Interviews

14th October 2020

A Surrey Coffee Community

Ceris Hymas, Head of Marketing at PMW, interviews Ben, one of the owners of the Surrey Coffee Company in Walton-on-Thames, to find out how he saved his new business from the unexpected lockdown.  On the edge of Walton high street, the Surrey Coffee Company is in a prime location for those wishing to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee or…

8th September 2020

Humming Along

Ceris Hymas, Head of Marketing at PMW, interviews Ramón, the owner of Hummings Bar in Esher, to find out how he saved his newly acquired business from an unexpected lockdown.  I don’t think any of us could have predicted or imagined being sat in a café surrounded by signs telling us to keep our distance and staff wearing surgical face…

15th January 2020

A Doggy Day Care Empire

Simon Lewis, CEO of PMW, catches up with Bruce Casalis following his second success at the Surrey Business Awards, to find out more about how he grew his dog walking business into a doggy day care empire.  At PMW we are always inspired by business stories of success, especially when they come from local businesses. After sponsoring the Surrey Business…

28th April 2019

Interview with Westpoint Group

In our final interview as part of our collaboration with Decision magazine, we interviewed the Managing Director of Westpoint Group, Matt Dobbs, to find out more about his approach to business. Westpoint Group is now the largest veterinary group in the UK dealing specifically with production animals. In this interview we learn about his journey from becoming a veterinarian physician…

28th March 2019

Interview with Rubicon Software

As part of our collaboration with Decision Magazine, we interviewed Chief Executive of Rubicon Software,  Alistair Hancock, about his approach to business. Alistair started Rubicon Software 30 years ago, as a nineteen-year-old computer science undergraduate. In his interview, he explains the challenges he has faced over the years and concludes that his success has ultimately been based on the concept…

30th January 2019

Interview with William Lacey Group

We continue our series of interviews in partnership with Decision Magazine, by interviewing Managing Director of William Lacey Group, Chris Lacey. His housebuilding business is more than 114 years old and has faced many challenges, especially in recent years. We interviewed Chris Lacey to find out what has kept the business going through the good and the bad times and…

28th January 2019

Interview with VerseOne Group

In partnership with Decision Magazine, we interviewed local businessman Alan Neilson, Chairman of VersOne Group, to find out more about what he believes has defined his success. VerseOne Group delivers an integrated suite of products to enhance the online customer experience, with the aim of increasing customer engagement. The company has grown and evolved significantly over the years and in…

5th December 2018

Interview with Pilgrim Group

As we continue our series of interviews with local businesses in partnership with Decision Magazine, we speak to William Freear, Managing Director of Pilgrims Group. The Surrey-based security risk management business was established in 1997 and has since grown to be a leading provider of risk management services, with offices in the UK and US. We find out how William…

30th November 2018

Interview with Meon Valley Travel Group

We continue our series of interviews with local businesses in partnership with Decision Magazine, by interviewing James Beagrie, Managing Director of Meon Valley Travel. We find out what it takes to build a business with a turnover of £40 million a year and the challenges he faced when overcoming unpredictable hurdles. To visit the full article click here.