At Heathrow Express we like to celebrate doing things that bit smarter. If there was one business leader you wanted to sit down with and get some advice from who would you choose?
How about an interview with Sir Richard Branson? Or Sir James Dyson? What about some of the entrepreneurs who have appeared on BBC's Dragons' Den like Peter Jones or Deborah Meaden? We've put together this series of interviews with a host of brilliant business innovators to give you the ultimate in business inspiration and entrepreneur ideas.
We also learnt some interesting facts along the way – Richard Branson asks his mum for advice, Peter Jones used to sleep on the floor of a warehouse, Theo Paphitis' dyslexia is part of the reason he's so successful and Sir Martin Sorrell used to read the FT on his way to school.
This month, in honour of International Women’s Day we’ve spoken to our female drivers and service controllers to find out how and why they entered what’s usually a male dominated profession.
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Ian Callum is one of the world’s leading car designers. He dreamt of being a car designer from an early age – even submitting sketches to Jaguar aged just 14. He has worked for Ford, TWR and Aston Martin and is currently Design Director for Jaguar. His latest creations include the F-type and the C-X75 – driven by Bond villain Mr Hinx in Spectre. But what fuels his creativity and ambition?
Pinky Lilani CBE is an Indian cookery specialist, advising supermarkets, writing cookbooks and running team building events for large companies. She is the founder of the Asian Women of Achievement Awards and was recently named as one of the 30 most influential Muslim women in the UK. So what are her secret ingredients to entrepreneurial success?
Michael Hayman MBE is one of the UK’s foremost campaigners for enterprise. He co-founded Seven Hills one of the UK's fastest growing PR firms and is a government advisor on entrepreneurship. He is co-author of the bestselling Mission: How the Best in Business Break Through’. So what are his tips for business success?
Geoffrey Kent founded luxury safari company Abercrombie & Kent with his parents in 1962. Now with 62 global offices and 350 tours in more than 100 countries, the business attracts more than 250,000 curious travellers every year. He is also a founding member of the World Travel & Tourism Council and a world-class polo player.
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