Black Lives Matter and representation in the media

It’s a huge privilege to present a weekly radio show on Sheffield Live, a fantastic community radio station with a vast array of diverse voices and music. Like all presenters on the channel, I’m a volunteer. For some it’s a stepping stone – Sheffield Live has a fantastic track record of helping people gain experience […]

The power of apprenticeships with Tricia Smith plus representation in the media

Tricia Smith is passionate about the power of apprenticeships, having started her own career journey through a work placement. Now the CEO of The Source Skills Academy, in this interview she discusses: her charity’s range of courses covering vitally important technical and ‘soft’ skills why apprenticeships are crucial how employers can engage with The Source […]

Episode 300! Fay Selvan, Big Life group – supporting Big Issue North vendors and advice for social entrepreneurs

Fay Selvan, Big Life group – supporting Big Issue North vendors and advice for social entrepreneurs

Powerful tips to make online events and workshops better – Mihaela Gruia and Jill White

If you run online workshops, meetings or events this episode is a must-listen: it’s crammed with practical tips to ensure your events are interactive and effective from two brilliant guests. It also includes a run-through of new funding and support for businesses and social enterprises.

How to prepare for a radio interview and why it can propel your business [radio and podcast interview tips 1]

Follow these tips and you’ll be more confident when you are interviewed, whether live in a studio, over the phone or pre-recorded. You’ll sound friendly, authoritative and approachable. And you’ll be able to make clear, interesting and memorable points.

Slash your overheads and generate funding – Wendy Ward

Don’t try to help everyone – it’s absolutely exhausting. When Wendy Ward came to this conclusion it gave her business, Let’s Save Consultancy Services an instant boost. Wendy specialises in saving money for charities, third sector organisations and social enterprises by slashing utilities costs, phone bills and other fees. She helps them raise money too, […]

Bleeding edge tech, machine learning, and taking manufacturing geniuses digital – Jamie Hinton

Jamie Hinton is CEO and co-founder of Razor, which works with businesses from start-ups to FTSE100 firms. He’s also a former young musician of the year finalist, a mountain biker and an incomparable enthusiast for the brilliant manufacturing geniuses of Sheffield.

Oscar winners to read stories by Yorkshire children – Deborah Bullivant, Grimm and Co

Academy Award winning actors Gary Oldman and Olivia Colman, and other ‘leading lights from across the arts’ including Joanne Harris and Mark Gatiss will perform some of the incredible work produced by young people who have taken part in Grimm and Co’s free writing workshops.

How the Virtual Ticket Bank is reducing isolation plus face-masks for the NHS with Blatchford

A social enterprise which has totally overhauled its service, to improve people’s mental wellbeing by allowing them access to online events and resources. Plus an interview with Sheffield prosthetics manufacturer, Blatchford, which has converted its facilities to make face masks to help protect frontline NHS staff.

How 3 Businesses Have Adapted and Innovated: Jiraffe, Twinkl and CC33

How three different businesses have adapted and innovated in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown. Jiraffe, CC33 and Twinkl describe initiatives to support customers, employees and the community and maintain their businesses.