By J B Cole UK
At J B Cole, community is important to us. That’s why during 2020 we launched The Colectiv — a digital publication and podcast that celebrates the tech community and showcases industry leaders, ideas & innovation. Over the upcoming months, hear from our CEO Josh Bolland, in conversation with people who are transforming the world through digital. Follow our social media for updates on new episodes, guest call-outs and more! @jbcoleuk🔗
The Colectiv: Dan Sodergren, Your Flock
In the latest episode of The Colectiv podcast, CEO of J B Cole Josh Bolland interviews Dan Sodergren. Dan is Co-Founder of Your Flock — the world's first team engagement analytics platform, as well as being a digital marketing and technology expert for media platforms including the BBC. In the podcast, Dan takes us through Your Flock's journey, his insights into the remote work revolution and so much more.
June 01, 2022
The Colectiv: Tim Heatley, Capital & Centric.
In the latest episode of The Colectiv podcast, CEO of J B Cole Josh Bolland interviews Tim Heatley, Co-Founder of Capital & Centric. A major disruptor in the property space, Capital & Centric is directly responsible for million of pounds of development across Manchester City Centre. Tim is also the Chair of the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity — with the aim of ending rough sleeping and homelessness. In the podcast, Tim takes us through his incredible journey so far, his experience on BBC Two's "Manctopia" and his vision for future development — both in Manchester and beyond.
April 25, 2022
The Colectiv: Jody Riley, Pamperbook.
In this episode of The Colectiv podcast, CEO of J B Cole Josh Bolland interviews Jody Riley — the Founder & CEO of Pamperbook. The UK's fastest-growing digital appointment software for salons and freelancers, Pamperbook helps business owners to manage their clients' bookings from anywhere at any time; since launching in 2019, 150,000 beauty and hair appointments have been booked by over 35,000 customers. Jody takes us through her incredible journey, what she's learned and her vision for Pamperbook.
January 18, 2022
Amber Coster: Balpro
In this episode of Digital Evolution, hear our CEO Josh Bolland in conversation with Amber Coster, founder and CEO of Balpro. In the spirit of World Mental Health Day, we wanted to discuss the impact of this year on our mental wellness and the culture of burnout which affects many in the world of business. Amber Coster is the founder and CEO of Balpro. Before launching her own business she helped take a technology company from a $100m valuation through a $3.7bn acquisition but suffered from a [glorious] mental breakdown along the way. Learning from this experience and determined to help prevent others reach this same fate, Balpro helps organisations grow, but not at the cost of their employees. Balpro is born from The Balance Project and has been featured in The Times, BBC and the Evening Standard. Most recently, Amber worked with Channel 5 News to deliver a week of daily mental health tips.
October 05, 2020
Craig Davies + Stephen Powell: Seatd
In this episode of the Digital Evolution Podcast, our CEO and host Josh Bolland chats to Craig Davies and Stephen Powell about their new technology venture: Seatd. Having already created Viper Nights, a successful hospitality app that allows customers to book ahead and avoid busy bar queues, they have now pivoted their offering to support cafes, restaurants and hotels in the aftermath of the UK lockdown. In this episode, we catch up with Craig and Stephen to find out how they came to create a new business during a global pandemic, what they've learnt from the experience and what the future holds for Seatd. You can find out more about Seatd on their website https://beseatd.com/ Keep your eyes peeled on our social media for updates on our upcoming episodes.
August 13, 2020
Richard Hagan: Crystal Doors + Panelfx
The third episode of Digital Evolution features a great conversation between Josh and Richard Hagan. Richard is the Managing Director of Crystal Doors and Panelfx, as well as pioneering Industry 4.0 in the North West. Listen to find out about Richard's journey through the manufacturing industry and his thoughts on the need for digital transformation in traditional business. Tune in to listen to our next episode for more conversations! Josh will be interviewing the innovators who we believe are shaping their industries through digital and we can't wait to share the journey with you.
February 13, 2020
Ian Elsby: Siemens
In the second episode of our podcast, we're pleased to welcome Ian Elsby to the studio in conversation with our CEO Josh Bolland. Ian is the Head of Chemical Industry for Great Britain and Ireland at Siemens, offering some incredible insights into his experiences guiding the digital progression of chemical manufacturing and distribution. Hear Josh and Ian discuss a variety of topics, including the environment needed to enact digital change and thoughts on how digital transformation can make a difference to traditional businesses. Tune in to listen to our next episode for more conversations! Josh will be interviewing the innovators who we believe are shaping their industries through digital and we can't wait to share the journey with you.
January 09, 2020
Sophie Walker: Dsposal
In our first episode of Digital Evolution, we're talking to Sophie Walker, Co-Founder and COO of Dsposal, a start-up which uses technology to connect waste producers with licensed waste services. We loved hearing about Sophie’s experiences in setting up a digital business and everything she's doing to change the waste industry for the better. Hear about everything tech, from her own digital approach to her views on sustainability for the future. Tune in to listen to our next episode for more conversations! Our CEO Josh Bolland will be interviewing the innovators who we believe are shaping their industries through digital and we can't wait to share the journey with you.
November 14, 2019