Let's Check-in with Yvonne Thompson CBE, Founder WinTrade & Chair Radio Academy

Yvonne is one of the UK's leading black entrepreneurs. She talks to about many aspects of her life in this interview, from how she founded the first black radio station to the formation of WinTrade and the role of the Radio Academy

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Grab a cup of coffee or tea and a hot cross bun and sit down, relax and listen the the world of Yvonne Thompson, she lives where she used to work in the building (an old papermill)  where she founded Choice FM (now Capital Xtra) . She works from her husband,  Patrick's photographic studio. She talks about the challenge that the Radio Academy faces, around diversity, inclusion and the impact of the Cornona Virus on radio.

Yvonne talks about the  WinTrade community, how many entrepreneurs have multiple incomes and how their spirit will help the economy grow again in the future. 

Suki Thompson

Founder CEO , Let's Reset

Suki Thompson is well-known in the media and communications industry as a serial entrepreneur; co-founder of the award winning Oystercatchers, marketing consultancy, Haystack and Bunker Gin and now Founder of Let’s Reset, the cultural change transformation company. She is also Executive Director Xeim/Centaur Media and NED Gateley Plc. As a transformational business leader with a passion for promoting business cultures founded on commercial effectiveness, wellbeing and resilience, Suki is regularly named as one of the most powerful people in advertising by industry bible Campaign, was a previous Chair of The Marketing Society, a member of WACL, received an Honorary Doctorate from Coventry University for Marketing & Entrepreneurship and in 2018 landed Entrepreneur of the Year by WinTrade. She has advised some of the most powerful brands globally including, McDonald’s, Samsung, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Barclay’s and Landmark and worked with the top agency groups including WPP, Omnicom, Havas, Publicis and Interpublic. Suki was a Trustee of Macmillan Cancer Support for eight years, following her first of four cancer diagnoses in 2008. Since then she has discovered she holds the BRCA gene. This has led her to think carefully about her own wellbeing and contributed to her enormous resilience which led her to writing the book, Let’s Reset. Suki has two children Jaz, who heads up Let’s Reset Education and Sam, both of whom appear in her book, Let's Reset with Rankin.
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