A passion for profitability: top 3 podcasts

By Sarah Stowe | 29 Dec 2019 View comments

What were you listening to in 2019? Great leadership tips and tales proved the most popular podcasts of 2019 on Inside Franchise Business Executive.

High flying CEO Brett Houldin left craveable brands in December 2019 but before he left he chatted about working with private equity, collaborating with all stakeholders in a franchise business, and what it takes to be a good leader.

Brett Houldin might have started out following in his grandfather’s footsteps working in accounting but the lure of business and a passion for working with people tempted him to get hands-on involvement running a business. He moved from PwC to The Star Casino and then the craveable brands business, which operates the Oporto, Red Rooster and Chicken Treat franchise chains.

Hire A Hubby CEO Brendan Green is a high flying Top 30 Franchise Executive who has spotted the need to change the handyman business to better suit franchisees. Find out how Brendan has achieved improved outcomes through attention to franchisee lifestyle, benchmarking, and mental health issues.

We love a winner, and San Churro achieved Established Franchisor of the Year status in 2019. Giro Maurici, San Churro CEO, took an MBE to climb the corporate ladder but found himself in a far more creative field, launching the popular chocolate cafe brand that has outstripped rivals.

“I want to look a potential franchisee in the eye and say, yes you run our system and you’ll be able to make the buck as opposed to having to shirk the rules or take shortcuts along the way.”

Check out more brilliant insights from franchising leaders here: https://soundcloud.com/insidefranchisebusiness. Listen out for new podcasts in 2020.