10 Leadership Lessons from Covid Field Hospitals


ExCel Centre in London Converted Into Temporary NHS Nightingale Coronavirus Field Hospital The 2020 Covid-19 pandemic starkly revealed fundamental deficiencies in health care delivery around the world, including endemic racial disparities, the fragility of supply chains, the vulnerability of staff, and the depth of uncertainty about both a novel disease and our own systems. It […]

No longer on autopilot: Lessons for CFOs from COVID-19


We’re now months past the first reports of global infections and deaths from the novel coronavirus, and CFOs and finance teams have done the hard work of leading their organizations through the immediate crisis—for instance, helping to ensure the safety and protection of employees, suppliers, and other key stakeholders; collaborating across functions; assessing liquidity and […]

Mindsets and practices of the best CEOs


  A company has only one peerless role: chief executive officer. It’s the most powerful and sought-after title in business, more exciting, rewarding, and influential than any other. What the CEO controls—the company’s biggest moves—accounts for 45 percent of a company’s performance. 1 1. Chris Bradley, Martin Hirt, and Sven Smit, Strategy Beyond the Hockey […]

The Dalai Lama on Why Leaders Should Be Mindful, Selfless, and Compassionate


Andreas Rentz/Getty Images Over the past nearly 60 years, I have engaged with many leaders of governments, companies, and other organizations, and I have observed how our societies have developed and changed. I am happy to share some of my observations in case others may benefit from what I have learned. Leaders, whatever field they […]

How two brothers from Blackburn reinvented the petrol station – All pumped up and places to go


ENTREPRENEURS SOMETIMES talk of a “light bulb” moment. For Zuber and Mohsin Issa it came shortly after they bought their first petrol station in Bury, Lancashire. Looking at the small plot, they realised that the land that came with it could accommodate shops and cafés. Thus the humble fuel pump developed into a “forecourt convenience […]

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Lessons from Leaders: Distell Commercial Director Joseph Walsh, Filmed Interview Part 1


Part of our ‘Signium Speaks’ interview series where we reveal insights and lessons learnt by successful Leaders… Joseph Walsh is Commercial Director UK & Ireland for Distell International, the leading producer and marketer of wines, spirits, ciders and RTD’s most of which are produced in South Africa and sold in more than 100 countries. With […]

8 famous UK entrepreneurs who made a weird career change that paid off


In the enterprise world, the phrase ‘start a business doing what you’re good at’ is common advice. While it certainly can help to maximise on your career background when launching a business venture, there are several entrepreneur case studies which prove this advice isn’t strictly true. In fact, you can start a business in an […]

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Challenger Interview with Victoria Young, General Manager Europe of YES To


Victoria Young is General Manager of Europe for the challenger brand Yes To, who create natural, innovative, fun and efficacious beauty solutions from head to toe, ‘free of all the nasties and filled with all the goodies’. Founded 12 years ago, the brand is an early pioneer of the natural beauty phenomenon which is now […]

Interview with James Davidson, CEO of tails.com


James Davidson is Co Founder of the challenger brand tails.com, which he started just 3 years ago with Graham Bosher, Founder of Graze, and LOVEFiLM. Their web based subscription service for dog owners calculates the nutritional needs of each individual pet, then crafts a unique tailor-made food blend to match them. Think ‘personalised meal-planning for […]

Interview with Ben Greensmith, Chief Operating Officer of PROPERCORN Part 2


Ben Greensmith is Chief Operating Officer of PROPERCORN, the UK’s Number 1 premium ‘posh’ popcorn challenger brand. Established just 7 years ago, this multiple award winning healthy snack alternative never compromises on flavour, with unusual and exciting tastes like Sweet Coconut and Vanilla, and Fiery Worcester Sauce and Sun Dried Tomato. With over 100 million […]

Lessons from Leaders – Campari Managing Director UK Part 2 – Pietro Mattioni


Part of our ‘Signium Speaks’ interview series where we reveal insights, and lessons learnt by successful Leaders… Pietro Mattioni is Managing Director UK & Nordics for Gruppo Campari, the global top 10 spirits business with distribution across 190 markets of their 50 brands including Campari, Aperol, Gran Marnier, and Appleton Estate Rum. On March 1st […]