It’s now live – Ian Jones’ latest and much awaited ITT ‘The BACK View’ podcast with Chris Bingham, CEO of the Craggs Energy Group.
What have the Romans ever done for us? Apart from straight roads, there a few other things still around today, including some non-Latin language fragments. It may seem a tenuous link to this week’s guest, Chris Bingham, CEO of Craggs Energy Group, but it opens a fascinating conversation that covers everything from his business start-up, to how to survive and succeed in business. Formed in 2011, the group now consists of four limited companies all of which focus on the distribution of liquid fuel and the provision of associated services such as fuel testing, fuel husbandry, tank testing, repair, removal and installation.
Not to be missed, this podcast is a ‘must listen’ as Chris explains how a derelict poultry farm and a software business led to today’s ‘challenger business’ in the environmental and energy sector. Driven with an entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to succeed, Chris sets out the difference between a leader and a manager and explains why a failure to understand and recognise these differences can stifle a business.
It’s not all been plain sailing for Chris as he talks about doing businesses in the USA – traditionally a UK corporate graveyard – and how the cultural differences almost broke his biggest-ever business deal. Is there a difference between risk and gambling and why are entrepreneurs less afraid of business risk?
Make sure you tune into The BACK View here to find out.