Steering the Startup Ship 27

Leadership Lessons, Endless Education, and Rewarding Risks: Nicola Bird’s Journey to CEO of Accxel

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In this episode of Careers Unwrapped, host Mark Fawcett is joined by Nicola Bird, Founder and Managing Director at Accxel.
Join them as they explore:
  • How Nicola’s career shifted from beauty therapy to construction
  • How Nicola and Accxel are bringing new talent into construction
  • Why all forms of education are important
  • Nicola’s experiences of being a woman in construction
  • The importance of learning who you are as a leader
And much more!
Nicola is the Founder and Managing Director of Accxel, a construction training school and academy. Initially starting her career in the beauty industry as the youngest college lecturer on her campus and then owning her own salon, she joined the construction industry at age 23. Fifteen years later, she has been named one of the top 10 inspirational women in construction. 
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