Mindful selling with Northern Value Creators and Employment Law with Jay Bhayani

Image of Amanda Cookson and Simon Cookson in the Sheffield Live radio studio

Amanda and Simon in the studio

Today’s Business Live radio show, broadcast live this morning on FM radio via Sheffield Live and available to stream or download as a podcast below featured guests Amanda and Simon Cookson of Northern Value Creators and Jay Bhayani of Bhayani HR and Employment Law.

In the show you’ll learn all about:

  • Amanda, Simon and their business Northern Value Creators, “canny folk who develop people and grow relationships” – what they do, why and how.
  • tips and advice for anyone in a business partnership with their partner in life, too.
  • What is “mindful selling”?
  • Advice to help business leaders in the creative, digital, technology and education sectors to feel happier, find their purpose and to develop flourishing teams,
  • Many leaders understand the value of relationship (rather than transactional) approaches to business, of transparency, of clarity in articulating their purpose and mission. But they can struggle to implement this. Why, and what should they do?
  • Comments on skills and talent (which are different) in the creative and digital industries.
  • Key updates in employment legislation from returning guest Jay Bhayani.
  • New requirements for employers around payslips and contracts.
  • Developments regarding “worker” status.
  • Employment tribunals and a forthcoming four-fold increase in the potential award for aggravated damages (from £5000 to £20,000) in the case of unfair dismissal or discrimination when an employer has behaved “particularly badly.”
  • Brexit preparedness and contingency planning around the right-to-work in the UK for your migrant workers.
  • Two recent whistleblowing cases.

Podcast is here, timings are below:


  • 0 – 3:47 introduction and updates including new data about visitor numbers and spending in Sheffield City Centre; analysis on behalf of Social Enterprise UK has found the number of social enterprises winning public sector contracts has fallen to its lowest level for two years.
  • 3:47 – 32:34 Amanda and Simon Cookson,
  • 32:34 – 52:30 Jay Bhayani,
  • 52:30 – 53:01 wrapping up.

What next and key links:

  • The Business Live radio show is broadcast live every Friday on Sheffield Live radio – and available as a podcast in iTunes here.
  • Twitter for Amanda and Simon and the website for their business, Northern Value Creators.
  • Jay Bhayani’s firm, Bhayani HR and Employment Law.
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