The unorthodox entrepreneur transforming London youth unemployment with Bridget Callaghan Ep. 12Dec 06, 2022
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Do you long to make a positive change and impact in your community or the world? We often think that the only way to do that is to donate our hard earned money to charities or to volunteer. But what if you could create a business where being profitable and making an impact could coexist?
Our guest in today’s episode walks us through what it means to build an impact driven business and put people and sustainability at the forefront of your business strategy.
We talk about what it takes to build a startup hospitality business from scratch, the challenges of focusing on making a social and environmental impact as a business, how to put on your problem solving hat on and so much more!
Today’s guest is Bridget Callaghan, founder of the multi-award winning pizzeria, Well Kneaded in London, winning awards for environmental sustainability, women in food for employing young people on the margins, and 2022’s entrepreneur of the year for Wandsworth enterprise awards.
With nothing but £5000 in savings in startup capital, she was dead set on starting a food business with the sole purpose of helping unemployed young people with disadvantaged backgrounds find work and build a better future.
Interesting points we discussed:
- What it's like having a people centric business [23.51s]
- How not to start a viable business [29.30s]
- Setting yourself up for slow growth [30.01s]
- Problem solving in business [33.19s]
How to connect with Bridget:
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wellkneadedfood/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wellkneadedwagon
- Website: https://www.wellkneadedfood.com/menu
Watch the full episode to learn more! Available on Youtube, Spotify and Apple podcasts. Want to learn more about making an impact with your work? Tune in to Raj Khaira's episode on transforming culture.