Business, economics and technology journalist, editor, copywriter, author and commentator
Rebecca Burn-Callander is a freelance journalist specialising in writing about small businesses and entrepreneurs. Former enterprise editor of The Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, she was previously associate editor at Real Business Magazine and web editor at Management Today.
Her work has also been published in: The Guardian, The Times, The Week, Real Deals, the Soho House Magazine, Accounting Technician, IP Review, Legal Strategy Review, and Professional Manager Rebecca provides commentary for TV and radio, appearing on BBC Radio 4, Share Radio, Sky News, Channel 4.
She also speaks regularly at small business events across the country, including the Telegraph’s annual conference, The Festival of Business.
Sound Advice: Get year one in business right
As a small business owner, you’ll have a million different questions. The award-winning Sound Advice podcast is the place to go for answers. In season one, we talked about how to make your business financially successful – in year one and beyond. Writing a business plan that works, finding your first customer, starting up with zero capital, and being tax compliant—you name it, we covered it. On season two, we’re digging even deeper into what it’s really like to run a business, with unfiltered advice and real, human stories from successful founders and CEOs. With a little help from a super line-up of entrepreneurs, and your host and esteemed finance journalist, Kate Bassett, get a weekly dose of the everything you need to build your own business future.
Pippa Murray is the visionary behind Pip & Nut, the wholesome nut butter brand on a mission to make tasty-but-natural treats for all.
Pippa embarked on her entrepreneurial journey inspired by her love for running and a quest for healthy snacks. While training for a marathon, Pippa saw a lack of nut butters free from sugars and additives among mainstream options.
With no formal background in food or business, Pippa's dream and an unyielding determination drove her forward. A former theatre producer, she embraced the challenges and creativity of starting a business head-on. Today, her products stack supermarket shelves and bring in millions every year.
Tune in to this episode of Sound Advice: Entrepreneurs Unfiltered to hear Pippa spill the tea on how she juggled multiple roles and responsibilities, built a business as a solopreneur, and got the funding to turn her delicious idea into B Corp-certified reality.
Rebecca is author of The Daily Telegraph Guide to Investing, published by Kogan Page, which is aimed at both complete beginners and more seasoned investors. The book currently boasts a five-star rating on Amazon.
She is currently working on her second book: The Daily Telegraph Guide to Brexit for Business.
Smith & Williamson named Rebecca in its Power 100 ranking for her work championing entrepreneurs. She is one of the top 100 journalists to follow on Twitter, according to Enterprise Nation and Gorkana. Her work on the Coffee Versus Gangs project, which helps young people in Honduras escape gang violence, has also received multiple media awards. She was shortlisted by Santander Financial Media Awards for SME Journalist of the Year.
Notable interviewees include: Sir Richard Branson, Prince Charles, Arianna Huffington, James Dyson, Heston Blumethal, John Vincent, Lord Young, Sir Martin Sorrell, Lord Sugar, Lord Maude, Vince Cable, Boris Johnson, Duncan Bannatyne, Peter Jones, Dame Mary Perkins, Brent Hoberman, Martha Lane Fox, Mary Portas, Doug Richard, Ed Wray, Charles Dunstone, Kathryn Parsons, Michelle Mone, Gerard Basset, Theo Paphitis, Kanya King, Lily Allen, Simon Woodroffe, Saul Klein, James Caan, Julie Deane, Richard Reed, Charlie Mullins and many more.
Rebecca is available for freelance commissions for:
- Financial news
- Business and technology features
- Industry reports and whitepapers
- Corporate copywriting
- Ghostwriting for CEOs
- Magazine editing
- Panel hosting and speaking gigs
- TV and radio commentary
- Editorial consultancy