Why Company Culture Is So Important
A very Chrismassy episode with Bespoke Computing's biggest festivity fans, Lorna and Laura! After recently having our socially distanced 'office party', the team reflect on how having an emphasis on company culture has helped our team through the pandemic and how we've had to adapt our usual social meetings.
December 21, 2020
Moving Premises: The IT Do's and Dont's
Chris and, senior engineer, Matthew, discuss the many elements to moving premises and the common errors and failures that occur with poor planning.
December 14, 2020
You Must Take Time To Reflect, ft. Carrie Stokes of Spotlight Accounting
Being an accountant, and a business owner herself, Carrie expresses the importance for business owners to look forward but also take time away to reflect to benefit the business and your mental health.
December 07, 2020
Dyslexia Awards 2020, ft. Eli Wilkinson The Dyslexic Dyslexia Consultant
Friday 27th November marked the 5th year of the Dyslexia Awards for Eli Wilkinson and Shropshire's talent, who live with Dyslexia. Eli's story of why she created the awards and what the night stands for is one full of heart, and deserving of a listen.
November 30, 2020
The Business Owner, ft. Roger Wilson of Vistage
Roger Wilson and Chris Pallett draw attention to the business owner, in this weeks episode. They discuss mindset, what makes a good business leader and the importance of forming business connections and how groups like Vistage can play a huge part.
November 23, 2020
"I Know a Shortcut", ft. Karen Turner of Imagine Training
Microsoft wiz, Karen Turner, talks about the art of saving time when using applications, how to be more productive with your tech and the importance of a digital detox - even for a tech-head! Lots of interesting industry secrets and tips, this techy episode leaves you wondering what else you could be missing out on.
November 16, 2020
The Scope of an Apprentice, ft. Louise Campton of Primary Goal
MD of a national apprenticeship training provider, Louise Campton joins in an episode to talk about apprentices in a digital world. Educating teachers to building up skills for roles that don't even exist yet, employee and learner mental health, and why your tech should be targeted rather trending, are a few of the topics covered.
November 09, 2020
Keeping It Local, ft. Anton Gunter of Global Freight
Anton Gunter, responsible for the infamous LinkedIn series 'Ranton with Anton', discusses the importance of local, building community and using business to help charities. Other topics also include why you don't keep wine in the garage, COVID characters and a 27 minute game of hide-and-seek. A hilariously chaotic episode you don't want to miss!
November 02, 2020
Finding the Balance, ft. Steph Henson of techtimeout
Tech lover and business owner of digital specialists company, Six Ticks, joins the podcast to discuss her newest venture - techtimeout. From own personal experience, Steph discusses the importance of putting down the tech, disabling notifications and separating work and home, for a clearer, happier and more productive mind.
October 26, 2020
The Pile of Denial, ft. Gabe Gray of Tradology UK
Tradology UK specialise in the recycling of technology - why's it so important to rid of that top drawer tech? Gabe explains all! Business relationships, protecting the environment and COVID confusion are just a few topics covered in this 50 minute season finale.
September 07, 2020
Property, People and Purpose, ft. Anthony Wiggins of Wiggins Lockett Thompson
In this episode, Anthony Wiggins enlightens us with his knowledge and experience of commercial property. Chris and Anthony reminisce about their early 'networking days', discuss quality over quantity when it comes to the customer and how there are some really inspiring things to come out of 2020.
August 31, 2020
WIFI Surveys and Half Price Takeaways, ft. Stuart Miles of Formula Networks
In a pretty techy episode, Stuart Miles of Formula Networks talks all about remote WIFI surveying, what's new to the scene and the importance of security.
August 24, 2020
Movies Shaping Future Technology
Bespoke Computing IT Engineer and movie-buff, Jake joins Chris in this episode to talk all things TV and film. Is technology in film ridiculously far-fetched or completely spot on?
August 17, 2020
Mental Health and New Beginnings, ft. Craig Howard of ANTA Education
Craig Howard from ANTA Education brings a personal touch to the podcast in this episode, discussing families, mental health and how COVID-19 has challenged small businesses.
August 10, 2020
15 Years vs. 15 Weeks, Do Employer and Employee Desires Actually Differ?
In this episode, Chris invites two of his own team. Matthew of 15 years at Bespoke Computing Ltd, and Beth of only 15 weeks. From finding a good workplace to finding a good team player, does employer and employee expectation differ?
August 03, 2020
Recruitment Done Better, ft. Lucy James of Quarsh
The Co-founder and Managing Director of Quarsh, Lucy James talks with Chris Pallett about interviewing in lockdown and how the industry of recruitment has changed.
July 27, 2020
Bespoke Software and Ringing Cow Bells, ft. Stewart Robinson of Full Fat Things
In this episode, Managing Director of Full Fat Things and Drupal Developer, Stewart Robinson joins the podcast. Having always worked remotely, Stewart talks about his experiences during lockdown, how business owners can embrace their staff working from home and he simplifies important technology for you and your business.
July 20, 2020
Online Courts and Christmas Party Signatures, ft. Ryan Bickham of PCB Solicitors
Ryan Bickham (Partner of PCB Solicitors) shares his insights into the 'new normal' of soliciting, the future of courts and how video conferencing has been a life-saver during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
July 13, 2020
Technological Marketing, ft. Andy Rao of Codebreak
In the spirit of remote working, Andy Rao (co-founder of Marketing Agency, Codebreak) joins Chris Pallett on a virtual call to discuss all things marketing. From social media ads, to the use of video, Andy shares his hints and tips to help up your marketing game.
July 06, 2020
Welcome to Ctrl, Alt, Speak!
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July 01, 2020