Interviews: Peter Jones Enterprise Academy; running a charity

We should have asked her to wave a magic wand! Jill White, a business consultant and enterprise mentor for Sheffield Hallam University and the Sheffield College / Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, and well known in the city as a ‘fairy godmother’ to numerous young people starting businesses, joined me in the Sheffield Live radio studio this week.

Kosmas Eleftheriou, who recently scooped national acclaim as the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy Level 2 Student of the Year, popped in with Jill to talk about his business dreams.

The show also featured Mark Storey, chief executive of the charity known locally as “S and 4Cs” – Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care, which supports isolated elderly people. Mark gave an insight into the charity’s work and 50-year history: there’s plenty to learn from Mark about sustainability, resilience, developing partnerships and overcoming challenges.


Timings (music played in the live programme removed from podcast):

  • 0 – 12:42 introduction and update, including a business confidence survey from BDO; a big new contract for cryogenic valves supplier Parker Bestobell Marine; funding for food and drink tourism for Yorkshire; Year of Making Sheffield; unveiling of custom-built steel foundry at AMRC Castings; latest ONS labour market statistics; positive forecast from the Sheffield City Region Quarterly Economic Survey; events including Tech North’s Sheffield Summit; the next Third Sector Café covering raising income through trading; and the Sheffield Social Enterprise Network’s free summer party and new grant programme.
  • 12:42 – 25:40 Jill White and Kosmas Eleftheriou
  • 25:40 – 51:52 Mark Storey

More about the Business Live radio show.

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