Could this business support more people – by killing fish?

Does commercial success need to come at the expense of social and environmental impact? And are some impacts more important than others?

Future scanning: wi-fi, communications, tech, and media disruptions

New radio show podcast: an update about some of the enormous changes taking place in journalism and the media right now, and an interview with wi-fi and tech expert (and bestselling author) Neil Reid.

Lackadaisical pitchers make ink-slingers livid

It’s easy to think that if you’ve done something noteworthy, journalists will write about you. But you need to remember something crucial: can you make their lives easier? Are you giving them information that is relevant? And, if you are pitching them to cover you, are you ready to respond rapidly to any queries they have?

Which is worse: Paxman or being interviewed with an attached cat?

Have you ever done a BBC Radio interview with a cat attached to your leg? Afraid to say I have. It went well, but it was pretty painful – not as painful as some interviews though.

Lessons from the naughty cheese smuggler

What will make a cynical journalist excited enough about you that they’d smuggle your product across the world?

Bring me the finest effing food and ale!

What happened at a reunion between Silversmith’s founder Justin Rowntree and TV chef Gordon Ramsay? Why is Abbeydale Brewery organising a party? And what advice do two seasoned food and drink professionals have for others? Listen to my latest radio show podcast.

Storytelling in your business communications

How businesses and social enterprises can use the incredible power of storytelling within their communications. A free business breakfast taking place at Grimm and Co in Rotherham.

Automated and driverless trucks article for Environment Journal

Driverless trucks use less fuel, reduce carbon emissions and cut congestion – and the first ‘platoons’ have been tested successfully in Europe. Have a read of my new article, published in Environment Journal today.

Business journalism and women in tech – radio interviews

My Business Live radio programme on Sheffield Live this week featured David Walsh, the Business Editor of the Sheffield Star newspaper; and Kate Loach, senior recruiter at specialist tech recruitment consultancy, Affecto. The show covered Sheffield business news and confidence; journalism and how to get media coverage; women in tech and more. Details and the podcast here.

Crisis & reputation management: today’s radio show

Tips from Caroline Woffenden about reputation and crisis management for businesses in an interview in today’s radio show. Plus an update from Sheffield SOUP and an interview with the founder of a new music-based social enterprise. Listen to the podcast here.