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.
Peter de Savary is an international entrepreneur, cracking the oil, shipping, property and hospitality industries. But he’s more than just a savvy suit; de Savary is a philanthropist and international yachtsman, who’s even led the British team for the America’s Cup Challenge.
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Self-taught chef Heston Blumenthal has made his name searching for culinary perfection – bringing the world decidedly unexpected flavour combinations like snail porridge along the way. His unorthodox, scientific approach to haute cuisine has brought him a host of Michelin stars and his odyssey continues today. Where will it take him next?
Roger Saul founded luxury brand Mulberry with his mother in 1971 and began manufacturing belts and handbags from their Somerset base. He grew it into one of the most successful British fashion brands in the world before leaving in 2004. How did he do it and what's he up to now?
Lord Bilimoria founded Cobra beer from his Fulham flat, selling it from the boot of his car to local Indian restaurateurs. 25 years later it is a global brand, sold in 98% of the UK's Indian restaurants. So, what were the secrets to his entrepreneurial success?
Tamara Heber-Percy, co-founded boutique hotel collection Mr & Mrs Smith with husband James Lohan. As owner and CTO she scours the world for great hotels. We asked her about about starting a business, juggling work and family life and what travel trends to watch out for.
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