Profit with purpose

The VOOM Podcast returns

Not only is VOOM back in 2018, but so is the chart-topping VOOM podcast.

In the first episode of series four, presenter Nikki Bedi meets Thomasina Miers, founder of Mexican food chain Wahaca, and Andrew Hunt, founder of African-inspired superfood company Aduna – a familiar face from VOOM 2015.

They discuss how they’ve built 'profit with purpose' into their business journeys - from scaling sustainability within the restaurant world, to kick-starting a new industry for rural African producers. In Andrew’s case, all starting with a mission to #makebaobabfamous. You can download, listen and subscribe to all the VOOM podcasts on iTunes or check this one out on ACAST below.

Also in episode 1 we catch up with Cemal Ezel the founder of Change Please, and one of the judges for this year’s Virgin Unite Impact Award – a £20,000 grant to a charity, business or social enterprise that’s making a difference to people in need.

Change Please reached the semi-finals of VOOM in 2016 and have gone from strength to strength ever since. They empower the homeless community by training them to be baristas, and then offer them jobs paying the London Living Wage as well as offering support with housing, bank accounts and mental well-being. As our roving VOOM reporter finds out, they also make a mean cup of coffee. In fact, one of the finest. 

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