The Piper Podcast: Amelia Harvey on the lessons challengers can learn from multinationals

Amelia Harvey, co-founder of The Collective, has told how she applied learnings from her early career at Kellogg’s and L’Oréal when launching her gourmet yoghurt brand. ‘Even though they’re huge businesses, they were very entrepreneurial in terms of the way they gave you the responsibility to carve out your own role,’ says Harvey in the

Have you listened to our founder stories?

[28 Jun 2020] - With lockdown coming to an end, we thought this is a good time to showcase all the outstanding founders we have interviewed for our 'How…

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The Piper Podcast: Flight Club founders on raising £160,000 in an afternoon

[15 Mar 2020] - Steve Moore and Paul Barham, co-founders of social darts chain Flight Club, have told how they were forced to raise £160,000 in an afternoon after…

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PROPER bags new home in Europe’s leading healthy snacking group

[31 Jan 2021] - We are delighted to announce that Exponent Private Equity has taken a majority stake in our partner brand PROPER, creating a partnership with Eat Real…

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Bloom & Wild receives £75m investment

[24 Jan 2021] - Bloom & Wild to become Europe’s most loved flower gifting brand with £75m investment We are excited to announce an investment of £75m into Bloom…

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Community power – our latest virtual Geekmeet with 100 brands

[20 Dec 2020] - ‘We were weeks away from going bust, so we decided to be completely transparent with our loyal community of Snagglers and ask them for their…

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Our £7m investment into multi-award winning villa brand, The Thinking Traveller

[6 Dec 2020] - We are excited to have invested £7m into The Thinking Traveller, the world’s most thoughtful villa brand, backing founders and joint-CEOs Huw and Rossella Beaugié…

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Sir John Hegarty and others discuss above the line advertising on a budget

‘You have to remember that most people’s lives are really boring. I’ve always seen my job as entertaining people, making their lives less boring.’ As the creator of iconic adverts for the likes of Levi’s, Lynx and Audi, Sir John Hegarty has certainly entertained us over the decades, as did he at our most recent

Learn. Earn. And have fun: growing cultures in challenger brands

[25 Oct 2020] - If you come to our office and weave your way into the Cosy Room, you will find our library of business books, amassed over the…

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After-Covid: The New Work Order

[5 Aug 2020] - In the Before-Covid (BC) age, life was different. An almost forgotten era when we traipsed through the office complaining about our journey in and worried…

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PROPER bags new home in Europe’s leading healthy snacking group

[31 Jan 2021] - We are delighted to announce that Exponent Private Equity has taken a majority stake in our partner brand PROPER, creating a partnership with Eat Real…

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Bloom & Wild receives £75m investment

[24 Jan 2021] - Bloom & Wild to become Europe’s most loved flower gifting brand with £75m investment We are excited to announce an investment of £75m into Bloom…

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Community power – our latest virtual Geekmeet with 100 brands

[20 Dec 2020] - ‘We were weeks away from going bust, so we decided to be completely transparent with our loyal community of Snagglers and ask them for their…

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Our £7m investment into multi-award winning villa brand, The Thinking Traveller

[6 Dec 2020] - We are excited to have invested £7m into The Thinking Traveller, the world’s most thoughtful villa brand, backing founders and joint-CEOs Huw and Rossella Beaugié…

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The Piper Podcast: Richard Hilton on fighting a drag queen and letting go of Gymbox

Richard Hilton has spoken of the challenges of stepping away from his fitness chain brand Gymbox. ‘You come to a point when you realise the business is better off without you,’ says Hilton in the latest podcast from Piper’s ‘How I Grew My Brand’ interviews with leading entrepreneurs. ‘I was becoming scared to grow the

Learn. Earn. And have fun: growing cultures in challenger brands

[25 Oct 2020] - If you come to our office and weave your way into the Cosy Room, you will find our library of business books, amassed over the…

Read more

After-Covid: The New Work Order

[5 Aug 2020] - In the Before-Covid (BC) age, life was different. An almost forgotten era when we traipsed through the office complaining about our journey in and worried…

Read more

PROPER bags new home in Europe’s leading healthy snacking group

[31 Jan 2021] - We are delighted to announce that Exponent Private Equity has taken a majority stake in our partner brand PROPER, creating a partnership with Eat Real…

Read more

Bloom & Wild receives £75m investment

[24 Jan 2021] - Bloom & Wild to become Europe’s most loved flower gifting brand with £75m investment We are excited to announce an investment of £75m into Bloom…

Read more

Community power – our latest virtual Geekmeet with 100 brands

[20 Dec 2020] - ‘We were weeks away from going bust, so we decided to be completely transparent with our loyal community of Snagglers and ask them for their…

Read more

Our £7m investment into multi-award winning villa brand, The Thinking Traveller

[6 Dec 2020] - We are excited to have invested £7m into The Thinking Traveller, the world’s most thoughtful villa brand, backing founders and joint-CEOs Huw and Rossella Beaugié…

Read more