Ep14 – The Google’s Go-To Growth Person Edition with Robert Craven

James chats with Robert Craven, Google’s go-to person when it comes to business growth and business development.


He currently runs coaching and training programs in 6 countries under the GYDA (Grow Your Digital Agency) Initiative. Clients include Barclays, Nando’s, Google and Ritz Carlton.


A prolific author with 11 titles to his name, including Customer is King, Grow Your Service Firm and Grow Your Digital Agency. The legendary Dennis Yu (ex-Yahoo) says, “This man is the BEST at growing your agency”.


Richard Branson wrote, “Robert Craven says that ‘your whole business hinges on what your customer gets from you’. I wholeheartedly agree.”


They discuss what’s changed and what hasn’t in business and sales, buying cars, Simon Sinek, Borolo and understanding and looking after your clients.


Contact Robert:


Robert Craven www.robert-craven.com
Grow Your Digital Agency GYDA Initiative  www.GYDAinitiative.com
Twitter @Robert_Craven
Facebook www.facebook.com/robert.craven1
LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/robertcraven/

Ep13 – The Exactly What to Say Edition with Phil M Jones

James chats with Phil Jones who has made it his life’s work to demystify the sales process, reframe what it means to “sell,” and help his audiences to learn new skills that empower confidence, overcome fears and instantaneously impact their results.


The author of five international best-selling books, and the youngest ever winner of the coveted “British Excellence in Sales and Marketing Award”, Phil is currently one of the most in-demand assets to companies worldwide.


He is by no means your typical sales expert.


Phil is famous for his inspiring “Magic Words”, and his highly engaging, practical approach to what is often a subject that is littered with hype and power-hungry “gurus”.


With the experience of over 2,000 presentations in over 50 countries across five continents, Phil has a busy and active travel schedule. When not on the road, you will find him at home in New York City or in his peaceful retreat in Buckinghamshire, England.


They discuss 8 week old twins, the future of sales, airlines, hotels, random gifts and taxi drivers who chat too much.


[NB: This recording was made while Phil was in the US and there is some crackling on the line at times, which I am really sorry about. The content of what Phil says makes it well worth putting up with!]


Contact Phil:



Ep12 – The Industry Hub and Recruitment Tech Edition with Louise Triance

James chats with Louise Triance, industry hub, recruitment industry fixer, host of recruitment events and technology showcases as well as a trained psychometric assessor.


Louise created and runs the UK Recruiter knowledge network, the most comprehensive set of information, services and links to all in the UK recruitment industry.


Over the past 20 years she has hosted over 100 events for recruiters, blogged regularly for more than 10 years and published in excess of 750 weekly newsletters to an organically grown network of 30,000+ recruitment professionals.


They discuss the changing use of technology in the recruitment industry, automation, chat-bots, service, choice and social proof, as well as CSR and its role in building better recruitment businesses.


Contact Louise


Email: louise@ukrecruiter.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/louise.triance
Twitter: twitter.com/louisetriance
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/louisetriance/
UK Recruiter:  ukrecruiter.co.uk
Recruiter Zone:  recruiter.zone/

Ep11 – The Get Off Your A**E and Happiness Edition with Brad Burton [Explicit Language Warning]

James chats with Brad Burton, the UK’s #1 Motivational Business Speaker, who left school with no qualifications, spent years on benefits before starting his own business in 2006.


With £25,000 of debt he was delivering pizzas at weekends to help keep his business afloat. 10 years on, that business; 4Networking, now runs over 5,000+ business networking meetings each year with 1000’s of members.


Brad is also the highest rated & reviewed 5* Amazon business author. With four best-selling business books under his belt, he knows his stuff.


They chat about gold envelopes, networking, get rich quick schemes, making mistakes, being a better you and happiness.


Contact Brad:


web: www.bradburton.com
Twitter: @BradBurton
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheBradBurton

Ep10 – The Better Than Yesterday Edition with Steven Dowd

James chats with Steve Dowd, who in June 2016 was riding his bike to work in the City of London when he collided with a traffic barrier jutting into the road. Steven was immediately paralysed from the neck down having suffered an incomplete spinal cord injury.


After experimental surgery, and an enormous amount of hard work and determination, Steven walked again for the first time after 90 days!


3 years on, this remarkable man is about to launch his new business Gigl, has completed Ride London on a stationary bike (in under 6 hours!), learned to ski and taken part in the World Run.


In his words: “Better than Yesterday…”






Learning to ski – March 2019, never been skiing linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li…526487946302930945


Wings for Life World Run fall – May 2019, first run since injury bit.ly/2JgErdB


Contact Steven:


Email: steven@stevendowd.com
Twitter: @100StevenDowd

Ep9 – The Employee Engagement and Recruitment Edition with Steve Leebrook

James chats with Steve Leebrook who has over 20 years B2B sales and recruitment experience spanning contract, interim, permanent and search.  He’s currently CEO for SystemsAccountants in the US, a highly niche business specialising in Financial Systems & Transformation., where he’s responsible for delivering their growth ambitions.


They discuss the differences in running recruitment businesses in the UK and the States, employee engagement, being heard, chat bots, and of course, service.


Contact Steve:


Email: steve@systemsaccountants.com
Twitter: @steveleebrook
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/steveleebrook/
Web: www.systemsaccountant.com

Ep8 – The Own Your Career and Life Edition with Adrian Evans

James chats with Adrian Evans a career manager who enables his individual and private clients to reach premium earnings and reward. The last 5 are 40% increases!


Adrian is the author of a ‘Be a Job Magnet’ – a bestselling book on how to access the ‘hidden’ job market and is absolutely passionate at enabling individuals to own their career, to ensure they ‘unlock’ their talent to be in control of their lives.


They discuss education in an ever changing world, ever-green needs, Michel Roux, how to respond when stuff goes wrong and hiring diner suits.


Contact Adrian:


Adrian’s Podcast: Enterprise Sales Club
Email: adrian@adrianevans.co.uk
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrianevans/
Twitter: @evans_adrian

Ep7 – The Human Engagement Edition Michelle Mills-Porter

James chats with Michelle Mills-Porter, an International Speaker, author and trainer specialising in motivation and collaboration.


What led her on this path was an unlikely event… she was caught in the Boxing Day Tsunami. It was in the aftermath of this catastrophic disaster that she learned the most amazing lessons about humanity. It is these lessons that have been distilled and transferred into tangible strategies for us to use in our business.


Michelle has created a suite of analyses to help people to understand themselves and each other on a deeper level, to achieve peak performance and unleash our potential. The most innovative is the People Reader which is an online analysis that you can perform on someone that you want to build rapport with, without any input from them. The result is an 8 page report that shows you how to engage with them, how to write to them and how to convert them into a client in the most effective way.


Michelle has won multiple awards as a business owner, and for Networking, Presenting and recently for Stand Up Comedy.


Contact Michelle:


Website: www.mmp.uk.com
Email: mmp@mmp.uk.com
Twitter: @mmillsporter
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/chelliemish

Ep6 – The Relationships and Influence Edition with Warren Cass

James chats with Warren Cass, an entrepreneur with 25 years of running his own businesses, he has experienced huge success and tasted the bitter pill of failure. All of these lessons and stories are shared when he speaks…. Always from the heart!


Warren is straight talking with a no nonsense presentation style. His passion for business shows, especially when he talks about relationships, influence & marketing.


At heart Warren is a geek, someone who loves to figure out why and how things work, he firmly believes we live in times of significant change, and to stay ahead of the curve, we need to understand the game.


Warren is also a father of two beautiful young adults and a husband. His passions include skiing, chilling out with his guitar and listening to dusty old vinyl records.


Contact Warren:


Website: warrencass.com

Twitter: @warrencass

Ep5 – The Smash the Stigma of Mental Health Edition with Rob Stephenson

In this special edition of The Only One Business Show James chats with Rob Stephenson, a mental health influencer, campaigner and public speaker striving to create mentally healthier workplaces. He experiences bipolar disorder personally.


Rob is the founder of Inside-Out.org, a social enterprise with a mission of smashing the stigma of mental ill-health in the workplace by showcasing senior leader role models with lived experiences of mental ill-health.


InsideOut also takes these role models into businesses for panel events as part of an initiative which has the aim of inspiring other senior leaders to open up about their own challenges and get behind the mental health agenda.


Rob is also passionate about stimulating investment into the preventative mental wellbeing space.


Contact Rob: