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 […]

Disruptive? Yawn. Spreadsheets with stories for investability. And Science!

A rant about so-called ‘disruptive’ businesses, evidence of the power of spreadsheets and stories, and the wonder of the universe as explored by Stephen Hawking

£25k investment for Research Retold

Through Keep Your Fork Ltd, I’ve been supporting Research Retold, a business which turns complicated research documents into easily-digestible summaries – helping researchers to more effectively communicate their findings. So I’m delighted that Mihaela Gruia, Research Retold’s founder, was the winner in a competition to receive a £25k equity investment from UK Steel Enterprise through […]

Crowdfunding tips for business mentors; Sheffield’s alternative information centre

Many businesses and social enterprises have described in conversations on my business radio programme how they have used crowdfunding to test their market, reach customers, or access finance to build their business. But if you’re a business advisor and your clients are asking you about access to finance and how to run a successful crowdfund, […]

Interviews: mentoring in Gaza; business in Japan and a book of the week

It was a pleasure to welcome Laura Bennett, Elizabeth Shassere and Johnny Pawlik to the Sheffield Live radio studio today. You can listen to the podcast below. Elizabeth and Laura recently traveled to Gaza and mentored entrepreneurs at a bootcamp for the Gaza Sky Geeks programme. They were two of only seven mentors selected from […]

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.

State of Social Enterprise; a Funny Business; investment readiness

Three interesting interviews in today’s Business Live radio programme: the State of Social Enterprise research reveals a thriving sector which is sustainable and makes a positive contribution to society; a Sheffield business leader who is doing a stand-up gig in aid of a cancer charity; and a digital marketing agency on investment readiness and some tips for listeners.

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.