Every Friday on Sheffield Live FM Radio I interview leaders of values-driven businesses and social enterprises. The radio show is broadcast live and you can get the podcasts and descriptions of the show below. They are also on iTunes here.

Hear guests' strategic advice, learn how they overcame challenges and implement practical tips to help your values-driven business or social enterprise to thrive.

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.

Using data to describe impact and tell stories

Tom French supports people to use data and evaluation better. He covers some examples of his work and how it helps to inform decisions, and has advice on what to think about when you’re collecting or analysing data. Also on the show: Daniel Stanbra of the Source Skills Academy, a registered charity which has made a variety of free-to-access training courses available online and through posted learning packs.

Resilience with Helen Williams, business and social enterprise support and a corker of a book review

Resilience tips from Helen Williams, big run-through of many support packages and grants now available for businesses, social enterprises and self-employed people, some of which have not been well publicised, and a review of Drayton Bird’s recent autobiography.

How to use online platforms to teach music and livestream performances – David Taylor interview

David founded the Yorkshire Young Sinfonia and is an expert in using digital technology to deliver arts and performance projects. He’s been described as an arts innovator and featured in a Forbes magazine 30-under-30 list.
Which online platform should you use to teach? What are the pros and cons of each for giving music lessons? How do you teach effectively through a video-call? David is generous with his advice and tips.