Former CEO of Capital Radio
David Mansfield, former CEO of Capital Radio talks about his journey starting out as an engineer before now pursuing different business interests. He is currently an investor, adviser and consultant to a number of businesses and is living proof that success can come even when you haven’t gone through the education as long as you are tenacious.
David discusses his guiding principles and his preference for telling things like they are. He also explains why in his experience, there is no such thing as a quick fix.
He also discusses career highlights and failures and lessons learned from these and talks about the importance of surrounding yourself with a strong team and bringing in skills that you don’t have. He also discusses his tips for successful recruitment and talks about organisations with strong values.
David also talks about business planning, summary plotting and how he assists other small businesses. The importance of planning but also regularly reviewing that planning is also covered.
He goes on to talk about how to raise money for your business, the pros of using professional services companies and how important it is to have a story.
David Mansfield, former CEO of Capital Radio discusses the recognition of creative industries at a political level, how he feels the future is looking up and his views on London being a great place to be for creative businesses.