The Big Interviews
Last updated: 25 March 2010
Once in each series of Wales@work, we bring you an in-depth interview with a big name in the Welsh business world.
It can be someone who's grown up in Wales and gone on to achieve great things, or someone who's put Wales firmly on the business map.
You can find out more about the specials and listen to them in full online, anytime, right here.
Latest Big Interview - Nick Reilly
In the latest programme, Anglesey-born Nick Reilly tells Nick Servini how he turned round Vauxhall-Opel, discusses his inspirations, and talks about his hopes are for British manufacturing.
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On Tuesday 26 February 2008, Wales@work met the college dropout who spotted a gap in the mortgage market. Now, Simon Nixon runs Moneysupermarket.com - Britain's biggest financial comparison website. He does it from his base in Flintshire, where more than 600 people work. The company floated in 2007, personally netting Simon over £100 million. Since then, however, the share price has failed to live up to expectations amid concerns about the future of the British economy. In this special programme, we found out how Simon started out in the first place, how he keeps his company in pole position and what he's learnt along the way.
Michael Moritz - Investor of the new media age
A former Cardiff schoolboy, Michael Moritz made his fortune as a venture capitalist in Silicon Valley, and played a part in bringing the world some of the biggest names in technology. As a partner in Sequoia Capital, Michael invested in companies including Google, Yahoo! and PayPal. His company describes itself as "the entrepreneurs behind the entrepreneurs", and says "underdogs are our favourite kind of people".
Ranked the fourth wealthiest man in Wales in the 2007 Sunday Times Rich List, Moritz is reputed to have £558 million to his name. In this special programme first broadcast in October 2007, Nick Servini talked to Moritz about his roots, the secret to his success and his view of the future.