How to Launch a Successful B Corp with Paul Hargreaves

Our guest this month is Paul Hargreaves. Paul is the founder and Chief Executive of Cotswold Fayre Ltd., which is a specialist and fine food wholesaler supplying nearly 2,000 retail outlets in the UK. He is also the author of 'Forces for Good' and the recent book, 'The Fourth Bottom Line'. In this episode Paul explains how he grew Cotswold Fayre from the cellar of his home to a leading UK food wholesaler. We'll also talk about why Paul made Cotswold Fayre a B Corp in 2015 and the benefits of…


How to Listen and Be Heard with Janie van Hool

Our guest this month is Janie van Hool. Van Hool is a RADA (The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) trained actress and corporate communications specialist. She's worked with many different companies (Vodafone, Nationwide, Sainsburys, London Business School, Imperial College) and leaders to improve their communication skills. She's also the author of the new book, The Listening Shift: Transform your organization by listening to your people and helping your people listen to you. Her book is a…


New Hiring Trends Report June 2021

We are delighted to give you our new Hiring Trends Report so you can see what sectors are hiring. Hiring Trends Report_June 2021


How to avoid a Climate Disaster? A career opportunity in the face of a crisis

Climate change is something that has become critical in our society. Temperatures are rising to such a degree that the world will become increasingly inhospitable for humans. These temperatures have already risen by one degree Celsius since pre-industrial levels, and this will only get worse in the future. As a result, there is more chance of increased wildfire, devastating storms, droughts, and rising sea levels. Therefore, we need a change. Bill Gates’ book “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster”…


Conquering self-sabotage, with Dr Candice Seti

Dr. Candice Seti joins Jane in a discussion on self-sabotage, whilst taking interactive questions from the audience watching along via video live stream. Throughout her time working in the field of supporting people with weight loss and weight management, Dr. Seti has come to terms with the important theme of self-sabotage. In her view, this is a crucial part of everyday life; a barrier that is preventing us from achieving our own goals and achievements. She defines this as “standing in your…


Purpose beyond pounds and pence, with Josephine Bush

  After a degree at Cambridge, Josephine trained as a lawyer before a switch to accountancy. A move out of the city coincided with a desire to become more embedded within the commercial world from a strategic point of view. A new step allowing Josephine to be at the forefront of the client relationship. As she developed her career, she found a growing interest in the environment. This new sense of purpose enabled Josephine to incorporate her existing skills and background within a field of…


How to Change Career from Hospitality to the Energy Sector with Thomas Hughes at Shell

  This month on my podcast I did a live interview in front of the MBA class at Leeds University Business School with alumnus Thomas Hughes who made a career switch from a Manager in the hospitality industry to a Territory Manager for Shell with additional responsibility for sustainability initiatives being rolled out in the field. Thomas readily admits that he has never had a clear idea of what he wanted to do in this career having applied to do archeology at Sheffield University then…


116: How to make a Business out of Seaweed as well as Helping the Planet, with Wave Crookes

  This month I discuss sustainable seaweed farming with Director of SeaGrown, Wave Crookes. Former navy man and fisherman, Wave and his marine-scientist partner Laura were working on a ship Antarctica, when they came up with their seaweed farming business, as a way of allowing them to work in marine biology but not in Antarctica!  When Wave originally applied to join the Royal Navy, he was told to finish his studies before re-applying, which he did, and doesn’t regret it at all. After…


115: How to Get into the Technology Industry with Jeremy Schifeling

  Hot off the heels of our recent report on hiring trends where we learnt that the tech sector is accelerating it's upwards trajectory, I interview Jeremy Schifeling who is based in Mountain View, California to talk about how to 'Get into Tech'. Jeremy is a perfect example of how to make a big shift in sectors and also role. He studied education at undergraduate level and started his career teaching kindergarten children in Brooklyn, New York. He then made the change from education to…


114 What are the hiring trends in 2020? Our gift to you - some light in the gloom

  The research in the report has been put together to create a picture across all sectors of the current hiring trends in Europe in 2020. No industry has escaped the effects of Covid-19, but as companies have to rise to the challenge of reinventing around the constraints of the pandemic, there are some sectors that have had a remarkably good year. UK Vacancies (as of 26th Nov 2020) For a specific breakdown of how the pandemic has affected individual sectors Deloitte has compiled an…