Kina Robertshaw conducts interviews for Faith in Business. A wife and mother, she worked as a fashion entrepreneur in Johannesburg and Lusaka. She then trained for ordination at Ridley Hall, Cambridge.
As part of her studies, she interviewed 50 Christian entrepreneurs in the UK. This led to publication of the book she co-authored with Richard Higginson, A Voice to be Heard: Christian Entrepreneurs Living out their Faith
; and a series of filmed interviews, Conversations with Christian Entrepreneurs, which is available below.
Kina is a curate at St Peter’s Bromyard in the diocese of Hereford and a founding member of the charity Bookbuddies Africa which supports the development of a reading culture in Africa.
IT entrepreneur Andrew Glover shares his experience of building a collaborative team, and how transparency (i.e. being honest about an embarrassing mistake) was warmly appreciated by clients.
David Ball explains the surprising circumstances which led him to set up his industrial sands and cements company at the age of 26.
Camelle Daley is a fashion designer who specialises in making clothes for women clergy. Here she talks about the importance of focus, balance and ‘Godfidence’ – confidence in God.
Dietrich Pestalozzi, head of an old established steel-making firm in Switzerland, explains the process where he handed the company on to his son Matthias.
In this extended interview, the CEO of a major engineering firm describes his miraculous recovery from a near-death cardiac arrest, an experience which has radically changed his perspective on life and work.
Is entrepreneurship a calling that can make a difference? Paul Stevens and Richard Goossen believe so.
Boodles director Jody Wainwright justifies his selling of expensive jewellery, and explains how being a Christian entrepreneur involves instilling God’s principles into your business, listening to God’s voice and doing what he says along the way.
Joëlle was inspired to set up Warren Partners in the firm belief that you can succeed in business without losing in life.
Car dealer Mark exudes an unfailingly positive spirit as he shows passionate commitment to the welfare of both customers and employees.
Val explains how her faith has given her resolve to lead Rooflight through hard times, and the development of four corporate values (care, integrity, empowerment and unity) which fundamentally shape the company.
Social entrepreneur Grant runs Hand in Hand, a construction company and a charity dedicated to training and affirming the equality of all its Kenyan staff.
Property investor Caroline tells how her faith makes her absolutely unashamed to be herself in business, and explains how God blesses us to be a blessing to others.
Simon explains how he embraces failure (his family firm came back from going bust) and demonstrates servant leadership by cooking and serving Values Lunches for his staff.
Christian entrepreneurs are at the heart of the church's mission. They are dynamic, innovative followers of Christ who are making a major contribution to our society through the companies they run, the products they make and the people they influence.
Phil explains how integrity makes a difference in running a design-to-marketing business, including the courage to tell customers difficult truths.
The head of The Entertainer, Britain’s leading toy retailer, explains the moral stands he takes in business – notably why he doesn’t open on Sunday and doesn’t sell Hallowe’en products.