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3 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Phil Neal. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Phil Neal, often where they are interviewed.

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3 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Phil Neal. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Phil Neal, often where they are interviewed.

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#30: “Insecurity drives improvement” - Phil Neal

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“Insecurity drives improvement” with Phil Neal

In this episode, we had the amazing opportunity to chat with one of (if not THE) most prolific EdTech entrepreneurs in the UK: Phil Neal.

For any listeners who went to school in the UK in the last 30 years, there’s a very good chance you’ve used or been exposed to Phil’s software. Phil is the brains behind the SIMS Management Information System, used in over 80% of (or 20,000!) schools in the UK. It’s reached many 10s of millions of users, and also has an international presence across 50 countries around the globe.

As a teacher in his earlier years, Phil, like many entrepreneurs, had an ‘itch of his own to scratch’ - the outcome, a system that soon caught the attention of multiple school groups and councils, and some years later, the attention of Capita who eventually acquired SIMS.

To scale any business to that size is unbelievable impressive, to do it in a market as challenging as the UK education sector is even more impressive.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Scaling and huge growth

  • Finding the right partner for acquisition

  • Appetite for risk and spotting opportunities

  • Focusing on the benefits you’re providing

  • Smart pricing strategies

  • Picking the right founding team

  • And as always, plenty more…

Dec 24 2018 · 28mins
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Phil Neal - The 1977 and 1984 European Cup finals

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Liverpool's most decorated player Phil Neal recalls two European Cup final wins

Jan 17 2017 · 39mins
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Neil Mellor, John Barnes, Nigel Spackman, Phil Neal and Harry Kewell

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Neil Mellor is joined this week by former Reds John Barnes and Nigel Spackman. Phil Neal reflects on his first ever #LFC goal, 41 years on. Watford U23 boss Harry Kewell is on too.  

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Nov 03 2016 · 39mins