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86: From a Desk and a Telephone to Floating a Business: with Jonathan Straight


  Jonathan Straight is a Yorkshire-based entrepreneur, writer, photographer and television presenter. His story is a dream-come-true for entrepreneurs:  Started his own business with little more than a desk, a telephone and an idea, ten years later floated that business on the London Stock Exchange. One of the most rewarding aspects of building his own […]

85: How to Keep your Audience Awake Using Humour: with Jeremy Nicholas


It’s always a pleasure to speak with Jeremy Nicholas, experienced BBC broadcaster, speaker, speaking coach, MC, Compere–the list goes on! I was lucky to catch him before he heads north to debut his comedy show at the Edinburgh Fringe in August (more details about that later) to ask him for a few tips on how […]

84: Find out if you’ve got what it takes for a career in coding – with Chris Hill of Northcoders


My guest in this month’s podcast is Chris Hill, co-founder of Northcoders, the North’s original coding school. Chris and I talked about the burgeoning opportunities in the digital economy and how a good grounding in coding can be the key to accessing them. If you’ve ever wondered whether the tech world might hold some promise […]

New Privacy Policy and Terms


Everyone’s at it! As part of our preparations to be compliant with the new data protection regulations (GDPR) coming into force this Friday, 25th May  2018, we’ve updated our Terms & Conditions and our Privacy Policy. You can read those by clicking on the links, or they are available from the bottom of any of […]

83: Turning a passion into a successful career, with Matt Porter of Sportive HQ


My guest this month is entrepreneur Matt Porter, founder of Sportive HQ. Matt talks about his route to career success, which in many ways sounds as gruelling as the cycle racing he organises! I was inspired by his optimism, flexibility and pure grit and I think you will be too. Sportive HQ specialises in creating […]


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