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City Division’s Podcast

City Division’s Podcast

By Jana
Podcast about amazing people who work in hospitality. Learn how we built our careers working in pubs and restaurants.
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Isolation chat #1
Our very first #isolatonchat is here. This time we are joined by 5 colleagues and friends for a lovely chat. We talk about yoga, exercise, Disney, food, sign language, Paul and how we are staying sane. Or trying anyway. Our guests are Jodie-Anne Maunick, who is a General Manager in one of our pubs in Manchester. She is the better half of Paul Aisthorpe, who was one of our guests in Season 1 and he also pops in to say hello this time. Liz Summers who is a District Trainer for All Bar One in Worcester. And she has the brightest hair! Rob Cozens another returning guest - a Regional Business Manager for Castle who his currently enjoying life in Chilterns. Jonathan Peach who is a Training Partner for the Premium Division and our wonderful colleague based in Hull. And our lovely Sally Baker is dropping in for a few minutes to say hello and tell us how she is getting on. Things that we recommend and mention: Yoga Down Dog app - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/yoga-down-dog/id983693694 Disney Plus - both Jodie and Natalie are huge fans! Disney episode anyone? Houseparty app - https://app.houseparty.com/unsupported/ Joe Wicks - https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 Eat the frog - https://blog.noisli.com/what-it-means-to-eat-the-frog/ Open University Free courses - https://www.open.edu/openlearn/education/free-courses The City Division’s Podcast is created by Jana, Mark and Natalie who are three friends that found themselves working in the hospitality industry for the last decade. They decided to create this podcast to start a conversation about amazing people who work around them. This industry has such a mixed reputation and they want to clear it up! All three have grown and developed while working in pubs and love it!! And can’t wait to tell you why. You can follow the podcast on instagram @citydivisionspodcast Jana Puisa @janapuisa Natalie Morrison @natalie_morrison86 Mark Hobday @mark.hobday.mab
32:40
April 6, 2020
Wellbeing special with Billy Spong
We are back with a special episode about wellbeing. Billy Spong who is our Employee Relations Manager, joins us this time to chat about incredible incentives and tools that are available for anyone who works in M&B to improve their wellbeing. In this fast-pace world, we need to look after ourselves and our wellbeing, so join us to learn what simple things you can do to make changes in your life style and all support tools available. Billy gives everyone a challenge to join wellbeing hub, he talks about his career journey and chats about why he drinks less now...   The City Division’s Podcast is created by Jana, Mark and Natalie who are three friends that found themselves working in the hospitality industry for the last decade. They decided to create this podcast to start a conversation about amazing people who work around them.   This industry has such a mixed reputation and they want to clear it up! All three have grown and developed while working in pubs and love it!! And can’t wait to tell you why.   Links from this episode: Billy Spong's email Employee Assistance Programme 0808 801 0550 https://www.licensedtradecharity.org.uk/ Wellbeing portal on Pickaperk (available to MAB employees through Mable) Wellbeing Mab on instagram @wellbeing.mab Wellbeing Mab on Facebook You can follow the podcast on instagram @citydivisionspodcast   Jana Puisa @janapuisa   Natalie Morrison @natalie_morrison86   Mark Hobday @mark.hobday.mab
34:39
January 14, 2020
Christmas special
This episode is a bit different. We have gathered our People team (HR) in the City Division to record this Xmas special. Everyone is chatting about their favourite memories from working during festive time in pubs and restaurants. We really appreciate how hard the teams are working during December and we wanted to say a massive thank you to all of them! They are absolute legends! Keep being fantastic and enjoy as much as you can everything that December brings.  Thank you from your People Team: Sally Baker, Paul Burgess, Leanne Gwynn, Neal Patel, Natalie Morrison, Katie O’Sullivan, Mark Hobday, Tom Stephenson, David Marchbanks, Paul Aisthorpe and Jana Puisa. The City Division’s Podcast is created by Jana, Mark and Natalie who are three friends that found themselves working in the hospitality industry for the last decade. They decided to create this podcast to start a conversation about amazing people who work around them. This industry has such a mixed reputation and they want to clear it up! All three have grown and developed while working in pubs and love it!! And can’t wait to tell you why. You can follow the podcast on instagram @citydivisionspodcast Jana Puisa @janapuisa Natalie Morrison @natalie_morrison86 Mark Hobday @mark.hobday.mab
23:20
December 5, 2019
Rob Cozens
This time we are joined by one of the Regional Business Manager for Castle - Rob Cozens. We chat about his career story, how to water plants in the nursery and washing plates in Pizza Hut. And cats...is #catcast a thing??  Rob Cozens @robertcozens The City Division’s Podcast is created by Jana, Mark and Natalie who are three friends that found themselves working in the hospitality industry for the last decade. They decided to create this podcast to start a conversation about amazing people who work around them. This industry has such a mixed reputation and they want to clear it up! All three have grown and developed while working in pubs and love it!! And can’t wait to tell you why. You can follow the podcast on instagram @citydivisionspodcast Jana Puisa @janapuisa Natalie Morrison @natalie_morrison86 Mark Hobday @mark.hobday.mab
39:17
November 27, 2019
Emma Sharpe
We are chatting to a legend that is Emma Sharpe, who is Drink Quality Manager in MAB. Emma tells us how she fell in love with hospitality while working in France, we discuss an importance of a craft shed and what’s new coming up in the world of drink!  Emma Sharpe @sharpiedoesdrinks The City Division’s Podcast is created by Jana, Mark and Natalie who are three friends that found themselves working in the hospitality industry for the last decade. They decided to create this podcast to start a conversation about amazing people who work around them. This industry has such a mixed reputation and they want to clear it up! All three have grown and developed while working in pubs and love it!! And can’t wait to tell you why. You can follow the podcast on instagram @citydivisionspodcast Jana Puisa @janapuisa Natalie Morrison @natalie_morrison86 Mark Hobday @mark.hobday.mab
23:51
November 20, 2019
Sally Baker
For our very first podcast recording we joined by a very special guest - inspirational Sally Baker. Sally is the Head or People for the City Division. She talks about her journey in the industry and shares some great advice and her insights.  You can connect with Sally in LinkedIn: Sally Baker  The City Division’s Podcast is created by Jana, Mark and Natalie who are three friends that found themselves working in the hospitality industry for the last decade. They decided to create this podcast to start a conversation about amazing people who work around them. This industry has such a mixed reputation and they want to clear it up! All three have grown and developed while working in pubs and love it!! And can’t wait to tell you why. You can follow the podcast on instagram @citydivisionspodcast Jana Puisa @janapuisa Natalie Morrison @natalie_morrison86 Mark Hobday @mark.hobday.mab
28:22
November 20, 2019
Kelly Parsons
This time we chat to incredible Kelly Parsons who is Regional Business Manager for All Bar One. Kelly has such an interesting career story which includes butchering, wanting to be a historian and waitressing. She tells us how she met David Beckham, hints about a brand new ABO and we chat about applying for the bake off.  Kelly Parsons @kellymarie1311 The City Division’s Podcast is created by Jana, Mark and Natalie who are three friends that found themselves working in the hospitality industry for the last decade. They decided to create this podcast to start a conversation about amazing people who work around them. This industry has such a mixed reputation and they want to clear it up! All three have grown and developed while working in pubs and love it!! And can’t wait to tell you why. You can follow the podcast on instagram @citydivisionspodcast Jana Puisa @janapuisa Natalie Morrison @natalie_morrison86 Mark Hobday @mark.hobday.mab
20:44
November 11, 2019
Paul Aisthorpe
In this episode we catch up with amazing Paul Aisthorpe. Paul is Kitchen Skills Trainer for our division and very recently has moved from Nicholson’s to Castle. We chat about French bulldogs having French accents, love for coleslaw, Mauritian food and running. But also his very interesting career journey and importance of all departments working together.  PS: there were building works happening next door, so apologies for the noise!  Paul Aisthorpe @paulaisthorpe or https://www.facebook.com/paul.aisthorpe.5  Also feel free to join us for one of these events:  - Hackney Half in May 2020  - Sleep walk Shelter in London December 2019  The City Division’s Podcast is created by Jana, Mark and Natalie who are three friends that found themselves working in the hospitality industry for the last decade. They decided to create this podcast to start a conversation about amazing people who work around them. This industry has such a mixed reputation and they want to clear it up! All three have grown and developed while working in pubs and love it!! And can’t wait to tell you why.  You can follow the podcast on instagram @citydivisionspodcast Jana Puisa @janapuisa  Natalie Morrison @natalie_morrison86  Mark Hobday @mark.hobday.mab
24:15
November 4, 2019
Teaser - we are launching a podcast!!
We are launching a podcast!! The secret is finally out.  The City Division’s Podcast is created by Jana, Mark and Natalie who are three friends that found themselves working in the hospitality industry for the last decade. They decided to create this podcast to start a conversation about amazing people who work around them.  This industry has such a mixed reputation and they want to clear it up! All three have grown and developed while working in pubs and love it!! And can’t wait to tell you why.  You can follow the podcast on instagram @citydivisionspodcast  Jana Puisa @janapuisa  Natalie Morrison @natalie_morrison86  Mark Hobday @mark.hobday.mab
05:33
October 19, 2019