Being a successful entrepreneur - Mike Adam, Exec Chairman Amigo

Mike is an Entrepreneur, Investor, Inventor, Writer and Musician. He talks to me about the impact of the cornavirus on his tech business, Amigo, how he is using a new share scheme to help the business survive and reward his employees through the pandemic

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Mike founded Adam, Harding & Lueck (AHL) in 1987 with two partners. AHL was one of the first companies in Europe to realise the potential for the application of technology to the trading of markets. An early tech entrepreneur,  Mike navigated sucessfully through the financial crash and has lots of experience of building and selling businesess, Amigo is his 6th start-up .  Mike is also passionate about the arts, as a musician and song writer he  talks to me about the album he is producing with singer/songwriter Anna and some of the Scottish art on the walls of his home in Bedfordshire. 

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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