Vitalising Purpose Book

Get your paperback or ebook copy of Vitalising Purpose – The Power of the Social Enterprise Difference in Public Services Jamie Veitch and Jonathan Bland, with a foreword by Lord Victor Adebowale CBE. “A must read for chief executives, heads of transformation, commissioners and procurement officers, and social entrepreneurs.” Maximise social value, public benefit and […]

Happiness, health, hope and this year’s charities

Perseverance is Cambridge Dictionary’s Word of the Year, defined therein as “a continued effort to do or achieve something, even when this is difficult or takes a long time.’’ Compilers say it captures the “undaunted will of people across the world to never give up, despite the many challenges of the last 12 months.” After […]

Empowering voters with Eleanor Holmshaw, WhoIsMyCouncillor

Accountability, transparency and informed decision making are at the heart of a new website launched by today’s guest Eleanor Holmshaw. allows users to find the candidates standing in the council elections in their part of Sheffield. They can see candidates’ answers to a set of specific questions “important to the city” and learn more […]

Football and Business with Paul Reeves, Sheffield United Football Club

What a week to discuss the business of football with SUFC’s Head of Commercial, Paul Reeves. Paul is well known for his dealmaking skills and commercial nous. He explains how he came to join the club in 2014 after working for the city’s Chamber of Commerce, and the first big sponsorship deal he scored. We […]

No Waste Living, Website Wizardry and a Productivity Power-Up with Louise Blackburn

Roll up, roll up it’s a two for one special in today’s show. Guest Louise Blackburn discusses her brace of businesses: No Waste Living and Amber Couch. Amber Couch is Louise’s website design and development business, which she’s been running for 15 years. Sites have certainly changed a lot in that time. Yet there are […]

Marketing more effectively and the life changing power of apprenticeships with Dale Robinson

Enquiries about apprenticeships are soaring for The Source Skills Academy, a leading Sheffield provider of training, according to Dale Robinson. And it’s no wonder: as the UK moves out of lockdown, apprenticeships can help businesses future-proof themselves while giving young people a head-start. As Director of Business Development for The Source, a charity operating since […]

Jillian Kowalchuk, Safe & the City

Jillian Kowalchuk is an award-winning entrepreneur, TEDx speaker and the founder & CEO of Safe & The City. She launched this app in 2017 after a Google Maps route led her into a situation where two men threatened to assault her, which she didn’t report believing her experience would not be taken seriously. Since then […]

Bringing brilliant books to readers with Stefan Tobler, And Other Stories

Here’s a first in 330 episodes: a birdsong soundtrack. Lovely backdrop for a chat about books and publishing with Stefan Tobler of And Other Stories. Known worldwide for publishing some of the best contemporary fiction and non-fiction, And Other Stories aims to help people discover adventurous and inspiring writing – and make the publishing industry […]

Creating workplace opportunities with Blend Kitchen and its incredible supporters

“There are people who’ve been ostracised by mainstream society and not given the opportunities we’ve been able to provide for them in the workplace.” What a year it’s been for chef and social entrepreneur Chris Hanson. 12 months ago the lease for Blend Kitchen’s café in Sheffield City Centre was coming to an end. After […]

Gamification, onboarding, high-impact work and school food with Yinka Ewuola

Yinka Ewuola puts a stop to the conversation that because women entrepreneurs have less time to focus on their business, they are at a disadvantage. How and why? Listen on. She runs Calla Success Systems, supporting women to build thriving and profitable businesses while living full, fabulous and nourishing lives. Yinka explains we’ve been sold […]