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Beyond the Capital

Beyond the Capital

Author: NorthEdge

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Beyond the Capital will see us lift the lid on private equity, offering honest conversations with partners, inspiring CEOs and experts across our industry. Join us as we hear their stories, discuss hot topics and learn about what’s given them the edge to succeed.
15 Episodes
We sat down with Prem Mohan Raj, Partner and COO at NorthEdge. Prem explains the importance of selecting a supportive private equity partner that provides more than just capital, why he’s proud of the way NorthEdge has evolved its approach to diversity and inclusion and by understanding what your motivations, strengths and interests are, you can find a career that you truly enjoy.
We spoke to Paul Stobart, Chair on multiple NorthEdge boards and CEO of Zen Internet. Paul explains how leading people effectively can lead to amazing results, the role of the Chair and the board in supporting a business to succeed, and why ESG is no longer seen as a box ticking exercise but a key driver of value.
In recognition of International Men's Day, we recorded a special podcast episode with former professional rugby player for Leeds Rhinos and founder of Mantality, Stevie Ward. Stevie shares his hugely inspiring story, the importance of starting the conversation about mental health, vulnerability and honesty, and how he hopes Mantality will help people take control of their mindset and reach their full potential.
We sat down with Charlie Page, CFO at NorthEdge. Charlie explains how a collaborative and supportive environment at NorthEdge has helped him to progress into the CFO role, why Private Equity is more than just a focus on numbers, and how sports stars have served as his inspiration to always learn and improve.
To celebrate a successful year of collaboration with portfolio company Meet, we sat down with co-founder and CEO, Hannah Haigh. Hannah explains why a people-centric approach has been vital to Meet’s success, how being part of a wider portfolio has helped to broaden her network and learn from other senior leaders, why the myths surrounding private equity are far from reality, and how her role as CEO is focused on value creation, scaling the business and being Meet’s cultural compass.
Having welcomed several young professionals into Team NorthEdge over the last 12 months, we are launching a special podcast episode to gain an insight into their careers so far. Hear Simone Masterson, Sam Allen and Matthew Mellon discuss why they chose a career in private equity, the biggest surprise about working in the industry and their top tips for people who want to follow a similar career path.
We sat down with Nicola McQuaid, Director and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion lead at NorthEdge. Nicola explains the importance of being yourself at work, why building an inclusive culture supports people to reach their full potential, how diversity leads to positive business outcomes, and why a good private equity partner is someone you can have honest conversations with during both the good times and the bad.
We spoke to Tom Ray, CEO of Cloud Technology Solutions. Tom explains why finding and following your passion is the best career advice, why he was proud to step into the role of CEO at CTS and his vision for the future, the importance of bringing diverse talent into a business, and his view on the vital role private equity plays in supporting high growth regional businesses.
We sat down with Andy Ball, Partner at NorthEdge. Andy outlines why he is so passionate about private equity, why he is proud that the people at NorthEdge live by the company’s values, and why it’s important to choose a private equity firm based on relationship and the value you will get from the partnership.
We spoke to Lights4fun Chair, David Stern. David explains why the people aspect of business has been the most rewarding for him, why a diverse business is vital for success, and how branding and digital transformation can be used as key drivers for growth.
We spoke to Hayley Roberts, CEO of Distology. Hayley talks about learning to make the best of everything, the importance of having a positive impact on the people around her, creating an open minded approach to D&I and culture within Distology and their industry, and her view on why taking private equity investment has been the best business decision she has made.
We sat down with Ray Stenton, Managing Partner of NorthEdge. Ray talks about learning the value of hard work from his parents, the importance of building a strong culture, differentiating ourselves through our people, his pride in the progress NorthEdge has made on diversity and inclusion, and why a healthy competitive streak combined with integrity has helped him to win business the right way throughout his career. He also shares his valuable advice on how businesses can get ready for private equity investment!
We spoke to Sophie Lawler, CEO of Total Fitness. Sophie talks about embracing vulnerability in her role as CEO, building a culture of trust and authenticity at Total Fitness, and why private equity should be seen as a partnership to ensure success for all stakeholders.
We sat down with Grant Berry, Managing Partner and co-founder of NorthEdge. Grant talks about his Dad’s early influence, the role that private equity plays in building better businesses, and why a sense of humour has helped him to succeed.
Our first episode is in recognition of World Mental Health Day this Sunday. We are joined by Sanctus, an organisation that helps to create safe spaces for talking about and normalising mental health in the workplace. During the podcast we discuss ways to pro-actively work on our own mental health and support those around us with Sanctus co-founder George Bettany.
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