NLive - Open4Business

NLive - Open4Business

By NLive Radio - Local Radio for Northampton
NLive Radio's Open4Business (Open for Business) Podcast, the interviews, discussion and more from our weekly radio show. Cut up into bite size chunks. The show is presented by Adrian Pryce DL a Senior Academic in Strategy & International Business at the University of Northampton and one of the Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire Deputies. Adrian interviews the movers and shakers in the town and county to shine a light on the best of local business, charity and community initiatives.
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Gavin Miller - Regional Secretary for Community TU
Gavin Miller, the Regional Secretary for Community TU, a very modern trade union with its national training centre in Northamptonshire, talks about his increasing workload concerns for jobs as a result of Covid-19 and Brexit Originally Broadcast 28th July 2020 on Open4Business on NLive Radio
32:21
August 1, 2020
Connie Penn and Julie Unwin - music and mental health
Entrepreneur Connie Penn and talented local opera soprano artist Julie Unwin discuss music and mental health and how they and some fellow artistes are working with charities and companies to help lift our spirits and raise money through their talent. Originally broadcast 28th July 2020 on Open4Business on NLive Radio
16:59
August 1, 2020
Phil Zeidler DL - Dead Happy
Learn about how to prepare for a 'happy death' - and a very modern approach to managing a business - from Phil Zeidler DL, a serial entrepreneur who has set up a new business called Dead Happy, which tries to remove the taboos surrounding death. Originally broadcast 28th of July 2020 on Open4Business on NLive Radio
23:19
July 30, 2020
Emma Speirs - Ballyhoo PR
Emma Speirs from local PR company Ballyhoo PR talks about the impact of Covid-19 on her business and her clients, and why its more important than ever to keep in touch with your customers during a crisis. Originally Broadcast 28th July 2020 on Open4Business on NLive Radio nliveradio.com
15:31
July 29, 2020
Louise Atkinson Senior Lecturer in Strategy - University of Northampton
New Open4Business presenter and Senior Lecturer in Strategy, Louise Atkinson talks about her doctoral thesis, what a doctorate is and how hers can be of practical help to local businesses Originally Broadcast 21st of July on Open4Business on NLive Radio
20:34
July 24, 2020
Stephen Bell Musical Director - Northamptonshire Male Voice Choir
Stephen Bell, the energetic and talented Musical Director of the Northamptonshire Male Voice Choir, talks about his love of and wok in music and the cross-over with his management training & development business Red Kite Training in terms of managing and motivating the best form a team Originally Broadcast 21st of July on Open4Business on NLive Radio
31:32
July 23, 2020
Paul McManus - McManus Taverns
Paul McManus of McManus Taverns, a leading hospitality company in the County, talks about his business and the challenges and surprises of reopening after lockdown Originally Broadcast 21st of July on Open4Business on NLive Radio
21:13
July 22, 2020
Martin Steers Station Manager - NLive Radio
Martin Steers the Manager of NLive Radio with an update on the station, new audience figures, and discusses the power of local radio and shows like Open4Business. Originally Broadcast 21st of July on Open4Business on NLive Radio
10:43
July 21, 2020
Damian Pickard Strategic Director - Goodwill Solutions
Damian Pickard, the Strategic Director for Northampton-based Goodwill Solutions Ltd, talks about this successful, fast-growing company and how it does well by doing good - with a focused social mission that led to its recent Queen's Award for Industry. Originally Broadcast Tuesday 14th July on NLives Open4Business
18:59
July 20, 2020
Ruth Sherry - Society of London Theatres
Ruth Sherry from Northampton, who graduated in 2018 from the University of Birmingham and who now works for the Society of London Theatres, talks about the impact of the crisis on the theatre sector, life under furlough and offers her advice for those at or about to go to university. Originally Broadcast Tuesday 14th July on NLives Open4Business
18:03
July 20, 2020
Dr Amin Hosseinian-Far Director - Centre for Sustainable Business Practices (CSBP)
The University of Northampton's Dr Amin Hosseinian-Far talks about the Centre for Sustainable Business Practices (CSBP), a research centre where he is the Director, and what it can do to help businesses survive, thrive and recover from the crisis to build resilience - with examples from CSBP's Louise Atkinson, a Senior Lecturer in Strategy. Originally Broadcast on NLive Radio Open4Business 14th July 2020
22:38
July 17, 2020
Anthony Pile Chairman - Blue Skies Ltd
Anthony Pile, Chairman of the highly successful Northants business Blue Skies Ltd, tells us about his career and background, and his recipe for success supplying fruit from around the world to the big retailers - and how taking care of people and the planet has led to this business success and a 4th Queen's Award for Industry Originally Broadcast Open4Business Show NLive Radio 7th July 2020
25:02
July 10, 2020
Becky Adams Co-founder and Director Screen Northants
Co-founder and Director Becky Adams of Screen Northants tells us about her social business' mission to both put Northamptonshire on the map in the film world, promote and retain creative young talent amongst the County's less fortunate youths - and how we can all help Originally Broadcast Open4Business Show NLive Radio 7th July 2020
17:18
July 9, 2020
Dr Masoud Hassanabadi & Dr Mils Hills - University of Northampton
University of Northampton business lecturers Dr Masoud Hassanabadi & Dr Mils Hills - our monthly does of M&M - shoot the breeze with comment and insight into things that catch their eye in the news and the global business environment. Originally Broadcast Open4Business Show NLive Radio 7th July 2020
15:53
July 8, 2020
Doug Henry CEO and Assay Master - Birmingham Assay Office
CEO and Assay Master Doug Henry at the Birmingham Assay Office, founded in the 1700s, give an insight into the historic organisation's unique ownership structure and key role in customer protection and the hallmarking of precious metals. Originally Broadcast Open4Business Show NLive Radio 7th July 2020
21:24
July 7, 2020
Professor Shaowei He University of Northampton
Professor Shaowei He gives details the University's China & Emerging Economies Centre's work in building bridges between Northamptonshire and key Chinese cities to create a path for our local businesses to do business with China, with details of a webinar series offering real insights into exporting to and sourcing from China. Originally Broadcast 30th June 2020
18:30
July 3, 2020
Oliver Wicksteed, Chairman of the Wicksteed Charitable Trust and Ben Thomas from All Things Business
Oliver Wicksteed, Chairman of the Wicksteed Charitable Trust, tells us of the challenges that Covid-19 brought to the park and its operating company, and the plans taking shape for the Par to rise from the ashes like a phoenix, joined fellow Liverpool supporter Ben Thomas from All Things Business for his views on the local business scene. Originally Broadcast 30th June 2020
33:55
July 2, 2020
Kat Newman YMCA's Business Development Manager for Northampton
YMCA's Business Development Manager for Northampton Kat Newman shares her enthusiasm for the planned return of YMCA to Northampton that she is leading, and how she plans to work collaboratively with charities and local businesses to address some of the most pressing problems for young people Originally Broadcast 30th June 2020
20:09
July 2, 2020
Tom Van der Heyden China Business Expert
Barcelona-based Belgian Tom Van der Heyden, a guest speaker in the University's Doing Business with China webinar series, talks about his 17 years experience sourcing products from and selling products into China. Originally Broadcast on 30th June 2020
24:57
June 30, 2020
Thao Nguyen Local GP, Army Reservist and Singing Doctor
Local GP, Army Reservist and Singing Doctor Thao Nguyen talks about how she combines her careers and uses her music to awareness of - and funds for - mental wellbeing charities. Originally Broadcast on the Open4Business Show 23rd June 2020
14:34
June 27, 2020
Richard Beards and Ken Punter Digital Northampton
Digital Northampton recently held its successful Merged Futures virtual event and for an update we hear from Richard Beards, who leads the Digital Northampton project open to all businesses, and new NLive presenter Ken Punter, a specialist in digital marketing. Originally Broadcast on the Open4Business Show 23rd June 2020
18:46
June 26, 2020
Dominic Hopkins DL partner Hewitsons Solicitors
How has Covid-19 affected the legal world? Hear from Hewitsons Solicitors partner Dominic Hopkins DL on how the firm is coping with the crisis, which areas of their work are growing and important news of a High Court test case on the validity business continuity insurance claims as a result of Covid19 Originally Broadcast on the Open4Business Show 23rd June 2020
19:18
June 25, 2020
David Logan & Campbell McDonald CSR (corporate social responsibility) experts
Against a background of climate change, Covid-19, racial tensions etc national CSR (corporate social responsibility) experts David Logan & Campbell McDonald talk about the case for a new, fairer, more inclusive capitalism as we come out of Covid-19 and take the opportunity to Build Back Better for environmental, social as well as economic benefit - the 'triple bottom line' Originally Broadcast on the Open4Business Show 23rd June 2020
24:41
June 24, 2020
Pete Jones Alert PR
Pete Jones, an ex BBC journalist who now runs a PR consultancy and media training business called Alert PR, with Northampton's Deco Theatre as one of his clients, tells how always looking on the bright side of life enables him to turn a crisis into an opportunity as he prepares to publish his first book. Originally Broadcast on NLive Radio on Tuesday 16th June 2020
25:09
June 16, 2020
Divya Saina & Pankay Mistry international MBA students at the University of Northampton
Top University of Northampton international MBA students, Divya Saina & Pankay Mistry, both from India, talk about living and studying in the UK and how they miss face to face classes. Originally Broadcast on NLive Radio on Tuesday 16th June 2020
16:46
June 16, 2020
Lucy Reece-Raybould CEO of the British Footwear Association
Lucy Reece-Raybould, CEO of the British Footwear Association, the shoe industry's trade body based in Northamptonshire and representing over 100 manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers and brands, talks about her role and career, the challenges of Covid, internationalisation and how she supports the county's leading shoe brands famous around the world. Originally Broadcast on NLive Radio on Tuesday 16th June 2020
31:32
June 16, 2020
Guy Schanschieff CEO of Bambino Mio
Queen's Award for Industry winner Bambino Mio's CEO Guy Schanschieff DL talks about how his 20+ year old reusable nappy business has come of age and going from strength to strength, with 80%pa growth year on year, and an international reach - and impact - all based on a clear vision, sound values and a commitment to good corporate citizenship Originally Broadcast on NLive Radio on Tuesday 16th June 2020
36:35
June 16, 2020
Dr Diepiriye Kuku-Siemons University of Northampton
Black American lecturer at the University of Northampton, Dr Diepiriye Kuku-Siemons, currently based in Hanoi, Vietnam, talks about growing up with racism in the USA, living in various countries and reflects on the George Floyd incident and the lessons to be learnt for all of us from the Black Lives Matter movement. Originally Broadcast on NLive Radio on Tuesday 9th June 2020
20:35
June 9, 2020
Sarah Homer CEO of the Brackmills Industrial Estate BID
Sarah Homer, CEO of the Brackmills Industrial Estate BID (Business Improvement District) explains her role supporting over 180 businesses, the innovative approach and how they have all reacted so positively to the Covid crisis. Learn about Sarah's hopes, aspirations and plans to bring a new tramline connecting Brackmills and the University to the town centre to relive congestion and help the environment. Originally Broadcast on NLive Radio on Tuesday 9th June 2020
22:50
June 9, 2020
Pindy Kaur Community Development Manager of SCCYC
Pindy Kaur, the Community Development Manager of SCCYC, the Sikh Community Centre & Youth Club, talks about the work of the organisation within the community and how it has grown under and adapted to Covid-19. Their work has resulted in a recent Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, an MBE for charitable organisations. With its new Waterside Connect Community Centre about to open, find out how the organisation plans to go from strength to strength.
16:56
June 9, 2020
David Apparicio CEO Chrysalis Foundation
The Chrysalis Foundation's CEO David Apparicio explains how he has used his professional qualifications and experience to build a charity helping the confidence, self-esteem and employability of prison inmates and offenders, earning an MBE along the way. Listen to David's highly successful approach, how local businesses can support David and how he can help you. Originally Broadcast on NLive Radio on Tuesday 9th June 2020
21:32
June 9, 2020
PhD student Elodie Rene and Senior Lecturer Dr. Alison Hulme from the University of Northamtpon
The University of Northamtpon's PhD student Elodie Rene and Senior Lecturer Dr. Alison Hulme talk about their research into 'de-growth' and how a focus on constant growth at all costs is ruining the planet and not sustainable. They argue that a whole new approach is needed to business and government, and that we should be measuring and valuing well-being instead of, or at least alongside, economic growth - and this will make all businesses more resilient and sustainable in the long run. Originally Broadcast on NLive Radio on Tuesday 9th June 2020
25:38
June 9, 2020
Dr Mils Hils and Dr Masoud Hassanabadi business lecturers at the University of Northampton
University of Northampton business lecturers Dr Mils Hils and Dr Masoud Hassanabadi give their views on global events, geo-politics and much more. Enjoy an informal international perspective on the news and current affairs. Originally Broadcast on the 2nd of June 2020
14:35
June 3, 2020
Jo Gordon Chief Executive of Northampton's Royal & Derngate Theatre
Jo Gordon, Chief Executive of Northampton's award-winning Royal & Derngate Theatre, talks about the challenges of Covid-19 and a 'dark' theatre, her plans for and hopes for reopening and importance of the arts in the community's life and wellbeing. Learn how the Derngate is looking to work in partnership with more local charities. Originally Broadcast on the 2nd of June 2020
18:10
June 3, 2020
Richard Beards of Northamptonshire County Council - Digital Northampton
Richard Beards of Northamptonshire County Council talks about the Digital Northampton project he leads, which is open to all businesses to enhance connectivity, and an upcoming virtual event 'Merged Futures'. Find out more about how Digital Northampton can help you and your business. Originally Broadcast on the 2nd of June 2020
16:43
June 3, 2020
Iain Hulmes CEO Pallite
Iain Hulmes, CEO of fast growing Wellingborough-based Pallite, explains how Covid-19 has driven the firm's innovation and growth into new business areas. Learn about how you can make a good business out of being environmentally - and how new management techniques may be emerging from the Covid crisis. Originally Broadcast on the 2nd of June 2020
18:46
June 3, 2020
Connie Penn Card payment expert
Card payment expert Connie Penn updates us on the growing problems of card payment refunds and fraud arising as telephone card payments increase. This is a ticking time bomb - local retailers beware! Originally Broadcast on the 2nd of June 2020
10:01
June 3, 2020
Cobblers's Chairman Kelvin Thomas
Cobblers's Chairman Kelvin Thomas talks from his home in Florida about the impact of Covid-19 on the Club and himself, the community work going on behind the scenes and the imminent return of football to Sixfields with the play-offs and chance for promotion. Enjoy Cobblers chat and how underneath is an important business - and community asset. Originally Broadcast on the 2nd of June 2020
17:06
June 3, 2020