Leaders in Conversation: Episode 3
Claire Scipio and Fergus Muller
We’ve been trying to get to the core of what makes Cornish business leaders tick. What keeps business owners up at night? How do they keep their teams inspired? How do they deal with set-backs? What do they think makes a good leader?
To get real, honest answers to these questions we decided to pair business leaders up, so they could ask each other the often difficult questions about what it takes to grow a business and a workforce. Examining the highs and lows of their entrepreneurial journeys, here is our Leaders in Conversation series.
Episode three features Claire, founder of Bodds, a swimwear range designed for teenage girls, and Fergus, currently managing his family owned business Ann’s Pasties. Claire began her business support journey with Unlocking Potential on the Breakthrough programme for start-up businesses and has since attended Future Focus events and Labs. Fergus has also received support to grow his workforce.
“I’m trying to build a family rather than a workforce and then they will carry on selling my idea. I used to have such an aggressive way of thinking to control my team and actually, if you treat everyone with the utmost respect, you’ll get that back.” – Fergus, Anne’s Pasties
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