Bonita Norris – How I Set Goals (Max#33)

    Transcript: Bonita Norris – How I Set Goals (Max#33)

    Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the podcast to educate and motivate through a range of original interviews designed to help you maximise your potential. Brought to you in association with the award winning recruitment group Jenrick. Welcome back to Episode 33 of the Maximise Potential podcast. We are extremely fortunate to welcome back Everest […]

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  • Andy North COMPLETES the Sunshine Challenge 2011

    Andy North COMPLETES the Sunshine Challenge 2011

    Congratulations to Andy North (featured on episode 31 of Maximise Potential), Mike Senior and Dave Edwards who have successfully COMPLETED their amazing test of endurance, raising over £50,000 for two Armed Forces Charities. Here is was some news footage of them as they reached Gibraltar: Also, here is an article from the Yorkshire Post: Three […]

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  • Transcript: Andy North – Endurance Athlete (Max#31)

    Transcript: Andy North – Endurance Athlete (Max#31)

    Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the podcast to educate and motivate through a range of original interviews designed to help you maximise your potential. Brought to you in association with the award winning recruitment group Jenrick. Welcome to episode 31 of the Maximise Potential podcast. In our last episode with Bremont Watches Andy English […]

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  • Max#31: Andy North – Endurance Athlete

    Max#31: Andy North – Endurance Athlete

    The Maximise Potential Podcast, brought to you in association with the Award-winning Recruitment Group Jenrick, is pleased to release its latest interview with Andy North as he approaches the Sunshine Challenge 2011 – Yorkshire to Gibraltar. Welcome to episode 31 of the Maximise Potential Podcast. In our last episode with Bremont Watches, Nick English used […]

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  • Transcript: Nick English – Bremont Watches (Max#30)

    Transcript: Nick English – Bremont Watches (Max#30)

    Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the podcast to educate and motivate through a range of original interviews designed to help you maximise your potential. Brought to you in association with the award winning recruitment group Jenrick. Welcome to episode 30 of the Maximise Potential podcast. Bremont Watches is rapidly becoming one of the premier […]

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  • Max#30: Nick English – Bremont Watches

    Max#30: Nick English – Bremont Watches

    The Maximise Potential Podcast, brought to you in association with the Award-winning Recruitment Group Jenrick, is pleased to release its latest interview with Nick English, co-Founder of Bremont Watches. Bremont Watches is rapidly becoming one of the premier luxury brands within the mechanical watch market, a fact that has been further confirmed when they recently […]

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  • David Goggins – the world’s ultimate endurance athlete?

    David Goggins – the world’s ultimate endurance athlete?

    David Goggins is one of the best endurance athletes on the globe. He is a man committed to pushing himself and challenging his boundaries at every opportunity. Yet, whilst he achieves countless personal goals, he is also raising essential funds for the education of children. Learn more about David Goggins, Navy SEAL and ultra-marathon runner, […]

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  • Max#28: Dean Macey – International Decathlete

    Max#28: Dean Macey – International Decathlete

    Traditionally, the title of the “World’s Greatest Athlete” has been given to the man who wins the decathlon. Dean Macey, or the Dean Machine, as he was so frequently referred to, is one of the unique individuals to have achieved this accolade, doing so at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Dean would undoubtedly have finished his […]

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  • Transcript: Jora Gill – global CTO (Max#27)

    Transcript: Jora Gill – global CTO (Max#27)

    Welcome to the latest transcript of an inspiring interview with one of the very best CTO’s on the globe. He is renowned for being successful in applying effective management techniques from other industries within his own departments, resulting in him achieving a highly successful Company and career. Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the podcast […]

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  • Max#23: Steve Morris, Morgan Motor Company Director of Operations

    Max#23: Steve Morris, Morgan Motor Company Director of Operations

    Morgan Motor Company is Britain’s sole surviving car manufacturer, yet far from just surviving, the car company is currently experiencing one of its most successful ever commercial periods and is being increasingly seen as one of Britain’s global success stories. Following on from our interview with Head Designer, Matt Humphries, featured on episode 21, we […]

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  • Max#22: Sam Brown – World Taekwon-Do Champion

    Max#22: Sam Brown – World Taekwon-Do Champion

    Sam Brown is the current World Taekwon-Do Champion, achieving this incredible feat in the first ever World Championships to be held in the founding country of the martial art, Korea. In today’s interview with Maximise Potential, Sam shares the interesting journey he has taken over the last eight years in order for him to achieve […]

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  • INSPIRING PEOPLE: The Donald Driver Story

    INSPIRING PEOPLE: The Donald Driver Story

    Inspirational at the very least. Recommended to me is the inspiring story of Donald Driver, wide receiver of the Green Bay Packers, and his road to the NFL. This story proves how anyone can achieve what they want if they put their mind to it. By far the most inspirational player and person out there! […]

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  • INSPIRING PEOPLE: Jake Olson – A True Inspiration

    INSPIRING PEOPLE: Jake Olson – A True Inspiration

    Take a look at this very powerful and inspirational story of Jake Olson, I’m sure you will agree that if there is anything to learn from this, its that we should all be appreciative of what we have. It’s remarkable how Jake remains so positive and I think we can all learn a lesson from […]

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  • INSPIRING PEOPLE: Terry Fox – a Canadian Hero

    INSPIRING PEOPLE: Terry Fox – a Canadian Hero

    Terry Fox was and still is an inspiration to all who know his story and this is one that has stuck with me. It will always be remembered what he has done for not only cancer research, but in showing love to others he did not even know. Terry is a great example of someone […]

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  • INSPIRING PEOPLE: Why do I run?

    INSPIRING PEOPLE: Why do I run?

    Recommended to us recently, this video is sure to motivate you whether you’re a keen runner or not. Following the life of a dedicated runner, he shares how he pushes himself to the limit to get positive results, helping to motivate not only himself but others surrounding him too creating a strong team spirit. Watching […]

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  • Max#21: Matt Humphries, Morgan Motor Company Head of Design

    Max#21: Matt Humphries, Morgan Motor Company Head of Design

    Morgan Motor Company is Britain’s sole surviving car manufacturer, yet far from just surviving, the car company is currently experiencing one of its most successful ever commercial periods and is being increasingly seen as one of Britain’s global success stories. I recently recorded this four part interview series at the Morgan factory in Malvern with […]

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  • INSPIRING PEOPLE: Clay Dyer – The Most Inspirational Fisherman Ever

    INSPIRING PEOPLE: Clay Dyer – The Most Inspirational Fisherman Ever

    The inspiring story of Clay Dyer- the most inspirational fisherman ever. This may be the most important 10 minutes of your life. Watch this video and realize that your problems are small compared to others. If this video inspired you, here’s another inspiring story of Nick Vujicic, also very motivating and humbling and is sure […]

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  • INSPIRING PEOPLE: Randy Pausch – ‘Time Management’ and ‘Achieving your Childhood Dreams’

    INSPIRING PEOPLE: Randy Pausch – ‘Time Management’ and ‘Achieving your Childhood Dreams’

    On September 18, 2007, computer science professor Randy Pausch stepped in front of an audience of 400 people at Carnegie Mellon University to deliver a last lecture called “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams.” With slides of his CT scans beaming out to the audience, Randy told his audience about the cancer that is devouring his […]

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  • INSPIRING PEOPLE: Father and son race in the Ironman (Team Hoyt)

    INSPIRING PEOPLE: Father and son race in the Ironman (Team Hoyt)

    A son asked his father, ‘Dad, will you take part in a marathon with me?’ The father who, despite having a heart condition said ‘yes.’ They went on to complete the marathon together. However, the son, Rick, was born a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy, which means that entering a race together is far removed […]

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  • Max#16: Elliott Cole – “my first full season in triathlon”

    Max#16: Elliott Cole – “my first full season in triathlon”

    Today’s interview is with Triathlete, Elliott Cole who is giving us his regular training and event diary update. In this interview Elliott discusses: How well he competed in the London Triathlon 2010 How important the Maximise Potential Podcast has been in keeping him motivated throughout the season How he motivates himself towards maximising his own […]

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  • INSPIRING PEOPLE: Patrick Henry Hughes – musician

    INSPIRING PEOPLE: Patrick Henry Hughes – musician

    Patrick Hughes is a young man at Univ. of Louisville who was born blind and crippled, yet now plays the piano and sings beautifully as well as “marches” in the Louisville marching band with his father. I have uploaded two videos featuring Patrick, the first gives a brief summary of his life and how he […]

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  • INSPIRING PEOPLE: Nick Vujicic – “no arms, no legs, no worries!”

    INSPIRING PEOPLE: Nick Vujicic – “no arms, no legs, no worries!”

    Nick Vujicic is a truly inspiring person in so many ways and thank you to everyone for suggesting Nick as a source for your personal inspiration. I’ve posted one of Nick’s most popular You Tube videos below, but I would urge everyone to go and check out his others because they are so motivating and […]

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  • INSPIRING PEOPLE: Paraplegic James Wood to Swim Channel

    INSPIRING PEOPLE: Paraplegic James Wood to Swim Channel

    I’ve been hearing about this guy a lot in the news recently and wanted to share the story with everyone. What an inspiration he is. We at Maximise Potential wish James the very best of luck in his incredible challenge today. Here’s the article I read from the Spinal Injuries Association website: On Wednesday the […]

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  • INSPIRING PEOPLE: Man with no arms and no legs crosses Channel 10 hours ahead of schedule

    INSPIRING PEOPLE: Man with no arms and no legs crosses Channel 10 hours ahead of schedule

    I saw this article over the weekend and just had to share it with everyone on Maximise Potential. I think it’s a great inspiration to us all. Last updated at 11:28 AM on 20th September 2010 A man with no arms and no legs was today celebrating becoming the first to swim across the English […]

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  • INSPIRING PEOPLE: Andrew Flintoff – England and Lancashire Cricketer (retired)

    INSPIRING PEOPLE: Andrew Flintoff – England and Lancashire Cricketer (retired)

    Andrew Flintoff retired from all forms of cricket today. He was undoubtedly one of the greatest entertainers to have graced the game, but the question I would ask is did he truly maximise his potential? The debate will continue long after his exploits have ceased to be back page, or even front page for that […]

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  • INSPIRING PEOPLE: Dan Pink – the author of ‘a whole new mind’

    INSPIRING PEOPLE: Dan Pink – the author of ‘a whole new mind’

    RSA Animate have an incredibly innovative and inspiring collection of short videos. This one in particular was adapted from a talk given by Dan Pink, the author of best-selling books such as Drive and A Whole New Mind.   The arguments, perspectives and concepts which Dan Pink is raises in his books are very enlightening […]

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  • Transcript: Elliott Cole Triathlete, Diary Update (Max#9)

    Transcript: Elliott Cole Triathlete, Diary Update (Max#9)

    Here is the transcript of the motivating interview with Elliott Cole, our budding triathlete training to compete in the 2016 Olympics, sharing his practical fitness tips to help others in maximising triathlon success to be successful in life. Music: Kevin: Welcome back to the Maximise Potential podcast, the podcast which enables you to maximise your […]

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  • Transcript: Giles Christopher, Media Wisdom Photography (Max#7)

    Transcript: Giles Christopher, Media Wisdom Photography (Max#7)

    Here is the transcript of the first part interview with Giles Christopher of Media Wisdom Photography. Giles draws on how he became motivated to start his own business offering excellent advice for others helping them to be successful in their own life and business. Music Welcome back to the Maximise Potential podcast, the podcast which […]

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  • Transcript: Pen Hadow – Life after Solo (Max#13)

    Transcript: Pen Hadow – Life after Solo (Max#13)

    Here’s the transcript of the final motivating interview with famous explorer Pen Hadow. To be successful in life, Pen shares his inspiring story on the lessons he learnt from his explorations and his ventures to help him to succeed in his personal and business life, inspiring people to become successful in their own life, career […]

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  • Transcript: Pen Hadow – “how I walked 440 miles to the North Pole and claimed my place in history” (Max#12)

    Transcript: Pen Hadow – “how I walked 440 miles to the North Pole and claimed my place in history” (Max#12)

    Here is the transcript of Max#12, the motivating interview with Pen Hadow, Record Breaking Polar Explorer. He discusses his life after his Solo trek, how it changed him, what he learnt from the experience and how he has put those into not just his personal life but also his business life. The interview is designed […]

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  • Transcript: Pen Hadow – “you can achieve any goal you set your mind to” (Max#11)

    Transcript: Pen Hadow – “you can achieve any goal you set your mind to” (Max#11)

    Here’s the transcript of the second installment with famous Explorer, Pen Hadow. In this motivating interview he discusses how you can achieve any goal if you put your mind to it inspiring people to be successful in life. Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the podcast to educate and motivate through a range of original […]

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  • Max#13: Pen Hadow – “how I maximise my potential”

    Max#13: Pen Hadow – “how I maximise my potential”

    In our final interview with record-breaking polar explorer Pen Hadow we discuss: How Pen’s life changed when he returned home after his record-breaking feat. What his achievements taught him with regards to the need for work/life balance. How ‘Maximising one’s Potential’ is all within the mind. The model Pen applies in his own life to […]

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  • Inspiring People: Lewis Pugh, extreme cold water swimmer

    Inspiring People: Lewis Pugh, extreme cold water swimmer

    Lewis Pugh talks about his record-breaking swim across the North Pole. He braved the icy waters (in a Speedo) to highlight the melting icecap. Watch for astonishing footage — and some blunt commentary on the realities of supercold-water swims: After he swam the North Pole, Lewis Pugh vowed never to take another cold-water dip. Then, […]

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  • MAXIMISE POTENTIAL PODCAST – #2 in latest i-tunes charts

    MAXIMISE POTENTIAL PODCAST – #2 in latest i-tunes charts

    After just 12 episodes we are amazed to see that the Maximise Potential Podcast is mixing it with the best on i-tunes! The latest charts have been released and Maximise Potential is ranked as the 2nd most popular podast within Careers. Jenrick is the leading sponsor of the podcast, which only started back in May […]

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  • Max#12: Pen Hadow – “how I walked 440 miles to the North Pole and claimed my place in history”

    Max#12: Pen Hadow – “how I walked 440 miles to the North Pole and claimed my place in history”

    In this interview with record-breaking polar explorer Pen Hadow we discuss: Pen’s successful trek to the North Pole, solo and without re-supply, where he made history by becoming the first (and only) person to do so. How he had to dig deeper into his mental and physical resources than he had ever done so before […]

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  • Google: the future of search by Rob Torres

    Google: the future of search by Rob Torres

    I stumbled across this interview with Google’s Managing Director for their ‘Travel’ division on an excellent podcast I listen to, called ‘Brands that Travel.’ There is a good blend of content in here, from the world’s most innovative company, that covers: Future trends in search The continued growth in mobile access and use Google’s response […]

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  • Inspiring People: JK Rowling “How I deal with failure”

    Inspiring People: JK Rowling “How I deal with failure”

    JK Rowling has easily become one of the most successful and inspiring people on the planet due to the popularity of the Harry Potter books and films. Many people have found her Harvard acceptance speach particularly motivating and inspirational, mainly due to her description of how she approaches and overcomes failure: These videos were recommended […]

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  • Transcript: Pen Hadow, dealing with failure (Max#10)

    Transcript: Pen Hadow, dealing with failure (Max#10)

    Here is the first transcript of the motivating interview with Record Breaking Polar Explorer, Pen Hadow, as he shares his inspiring story on how he dealt with failure on his challenging Solo trek to the North Pole. He also draws on how to remian positive at tough times, something he had to contend with repeatedly […]

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  • Max#11: Pen Hadow – “you can achieve any goal you set your mind to”

    Max#11: Pen Hadow – “you can achieve any goal you set your mind to”

    This is our second interview with record-breaking polar explorer Pen Hadow where he discusses: how his desire to constantly challenge himself, even as a child, had – and still has – a massive bearing on his life also how it made him accustomed to being totally out of his comfort zone AND gave him the […]

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  • Elliott Cole Update: 8th August London Triathlon

    Elliott Cole Update: 8th August London Triathlon

    In racing there are bad days and then there are bad days, unfortunately for me the 2010 Challenger World London Triathlon was a bad day. As this race marks the 12 month anniversary since my first ever triathlon and with it being the biggest triathlon in the world I’d been looking forward to the race […]

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  • Max#10: Pen Hadow, Polar Explorer – ‘how I deal with failure’

    Max#10: Pen Hadow, Polar Explorer – ‘how I deal with failure’

    Pen Hadow became the first man in the world to walk unsupported and without re-supply to the North Pole in 2003 – a feat which many have tried to emulate and all have failed. To this day, it is his name alone that is in the record books for completing this incredible journey, which has […]

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  • Elliott Cole Update: 25th July Dextro Energy Hyde Park Triathlon

    Elliott Cole Update: 25th July Dextro Energy Hyde Park Triathlon

    Olympic fever swept across the humble surroundings of Hyde Park on the weekend of 24th & 25th July when the Dextro Energy ITU Triathlon rolled in to town with over 2,000 world class athletes descending on London for Round 5 of the 2010 Dextro Energy ITU Triathlon World Championships. As this race uses virtually the […]

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  • Transcript: Elliott Cole, Triathlete – diary update (Max#5)

    Transcript: Elliott Cole, Triathlete – diary update (Max#5)

    Here is the transcript of one of the on-going motivating interviews with Elliott Cole, our aspiring triathlete, as we follow him in his triathlete training as he offers his top tips on maximising triathlon success. Kevin: So welcome back to the Maximize Potential podcast, the podcast that allows you to maximize your career, business, and […]

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  • Max#9: Elliott Cole Triathlete – diary update

    Max#9: Elliott Cole Triathlete – diary update

    Today’s interview is with Triathlete, Elliott Cole who is giving us his regular training and event diary update. In this interview Elliott discusses how well he competed in his first two Olympic Distance Triathlons for the season, as well as highlighting some excellent (yet so simple) fitness tips for people to implement to take advantage […]

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  • Max#8: Maximising a business in a saturated marketplace (Media Widsom interview part 2)

    Max#8: Maximising a business in a saturated marketplace (Media Widsom interview part 2)

    Today’s interview the second in our series with Award Winning Photographic Company, Media Wisdom, with today’s episode being with Abi Cockcroft, joint-founder and owner of the company. Abi talks specifically about how Media Widsom was launched, 9 years ago, into an already saturated and heavily competitive marketplace. She explains the approach they have used to […]

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