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ScaleUp Radio

May 1, 2023

Hello I’m Granger Forson or find me on LinkedIn.

This time on ScaleUp Radio I speak with Neil Cullen, the owner of Energise Technology.


Energise Technology focuses on helping the not for profit, charity & education markets with a number of pillars including Technical Consultancy / Software development / Tech advice & Tech skill training. They are based in Tetbury, but as you will hear their staff can be located anywhere in the world. Neil started the business in 2017 with the aim to grow organically and develop the business around his ethics.


It is interesting hearing Neil’s story about how some key change points in his life led to creating the business and how it has grown by taking on one member of staff each year.


As always, we cover a lot of ground, including:


 - Choosing the right customer that fits your ethics can lead to beneficial cash flow discussion for both parties.

 - When the business leader is needed to step in to ‘do the developer work’, they are subject to the same standard of quality & feedback as everyone else.

 - Aiding your customer to be successful in growth, allows your business grow alongside them.


What is so fascinating about this conversation with Neil is how he has from day one built his business around a ‘big business structure’ so that he is not stuck in the owners trap we so often talk about.


You may not be a ‘techy’ person, but I know that you’ll get so much out of this episode.


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