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ESSEX

BUSINESS PODCAST

The Essex Business Podcast is for business leaders that are looking for practical advice, tips and inspiration from peers across the county and beyond.

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EPISODE 17: IS FAILING TO PLAN, PLANNING TO FAIL?

As a challenging 2021 turns into a hopefully more optimistic 2022, episode 17 of the Essex Business Podcast examines the issue which most of us know is important, but too often never get round to doing - strategic planning. We hear from experts who will discuss the importance of planning ahead, why plans sometimes go amiss and what can be done to get them back on track.

Daniel Kirby, owner of Trade Price Cars, explains how he has adapted his short and long term business planning in order to maintain an award winning dealership; Graham Broughton, co-lead of the Group2Grow programme talks about the help available for SMEs in Essex; and Sara Marshall, founder of The Strategy Place, discusses the practical resources you need to develop effective, efficient and practical customer plans.

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EPISODE 14: OPEN ALL HOURS – THE FATE OF THE 21st CENTURY BUSINESS PERSON

Ever since the advent of mobile phones, it has become increasingly difficult for anyone in business, but particularly managers and directors, to switch off from work at the end of the working day. Have we become 24/7 slaves to our job, with premature burnout the price we'll end up paying?

 

In this episode of the Essex Business Podcast we look at the implications – positive and negative – of constantly being in touch with the business.

GUEST SPEAKERS

Neil Lloyd, Director at Techtimeout
https://www.techtimeout.co.uk/

Matt and Neil Baldock, Directors at Charles David Casson
https://www.charlesdavidcasson.co.uk/ 

Tania Diggory, Founder and Director of Calmer
https://www.thisiscalmer.com/

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EPISODE 15: MANUFACTURING – CAN ESSEX LEAD THE UK TURNAROUND?

The UK – and particularly Essex – is no longer renowned as a world-leading manufacturing hotspot, but could that be about to change?

 

In episode 15 of the Essex Business Podcast, three leading Essex business people offer their opinions on the recent supply-chain issues, the benefits of bringing manufacturing back to the UK and the county, and the support available to manufacturing companies of all sizes.

GUEST SPEAKERS

Andy Mair, Managing Director of Challenger Solutions
https://www.challengersolutions.com/

John McCallion, Business Development Manager at the MTC
https://www.the-mtc.org/

 

Dave Atkinson, Head of Manufacturing and Regional Director for East England at Lloyds Bank
https://www.lloydsbank.com/
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EPISODE 16:  HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE – THE EMPLOYER'S RESPONSIBILITY?

The issue of health, particularly mental health, in the workplace is increasingly a headline-maker. To what degree should employers be held responsible for their employees’ health and wellbeing, other than fundamental health and safety at work issues and how have attitudes to employee health and wellbeing changed?

GUEST SPEAKERS

Rob Whitaker, Executive Partner and Head of Employment at Tees Law
https://www.teeslaw.com/

Anna Trudgian, Operations Manager at Open Road
https://www.openroad.org.uk/ 

Kate Bell, Director at Rickard Luckin
https://www.rickardluckin.co.uk/

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