Interview: the key questions to ask when specifying your website

Interview with Ant Clifford of Creative Stream, covering how to come up with a powerful and specific brief to ensure your website design and build agency delivers a site that does what you need it to do, and generates a return on your investment.

Future scanning: wi-fi, communications, tech, and media disruptions

New radio show podcast: an update about some of the enormous changes taking place in journalism and the media right now, and an interview with wi-fi and tech expert (and bestselling author) Neil Reid.

Shoot your story arrow with stoic author

A “grand tour of marketing” with stoic northern grump Rob Drummond, in a comprehensive radio interview. Rob covers storytelling, building trust, marketing automation tools and much more in this podcast, first broadcast in my Sheffield Live radio programme.

Holding down an Octopus to build a British clothing brand

Jilly and Neil Kapusi of Ushi discuss the journey of Ushiwear – which Jilly launched in 2008 and grew from a garage based hobby business to a thriving British hand printed brand, selling all over the world. How have they developed the brand and increased ecommerce sales – and what support did they get from the Google Digital Garage? Listen to the podcast here.

Sheffield world-leading tech innovator says city abundant in skills

Interview with Aldo Monteforte, CEO of The Floow (recently named winner of the Red Herring Top 100 Europe award). Aldo explained the business’ growth plans and commented on skills in the Sheffield City Region.

Investors with a difference: Campus Capital interview

There’s a problem in venture capital. In the UK, VC-ready startups gravitate to where the money is: London (and to some extent Cambridge and Oxford). That’s led to a “tech funding gap in the North of England” – risking a brain drain of businesses seeking investment away from northern cities. Plus, VC decision makers invest […]

Homelessness; fast-growth tech; social investment and more – new podcast

New podcast featuring Scott Woodley of Tutora – a fast growing tech firm connecting parents with tutors, and Mark Harvey of iD8 Photography, who’s co-organised a project to challenge visual representation of homelessness.

Sexism in tech & startups; workplace dress codes; scaling a food social enterprise

From sexist dress codes to discrimination in tech, modern slavery to an innovative “pay as you feel” social enterprise food business, and the three “secrets of newbie success in tech” – it’s all in this week’s radio show podcast. Jo Hercberg, Elizabeth Shassere and Jay Bhayani joined me in the radio studio on Friday for […]