The Business Secret Podcast is based on our second book The Business Secret which you can download for FREE here. The book is aimed at business owners starting their journey or looking to shake up their business, putting the right planning in place, creating more time, and managing their team properly. The Podcast aims to shine a spotlight on some of the best established and up-and-coming business owners South Wales has to offer. Members of our team get the chance to speak openly and frankly to people that have taken the big step to go it on their own.
As a firm we wanted to give budding business owners, and those already well on their journey, the opportunity to take a candid look at the highs and lows faced by other business owners of South Wales in 2019. We discover how they found success, their future plans, and what makes them tick.
In this special Christmas episode of The Business Secret Podcast, Oliver is joined by the truly inspiring Rhian Mannings MBE.
Rhian is founder and owner of 2 Wish Upon A Star Charity, a charity that aims to help families who have tragically lost a child or young adult. Their aim is to ensure that all of those affected by the sudden and traumatic death of a child or young adult aged 25 of under throughout wales get the important and integral support they deserve.
In February 2012 her young son George suddenly died with no signs of illness in the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant. Days later, Paul her husband and the wonderful father to their three children, took his own life traumatised by the loss of their son.
The tragedy of experiencing the loss of their child was compounded by the situation Rhian and her husband found themselves in at the hospital, having nowhere to privately grieve and say goodbye to young George. The family were offered no support and were left to deal with the loss of both Paul and George alone.
Rhian is motivated by a desire to ensure that others would not have the same tragic experience after losing a child suddenly in hospital. With this new found drive, Rhian set up the child bereavement charity 2 Wish Upon A Star.
To date the charity has raised over 2 million pounds and is now an All Wales organisation helping hundreds of families every year.
Since starting up this life changing charity, Rhian has been recognised for her hard work on a number of occasions. These include the Prime Ministers Point of Light Award in 2015, the Halifax Giving Extra Award 2014, and, in 2020 she received the Pride of Britain Special Recognition Award.
Full podcast transcription available soon