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Video: Sarah Willingham - The ii Family Money Show

12th May 2022 07:28

Gabby Logan from interactive investor

Sarah Willingham, the entrepreneur and former Dragon on the BBC's Dragons’ Den, joins Gabby in the latest episode of The ii Family Money Show.

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Despite originally planning a career in finance, Sarah took the restaurant industry by storm, including turning Indian chain Bombay Bicycle Club into a multi-million-pound business. She also, along with her husband, built and then floated the nutraceutical company NutraHealth on the London Stock Exchange. 

After starting a family, she then totally changed the way she worked, pulling back from managing her businesses day-to-day so she could achieve a better work-life balance and spend more time with her four children.

Sarah tells Gabby about who gave her confidence early in her career, how she vowed to take a break from media commitments just hours before being offered a role as a Dragon, and why she and her husband let their children control the daily budget on their family gap year.

This episode is also available as a podcast here.

Listen to more episodes of The Family Money Show here.

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