How to become a software developer – Mike Jones, Sheaf Digital

Mike Jones on software development, side projects, why and how he built the Sheffield Apprenticeships app and got it accepted into app stores, and how to become a software developer.

Teaching Coding, Tech Skills Gaps, Getting Investment and Favourite Apps: Ben Atha, The Developer Academy

Ben Atha’s business teaches people to code and he has extensive tech and business insights to share in this episode.

Augmented Reality in Education Technology with Robin Williams, Twinkl (and much more too) – new podcast

Lots of people know Twinkl for its downloadable printed resources for schools. With its mandate “we help people to teach” the business is also a pioneer in digital innovation, augmented reality and apps. Robin covers its Augmented Reality (AR) resources including the world’s first multi-player AR educational game, Little Red Coding Club, data science – and more.

Chloe Watmore: managing change, exponential growth, knowledge sharing and succession in engineering

Interview with Chloe Watmore, MD of Thermotex Engineering, who has grown the firm from 6 to 25 staff in two years. Lots of advice on managing growth and change, exporting, international business and more

How to research and validate a business idea – John Holcroft interview

How do you get to the truth about what people think of your business or product idea and whether they really will buy from you?
John Holcroft can help. In this week’s radio show and podcast, he spills the beans on his process to validate and research business ideas.

Steve Rimmer: Tickets for Good interview

Steve Rimmer is a serial social entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of Tickets for Good. He joined me on my Business Live FM radio programme this morning for a thoroughly interesting discussion. You can listen to the podcast below. Steve covers: launching the Tickets for Good platform, now used by event organisers all over Sheffield […]

Interviews: Kisha Bradley, Bright Box and #girlswithdrills and Darren Chouings

Interviews with Kisha Bradley, engineer, STEAM-inist, founder of Bright Box Makerspace and #girlswithdrills collaborator; and Darren Chouings, voluntary chair of the Sheffield Social Enterprise Network.

Interview: a bike you can ride if you like – Ofo Sheffield’s Adam Rose

…it’s got a basket, a bell that rings, and lots of things (like yellow paint!) to make it look good. One borrowed bicycle featured in the Pink Floyd track Bike, but hundreds are now available in Sheffield after dockless bike sharing scheme Ofo launched this week. Adam Rose, Ofo’s operations manager for Sheffield, joined me […]

Interview with Webmart’s Marxist Capitalist CEO Simon Biltcliffe

Interview with Simon Biltcliffe, CEO and founder of Webmart and “Marxist-Capitalist” on using business to create and share value. Plus photographer Vincent Tremeau in this latest radio show podcast.

Can Blockchain reduce the ‘card tax’ on business – new radio show podcast

Barry James – an authority in crowdfunding, blockchain and FinTech – is angry about what he describes as an unjustifiable charge levied on small businesses to process debit and credit card payments. But he has a solution, revealed in this podcast.