Steph chats with businesswoman Alex Depledge for a Business Special episode of the podcast. 

Alex is undoubtedly a brilliant entrepreneur, having co-founded, grown and sold first business for €32m, before starting another tech platform – – the UK’s largest and only nationwide residential architectural platform. Alex’s ‘thing’ is disrupting with a tech solution, and cutting deals, both of which she’s very good at. She appears to have no fear, has been involved with a number of bodies, boards and think tanks, and is passionately championing women in a male-dominated industry. 

Alex is incredibly straight-talking but doesn’t shy away from being vulnerable, about the challenges of being the boss, including the stress and emotion of leading a business through Covid, trying to balance work and family. Alex also says that she’s grateful for the burnout she went through at 27, because it taught her a lot early on that most people experience a bit later while also trying to manage a family and having greater responsibility to juggle.

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Alex talks about starting and selling on the Secret Leaders podcast 

Alex on Jimmy’s Jobs of the Future podcast 

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