Driving art to Monaco, growing a Thai social enterprise and festival time

Friday’s Business Live radio presenter had a voice an octave lower than mine. I’ve not been banned from the airwaves for swearing or shock-jockery. A fever and virus has proven hard to shake off, and my voice is a deep croak. But as usual the guests are the stars of the show, and once again […]

Chris Wright, CEO, Catch22 – new interview

Catch22 traces its history back to 1788, the beginning of the enlightenment. 230 years later this social business delivers a wide range of public services up and down the country. As a “cradle to career” organisation Catch22 supports children excluded from mainstream education, delivers justice services working in 24 prisons across the country, runs victim […]

How to research and validate a business idea – John Holcroft interview

Got an idea for a brilliant product or new business? Wonderful. But how do you test it? It’s easy to get positive feedback from folk who believe in you but aren’t your future customers. Or to be dissuaded by others projecting their fears at you. Who are the right people to speak with? How do […]

Kate Welch: resilience, sustainability and social enterprise success

Kate discusses filling the gap between market failure and public service delivery, positive cashflow for social enterprises, resilience and realistic financial planning, bidding for and winning contracts and more.

Steve Rimmer: Tickets for Good interview

Steve Rimmer is a serial social entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of Tickets for Good. He joined me on my Business Live FM radio programme this morning for a thoroughly interesting discussion. You can listen to the podcast below. Steve covers: launching the Tickets for Good platform, now used by event organisers all over Sheffield […]

Kickov’s Al Daw and Lucy Findlay, Social Enterprise Mark – new radio show

This week’s radio show features live studio guest Al Daw and an interview with Lucy Findlay, founder and MD of Social Enterprise Mark CIC. Al discusses his unique immersive Soviet soccer experience, Kickov. Celebrating all nations in one city, the Kickov festival at Abbeydale Picture House starts on 14 June with a World Cup opening […]

“Kings” of the holiday sport camp: Richard Holmes interview

“I’m passionate about the value of sport and physical activity and for 25 years I’ve worked to get children active,” says Richard Holmes. Holmes is CEO of the not-for-profit Kings Foundation, which since inception in 1991 has worked with over 1.5 million children. It engages children to participate, “we are about developing a love for […]

Jodie Marshall, A Mind Apart – interview

The founder and MD of a business which uses performing arts to “challenge, inspire, encourage and change lives,” discusses lessons learned, challenges faced, and biggest achievements in their 10 years of trading.

How a perspective change can be crucial for progress

Sometimes a perspective change what it takes to make upward progress – in business, and in climbing, as I found after falling off a rock face on Sunday.

Thriving with Sarah David plus Dulma Clark

Sarah David runs consultancy Thrive. She has worked at an executive level in a £1.5 billion turnover law firm, and for small businesses, charities, not for profits and startups. “As long as you’re dealing with people the challenges remain the same,” she told me yesterday. Her radio interview generated some of the most positive feedback […]