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29 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
R & D Tax Reliefs Explained!
Research & Development Tax Reliefs have been around since 2000, and there have been over 300,00 successful claims. The scope to make a claim is therefore significant! Our aim in this podcast is to explain what makes a successful claim and how the scheme actually works. Gary Parker, Associate Director of EY Breakthrough Incentives is a great guest who reveals all.
58 minutes | Oct 2, 2020
The state of US politics explained by American tech entrepreneur Rand Fishkin
The state of US politics has a profound impact on all of us this side of the pond. If like me, you are bemused and dismayed by what seems to be happening in America, listen to Rand Fishkin's take on the current political scene. Rand lives in Seattle and very eloquently describes what's happening and why. Fascinating and worrying in equal measure!
41 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
The Apprenticeship System Explained
There are some great apprenticeship opportunities for both employers and the apprentices, once you know what's on offer. Harry Harris explains the current system and how it works, and it's an eye-opener and a cracking lsiten.
41 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
Assessment tests won't work in isolation
We're all looking for a quick fix when dealing with employees, and it's tempting to think assessments or psychometric tests are the answer - they simply aren't. They are part of a potential solution, if used well - highly experienced practitioner Oliver Hill explains all.
39 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
Custom software development in a crowded marketplace
Custom software development isn't easy to sell or get noticed, as its an increasingly crowded marketplace. However it can be done, and Geordie shares how, plus working with remote software teams, and transitioning from freelancer to full agency. If you operate in these areas, this is a fascinating episode.
45 minutes | Jul 23, 2020
What if buyers and sellers spoke the same language?
In the blue corner we have Chris Cliffe, a highly experienced and qualified procurement professional. In the red corner we have Matt Sykes, a hugely experienced B2B sales professional. Rather some form of mental combat, what would it take for them both to be on the same side, working towards a long term business relationship, moving a million miles away from the typical adversarial approach? Listen to these two experts as they explore this concept - ground breaking stuff indeed.
40 minutes | Jul 23, 2020
Coping with Covid - a global company perspective
How a local company that works throughout the world is coping with Covid, tackling issues such as restricted travel, changing visa requirements, delays to air freight and a myriad of other logistical problems. Adam Nicholls, Commercial Manager of EEL in Beccles, discusses the challenges and opportunities of 2020
59 minutes | Jun 19, 2020
Start to conquer self doubt by understanding why we think that way!
A recording our a BGC webinar, featuring Oliver Hill, where we explore how to conquer self-limiting beliefs, and the small practical steps we can all take to improve our overall well being - and results too! Packed full of helpful tips and ideas.
35 minutes | May 27, 2020
The best way of getting a lender to say 'Yes!'
You only get one chance to impress a lender, so it's important to get it right. Gordon Duffy, a banker and finance broker with a lifetimes experience, explains what a lender is looking for and his top tips when seeking to borrow money. A priceless insiders view!
36 minutes | Mar 12, 2020
A Norfolk business tackling poor internet connectivity throughout the world
Increasingly having decent broadband is essential, for both businesses and individuals. Yet traditional solutions don't work for everybody and broadband 'blackspots' are everywhere, not just here in the UK. However, there are solutions which work and are affordable too. Listen to how two Norfolk businesses are taking the world by storm with their practical solutions.
33 minutes | Mar 6, 2020
Every business needs IT support - here's why
We all rely on technology to such a great extent, that it's essential to work alongside an IT support company. Nowadays we encounter fewer hardware issues, but software, security and connectivity issues abound - here Ben of local support company VMIT, explains what good support looks like to include his top tips for staying safe.
33 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
What martial arts can teach us in business
The disciplines required to succeed in martial arts are remarkably similar to those we need in business. Terry, a six degree black belt holder, runs a highly successful martial arts studio. Hear Terry explain his journey from troubled teenager to a successful businessperson, using martial arts principles.
27 minutes | Jan 14, 2020
What makes an effective CRM - Jamie Allan explains
It's fair to say most CRM systems are not used effectively, and Jamie Allan knows more about them than most, having worked in the space for over 30 years. He explores why a CRM is so important, what features you really need and how a bespoke system built just for you is a viable option.
24 minutes | Jan 13, 2020
Why collaboration is the way forward for digital agencies
Quickfire Digital knows they are stronger by collaborating with others working in their space. Ultimately the goal is to achieve a better client outcome, and founder Nathan Lomax explores why collaborating works so well, his top tips and the benefit of his experiences! Cracking advice from a highly successful agency.
35 minutes | Dec 12, 2019
Mediation is a practical alternative to litigation!
Mediation can be a great alternative to going to court, saving both time and a lot of money. Mark Fitch has 15 years experience acting as a mediator, and 25 as a lawyer - here he explores the process and exactly what's involved. Fascinating stuff!
33 minutes | Nov 19, 2019
A new recruitment agency with a difference - Mark Keeler explains
New recruitment agency owner Mark Keeler has ambitions to change the way agencies work, and in his excellent podcast, he explains how and why. It's certainly innovative, very client-focused and will take the world by storm!
35 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
What a great culture looks like from an employee's perspective
Indigo Swan has a wonderful positive culture, but what's it like to work in such an environment? Alex Wiseman, an employee, explains what difference it makes to his working life and the impact it has had on him and his colleagues.
31 minutes | Nov 16, 2019
Digital content shouldn't be all about you! A Professional copywriter explains
It's all too easy to make our website all about us, after all, we are proud of what we do. But people only care about what you can do for them- here Kate White explains the key principles behind writing digital copy and shares her top tips for writing that grabs people's attention.
25 minutes | Nov 3, 2019
Guilt free briquettes inspired by Blue Planet - Woody explains all.
Woody was inspired by David Attenborough to use wooden offcuts to make briquettes, with solar panels, and state of the art machinery. Not a scrap of plastic in sight, low moisture briquettes to heat your home guilt free. Woody explains his journey over the last 18 months, investing £000's to make his dream reality.
37 minutes | Oct 19, 2019
Root Cause Analysis explores why things happen - Ed Wells reveals how to use this tool
When things go wrong, Root Cause Analysis helps us understand the 'real' reasons why, by looking at the root cause in detail. Using a five step process, Ed Wells explains this powerful tool, and how it stops us jumping to conclusions too quickly. It's a process we can all use and learn from!
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