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Phillip Ullmann

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Phillip Ullmann

Chief Energiser, Cordant Group


About the interview

  • Why finding purpose is so important and how you can do it for yourself and your business
  • How to build or transform an organisation to focus on purpose and people over profit
  • What business owners must do to empower people and help them lead meaningful lives
  • How do you create a supply chain that agrees with your values
  • Learn how a single person can have an impact and influence the whole system


About Phillip

Chief Energiser, Cordant Group

  • Chief Energiser of Cordant Group
  • His Family-owned business turns over more than £650m per year
  • Philipp's leadership style is not about making decisions but creating environments for others to thrive
  • He is tansforming his international organisation into a purpose-driven social enterprise
  • Strongly believes that freedom without responsibility doesn’t work
If you could invite 1 person to a dinner party – who would it be and why?

Martin Luther King - To understand how he was able to transform society

What motivates you? Makes you happy?

Enabling others to lead meaningful lives

What advice would you give your 10-year-old self?

Gain an understanding of social business

If you could make 1 global change – what would it be?

Rewrite company law based on purpose

What are your Top 3 achievements?
  1. Converting Cordent into a social enterprise
  2. 4 wonderful children
  3. 2 grandchildren
What does sustainability mean for you?


What was the most important event/influence that changed your perspective?

A discussion with my son in law about his career

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