Archive of North West Business Insider
Issue - October 2014
We feature an interview with the brains behind Boohoo.com’s growth story, Carol Kane and Mahmud Kamani. We also unveil our 42 under 42 for 2014 and there’s a special profile of Phil Jones, the first of our under-the-skin features on what makes a successful leader.
With the Scottish referendum finally over, the focus will now turn to calls for devolution across the whole of the UK. Those calls are loudest in the North West, where the Northern Powerhouse debate is growing more heated by the day. The north of England’s economy is bigger than Scotland’s, so it would make sense for more power to be devolved to the region.
The flotation of Manchester-based boohoo.com in March 2014 valued the online fashion retailer at a whopping £560m. Chris Maguire spoke to joint chief executives Mahmud Kamani and Carol Kane about the secret to Boohoo's success.
Phil Jones is managing director of technology business Brother. He reveals how improving his emotional intelligence helped him to deliver results. Interview by Rupert Cornford.