Show 96 - Podcast | Sat 30th November - Elliot chats to William Cash
William Cash is founder and editor-in-chief of Spear’s, Europe¹s leading wealth management magazine and media business.
Educated at Westminster and Cambridge, William worked as a foreign correspondent in America for The Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Spectator in the 1990s and from 2001 for the Evening Standard before founding Spear¹s in 2005.
He has written and reviewed for many leading international publications including The Sunday Times, New Republic, New Statesman and The Observer.
Spears had previously been sold to an American private equity firm but after the financial crisis, an opportunity arose to buy the firm back, which William did, with Ben Goldsmith as a financial partner. William then re-sold it a year later Spear¹s to Mike Danson, owner of Progressive Digital Media in 2010.
William is the author of a biography of Graham Greene, The Third Woman: The Secret Passion that Inspired The End of the Affair and a memoir of his time in America working for The Times called Educating William: Memoirs of a Hollywood Correspondent.
He has twice won Editor of the Year at the PPA Independent Publisher Awards.
William lives between London and Shropshire where he lives at Upton Cresset Hall, a historic Elizabethan house which won the 2011 Hudson's Heritage Award for 'Best Hidden Gem' as a heritage tourist destination in the UK. He now runs the historic house as a business and entrepreneur as well as living there at weekends.
William is an active and vocal campaigner for heritage protection in Britain and has petitioned the Prime Minister through Spears's Save Britain's Historic Landscape Campaign.
He is divorced, and is now engaged to the society milliner Laura Cathcart.