02 Apr 2024

CEO Stories: Harvir Sahota on Mahirs' sweet beginnings and catering for star names

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In the latest episode of the CEO Stories podcast, Mahirs Experience chief executive Harvir Sahota reveals his recipe for success – including how he scaled up his family’s Indian sweet shop business into an award-winning catering and events company that has been used by a string of illustrious names.

The episode is available to listen to on all major listening apps such as Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Harvir joins Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce CEO and podcast host Henrietta Brealey to discuss the firm’s evolution over the years and how his leadership has been shaped by the many different roles he has held within the organisation.

We also learn about how Harvir and the Mahirs team used the Covid-19 pandemic as an opportunity for a reset.

And Harvir reveals some of the A-list clients who have utilised the firm’s services – from spiritual leaders to elite sportspeople and huge stars from Bollywood.

CEO Stories is a monthly podcast hosted by Henrietta Brealey, who in 2021 became the youngest chief executive in the Chamber’s history.

A new episode is published on the first Monday of every month.

Throughout the series, Henrietta is joined by a variety of well-known and emerging business leaders, who will reveal what makes them tick, who inspired them and the advice they would give to aspiring CEOs.

Seasons one and two of the podcast featured a variety of guests include former NEC Group chief executive Paul Thandi, McDonald’s franchisee Doug Wright, TV chef Liam Dillon, Birmingham Royal Ballet boss Caroline Miller and Chamber presidents past and present, Deb Leary and Nasir Awan.

You can listen and subscribe to CEO Stories now on the following listening platforms:

If you like what you've heard and are interested in learning about opportunities to partner with the CEO Stories podcast, contact head of media and communications Dan Harrison at d.harrison@birmingham-chamber.com

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