Podcast: independent café owner’s footfall tips plus social enterprise success

Here’s a brand new podcast of the Business Live radio show with guests Lindsay Lonchar and Claire Dove.

This episode includes powerful advice about succeeding in independent retail from Lindsay AND about winning contracts and thriving as a social enterprise from Claire.

Emma Jones, SME Crown Representative and Peter Byrom, audiologist – new podcast

Emma Jones, Enterprise Nation founder and SME Crown Representative on winning government contracts, writing business books and who inspired her and Peter Byrom on managing hearing loss, undertaking education, and developing his audiology practice.

Chris Wright, CEO, Catch22 – new interview

Catch22 traces its history back to 1788, the beginning of the enlightenment. 230 years later this social business delivers a wide range of public services up and down the country. As a “cradle to career” organisation Catch22 supports children excluded from mainstream education, delivers justice services working in 24 prisons across the country, runs victim […]

A northern Tech future and a garden business guru

Collaboration could “turbo-charge the Northern tech economy” to the tune of £5.7bn, according to a new report, The Digital Powerhouse, published this month by Tech North. James Bedford, Tech North’s head of investment strategy, told me how the report looks at public procurement, how businesses in the northern tech clusters can get into supply chains […]