Coming next week in BQ

Coming next week in BQ

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the exciting stories from entrepreneurs across the UK coming in next week’s brand new BQ…

In Scotland, we hear from Ahume's Archie Hume about running his grandfather's luxury clothing company and find out why he had to pay a grown-up visit to his local high school's headteacher.

Newcastle Startup Week's chief, Plan Digital UK's Paul Lancaster, charts his journey from geography degree to regional superconnector and fills us in on his plans to boost entrepreneurship even further.

And in the North West, Equilibrium Asset Management's founder Colin Lawson talks about accepting short term pain for long term gain, and shares the secret of the four day working week. 

As part of BQ London & the South we catch up with the couple behind The Cheeky Panda, an Essex manufacturer of tissue paper manufactured from bamboo.

We’ll also be delving into what the extension of the Night Tube means for businesses and how energy giant INEOS’ move is breathing a new lease of life into the energy sector.

Further north, in Yorkshire & the Humber, we catch up with Karl and Cathy Mason, the couple behind Yorkshire’s first ever gin distillery.

The regions steel industry also comes under the spotlight with British Steel landing a major export deal to supply its Scunthorpe manufactured rail steel to Finland.

In the West Midlands, we hear more about how Jaguar Land Rover is motoring on in the Far East with the appointment of industry veteran Qing Pan.

We also hear from Sultan Choudhury of Al Rayan Bank, a former BQ cover star, who has turned the independent wholly Sharia compliant bank into a £1bn business.