Never Settle Podcast

Never Settle Podcast
Our podcast features creatives, entrepreneurs, ambitious individuals & leaders who do things differently. In each episode, we’ll speak to a different guest & challenge them on why they do what they do, what makes them think the way that they do & dig i?

Johanna Basford Ep. 6 #NeverSettle Season 3
Oct 17, 2019 • 55 min
To round off Season 3, we’re chatting with Illustrator and Ink Evangelist Johanna Basford OBE. Johanna’s illustrations are hand-drawn, predominantly in black and white. She has designed colouring books, wallpaper, beer labels, tattoos and even drawn on…
Doqaru Ep. 5 #NeverSettle Season 3
Sep 6, 2019 • 54 min
Sarah Downs and Yekemi Otaru are cofounders and directors of Doqaru, a business management consultant based in Aberdeen. In their first eight months, they’ve hit the ground running. They’re now a team of 5 with award nominations, including a nomination…
Deirdre Robertson Ep. 4 #NeverSettle Season 3
Aug 23, 2019 • 43 min
In this episode, we’re in conversation with the fabulous Deirdre Robertson, CEO of Dundee Heritage Trust. Dundee Heritage Trust runs 2 globally renowned 5 star visitor attractions in Dundee, both recently awarded a Certificate of Excellence in Trip Advi…
FreeAgent Ep. 3 #NeverSettle Season 3
Aug 9, 2019 • 50 min
In this episode, we chat with Ed Molyneux, Founder and CEO of FreeAgent. FreeAgent is an award-winning accounting platform that puts businesses in charge of their finances, with over 200 employees and more than 60,000 users worldwide. You’ll hear how Ed…
Float Ep. 2 #NeverSettle Season 3
Jul 26, 2019 • 57 min
Colin Hewitt is cofounder and CEO of Float in Edinburgh, cash flow forecasting and financial management software for businesses. He’s disrupting the tech ecosystem on a mission to help people with the numbers so they can drive the right decisions for…
Ashton McGill Ep. 1 #NeverSettle Season 3
Jul 12, 2019 • 49 min
In this special episode, you’ll hear from Ashton McGill, the faces behind the Never Settle podcast. We’re a team of accountants and designers who help people build better businesses, and in this episode, we explore the theme of bridging gaps between edu…
#NeverSettle Season 3 Trailer
Jun 28, 2019 • 0 min
Rebecca Reid introduces Season 3 of the Never Settle Podcast and hints at some of our upcoming guests. Never Settle is brought to you by Ashton McGill, a team of accountants and designers who help people build better businesses. Follow us here:•Twitter:…
Vanilla Ink Ep.5 #NeverSettle Season 2
Sep 14, 2018 • 30 min
Vanilla Ink is Scotland’s unique Jewellery School and Studios. Established in Dundee in 2009, Vanilla Ink moved to Glasgow in 2014 and set up in their current home of The Hidden Lane in 2017. An environment that focuses on educating, inspiring and…
Rod Mountain Ep.4 #NeverSettle Season 2
Aug 1, 2018 • 48 min
Rod Mountain is a specialist ear, nose and throat surgeon who operates and teaches at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee. He is also championing the role that design, and the creative industries, can play in improving all aspects of care. “I consider myself …
Kallum Russell Ep.3 #NeverSettle Season 2
Jul 11, 2018 • 57 min
Not many people know Kallum Russell as Kallum Russell. To most, he’s Kallum with a K! That’s how you’ll find him on twitter, it’s also how he introduces himself, and how others introduce him. Kallum is Chief Enterprise Officer and co-founder at…
Karen Reyburn Ep.2 #NeverSettle Season 2
Jun 26, 2018 • 58 min
Karen Reyburn is the founder of The Profitable Firm, a creative agency that works exclusively with accounting firms. She’s also an accountant. Not many people know that. She moved to Scotland in 2001, supposedly for 3 years, and never left! After jo…
Julie Christie Ep.1 #NeverSettle Season 2
Jun 13, 2018 • 59 min
Julie Christie is the owner of online membership site Togs in Business, where she helps professional photographers run better businesses. Julie’s is an interesting story. Originally from the west coast of Scotland, where she trained and worked as a…
Never Settle Podcast Episode 11 - DJCAD
Apr 5, 2018 • 49 min
DJCAD is rightly lauded as one of the top art & design schools in the UK. On today’s episode we speak to 4 final year Design students - Julie Cumming, Cameron Malcolm, Cameron Watt & Finlay Clark. All four are studying Product Design as part of…
Never Settle Podcast Episode 10 - Gary Turner
Mar 23, 2018 • 56 min
Gary Turner is co-founder and managing director at Xero UK and is responsible for Xero’s business operations across Europe, Middle East & Africa. Xero is the multi-award-winning global leader in online accounting software with more than 1.2 million…
Never Settle Podcast Episode 9 - 29 Studios
Mar 7, 2018 • 48 min
Kev & Gillian O’Neill are the co-founders of video marketing agency 29 Studios. I’ve been lucky enough to work with them several times over the past dozen years or so. In this episode we explore their journey as video pioneers and hear about the…
Never Settle Podcast Episode 8 - Ryan McLeod
Feb 23, 2018 • 54 min
Ryan McLeod is a Dundee-based Designer. He’s also the host of the popular Creative Chit Chat Podcast. After graduating from DJCAD, Ryan did a Masters in Design before spending time in Canada. After returning to Scotland, he did a stint working in one…
Never Settle Podcast Episode 7 - Kirsty Thomson
Feb 8, 2018 • 52 min
Kirsty Thomson is a social entrepreneur and the founder & CEO of both ACK & The Circle. She setup her first business 6 years ago after returning to her hometown of Dundee and being unable to find a job in academia. As a psychologist &…
Never Settle Podcast Episode 6 - John Alexander
Jan 25, 2018 • 40 min
At 29 years of age, Councillor John Alexander is the youngest leader of any Council within Scotland. John took over the Council leadership in May 2017 having originally been elected in 2012 at the age of 23 and serves the community where he still…
Never Settle Podcast Episode 5 - Chris Marr
Jan 12, 2018 • 60 min
Chris Marr is the Founder of the Content Marketing Academy. Chris is a ‘no bullshit’ kind of guy and through CMA he wants to help you to understand how the dramatic shift in consumer behaviour impacts how you communicate, get new customers and grow a…
Never Settle Podcast Episode 4 - Gillian Easson
Dec 22, 2017 • 42 min
Gillian Easson is Director of Creative Dundee, an organisation that supports creative talent to base, grow and sustain their practice in and around Dundee, by connecting and amplifying the city’s creativity. In this episode we discuss the beginnings of…
Never Settle Podcast Episode 3 - Simon Fraser & Brian McNicoll
Dec 15, 2017 • 49 min
Alasdair visits Simon & Brian at The Centre of Entrepreneurship to discus the entrepreneurial eco-system in Dundee.
Never Settle Podcast Episode 2 - Gavin Bell
Dec 8, 2017 • 39 min
Gavin Bell is an Edinburgh-based Entrepreneur, speaker & YouTuber. He’s also originally from Shetland, where his parents still live, and many of Gavin’s YouTube videos share the beauty and remoteness of the Island. In this episode we get into…
Never Settle Podcast Episode 1 - Professor Niamh Nic Daéid & Professor Dame Sue Black
Dec 1, 2017 • 52 min
Alasdair Speaks with Niamh & Sue about the Leverhulme Research Centre at Dundee University.
Never Settle Podcast Episode 0 - An Introduction by Alasdair McGill
Nov 7, 2017 • 0 min
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