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Podcasts & Online Events

Welcome to our Podcasts & Online Events channel where we'll bring you inspiring stories, retail insights and conversation from fashion's most influential business leaders on demand. Listen, watch and be inspired anytime.

PODCAST: Sebastian Siemiatkowski, CEO & Founder, Klarna

Sebastian Siemiatkowski is the CEO & Founder of disruptive payments provider Klarna. With its buy now, pay later, pay in 3 and other flexible, or as Klarna likes to call it smoooth, payments options, this business has shaken up the way we shop, having been adopted by more than 250,000 retailers worldwide.

PODCAST: LS Personal Shopper founder, Jack Zambakides

Jack Zambakides created ‘LS Personal Shopper’ using the overdraft from his student loan and within 18 months he managed to develop a business with a turnover exceeding £5 million per annum - achieving 10X growth over lockdown.

PODCAST: True Skincare CEO & Founder, Emma Thornton

Emma Thornton, CEO & Founder of True Skincare which was developed with skin and the planet at heart, providing genuinely organic, natural, vegan friendly and waterless skincare using only the best of nature's ingredients.

PODCAST: Charlotte Staerck, Co-founder, The Handbag Clinic

The Handbag Clinic was first launched eight years ago by Charlotte and Ben Staerck as a spin-off to the leather repair business run by Ben and his father in County Durham. The company has achieved record growth despite the COVID-19 pandemic, reaching £1m in turnover last year.  

PODCAST: Glow Recipe Founders, Sarah Lee & Christine Chang

Christine Chang and Sarah Lee are the founders of Glow Recipe,  the Korean inspired skincare brand that is clean, fruit powered and unapologetically fun.  

PODCAST: Naked Wolfe Founders, Bronte, Cody & Cooper Mance

Naked Wolfe is the luxury retro-inspired sneaker and footwear brand founded by the Mance siblings. Originally conceived as a DTC brand, Naked Wolfe is now available in Selfridges and via the Flannels chain nationwide and has also become a firm favourite with influencers and celebrities globally.

PODCAST: Ultra Violette Co-founder, Ava Matthews

Ava Matthews, Co-founder of the Australian-born skinscreen brand Ultra Violette, which has recently landed on UK shores.  With a wardrobe of formulas for different skin types and containing a host of powerful Australian antioxidants to brighten, hydrate and nourish, the brand promises far more than simple sun protection.  

PODCAST: Adam Dooley, Founder of Dooley & Rostron

Adam Dooley learnt his trade at long established traditional menswear independent Robert Old in Bournemouth, a family run business founded in 1909. Dooley opened his rebranded Dooley & Rostron store on April 12, the day of reopening for non-essential retail following Lockdown 3.

PODCAST: Drs Lisa & Vanessa Creaven, Co-founders of Spotlight Oral Care

The sisters have taken a new approach to oral care, likening it to skincare, which enables users to create a regime that is personal to them. The oral care products are all vegan and created using sustainable ingredients and packaging but they pack a punch when it comes to results.

PODCAST: Farfetch – Executive Vice President of Future Retail, Sandrine Deveaux

Sandrine gives her views on why luxury boomed during the pandemic, how consumer behaviour has changed for good, and why, despite being a digital retail trailblazer, she still believes in a bright future for physical retailers.

PODCAST: Skye Harrison Co-founder, KHOEO

Skye Harrison is Co-founder of fashion & beauty PR and wholesale agency K&H Communications, and along her business partner Charlie Boud, has set up KHOEO, a new e-commerce business based on collaboration between brands, designers and influencers operating a lower-risk drop-ship model.

PODCAST: David Hodgson, Creative Director at Lulu Guinness

David Hodgson is Creative Director at Lulu Guinness and with a career which takes in some of the industry’s best known fashion and accessories businesses – from Loewe to Coach, Joseph and Roland Mouret – and he discusses his future plans for this iconic and most British of brands.

PODCAST: James Lamb, CEO of Zelens

James has  worked with an enviable list of brands including Clinique, Bliss, Mac, Dior, Kate Somerville & many more during his 20 year career. Now as CEO of Zelens, we chat about this week's relaunch of the brand.

PODCAST: Sarah Curran-Usher, Managing Director EMEA, True Fit

Sarah Curran-Usher is an online fashion pioneer, having first made her name in the UK with the establishment of the trailblazing accessible luxury fashion site my-wardrobe.com, before moving on launch Very Exclusive for the home shopping giant The Very Group.

PODCAST: Umberto Giannini Co-founder, Claire Shread

Claire Shread is Co-founder of Umberto Giannini. She tells us about the brand's colourful history and its recent achievement of BCORP status for demonstrating the very highest commitments to numerous social and environmental standards.

PODCAST: Liz Houghton, Mint Velvet CEO & Co-founder

Liz Houghton, CEO and Co-founder of premium women’s fashion brand and retailer Mint Velvet. The brand was born out of the last major crisis to hit Britain’s high streets, the financial crash of the late 2000s.

PODCAST: Ning Li, Typology Founder

Ning Li is a globally renowned entrepreneur and made his name in the world of business founding the disruptive online furniture retailer Made.com.

PODCAST: Albaray Founders Paula Stewart, Karen Peacock and Kirstie Di Stazio

Three senior executives from Warehouse Paula Stewart, Karen Peacock and Kirstie Di Stazio, are back with new womenswear proposition, Albaray, which launched this week on its own platform and next week with retail giants John Lewis and Next.

PODCAST: Stores: The Next Generation: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Global Advisor for...

Lavinia has been instrumental in the group’s transformation of its offer and positioning in the beauty market, in particular, the iconic and historic No 7 beauty brand and how it has responded to the global pandemic.

PODCAST: Cathal McAteer & James Day, Co-founders of Sounder

Welcome to the latest episode of our Podcast series "In Conversation" where we bring you inspiring stories, retail insights and conversation from fashion's most influential business leaders.