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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.

Latest Episodes

2018 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 Sophie Morgan and Virgin Media Business MD Peter Kelly. We also hear from previous VOOM winner Toby McCartney (CEO of MacRebur) who gives his top tips for a perfect pitch, plus there’s a surprise appearance from Sir Mo Farah. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

39 MIN2018 MAY 30
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2018 VOOM Final

VOOM 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 office-outsourcing pioneers Moneypenny, and Naomi Timperley co-founder of Tech North Advocates, an initiative set up to champion digital businesses in the region. We also hear from Mark Brant, the managing director of Paypal in the UK (a partner in this year's VOOM competition) with top tips for growing a business internationally. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

40 MIN2018 MAY 22
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VOOM semi-final with Moneypenny and Tech North Advocates

Parent Tech with Peanut and #Techmums

EIn 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 birth of her first child inspired her to create an app for mums called Peanut – helping women chat, meet and solve problems together. She is joined by Doctor Sue Black, an entrepreneur whose life-changing journey in computer science became a springboard for her to enable others through the social enterprise #TechMums. Plus we’ve a special guide to investment from VOOM competition partners Grant Thornton, as Sarah Abrahams (Head of Growth Finance) debunks some of the common myths and mistakes companies make whilst raising capital. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

53 MIN2018 MAY 21
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Parent Tech with Peanut and #Techmums

Social 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 Facebook, Martin Adams from Codec.ai who use artificial intelligence to improve audience impact, and writer and presenter Emma Gannon (Ctrl Alt Delete/ The Multi-Hyphen Method) to discuss the top tips and strategies. VOOM reporter Chris Reed also meets outdoor advertising experts JCDecaux – to find out why the traditional billboard ad is more relevant than ever. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

44 MIN2018 MAY 7
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Social Media with Jungle Creations, Codec.ai and Emma Gannon

Disruptive 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 make every bike safer. She’s joined by Jas Bagniewski, who has turned the mattress into a £140million pound valued company, at Eve Sleep. Plus as this years VOOM competition begins, we hear from previous winner Toby McCarney of Macrebur with his top tips for entrants. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

51 MIN2018 APR 23
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Disruptive products with Blaze and Eve Sleep

Food 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 purpose’ into their business journeys – from scaling sustainability within the restaurant world, to kickstarting a new industry for rural African producers. And with the VOOM competition in full swing, we hear from one of the judges of this year’s Virgin Unite Impact Award, Cemal Ezel (of Change Please) whose own company is fighting homelessness with coffee. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50 MIN2018 APR 9
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Food with purpose, with Wahaca, Aduna and Change Please

Community with Not On The High Street, The Dots and Beavertown

ECommunity with Not On The High Street, The Dots and Beavertown See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50 MIN2017 NOV 21
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Community with Not On The High Street, The Dots and Beavertown

Subscription 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 more convenient and curated experience, whilst livening up people’s post boxes along the way. VOOM reporter Chris Reed also introduces one of the standout companies from the recent VOOM Tour stop in Winchester, Tamsin Gordon of Glitzbox. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

42 MIN2017 NOV 2
Comments
Subscription with Cornerstone, Not Another Bill and Glitzbox

Sports 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 testing to inform nutrition and fitness. While VOOM reporter Chris Reed meets Sylvain Filippi - the CTO at DS Virgin Racing - plus we’ve got the latest from the VOOM Tour, including a very special brunch with Richard Branson. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45 MIN2017 OCT 19
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Sports with Rapha, DNAFit and DS Virgin Racing

Gaming 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 fantasy board game titles such as Dungeons and Dragons and Warhammer to Europe – to becoming president of Eidos Interactive and contributing to blockbuster video game series such as Tomb Raider and Hitman – Ian is one of the most of the most celebrated figures in the industry. He is joined in conversation by Jude Ower – founder of Playmob – a company looking to use gaming as a force for good, by building charity and education plots into some of our favourite gaming titles. We also hear from Isabel Van De Keere, a health-tech entrepreneur using virtual reality gaming to treat stroke and spinal cord injury patients, with Immersive Rehab. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45 MIN2017 SEP 28
Comments
Gaming with Ian Livingstone (Games Workshop/Eidos Interactive) and Jude Ower (Playmob)

Latest Episodes

2018 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 Sophie Morgan and Virgin Media Business MD Peter Kelly. We also hear from previous VOOM winner Toby McCartney (CEO of MacRebur) who gives his top tips for a perfect pitch, plus there’s a surprise appearance from Sir Mo Farah. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

39 MIN2018 MAY 30
Comments
2018 VOOM Final

VOOM 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 office-outsourcing pioneers Moneypenny, and Naomi Timperley co-founder of Tech North Advocates, an initiative set up to champion digital businesses in the region. We also hear from Mark Brant, the managing director of Paypal in the UK (a partner in this year's VOOM competition) with top tips for growing a business internationally. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

40 MIN2018 MAY 22
Comments
VOOM semi-final with Moneypenny and Tech North Advocates

Parent Tech with Peanut and #Techmums

EIn 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 birth of her first child inspired her to create an app for mums called Peanut – helping women chat, meet and solve problems together. She is joined by Doctor Sue Black, an entrepreneur whose life-changing journey in computer science became a springboard for her to enable others through the social enterprise #TechMums. Plus we’ve a special guide to investment from VOOM competition partners Grant Thornton, as Sarah Abrahams (Head of Growth Finance) debunks some of the common myths and mistakes companies make whilst raising capital. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

53 MIN2018 MAY 21
Comments
Parent Tech with Peanut and #Techmums

Social 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 Facebook, Martin Adams from Codec.ai who use artificial intelligence to improve audience impact, and writer and presenter Emma Gannon (Ctrl Alt Delete/ The Multi-Hyphen Method) to discuss the top tips and strategies. VOOM reporter Chris Reed also meets outdoor advertising experts JCDecaux – to find out why the traditional billboard ad is more relevant than ever. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

44 MIN2018 MAY 7
Comments
Social Media with Jungle Creations, Codec.ai and Emma Gannon

Disruptive 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 make every bike safer. She’s joined by Jas Bagniewski, who has turned the mattress into a £140million pound valued company, at Eve Sleep. Plus as this years VOOM competition begins, we hear from previous winner Toby McCarney of Macrebur with his top tips for entrants. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

51 MIN2018 APR 23
Comments
Disruptive products with Blaze and Eve Sleep

Food 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 purpose’ into their business journeys – from scaling sustainability within the restaurant world, to kickstarting a new industry for rural African producers. And with the VOOM competition in full swing, we hear from one of the judges of this year’s Virgin Unite Impact Award, Cemal Ezel (of Change Please) whose own company is fighting homelessness with coffee. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50 MIN2018 APR 9
Comments
Food with purpose, with Wahaca, Aduna and Change Please

Community with Not On The High Street, The Dots and Beavertown

ECommunity with Not On The High Street, The Dots and Beavertown See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50 MIN2017 NOV 21
Comments
Community with Not On The High Street, The Dots and Beavertown

Subscription 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 more convenient and curated experience, whilst livening up people’s post boxes along the way. VOOM reporter Chris Reed also introduces one of the standout companies from the recent VOOM Tour stop in Winchester, Tamsin Gordon of Glitzbox. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

42 MIN2017 NOV 2
Comments
Subscription with Cornerstone, Not Another Bill and Glitzbox

Sports 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 testing to inform nutrition and fitness. While VOOM reporter Chris Reed meets Sylvain Filippi - the CTO at DS Virgin Racing - plus we’ve got the latest from the VOOM Tour, including a very special brunch with Richard Branson. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45 MIN2017 OCT 19
Comments
Sports with Rapha, DNAFit and DS Virgin Racing

Gaming 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 fantasy board game titles such as Dungeons and Dragons and Warhammer to Europe – to becoming president of Eidos Interactive and contributing to blockbuster video game series such as Tomb Raider and Hitman – Ian is one of the most of the most celebrated figures in the industry. He is joined in conversation by Jude Ower – founder of Playmob – a company looking to use gaming as a force for good, by building charity and education plots into some of our favourite gaming titles. We also hear from Isabel Van De Keere, a health-tech entrepreneur using virtual reality gaming to treat stroke and spinal cord injury patients, with Immersive Rehab. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45 MIN2017 SEP 28
Comments
Gaming with Ian Livingstone (Games Workshop/Eidos Interactive) and Jude Ower (Playmob)
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