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 […]

New podcast: employment law policy proposals, a fashion social enterprise, and tech skills

Interviews with Jay Bhayani on employment law policy proposals from political parties; Daniel Koseoglu of Affecto Recruitment on tech skills and recruitment, and Olusola McKenzie of fashion and textiles social enterprise Learn to Re-create.

Don’t get beat by the heat – but do save water and cash

What does the law have to say about workplace temperatures? Jay Bhayani explained on this week’s Business Live radio show, which also featured an interview with Melvyn Davenport, inventor of water saving device Watflo, and Colette Wymer, chair of the Sheffield Social Enterprise Network. Listen to the podcast here.

Marketing & social enterprise: Gra Group and British Council

This week’s Business Live radio show featured interviews with Dr. Mairi Mackay, Global Head of Social Enterprise at The British Council; and Tim Hart, principal of marketing agency with a difference, the Gra Group.

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.

Successful result with tender bid for six figure contract

I was pleased to be asked to assist well-known Sheffield business, Mercury Taxis, with their tender submission for a £100k+ contract recently. The work encompassed a review of the opportunity and Mercury’s strengths; assistance with the development of a new Business Continuity Strategy; developing and writing the Tender submission. And I was delighted to receive […]

Lean marketing for social enterprise & startups

I thoroughly enjoyed running Marketing skills for social enterprises – connecting with your customer last Friday afternoon. The workshop, organised by the Yorkshire Venture Philanthropy Programme and South Yorkshire Community Foundation took place at Sheffield Hallam University’s Sheffield Business School. Andi Stamp joined me to lead the seminar, bringing his expertise, empathy and enthusiasm: Andi […]

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 – […]

9 steps to social enterprise success

Thoroughly enjoyed running a 3-hour workshop for Sheffield Community Network yesterday (24/04/13) on setting up and running a social enterprise. What a diverse group – facing many similar issues, but also very specific ones. The ever-enthusiastic Andi Stamp – my co-presenter – and I made the workshop as interactive and focused on participants’ specific needs […]