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In his mid fifties and known as one of Britain's most acquisitive fund management entrepreneurs, life looks sweet for Martin Gilbert. He's the Chief Executive of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC, a global investment group with offices around the world. But these are "interesting times" with unprecedented financial challenges on a global scale; bankers and fund managers have been vilified in the wake of the 2008 banking crisis and the current downturn, so what keeps someone like Martin Gilbert in the game? Clare English speaks to Martin about how he keeps motivated after reaching the multi million pound mark or even worse, when he's just lost several millions in investments.
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Imagine you're in your early twenties, studying at college or Uni; it's usually a time to cut loose, socialise lots and have fun without all the full-on responsibilities of adulthood. But instead, sparked off by a casual conversation with some mates, you decide to start your own business. Pretty soon, you're running a multi million pound business. John McGlynn is the founder of the Airlink Group, the largest Scottish car parking businesses and private property groups in Scotland. Today, Clare English is in the Airlink offices in Glasgow to shoe-horn her way into John's diary to hear about his TRIP TO THE TOP.
0201Prof Alan Miller2012070520120708talks about his role as the chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission
1/4 Clare English speaks to Professor Alan Miller about his role as the Chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission, discussing what it's like to be making decisions about controversial issues that can divide public opinion in Scotland and whether that weighs heavily of him when he leaves the office each night.
0202Vicky Featherstone2012071220120715
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When Vicky Featherstone arrived in Glasgow back in 2004 to start work on setting up a national theatre company for Scotland, arts insiders knew that a unique talent had been secured. She'd proven her worth in London, working in theatre and television, but establishing a national theatre company from scratch had to be the ultimate challenge. Eight years on, Vicky is about to bow out and return to London again, as the first female Artistic Director at The Royal Court Theatre. In this week's Trip to the Top, Clare English finds out why Vicky took on the NTS challenge in the first place - how did she balance that with bringing up a young family and how confident is she that she can continue to work her magic in her next job?
shares her trip to the top at the National Theatre of Scotland.
2/4 When Vicky Featherstone arrived in Glasgow back in 2004 to start work on setting up a national theatre company for Scotland, arts insiders knew that a unique talent had been secured. She'd proven her worth in London, working in theatre and television, but establishing a national theatre company from scratch had to be the ultimate challenge. Eight years on, Vicky is about to bow out and return to London again, as the first female Artistic Director at The Royal Court Theatre. In this week's Trip to the Top, Clare English finds out why Vicky took on the NTS challenge in the first place - how did she balance that with bringing up a young family and how confident is she that she can continue to work her magic in her next job?
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0203Danny Alexander2012071920120722Clare English speaks to Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the Treasury.
3/4 As a young boy growing up in the Highlands Danny Alexander was literally hundreds of miles away from the seat of British political power at Westminster. Now, as Chief Secretary to the Treasury, he's a key player in the coalition government. How did a man who's only been an MP for seven years and started his career in a press office, progress through the ranks so swiftly?
In TRIP TO THE TOP, Clare English will be asking Danny Alexander what it's like to be in his shoes as the country faces major financial challenges and coming under criticism from both the public and other MP's. What's he learnt along the way about the art of politics and what's been sacrificed in personal terms?
0203Danny Alexander2012071920120722Clare English speaks to Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the Treasury.
3/4 As a young boy growing up in the Highlands Danny Alexander was literally hundreds of miles away from the seat of British political power at Westminster. Now, as Chief Secretary to the Treasury, he's a key player in the coalition government. How did a man who's only been an MP for seven years and started his career in a press office, progress through the ranks so swiftly?
In TRIP TO THE TOP, Clare English will be asking Danny Alexander what it's like to be in his shoes as the country faces major financial challenges and coming under criticism from both the public and other MP's. What's he learnt along the way about the art of politics and what's been sacrificed in personal terms?
0204Martin Lewis2012072620120729
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Clare English talks to money man Martin Lewis about selling his website MoneySavingExpert.com for 87 million and what the future holds for him and if becoming a father for the first time will change his workaholic ways.
Clare English speaks to money-saving expert Martin Lewis about his trip to the top.
4/4 Clare English talks to money man Martin Lewis about selling his website MoneySavingExpert.com for 87 million and what the future holds for him and if becoming a father for the first time will change his workaholic ways.
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0205Dr Rabinder Buttar2012080220120805explains how she set up a multi-million pound clinical research company
Fifteen years ago Dr Rabinder Buttar set up her own clinical research company, Clintec International while she was on maternity leave. Now Rabinder's business is a global success with a turnover of just over £14 million. In today's Trip to the Top Clare English asks how hard it was to achieve this level of success and whether she has any qualms about the ethics of the pharmaceutical industry? And just what is it that makes this Asian businesswoman so driven and what she has had to give up to attain her success?
Dr Rabinder Buttar explains how she set up a multi-million pound clinical research company
 01 2011122920120101Clare English speaks to David Sutherland about his trip to the top with Tulloch Homes Ltd.
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Clare English Speaks to Tulloch Homes' Chief Executive David Sutherland about his Trip to the Top, exploring what sacrifices he had to make along the way to succeed.
 02 2012010520120108Clare English speaks to Aberdeen Assets CEO Martin Gilbert about his Trip to the Top.
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In his mid fifties and known as one of Britain's most acquisitive fund management entrepreneurs, life looks sweet for Martin Gilbert. He's the Chief Executive of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC, a global investment group with offices around the world. But these are "interesting times" with unprecedented financial challenges on a global scale; bankers and fund managers have been vilified in the wake of the 2008 banking crisis and the current downturn, so what keeps someone like Martin Gilbert in the game? Clare English speaks to Martin about how he keeps motivated after reaching the multi million pound mark or even worse, when he's just lost several millions in investments.
 03 2012011220120115Clare English speaks to John McGlynn, founder of Airlink, about his Trip to the Top.
Imagine you're in your early twenties, studying at college or Uni; it's usually a time to cut loose, socialise lots and have fun without all the full-on responsibilities of adulthood. But instead, sparked off by a casual conversation with some mates, you decide to start your own business. Pretty soon, you're running a multi million pound business. John McGlynn is the founder of the Airlink Group, the largest Scottish car parking businesses and private property groups in Scotland. Today, Clare English is in the Airlink offices in Glasgow to shoe-horn her way into John's diary to hear about his TRIP TO THE TOP.
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Imagine you're in your early twenties, studying at college or Uni; it's usually a time to cut loose, socialise lots and have fun without all the full-on responsibilities of adulthood. But instead, sparked off by a casual conversation with some mates, you decide to start your own business. Pretty soon, you're running a multi million pound business. John McGlynn is the founder of the Airlink Group, the largest Scottish car parking businesses and private property groups in Scotland. Today, Clare English is in the Airlink offices in Glasgow to shoe-horn her way into John's diary to hear about his TRIP TO THE TOP.
 04 2012011920120122Clare English Speaks to MT Rainey, founder of Horsesmouth, about her Trip to the Top.
4/6 M T Rainey sounds like an expensive brand; fittingly the person behind that snappy name is a creative dynamo who's had a highly successful career in advertising. From a convent school education in Dumbarton, she went on to work in San Francisco before returning to Britain to set up her own outfit. In 2005 she sold it, earning enough money to take time out to consider the next move. It didn't take long to see where the path was leading; to a social networking site for ADULTS 'Horsesmouth.co.uk' where mentors encourage people to aim high and pursue their dreams. Today, Clare English speaks with M T Rainey in Glasgow to hear about her inspirational TRIP TO THE TOP.
 05 2012012620120129Clare English speaks to Brightsolid CEO Chris Van Der Kuyl about his trip to the top.
5/6 Standing six feet six tall, Chris van Der Kuyl is a big guy; he's also a larger than life character in Scotland's business world.As CEO of Brightsolid, a leading UK independent provider of IT business services based in Dundee, he's one of the country's leading entrepreneurs who made his name back in the late 90s when he founded VIS, the computer games company known best for its top selling game State of Emergency. Since then, the empire has expanded with the acquisition of Friends Reunited and the genealogy website Find my Past. Clare English meets with Chris to hear all about his Trip to the Top and what has to give in order to be a success in business.
 06 LAST 2012020220120205Clare English speaks to Magnus MacFarlane Barrow about his Trip to the Top.
6/6 When Magnus McFarlane Barrow was a young lad at school he hated the limelight - he didn't much enjoy university life either because he was shy, so he quit. Neither of these facts point in the direction his life would take; The setting up of Mary's Meals, a Scottish Charity which provides daily meals for over half a million children in their local school, all around the world - the idea is a simple one, encourage the hungry child to attend school to eat and, through education, gain a better future for himself. Clare English meets with Magnus McFarlane Barrow in Glasgow to hear about his remarkable Trip to the Top and to find out if you apply the same method to setting up a charity as you do a business in order to make it a success.

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