Bring me the finest effing food and ale!

What happened at a reunion between Silversmith’s founder Justin Rowntree and TV chef Gordon Ramsay? Why is Abbeydale Brewery organising a party? And what advice do two seasoned food and drink professionals have for others? Listen to my latest radio show podcast.

Storytelling in your business communications

How businesses and social enterprises can use the incredible power of storytelling within their communications. A free business breakfast taking place at Grimm and Co in Rotherham.

Automated and driverless trucks article for Environment Journal

Driverless trucks use less fuel, reduce carbon emissions and cut congestion – and the first ‘platoons’ have been tested successfully in Europe. Have a read of my new article, published in Environment Journal today.

Business journalism and women in tech – radio interviews

My Business Live radio programme on Sheffield Live this week featured David Walsh, the Business Editor of the Sheffield Star newspaper; and Kate Loach, senior recruiter at specialist tech recruitment consultancy, Affecto. The show covered Sheffield business news and confidence; journalism and how to get media coverage; women in tech and more. Details and the podcast here.

Crisis & reputation management: today’s radio show

Tips from Caroline Woffenden about reputation and crisis management for businesses in an interview in today’s radio show. Plus an update from Sheffield SOUP and an interview with the founder of a new music-based social enterprise. Listen to the podcast here.

Andy Kirkpatrick: earning a living as speaker, author, climber

Interview with climber, speaker, writer (& literature prize winner) Andy about the economics of earning a living as a public speaker and author; how professional athletes go about securing sponsorship; the process of writing, editing and self-criticism; how trends and changes in technology affect authors; moving from traditional publishing to self-publishing.

Collaboration in business & social enterprise

Today’s Business Live radio show, broadcast on Sheffield Live radio this morning and available as a podcast here, covered collaboration between businesses and social enterprises, and heard about how the Sheffield Social Enterprise Network aims to support members in the city.

Read on for more about interviewees, the podcast and the show timings.

Business’ reaction to election; employment law; and work-life balance

A great Business Live radio show on Friday 22nd May: I was joined in the Sheffield Live studio by Ant Clifford of Creative Stream; Jay Bhayani of Bhayani HR and Employment Law; and Celina Ploskonka and Laura Thomas of Freshly Squeezed. We also had a live interview over the telephone with Linda Torstensson of KoziKidz so […]

How to get journalists to cover your business

Rotherham Hospice Business Networking: Business Breakfast Wake up Call Over the last five years the media has changed beyond all recognition. Find out how your business can take advantage – and feed busy journalists tasty morsels of news on a plate On the menu at Rotherham Hospice’s breakfast networking event: 20 inside-track methods to get […]

Workshop in Malaysia: Journalism for Social Good

Just back from a quick trip to Malaysia, delivering a workshop and training for social enterprises, organised by The British Council. Videographer Dan Jones and I had the pleasure of working with 14 social entrepreneurs, students and journalists through the Journalism for Social Good programme. Our three day workshop covered visual and audio storytelling, interviewing […]