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

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Here’s the latest Business Live radio programme, broadcast this morning on Sheffield Live FM and online radio.

You can listen to interviews with guests Joe Gaughan and Michael Thompson of creative social enterprise RiteTrax, and Peter Wright of Digital Law UK, via the podcast below.

Michael and Joe explained the ethos of RiteTrax, incorporated as a community interest company in autumn 2015. They’re taking part at this weekend’s HillsFest and running a festival at Bole Hills on 6 August. What lessons have they learned since setting up their social enterprise? Have a listen to find out.

Peter dissected some of the issues around the vote to leave the EU: what is Article 50, who invokes it and when will it be triggered; the potential impact on procurement processes and how this could affect small businesses and social enterprises; the Unified Patent system and a new EU patent court due to open within weeks in London; and highlighted data protection legislation coming into law across the EU in 2018 with which UK businesses exporting goods and services into the single market will need to comply.

Here’s the podcast (music tracks played on the live radio show removed the the podcast, as usual):


  • 0 – 9:33 introductions and updates, including research by Sheffield Hallam University of the economic impact of the Tramlines Festival for Sheffield; commentary about the potential decision for Sheffield’s HS2 station to be located in the city centre rather than at Meadowhall; success for Sheffield students in the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy; forthcoming events including the Wosskow Brown Foundation’s Enterprising Partners event in Doncaster; the next Third Sector CafĂ© covering raising income through trading; and the Sheffield Social Enterprise Network’s free summer party and new grant programme; this weekend’s Cliffhanger and Hillsfest events.
  • 9:33 – 24:06 Michael and Joe, RiteTrax
  • 24:06 – 51:28 Peter Wright, Digital Law UK

More about the Business Live radio show.

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