This episode’s guest on ScaleUp Radio is Andy Bullingham from JPM Insurance.
The firm started with just four people – three of whom are still with the company – and has grown into a insurance company that has carved out its own niche in a busy marketplace.
Andy’s story is well worth a listen. Starting out as a promising footballer, with a job at Nottingham Forest, the change came when his mother gave him an ultimatum, and football’s loss is business’ gain.
As always, we covered plenty of ground during the conversation, including:
- How, when you’re looking for a business partner, you need to keep in mind that you’re not looking for a best friend; you’re looking for someone who compliments you in the business
- The importance of doing the basics really really well
- How to motivate a team that is wide-ranging in experience, ages and motivators.
- The benefit of building team that’s almost exclusively done by word of mouth, or association with someone in the business
Andy has had some fascinating experiences throughout his scale up journey, and I know that there is something for everything here, no matter what the industry that you’re working in.
Andy can be contacted here:
0121 270 4800
Who Moved My Cheese by Dr Spencer Johnson – https://www.waterstones.com/book/who-moved-my-cheese/spencer-johnson/9780091816971
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