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30 minutes | Nov 15, 2021
What's going on post pandemic in the North East Engineering Community
In this episode we catch up with Engineering and Manufacturing Network post pandemic who support the continued growth of the area’s engineering and manufacturing industries by building a strong collaborative community of businesses.The North East is home to thousands of companies in these key sectors, from large multi-national brands and home grown firms to SMEs and micro businesses, who collectively contribute billions of pounds to the local economy employing hundreds of thousands of people.EMN has positioned itself at the heart of engineering and manufacturing industry, offering companies expert support and access to the assistance they need to realise their full potential.
34 minutes | May 24, 2021
Growing the North East Engineering Community
The Engineering and Manufacturing Network is supporting the continued growth of the area’s engineering and manufacturing industries by building a strong collaborative community of businesses.The North East is home to thousands of companies in these key sectors, from large multi-national brands and home grown firms to SMEs and micro businesses, who collectively contribute billions of pounds to the local economy employing hundreds of thousands of people.EMN has positioned itself at the heart of engineering and manufacturing industry, offering companies expert support and access to the assistance they need to realise their full potential.
24 minutes | May 12, 2021
Energy Made Simple
Telex UK specialises in working with companies to develop and implement a water strategy which delivers lower ongoing costs, through the utilisation of:• Industry expertise• A clear understanding of our customers’ requirementsTo create simple, innovative and customer-focused cost saving solutions.Telex UK is a uniquely customer centric consultancy and their much loved quality of service is unrivalled within the industry.
19 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
IOT North - Paul returns
IOT North make change. IOT North enable technology people to collaborate, connect and support each other making productisation quicker and communication more human.IOT North are at spearhead of accelerating the adoption of Internet of Things.IOT North help you connect and understand the value of the Internet of Things.Following on from the first very popular podcast back in August 2020, we agreed that we'd catch up with Paul Wealls, founder of IOT North as some of his exciting projects took shape.If you've not listened to episode 1 visit https://www.lumo.tax/news/podcasts/talking-iot-with-paul-wealls/
14 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
International innovation committed to equal opportunities
In this episode we are joined by Lavinia Malo, Innovation consultant at DRIADDRIAD was founded in 2014 in Leeds by Dr Vivien Badaut. A former academic researcher, Vivien started working in 2013 as a freelance technical expert for grant funding consultancies in Paris (France). Following a move to the UK, DRIAD was launched in June 2014 as a bid-writing service targetting mostly French start-ups. The DRIAD team would create impactful applications for different French grants and loans. DRIAD’s services quickly expanded to encompass applications for European grants. This initial work supporting over a hundred of the most prominent French start-ups allowed them to build a comprehensive understanding of how VC-backed start-ups work, and gain strong technology expertise across the board.In 2018, conversations with fellow founders brought Driad to identify an unmet need for support from British technology start-ups and SMEs. DRIAD then integrated the NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator program to structure this new offer of service, which was recognised when the company was shortlisted in 2019’s Digital Enterprise Top 100.DRIAD now delivers long-term, strategic innovation support to technology start-ups and scale-ups. They are innovation enablers: their grant-writing services are embedded in their comprehensive strategic and operational support to accompany you, your team and your business towards shaping your ideas into actionable projects and optimising your resources
17 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Printing to the next level
In 1995 Design Xpress was created by Juliette Brown in County Durham. At this time, Juliette focused on developing a design and point of sale printing business, offering price ticketing, POS and posters largely to the food retail industry.Carl Gerry, a procurement specialist, joined the business in 2010 and later became Operations Director and helped develop the business further in terms of procurement, planning and process.As technology advanced and the business expanded and relocated, the company evolved to be a reliable Large Format Print specialist, serving Print Management, Design Agencies and Government alongside smaller direct businesses and members of the general public.
40 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
Innovation in Groundwater
OGI Groundwater Specialists Ltd is an independent, privately owned specialist engineering design, groundwater control and consultancy company predominately servicing the UK construction industry.Founded in Oxford in 1989 by Dr Stephen Thomas, OGI s expertise is focussed on the design and supervision of groundwater control systems required to lower the water table and reduce artesian pore pressures for large complex underground structures when constructed below the water table.With more than 25 years of experience of solving groundwater problems, combined with our groundwater modelling skills, OGI provides geotechnical and groundwater engineering designs to overcome challenging and difficult ground conditions encountered during the construction of deep structures, such as basements, bridge footings, tunnels, shafts, swimming pools, underground car parks, and road and rail cuttings.Dr Stephen Thomas, Managing Director, A chartered engineer with over 30 years’ of Groundwater Control & Engineering experience, Stephen is responsible for our major Construction Dewatering and Groundwater Control Projects. He manages all stages of the Groundwater Control design, from the development of the ground and groundwater models, to the mathematical modelling and the development of the detailed design for construction.Stephen’s project experience includes the Groundwater Control system installed for London Millennium Bridge, Deephams WwTW in North London, G1 Building in Glasgow, Rolls Royce structures in Derby and numerous other major infrastructure project.
22 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Innovation in the North East's Automotive Industry
The North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) is an industry-led cluster group, established to support the economic sustainable growth and competitiveness of the sector in the North East of England.Launched in March 2015, now with over 300 cluster participants, the NEAA is the largest automotive cluster in the UK and one of the fastest growing clusters across Europe.Their aim is simple – to build upon the region’s significant automotive capability and to firmly establish the North East as a true global automotive powerhouse - ensuring North East is at the forefront of the Governments strategy to ensure the technologies of tomorrow are designed, developed and manufactured in the UK.As a proactive industry-led cluster group, the NEAA is here to represent and work on behalf of the whole North East automotive sector, whether a company is making cars or components, working in commercial, off-highway or engine manufacture. The NEAA focuses on:Networking & ConnectivityBusiness ResilienceSkills & TrainingInnovation & TechnologyCollaborationPromotionIndustry Voice
35 minutes | Mar 14, 2021
Define. Distinguish. Differentiate.
In this epsiode we are joined by Andy Biggs, Management Information Systems Guru and Visual Strategist at VismapVISMAP (visual strategy mapping) is a strategy framework that allows businesses to involve a wide team in the strategy creation process and then allows the business to react and update plans as circumstances change. This wider team engagement provides a richer and more robust strategy and greater ownership of the implementation plans.VISMAP® delivers a route map that uniquely combines strategy, product, market and finance. In addition, there is an interactive software solution that sits at the heart of your business and ensures all roads lead to one destination. Your Sat Nav to success.
12 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
In this episode we are joined by Alex Sergent, CEO & Founder of BARE.Alex began his career in politics and journalism and has set up companies in events management and film, and even has his own charity. Most recently he has run a successful offline dating company – pivotal in his decision to set up BAREBARE aim to create a flirtatious environment where you’re in control of how much you want to share, and how much of your match, you want to be revealed.
36 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Powerful Presenting for Leaders
In this episode we are joined by David Thomas, CEO of CreatingPresentationRockstarsWho is David?Global speaker and CEO presentation skills coach who has coached and spoken to more than 500,000 people in 25 countries over the last 23 years.Sunday Times #1 bestselling author whose books have had a worldwide readership of more than 1 million people.US Memory Champion, Guinness record breaker and competitive bodybuilder.David's mission"Every presentation has the chance to change the lives of the people who hear it. But that's not what happens.I have spent 23 years sat at the back of conference rooms watching leaders and aspiring leaders die on their feet in front of audiences. That makes me feel sad for them, sad for their audiences and sad for the missed opportunity to inspire, educate and entertain.My mission is to show leaders how to control their nerves, really connect with their audiences and and walk off feeling like a presentation rockstar.Because that's what I do - make leaders presentation rockstars!"
20 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
Bringing Science to the Workplace
In this episode of Innovate, we are delighted to be joined by Phill Bell, Chief Operations Officer at ART Health Solutions. At ART Health Solutions, they believe that scientific data is a fundamental requirement for making decisions about employee wellbeing and performance, during the episode Phill shares with us:Collecting data to reveal how your workspaces are performing and impacting employees via wearables, performance tests, environmental sensors and subjective surveys.The impact of the pandemic and how it shifted the change in strategyThe decision of first applying for an R&D tax ClaimTo find out more about Art Health Solutions and Phill Bell here's some useful links:ART Health Solutions WebsitePhill Bell on LinkedIN
16 minutes | Jan 24, 2021
Considering R&D when buying or selling a business
In this episode we are joined by two members of the LUMO team, Lee Quarzi, Director and Roger Tipple, Innovation Consultant.During this episode we discuss:Making your business saleableIdentifying R&D in a business you acquireClaiming R&D before the sale of a business to increase the valueIdentifying Patents and Patent box
23 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
Coffee and Innovation
In this episode of Innovate, we are delighted to be joined by Pete Southern, Founder & MD of Clockwork Espresso. Based right here in the North East, Pete designed and manufactured the world's most precise coffee tamper, during the episode Pete shares with us:The story behind the PUSH Tamper from design, to prototype and starting the businessHow the product went to market including crashing websites and a little insight into the mystical world of Coffee Geeks and what they get up to...The launch of Pete's new company (Penny & Meriwether) and product range as a result of pivoting during the pandemicExclusive - on how the link of this company to be involved in the Space X programme, it's not because they like coffee!To find out more about Clockwork Espresso and Penny & Meriwether here's some useful links:Clockwork Espresso WebsiteClockwork Espresso FacebookClockwork Espresso InstagramPenny & Meriwether WebsitePenny & Meriwether Instagram
23 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
Don't Innovate at your peril!
In this episode we chat to Nick Salloway, Managing Director of Qrious.As a team of strategists, researchers, designers and developers, Qrious help companies gain meaningful insights into customer needs and behaviours so they can create amazing experiences that deliver better outcomes. We’re excited by the potential for design and technology to simplify lives and transform organisations.During the episode we chat about:Why things innovated quicker during 2020 than usual timescalesThe life we live in and the digital transformationThe reasons behind the rebrand of Qrious and innovation of the new QX service line
13 minutes | Dec 10, 2020
Meet our Innovation Specialist
In this episode, we are joined by LUMO team member, Innovation Specialist, Joe Routledge.In this episode, Joe shares:Identifying R&D in business - not just those wearing lab coats.Examples of businesses that LUMO has worked onWorking on continous improvement and the R&D than wasn't a successLUMO being more than a one hit wonder
12 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
Day in the life of an R&D analyst
In this episode, we are joined by Lumo team member, R&D analyst, Stephen Behan.In this episode, Stephen shares:Identifying R&D in business - not just those wearing lab coats.Examples of businesses that Stephen has worked onThe claims making difference to clients, from changing the business plans from 5 to 3 years through re-investment
16 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
North East Network specialising in Innovation
In this episode we talk to Graeme Miller, Innovation Manager at Innovation SuperNetwork North East. The Innovation SuperNetwork is a 'network of networks' who bring together over 50 partners and 5000+ businesses to generate fresh ideas, new market opportunities, knowledge and money to support North East SMEs.During the Podcast we chat about:Being that network of networks and what it actually means to the end clientThe funding gap in North East Tech
21 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
Bringing commercial clarity to growing SME's
In this episode we talk to Stefan Haase, Director of Whitecap Consulting. Whitecap Consulting was set-up in May 2012 to target a gap in the regional professional advisory market. The founder identified that growing SMEs and mid-sized organisations were poorly served by practival, accessible and affordable strategic advice and support.During the chat, we discussed:Businesses overlooking innovationAttracting the staff of the future and creating an office space to innovateThe future of remote working and the large corporate firms to adapt. Resolving processing issues without realising that your company has innovated
13 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
Award winning North East Beer
In this episode we talk to Paul Hughes of Black Storm Brewery based in the North East.Located in Chester-Le-Street, Co Durham the brewery allowed Black Storm to move from being hobo brewers and into building their own production facility comprising of a 10BBL set-up with a 2.5BBL experimental kit. In 2019 they secured a new head brewer with commercial experience brewing for another local brewery and with a smaller, focused team they are aiming to deliver more beer, more awards and to bring more people together over a great pint in a great pub.For 2020, you will need to take a listen to find out about the journey in more detail and the latest announcements straight from the horses mouth as such.
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