At The Sharp End

B4’s Chairman, Frank Nigriello, chairs the first of a series of podcasts with invited CEO’s and Leaders of B4 Member organisations.

In this edition, Frank asks the members how their businesses are building back better for the future.


Frank Nigriello, Director of Corporate Affairs for Unipart, the international logistics, manufacturing, and consultancy group. Frank’s also a former journalist and broadcaster, and has a wealth of experience in working with business leaders on strategic issues. He has also served as the Prince of Wales’ Ambassador for Responsible Business in the South East, and is an industrial fellow at Oxford Brookes Business School.

Alan Wick, Principal of Alan Wick Associates. Alan is a renowned business coach and management consultant who has specialised in supporting growth-minded entrepreneurs for 21 years. Prior to this, he spent 25 years founding, scaling, and selling five high-tech manufacturing and specialist services businesses in the UK and USA, all of which are still flourishing today. One of the companies he led won two Queen’s Awards for Export and one Queen’s Award for Innovation.

Bruce Tomlinson, CEO of HR Wallingford Group. Having gained decades of experience across the infrastructure, maritime, energy, climate/environment, government and international aid sectors, Bruce now has the privilege of working with some of the world’s top experts in this field, allowing him to lead HR Wallingford as it plays its part in offering solutions that will help secure our planet where water is not taken for granted but is elevated to the status it deserves – understood, respected and valued!

Graham Caleb, Board Member at Predli. Pragmatic Mentor, Executive and Non-Executive Board Member of Companies in Europe & USA operating across a wide range of industries including Hi Tec, Retail, Health, Government, Telecoms and Manufacturing. UC Berkeley Student Mentor & Contributor to the UC Berkeley Innovation Index, Volunteer Lecturer/Teacher at City of Oxford and Abingdon & Witney Colleges, Fellow of Cherwell College.              

Iain Lewis, Founder and Chairman of Torpedo, one of the UK’s leading B2B marketing agencies. Torpedo are experts in humanising business complexity to create high-performing marketing campaigns and digital experiences that help B2B companies with advanced technology, software and industrial product solutions to reach, win and retain their best customers.

Mike Jennings , Chairman of the Jennings Group of companies, and leading on values based cultures which put people first. Mike wants every business to mean something more than merely a vehicle to make profit.

Stephen Clarke, Principal of Cherwell College, Stephen is a former British Diplomat and First Secretary for the UK Government responsible for education and social development in Southern Africa, Eastern Europe, South Caucasus, and Central Asia. He also acted as a policy analyst on Education Skills and Conflict Resolution for intergovernmental relations. Stephen also has extensive experience on advising businesses and NGOs on democracy, education, and human rights issues.

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