Last week we proudly launched Startstuff, a £1M fund to help the next generation of entrepreneurs kick-start their own modern agency offering.

Having done it ourselves many years ago, we understand it’s a big decision to leave a well-paid and secure job and so to help encourage talented media people to give it a go, we thought it would be interesting to hear some entrepreneurial wisdom from industry greats who themselves once took the big plunge.

In our series of interviews we’ll publish this week, we’ll hear from Nick Manning Co-Founder of Manning Gottlieb OMD, Lucy Jameson from Uncommon Creative Studio, Ian Priest Co-Founder of VCCP, Jon Wilkins Co-Founder of Naked, Claire Hynes of Mr President, Nick Horswell Co-Founder of PHD, Kathleen Saxton from The Lighthouse Company and Phil Hilton Co-Founder of Shortlist Media Group, share amongst other insights, how they started, what they’ve learnt and what they would do again differently.

We hope it provides the inspiration for the next generation to get in touch.