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.

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Fun for all with Dale Le Fevre, New Games

Playing has been Dale Le Fevre’s life’s work. One of the world’s best-known exponents of the New Games movement, Dale has given workshops, trained and played in 35 countries since 1975. New Games are about fun for anyone who wants to take part. Research demonstrates a wide range of benefits for participants. Dale has also […]

How to avoid the energy sharks with Linda Spencer plus business and social enterprise funding

Practical advice on how to navigate your energy costs from Linda Spencer. Plus new business and social enterprise funding, and I review Tom Standage’s History of the World in Six Glasses

Alpkit: the huge impact of small grants, share offer success and sustainability

An interview with David Hanney, CEO of outdoor equipment manufacturer and retailer Alpkit, plus business and social enterprise funding opportunities and two book recommendations. David covers Alpkit’s Foundation, funded by the business and making small grants with huge impacts; Alpkit’s astonishing share offer success this week; the firm’s commitment to sustainability and its journey to […]

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.