Virgin Money’s Sophie Chandauka is ranked on the Power List of 100 most influential black Britons and co-founded the Black British Business Awards. As nominations for this year’s honours open, she talks about mergers, stockmarket flotations and board diversity
Sophie Chandauka has a lot to thank her school friend Andrea for. Chandauka was 15 and growing […]
Triodos UK chief executive Charles Middleton on understanding the financially conscientious customer
Ethical banking isn’t new, but there are few lending institutions quite so squeaky clean as Triodos
Susan Sobbott, president of global corporate payments at American Express, is a 24-year veteran of the organisation and has recently shifted her focus from the US market to international customers
As Director meets Susan Sobbott at London’s Goring Hotel she’s on a whirlwind tour of Europe – her second since taking on the role of president […]
Anne-Marie Huby, co-founder of fundraising website JustGiving, joins the stellar line-up at the IoD Women in Business conference
Anne-Marie Huby, who launched JustGiving in 2000, will share the secrets of the charitable website’s success at the IoD Women in Business conference at 116 Pall Mall on 7 November. JustGiving has enabled more than 22 million people […]
The founder and chairman of boutique technology merchant bank Restoration Partners looks back on his career
Foodie entrepreneurs Eric Partaker and Dan Houghton spill the beans on raising £2.16m through crowdfunding for their Mexican restaurant chain Chilango via a ‘burrito bond’.
Balancing a huge chicken-and-steak-filled burrito in one hand and a pen and notepad in the other – while still maintaining a modicum of decorum – is no easy task, but as […]
The Dragons’ Den star and long-standing IoD member has had a diverse career – from selling ceramics, to running a family travel business, to owning a textile mill. As she collected an honorary doctorate from Bath Spa University, the serial entrepreneur told us what she’s learnt so far.
Location, location, location. That was the first business […]
The value of synergy, sharing and mutual support
The state-funded British Business Bank is helping SMEs secure much-needed finance, says Keith Morgan
First Direct’s chief executive Matt Colebrook on the bank’s secret to coming top of polls for employee loyalty