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The Responsible Finance Podcast

Mar 20, 2019

From kitchen table business to employer of ten and featured on the front page of national newspapers: BeeBee Wraps makes compostable food-wrappers from organic cotton, tree resin, British beeswax and organic jojoba oil.

Founder Kath Austin launched BeeBee Wraps when she wanted to minimise her own family’s use of...

Aug 13, 2018

Sophie Maxwell is the founder of The Really NEET Project, a college which works with vulnerable young people aged 16 to 24.

In 2009 she began running projects in secondary schools with excluded pupils. That led to national awards and setting up the first college in 2011.

Sophie describes how her experience of...

Jul 17, 2018

Faisel Rahman is CEO and founder of Fair Finance, a social enterprise tackling financial exclusion which has built a reputation for entrepreneurial growth, social and commercial rigour.

Faisal talks about how working with Grameen and the World Bank in Bangladesh sowed a seed that led to Fair Finance, and...

Jul 9, 2018

Shaz Shah is co-founder of Harry Specters, a business which makes lovingly handcrafted chocolates. Its products have won 22 Awards for their taste and quality.

It’s also a business with a mission: to offer paid employment to, and free training for, young people with autism.

"You can have a great business and also...

Jun 12, 2018

Stephen Henderson's business journey began at 16 when he discovered the cajon (a traditional percussion instrument) at a party.

The keen musician and woodworker yearned for one of his own and got his tools out. With some wood left over, he refined his design of “custom cajons” and began to advertise them online...