Business Live: MADE Festival & Critical Mass special

A popstar turned farmer, a CEO* at Microsoft UK, an assassin, some investors, a lawyer and a social entrepreneur: what do they have in common? They were all guests on today’s Business Live radio show.

The programme, broadcast this morning on Sheffield Live 93.FM and available as a podcast below, featured interviews recorded at this week’s MADE Entrepreneur Festival in Sheffield and the Critical Mass social and impact investment event in London.

And you can listen to the podcast of the programme here.

Launch, incubation, scale and investment: Savvy’s story

Today’s Business Live radio show, featured an in-depth interview with Jonathan Drury, co-founder of Sheffield-based Savvy Spreads. Jonathan talked through the Savvy story: from a kitchen hobby, to launching as a home-based business, then renting a kitchen from the Regather Co-operative, scaling up with a manufacturer and now investment for worldwide growth.

Doug Richard interview

Entrepreneur Doug Richard was a forthright and funny speaker at the 2014 MADE Entrepreneurship Festival in Sheffield. Candid about his lucky breaks, and his mistakes, in business, Doug shared his advice with would-be entrepreneurs, on stage at MADE and in this interview with me. You can hear more interviews from the MADE Festival too: with […]

Interviews: business competitiveness; exports

Friday’s Business Live radio show on Sheffield Live featured two studio guests: Nick Patrick of the South Yorkshire International Trade Centre, and consultant and author Andy Hanselman. Podcast below – here’s a summary of what we covered. Building on the success of the recent Overseas Business Network event in Sheffield, SYITC are running another – […]

Commissioning: ask for RHITA!

Who’s RHITA? You may well ask. You’re on a website built by Jamie, after all. And the only middle name I’m aware of having is Stuart. RHITA isn’t my name – it’s an acronym for a set of attributes I try to live by in my professional (and personal) life. Reliability. Honesty. Integrity. Tenacity. Attitude. […]