100 Stories of Growth in the media

As the 100 Stories of Growth campaign gains momentum, our message is reaching more and more people across the UK. And the campaign is being recognised by the media.
Check out the latest media coverage of the campaign.


Insights from Entrepreneurs Emotional Capital

A growth or scale-up entrepreneur’s journey is often a story of great optimism, enthusiasm and boundless energy early on. Their business has typically succeeded at the start-up phase: the business model is proven, revenues are flowing in and even more growth is on the cards. So what’s not to celebrate?



We’ve finally recognised burnout but what can we do to tackle it?

The World Health Organisation has recognised burnout as an illness, which is important for improving understanding of the relationship between work and wellbeing. Guy Tolhurst updates its 20,000 readers about the latest Mindful Investor event and the forward-thinking investors who are leading the way.

How SMEs should approach finance

Guy Tolhurst is an entrepreneur, author and small business champion. He runs three small businesses that help investment to flow into growing companies, and this year will host the first Growth Finance Awards, celebrating the lenders that offer ‘more than finance’ to SMEs.

Businesses aren’t slot machines
Guy Tolhurst announces the launch of Mindful Investor in CityAM, explaining the benefits of creating a more inclusive and supportive business culture.

A Guide to Mental Health for Entrepreneurs

Guy Tolhurst, leader of a new mental health initiative for businesses, on the mental and emotional toll entrepreneurship can have, and why we need a rethink on investor support.

Are business survival statistics relevant?

“In the same way our sporting stars do, I passionately believe founders need the right people, tools and support around them to perform at their best on a national or global stage; and the courage to openly discuss the pressures and challenges they face to sustain growth in this competitive environment,” says Guy Tolhurst.

Guy Tolhurst discusses the challenges of being an entrepreneur with LBC’s Iain Dale

Guy Tolhurst speaks to Iain Dale about the pressure, stress and anxiety that come with external funding for a business. He discusses the How they did it book and the upcoming Mindful Investor initiative. Listen to their frank conversation about founders’ and CEOs’ mental health and how important mentorship is for budding entrepreneurs.

Capital is not just about cash – it’s a risk to wellbeing

SME champion Guy Tolhurst touches on the fragile relationship between founder and shareholder, and how understanding pressure is key to growth.

Richmond businessman aims to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs

An entrepreneur from Richmond has released an inspiring and motivational coffee table book which details candid stories of business and personal growth from 100 founders and CEOs.

How they did it among 10 Most Inspirational Business Books for 2019

100 Stories of Growth: How they did it has made the select list of CEO Today Magazine.

Business is now a ‘level playing field’ for women, says entrepreneur.

Ahead of the publication of the How they did it book, eporta founder Aneeqa Kahn explains why she believes it’s been important to profile women founders, bringing their inspiring stories to a wider audience of entrepreneurs.

Building bulletproof resiliency: How these entrepreneurs overcame their darkest times

On the brink of divorce, destitution and despondency: Entrepreneurs share their darkest hours as a part of Don’t Lose It initiative, powered by the 100 Stories of Growth campaign.

Careful, don’t lose it – that’s your mind, not the money

Guy Tolhurst asks: ‘Shouldn’t investors also be asking how much sleep their whizz-kids are getting?’

Is UK “throwing entrepreneurs on rubbish heap”?

Using his personal experiences and the founders’ stories shared with the 100 Stories of Growth campaign, Guy Tolhurst addresses the flaws of relationships between investors and business leaders and offers solutions to the issue.

Mental health toll on building a business

Speaking to talkRADIO, Guy Tolhurst shares a personal account of his mental wellbeing struggles while running three businesses. He reveals the findings of the 100 Stories of Growth campaign’s wellbeing and mental health survey of founders. Tolhurst also talks about the support they need and explains how social expectations can affect business founders’ mental health.

The stress and loneliness of being a small business owner

Guy Tolhurst talks to the Telegraph about how being an SME founder put a strain on his mental wellbeing. He also discusses the impact of the 100 Stories of Growth campaign on promoting mental health awareness among entrepreneurs.

Mental health: ‘I returned to a deafeningly silent home’

Guy Tolhurst shares his personal story with the BBC of how being a business founder has affected his mental health to break the taboo about entrepreneurs’ mental health issues.

One quarter of SME founders say it has affected their mental health

One quarter of British entrepreneurs say that growing their business has affected their mental health, and 8% have sought medical advice, a new study by Intelligent Partnership reveals.

Wellbeing stories shared for World Mental Health Day

Founders of some of the UK’s top high-growth businesses used World Mental Health Day to share the personal toll that building a successful company has had on their wellbeing.

Entrepreneurs reveal toll on health of going it alone in business

The Don’t Lose It Initiative, encouraging entrepreneurs to be more open about the challenges they face, launches today ahead of World Mental Health Day.

Not all capital is created equal

SME leaders must find the right capital to help their business grow, says mentor and SME champion Guy Tolhurst.

Five tips for female entrepreneurs to be successful in crowdfunding

Julie Chen, co-founder of the Cheeky Panda, one of the companies showcased in the 100 Stories of Growth campaign, shares her top tips on how to successfully raise money via crowdfunding.

SME expert, university dropout: Guy Tolhurst reveals his entrepreneurial success despite the odds

Guy Tolhurst talks about the business lessons he learnt from quitting his studies and why building emotional resilience is so crucial for new entrepreneurs. He also shares takeaways from the 100 Stories of Growth campaign.

Smaller-business owners need the space to build their resilience

In a guest column, Guy Tolhurst explores self-belief, the investment runway and emotional wellbeing in the UK’s growth company community.

Sky News’ Sunrise journalists invited Guy Tolhurst and Rachel Carrell from Koru Kids to talk about female business founders. They discussed how female priorities are different from those of male leaders and highlighted the differences in investment between male- and female-led businesses.

Getting To Know You: Guy Tolhurst, entrepreneur, business mentor & founder, Intelligent Partnership.

Business Matters talks to Guy Tolhurst about who inspires him in business and what he’d do if he could turn his business clock back. He also introduces 100 Stories of Growth campaign and gives advice to start-up and scale-up businesses.

Small business leaders to get extra support

London Live interviewed Guy Tolhurst and Rachel Carrell from Koru Kids, featured in the campaign. They talk about our preliminary research findings and challenges that start-ups face on their journey to scale up.

This entrepreneur is campaigning to share 100 growth lessons from UK’s most successful businesses

Guy Tolhurst shares tips and guidance for scaling-up companies while announcing the launch of 100 Stories of Growth Campaign.

Campaign bids to ease pain of start-up founders

ES announces the launch of the campaign.