MADE Festival preview; Levi Roots recap; Zest interview

Sheffield’s MADE Entrepreneur Festival has become a fixture in the city’s calendar of business events, with a lineup of speakers and workshops attracting an enthusiastic audience not only from the city, but from across the UK.

In today’s Business Live radio show Andrew Wilson, projects director at the BE Group (organisers of the MADE Festival), joined me to talk about some of the speakers and features at this year’s event.

After the interview with Andrew, listeners had another chance to hear my interview recorded at the 2014 MADE Festival with sauce entrepreneur and musician Levi Roots.

Today’s show also featured a new interview recorded yesterday by Sheffield Live’s Kathryn Smiles with Janet Skirrow, chief executive of Zest, a Sheffield social enterprise, about a new women-only gym.

You can listen to the full show here (songs /music removed):


  • 0 – 14:03: introduction and news about:
    • The Government’s Enterprise Bill, published by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills on 17.09.15
    • New analysis about automation of jobs published by Deloitte, based on Office for National Statistics data
    • The State of Social Enterprise Report 2015
    • The Sheffield Retail Quarter – three development partners shortlisted
    • The London Road Shop Front Improvement Scheme
    • Jay Bhayani’s forthcoming Bollywood Ball, in aid of Sheffield-based national epilepsy charity Fable
    • Sheffield SOUP (coming up on 23 September); Small Business Saturday; and the forthcoming Sheffield Social Enterprise Social on 1 October
  • 14:03 – 21:32: Janet Skirrow (Zest) interview
  • 21:32 – 29:19: Andrew Wilson (MADE Entrepreneur Festival) interview
  • 29:19 – 35:05: Levi Roots interview
  • 35:05 – 37:58: wrapping up

More about the Business Live radio show.

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