Things I’ve learned

There’s no substitute for first-hand experience, and that’s exactly what all of these business people share. From setting up a brand new business to diversifying, launching new products, beating the competition, or dealing with some of many the unexpected challenges that can be round the corner, they explain how they did it, and some of the milestone moments on their business journey. 

Things I've learned . . . the Knowledge

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Marcus Bean, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust

Acclaimed Shropshire chef Marcus Bean took time out to reflect on things he's learned as we emerged from the Covid crisis

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