Interviews: business resilience despite uncertainty plus an award-winning charity

Ensure your business is protected, as far as possible, from the impact of uncertainty and learn from an accountant who has survived and thrived through five recessions (and helps his clients to do the same). Plus an award-winning charity has some great advice about how to engage and empower volunteers.

New podcast: employment law policy proposals, a fashion social enterprise, and tech skills

Interviews with Jay Bhayani on employment law policy proposals from political parties; Daniel Koseoglu of Affecto Recruitment on tech skills and recruitment, and Olusola McKenzie of fashion and textiles social enterprise Learn to Re-create.

Latest employment law update and a social enterprise screenprinter

Interviews with a HR law expert, Jay Bhayani, and Mark, James and Terry from a social enterprise, Printed By us.

Homelessness; fast-growth tech; social investment and more – new podcast

New podcast featuring Scott Woodley of Tutora – a fast growing tech firm connecting parents with tutors, and Mark Harvey of iD8 Photography, who’s co-organised a project to challenge visual representation of homelessness.

Will Ebenezer’s new gardens be good in name or reality?

Garden Villages, land value capture and sustainability: purity of principle or a fake pill? ‘Eezer Goode, Eezer Goode / He’s Ebeneezer Goode.’  So went the chorus of The Shaman’s 1992 hit, Ebeneezer Goode. Drop an e and you get a different Ebeneezer, from a century earlier. Ebenezer Howard remains famous for his good idea: championing […]

Interviews: legal & business impact of Brexit and a creative social enterprise

Joe Gaughan and Michael Thompson of creative social enterprise RiteTrax, and Peter Wright of Digital Law UK, were my guests on today’s Business Live radio show. Here’s the podcast covering legal and business issues around Brexit and the journey of a young social enterprise.

Business Live: StartUp bus, Race for Life, Kenya and finance

This morning’s Business Live radio show featured the director of the Centre for Entrepreneurs think-tank and of StartUp Britain; a Sheffield based credit union celebrating 20 years in business; the area organiser of the Race for Life and a social entrepreneur working in Kenya.

Offshore companies and American politics

Dr. Heather Anson, a multi-national law consultant, joined me for a fascinating discussion about offshore companies – and explained some reasons why companies and individuals may use them. Plus she gave her insights into the American political system.

FSB: Powerhouse hot air; Great Escape; UpScribe social publishing

The Northern Powerhouse “seems to be a lot of hot air” and Government is taking a “divide and conquer approach to northern cities,” according to a guest on my latest Business Live radio programme – which also featured an award-winning social enterprise and the entrepreneur behind a live “escape room” experience.

Crowdfunded bike trail: Annie Last and Steve Peat interviews. Plus: budget impact on small business

When Ride Sheffield began a crowdfunding campaign for a new mountain biking trail, local riders and businesses got involved. Now the trail has opened, and I interviewed professional mountain bikers Annie Last and Steve Peat for my radio show. Plus news about the impact of the budget on small businesses.