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How to be a CEO: AXA’s UK&I CEO and how to win £25,000 for your business

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We sit down with AXA’s UK&I CEO Claudio Gienal to talk about his career at one of the world’s biggest insurance companies, and their research into the post-pandemic landscape for SMEs.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What Claudio learned about leadership while looking after his Swiss village’s cows as a ten year old

  • Why 75% of small business bosses still say launching their company was their best decision

  • The concerns being raised by people thinking about starting a business

  • How insurance can be as important as a bank account for an SME

  • His own challenges starting a small business and its international expansion

  • Why the Start Up Angel competition was launched, and tips on how to win £25,000 for your business.

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The AXA Startup Angel competition, from AXA in partnership with the Evening Standard, will see a panel of judges – business high-flyers, including Evening Standard CEO Charles Yardley – pick the most inspiring ideas from a selection of elevator pitch videos.

There are six chances to win.

Two competition winners will each receive the Gold prize of £25,000, mentorship and business insurance for the first year from AXA.

There are Silver and Bronze prizes too – both of which include a digital advertising campaign with the Evening Standard.

The competition closes 17 July 2022. T&Cs apply.

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