Since launching its podcast series in October 2021, Legislate has interviewed women in business from a broad range of sectors including property, startups, charities and law. To celebrate International Women’s day and the inspiring women who have been on the show, Legislate is resharing their episodes below by chronological order.
Zoe Conning of Amana Lettings
Zoe explained what it was like to launch a business 2 months before the start of the pandemic and how they’ve built a hybrid letting agency in Cheshire with the ambition to grow across the UK thanks to digital automation.
Listen to the episode: Legislate meets Zoe Conning of Amana lettings
Hannah Chappatte from HYBR
Hannah shares why the HYBR platform was started and tips for negotiating student contracts. HYBR is a supportive, safe space platform for student renters to understand how to find the right property and what to look out for when renting.
Listen to the episode: Legislate meets Hannah Chappatte from HYBR
Gabrielle Bourret-Sicotte from Greenr
Gabrielle discusses how Greenr is finding new and novel ways to inspire individuals and businesses to reduce their carbon footprint, calculate their daily needs and reduce what they can whilst offsetting the rest. Gabrielle also shared some of their sales tips and tells us about how simplifying contracts is key to business development.
Listen to the episode: Legislate meets Gabrielle Bourret-Sicotte from Greenr
Kay from Ricketts Rentals
Kay tells us all about the different property investment and management strategies Ricketts Rentals develops and how they operate, ranging from rent to rent to joint ventures. Kay also tells us of the importance of bespoke contracts as part of your service.
Listen to the episode: Legislate meets Kay from Ricketts Rentals
Radhika Shah, property investor and entrepreneur
Radhika tells us about her journey into property, how to manage long distance rentals and provides us with key insights into how contracts, if they're not for solicitors, shouldn't be written as if they are.
Listen to the episode Legislate meets Radhika Shah, property investor and entrepreneur
Mary Catherine, Chief Legal Officer at Legislate
With experience as a US patent attorney, a member of the US bar in New York and New Jersey and a qualified solicitor in England and Wales, Mary Catherine provides unique insight into the importance of ensuring that contracts are robust and coherent. In this episode, Mary Catherine talks about the importance of IP and confidentiality clauses in employment and consultant agreements, particularly for startups.
Listen to the episode: Legislate meets Mary Catherine, Chief Legal Officer at Legislate
Harriet, owner of Aluna Property Management
Listen to learn about how Aluna are offering a full array of property maintenance services to estate agents and facility management companies across the UK. Harriet also highlights the importance of ensuring that contracts are clear, concise and matter of fact.
Listen to the episode: Legislate meets Harriet, owner of Aluna Property Management
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Sarah from Alt Street Property
Sarah talks about property investment strategies and how Alt Street Property is building more than an investment portfolio but a community for its tenants. Sarah also mentions the importance of explaining contractual terms and clauses in order to speed up the contracting process.
Listen to the episode: Legislate meets Sarah from Alt Street Property
Charlotte from the Property Investment Geeks
Charlotte and her partner Phil explained how they have built and maintained their property portfolio of 31 residential lets and provided top tips such as forming a relationship with your local council:
Listen to the episode: Legislate meets the Property Investment Geeks
Heather Mitchell from Nommm
Heather shares her experience building Nommm, the sustainable food app that allows consumers to value climate impact alongside nutritional value, and explains how she is navigating contracts and trademarks as an early stage entrepreneur.
Listen to the episode: Legislate meets Heather Mitchell from Nommm, the sustainable food app
Charlie Rosier from Babbu
Charlie shares how Babbu is democratising early years education and why you shouldn't rely solely on online templates.
Listen to the episode: Legislate meets Charlie Rosier from Babbu, the world's first digital nursery
Christina Banjo from Always Create
In this episode, Legislate meets Christina Banjo, founder of Always Create, a community and platform for freelance creatives. Christina shares how Always Create is supporting freelance creatives and how consultancy contracts are key for growing a freelance business.
Listen to the episode: Legislate meets Always Create, a community and platform for freelance creatives
Ella from Marvellous Babysitting
Ella and her co-founder William shared some of the ups and downs of their entrepreneurial journey and how they became Norland's first ever commercial partner.
Listen to the episode: Legislate meets Marvellous Babysitting
Magda from Hometime property management
Magda explains how she overcame the administrative hurdles of setting up a letting agency and why the small things in a contract can have a huge impact.
Listen to the episode: Legislate meets Magda from Hometime property management
Katrina Crossley from the International Law Book Facility
Katrina shares some background on the charity's mission to provide good quality second-hand legal textbooks donated by the UK legal community to not-for-profit organisations in need of legal resources across the globe. Katrina also explains how shipping contracts are very customer facing and not dredged in legalese.
Listen to the episode: Legislate meets Katrina Crossley from the International Law Book Facility
Claire Pardo from Parkwalk Advisors
Claire shares how she became a lawyer and the journey which led to her becoming General Counsel of Parkwalk. Claire also shares some legal tips for entrepreneurs including how to save on legal bills in a savvy way.
Listen to the episode: Legislate meets Claire Pardo from Parkwalk Advisors
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