Private Equity Power Talks: Map of the Maze
Andrew Hodgson, Executive Chairman, Recycling Lives Ltd: Private Equity Power Talks

Andrew Hodgson, Executive Chairman, Recycling Lives Ltd: Private Equity Power Talks

October 27, 2021

In this episode of Private Equity Power Talks: Map of the Maze, we talk to Andrew Hodgson, Former CEO of SMD and Exec Chairman of Recycling Lives, an award-winning recycling and waste management services provider, and a champion of UK communities. Recycling Lives unique social programmes are game-changing in offender rehabilitation and ending food poverty & homelessness. Andrew discusses how building a business that is as focused on social value as it is EBITDA can create growth, make you more attractive to your potential buyers and help solidify your culture.  

Tim Ham, CEO, Pearson Ham: Private Equity Power Talks

Tim Ham, CEO, Pearson Ham: Private Equity Power Talks

September 21, 2021

In this episode of Private Equity Power Talks: Map of the Maze, we are joined by Tim Ham, CEO of Pearson Ham. Pearson Ham work collaboratively with PE backed businesses to help them create value through better pricing. Tim reveals the benefits of updating your pricing model and how PE backed leaders can take control of their own pricing strategies.

The Power of Language: Private Equity Power Talks Bite-sized

The Power of Language: Private Equity Power Talks Bite-sized

August 18, 2021

In this special bite-sized episode of Private Equity Power Talks: Map of the Maze, we revisit our interview with Ellie Romer-Lee, former Strategic People Manager and Chief of Staff at Onfido. In this never heard before segment, we discuss the power of language in culture building and how Ellie used the personification of animals to represent the key values and behaviours of the business.

Dr Gabrielle Silver, Former CEO, CHS Healthcare: Private Equity Power Talks

Dr Gabrielle Silver, Former CEO, CHS Healthcare: Private Equity Power Talks

July 21, 2021

In this episode of Private Equity Power Talks: Map of the Maze, we talk to Dr Gabrielle Silver, Former CEO of CHS Healthcare who partner with the NHS to deliver vital care to patients from the point they are discharged from hospital and beyond. Gaby discusses her response to the Covid pandemic and how she delivered care to thousands of patients whilst simultaneously growing the business, culminating in a Trade Sale. Gaby’s insights on crisis management, client relationships, remote working and deal execution are indispensable for any growth focused CEO or Executive…

Susie Hillier, Partner & Head of Wealth Planning, Stonehage Fleming: Private Equity Power Talks

Susie Hillier, Partner & Head of Wealth Planning, Stonehage Fleming: Private Equity Power Talks

June 21, 2021

In this episode of Private Equity Power Talks: Map of the Maze, we are joined by Susie Hillier, Partner & Head of Wealth Planning at Stonehage Fleming. Stonehage is an independent adviser to the world’s leading families and wealth creators. Susie explains how PE backed CEOs and their management teams can be affected by the sudden increase in wealth when a business is sold and how Stonehage Fleming coaches them through this process, both in their professional and personal lives.

Justin Stead, CEO, Radley Handbags & Accessories: Private Equity Power Talks

Justin Stead, CEO, Radley Handbags & Accessories: Private Equity Power Talks

June 2, 2021

In this episode of Private Equity Power Talks: Map of the Maze, we are joined by Justin Stead, CEO of Radley and Founder of the Aurelius Foundation. Justin describes his adoption of stoicism and how he uses its teachings to lead a calmer more productive life. Justin also explains how he applies stoicism to his role as CEO of Radley when approaching ESG, Resilience, Culture and Transformation.

Richard Madden, CEO, DC Advisory - Part 2: Private Equity Power Talks

Richard Madden, CEO, DC Advisory - Part 2: Private Equity Power Talks

May 18, 2021

In this episode Private Equity Power Talks: Map of the Maze, we have our first returning guest to the Podcast, as we once again talk to Richard Madden, CEO of DC Advisory. For this discussion our focus is on the future and how PE backed CEOs can prepare for and execute the Exit process. Richard explains each step a CEO must take and shares his insights on how to run a competitive and ethical bidding process across the various exit routes.

Ellie Romer-Lee, former Strategic People Manager, Onfido: Private Equity Power Talks

Ellie Romer-Lee, former Strategic People Manager, Onfido: Private Equity Power Talks

April 19, 2021

In this episode of Private Equity Power Talks: Map of the Maze, we talk to Ellie Romer-Lee, former Strategic People Manager and Chief of Staff at Onfido. Ellie joined Onfido as employee number 12 in 2014 and ran the people team through to 2020, when the business had a headcount of more than 400. Ellie explains how she developed talent and culture at Onfido by promoting diversity of thought, open discussion and innovation within the business.

Private Equity Power Talks: Season 2 Announcement

Private Equity Power Talks: Season 2 Announcement

April 15, 2021

After a short break in production to record some new content, The Private Equity Power Talks Podcast will be returning for season 2!

This season we will be bringing you some fresh perspectives as we look to diversify the podcast, both in terms of guests and subject matter areas. We will also continue to interview some of the UKs most successful PE backed CEOs.

The first episode will be released next week so be sure to subscribe and stay notified. 

Keryn James, Former CEO, ERM: Private Equity Power Talks

Keryn James, Former CEO, ERM: Private Equity Power Talks

January 28, 2021

In this episode Private Equity Power Talks: Map of the Maze, we talk to Keryn James, CEO of ERM: Environmental Resources Management. Keryn discusses the future of sustainability and ESG, showing how it will shape planning, value creation and culture within your business. Keryn also highlights how environmental and social resilience is viewed by Private Equity and the likely impact it will have on their existing and potential portfolio companies.

Useful Links from ERM:

Delivering your Company's Net Zero Ambition

Building Business Resilience for the Decade of Action

Private Equity firms that are ‘ESG strong’ are likely to be winners

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