Vodafone’s Business Unusual podcast returns for second series

Strictly Come Dancing presenter and radio personality Claudia Winkleman returns to host the second series of Vodafone’s Business Unusual podcast, which launches today, Tuesday 28 September.

Dragons’ Den star Steven Bartlett and social media fitness influencer Grace Beverley are among the list of dynamic and inspiring entrepreneurs scheduled to appear on the weekly podcast.

Produced by audio production company Listen, there will be 10 episodes for series two of Business Unusual.

Episode one sees Claudia Winkleman in conversation with entrepreneur and Made.com Co-Founder Ning Li, who has now launched skincare company Typology Paris. The start-up is causing a stir in the beauty industry with its range of premium, natural and vegan cosmetics in sustainable packaging.

Pip Murray, Founder of Pip & Nut features in episode two. Over the last six years, she’s been shaking up the healthy food and drink sector with her range of all-natural nut butters and recently launched nut butter cups.

Episode three will feature star fitness influencer Grace Beverley, who launched her athleisure brand Tala in 2019. The company sells sustainable activewear and athleisure styles at competitive prices without the need to compromise on high-performance designs and flattering fits.

The newest addition to the Dragons’ Den investor panel, Steven Bartlett, founded his own media companies Social Chain and Media Chain when he was just 22 years old. He will feature in episode four of the series.

Other guests to feature are:

  • Michelle Kennedy, Founder and CEO, Peanut
  • Khalia Ismain, Managing Director, Jamii
  • Ailbhe Keane, CEO, Izzy Wheels
  • Farah Naz, Founder, EX 1 Cosmetics
  • Taymoor Atighetchi, Founder and CEO, Papier
  • Howard and Vivien Wong, Co-Founders, Little Moons

Andrew Stevens, Head of Small Business, Vodafone said: “We’re delighted to bring back the Business Unusual podcast for a new series. Since launching last year, the podcast has played a pivotal role in helping us connect with entrepreneurs, providing a source of inspiration and information.

“We’ve received such a great response to the podcast from the small business community as it provides a platform to hear from some of the most dynamic and progressive SME business leaders in the UK today – from a diverse range of sectors, backgrounds and experiences.”

Business Unusual podcast host Claudia Winkleman added: “Whilst the past 18 months have been challenging for small businesses, many have found innovative ways to adapt.

“That’s why getting to the heart of the most dynamic entrepreneurs and their journey is what makes Business Unusual a fascinating podcast for anyone looking to start their own business or is already at a more mature stage.

“These discussions are designed to provide a source of inspiration to ensure that the great British entrepreneurial spirit is never broken.”

Business Unusual is released every Tuesday, available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Castbox and all other podcast apps.

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