Andy Valde is a designer, musician, food lover and aspiring entrepreneur that has a special project going on entirely focused on sandwiches. He is connecting people across the world over one simple topic: “What’s a sandwich?”. His mission is to determine what a sandwich is one bite at a time. 

From executive chefs and celebrities to hard working and fun individuals — it seems, we all have the same love of sandwiches.

This is the Business of Sandwiches…

Erik DaRosa, known as “Yoda” to friends and clients, is an inspirational speaker and both the Founder and Co-host of the From Survivor to Thriver podcast. 

Along with co-host Marc Fernandes, the duo tackle mental health topics through honest and relatable “kitchen table” conversations. The podcast, which began as a simple idea between friends, has become a movement across the US for people who want to shatter mental health stigma and inspire others to find their voices.

In 2011, Erik traded in a successful career as a New York City finance executive when he moved to Colorado and he hasn’t looked back. Erik also sits on the Board of Sacred Cycle, a Colorado based nonprofit whose mission is to empower survivors of sexual trauma through mountain biking and community and he is here with Louisa “Wizzi” Magnussen today to discuss the Business of Inspiring a Movement…

Aside from the sensationalism of the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard Trial, Anne Cantelo, Director at Onyx Media & Communications, who has spent decades managing reputations for organisations and individuals, believes there are lessons for businesses that we should take from it.

Anne joins Louisa “Wizzi” Magnussen to discuss the Business of Reputation: Lessons from the Depp Trial…

After obtaining a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics, Dirk Verlee started his professional career with KBC-bank.

In 1992 he started working as a commercial attaché for the Belgian government in Algiers and went on to become an Economic Representative for Flanders, respectively in Tunis and Paris, where he became the Regional Coordinator for the neighbouring countries.

Dirk joined the London office of Flanders Investment & Trade as the Head of office in 2021, is also the regional coordinator for the North of Europe and joins Louisa “Wizzi” Magnussen to discuss the Business of Trade and Investment in Europe.

Louisa Ellins, owner at Line 29 Editorial, has always worked with words – as an English graduate, a public relations officer, volunteer magazine editor and a bid writer, working on multimillion-pound bids for catering in schools, universities and offices. She was made redundant in summer 2020 in the midst of the COVID-related turbulence and she started freelancing.

Within a few days Louisa had signed up her first client: a criminal justice charity. Fast forward nearly 2 years and she has raised £160,000 for the charity, and has worked with another charity and a community interest company and is here with Louisa “Wizzi” Magnussen to discuss the Business of Grant Writing.

Bailey Reber is the founder of Bailey’s Way Designs, an independent, handmade clothing store who also offer custom designs. Bailey’s love of sewing began as a young girl and she has been making her own clothing since high school. 

The pandemic ignited Bailey’s passion for fashion further and she enrolled in fashion school where she is currently studying. 

Bailey sells her garments, crafts and custom made costumes on her Etsy shop and is here with Louisa “Wizzi” Magnussen to discuss the business of independent fashion design…

Gill Seaton-Jardine has over 20 years’ professional experience in adult, adolescent and child counselling and professional supervision and works  in schools alongside running her private practice, GSJ Counselling, based in Surrey. 

Gill has featured on The Business of… before where we discussed adult counselling and in another episode the emotional literacy programme she wrote for young children. Today she joins me again to discuss the Business of School Counselling…

Jake Shaw is a Brand and Creative Strategist and Co-Founder of 12Ronnies, which offers a unique set of platforms to founders, inventors and creators to help launch their startup businesses. 

On the 5th May 2022, 12Ronnies are hosting the Founders Festival, and Jake is here with me today, almost 18 months on from our first episode, the business of entrepreneurialism, to discuss what the Founders Festival is all about on The Business of Being an Entrepreneur…

Patrick Holford is a leading spokesman on nutrition and founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition. He is the author of 45 books, including The Optimum Nutrition Bible, Optimum Nutrition for the Mind and and Ten Secrets of 100% Healthy People and his latest books Flu Fighters, The 5 Day Diet and Optimum Nutrition for Vegans.

Patrick is also founder of the charitable Food for the Brain Foundation which helps those with mental health issues through nutrition and offers a Cognitive Function Test for Alzheimer’s prevention and joins Louisa “Wizzi” Magnussen to discuss The Business of Avoiding Alzheimer’s…