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.

Radio show panel discussion: employee engagement benefits ‘more than fluffy’

It’s good to be good, so the saying goes, and there’s an increasing body of evidence and research demonstrating that companies that treat employees well aren’t just “nice” – they reap financial and performance rewards. And today’s radio show, broadcast this morning on Sheffield Live and available below as a podcast, is a panel discussion […]

What makes a great interview? And how do you prepare to be interviewed?

Goodbye Paxo; hello Evan: a new era began this month for television’s Newsnight as Evan Davis, formerly of radio’s Today and The Bottom Line programmes and TV’s Dragon’s Den, took the reins as the show’s lead presenter after Jeremy Paxman’s long tenure ended. Inevitably, many are making comparisons between Davis’ and Paxman’s style of interviewing. […]

TownFunder 2014: notes, presentations and interviews

TownFunder 2014, a national conference which I organised, programmed, and chaired on behalf of my client Towns Alive, took place on 1st April at Sheffield Town Hall. The packed programme covered how towns, cities and neighbourhoods could secure funding for projects through Community Share schemes, crowdfunding, community development finance and ethical finance, and local lottery […]

Research project: new technology for business and social enterprise

New Strategies for Digital Inclusion – A participatory action research study New and innovative digital tools and strategies are available to businesses (including social enterprises), communities and individuals. Can these emerging and developing technologies and services promote entrepreneurship? How can mobile technologies be used to develop existing businesses and social enterprises and to support new […]

9 steps to social enterprise success

Thoroughly enjoyed running a 3-hour workshop for Sheffield Community Network yesterday (24/04/13) on setting up and running a social enterprise. What a diverse group – facing many similar issues, but also very specific ones. The ever-enthusiastic Andi Stamp – my co-presenter – and I made the workshop as interactive and focused on participants’ specific needs […]