Making the leap from employee to entrepreneur: 5 crucial tips

The latest Business Live radio show podcast features an interview with an entrepreneur who took the leap from a 12-year civil service career to running her own business.

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.

Careers advice for A-Level students & business in China tips

Today’s Business Live radio show features interviews with a former A-Level student about how she broke into her chosen career. Plus advice for businesses wanting to trade with China. Full description, timings and podcast all here.

Crowdfunded bike trail: Annie Last and Steve Peat interviews. Plus: budget impact on small business

When Ride Sheffield began a crowdfunding campaign for a new mountain biking trail, local riders and businesses got involved. Now the trail has opened, and I interviewed professional mountain bikers Annie Last and Steve Peat for my radio show. Plus news about the impact of the budget on small businesses.

A tech startup for social good: Dotforge Impact and Deliverd interview

What is an “accelerator and investment programme for social entrepreneurs who want to harness the power of digital technology to realise positive social change” – and what does it do? My guests on my Business Live radio programme, on Sheffield Live on Friday, explained. You can access the interview below. Emily Hill is the programmes […]

Approved Food’s Dan: Dragons’ Den, Sheffield Live and Virgin ‘Pitch to Rich’

Today’s guest on my Business Live radio programme was Dan Cluderay, founder of Sheffield-based Approved Food which is now the UK’s largest online-only discount retailer.

Dan is urging people to vote for Approved Food after submitting a “Pitch to Rich” entry that could see the business receive a funding boost from Virgin boss Richard Branson.

Person behind the Politics: Oliver Coppard (Labour) interview

Oliver Coppard is standing as the Labour Party candidate in the general election in the Sheffield Hallam constituency. On Friday 27th February I interviewed him for my Business Live programme on Sheffield Live 93.2FM, Sheffield’s community radio station with 40,000+ listeners. Oliver Coppard was born and raised in Sheffield Hallam, attending Porter Croft, Silverdale and […]

Person behind the Politics: Peter Garbutt (Green) interview

Peter Garbutt is standing as the Green Party candidate in the general election in the Sheffield Hallam constituency. On Wednesday 11th February I interviewed him for the 13th February 2015 episode of my Business Live programme on Sheffield Live 93.2FM, Sheffield’s community radio station with 40,000+ listeners. Peter Garbutt is a teacher of English and […]

Person behind the Politics: Ian Walker (Conservative) interview

Ian Walker is standing as the Conservative Party candidate in the general election in the Sheffield Hallam constituency. On Friday 6th February I interviewed him on my Business Live programme on Sheffield Live 93.2FM, Sheffield’s community radio station with 40,000+ listeners. Born in Sheffield, Ian Walker is the managing director of Sheffield engineering company Rotary […]

Interviews: protecting your business against financial risks and direct marketing

Two knowledgeble guests on today’s Business Live radio programme on Sheffield Live: Amy Goodson and Darren Stepsky. Amy, the founder of Leo Wealth Management, left behind her corporate life of 12 years to follow her lifelong ambition of running her own business. She discussed the experience of taking the plunge to setup her business, and […]