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Open4Business from NLive Radio

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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James Miller - acclaimed art historian, Deputy Lieutenant of the County and founder and Chair of Northamptonshire Surprise organisation
James Miller, an acclaimed art historian, a Deputy Lieutenant of the County and founder and chair of Northamptonshire Surprise organisation, talks about their latest plans to help us all out of lockdown, with news of how it has become the county's 'DMO' - destination management organisation - and the wonderful array of heritage, arts, culture, food, drink & hospitality that makes up the County's tourism offer - truly Britain's Best Surprise for many locals as well as the rest of the country and foreign visitors to the UK. See www.northamptonshiresurprise.com Originally broadcast Tuesday 13thApril on Open4Business on NLive Radio
23:08
April 13, 2021
Clare Elsby - East Midlands Policy Representative of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and co-founder of accountants and business advisors Elsby & C
Clare Elsby, East Midlands Policy Representative of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and co-founder of accountants and business advisors Elsby & Co (www.elsbyandco.co.uk) talks about her solutions to manage the workload of her own businesses and her role with FSB. Recently, Clare started her own new venture ByeByeBags (www.byebyebags.co.uk) with a range of biodegradable burial bags for pets, to help families pay tribute at the time of pet loss.  Clare discusses the actions the FSB team took in preparation for Brexit and Covid, with advice for importing businesses and how FSB can help them achieve their ambitions. Find out more about FSB support and activities at www.fsb.org.uk or contact clare.elsby@fsb.org.uk Originally broadcast Tuesday 13thApril on Open4Business on NLive Radio
28:59
April 13, 2021
Karin Brawn - Postgrad Student at the University of Northampton
An evidence-based 'intellectual' talk with Karin Brawn, based on her research doing her Master's degree at the University of Northampton. Karin is a career long HR professional now running her own boutique consultancy Karin Brawn HR, specializing in employee wellbeing, equity, and inclusion.  She talks about her career journey and shares her insights into what makes for a modern and successful HR business. She discusses the importance of psychological and psycho-social wellbeing especially during Covid and how, coming out of lockdown, businesses need to look after their staff to get the best out of them. For more information see https://www.karinbrawnhr.co.uk/. Originally broadcast Tuesday 13thApril on Open4Business on NLive Radio
25:49
April 13, 2021
Ben Thomas of All Things Business Magazine
Regular guest Ben Thomas of All Things Business magazine gives his monthly view on the local business, financial & economic scene with his thoughts comments on the UK road map out of lockdown and the role of the press. Originally broadcast Tuesday 6th April on Open4Business on NLive Radio
23:42
April 7, 2021
Aparna Maikkara - Master's in Computer Science from University of Northampton and Richard Beards - Project Manager of Digital Northampton
University of Northampton Master's in Computer Science student Aparna Maikkara and Digital Northampton's Project Manager Richard Beards report on their recent international web event and lessons from an Indian university student start-up that galvanised public      and private sector support. Originally broadcast Tuesday 6th April on Open4Business on NLive Radio
19:10
April 7, 2021
Tom Van der Heyden - CEO of S3 Group
Belgian Tom Van der Heyden, the CEO of S3 Group, strategic sourcing specialists, talks about the current challenges of sourcing products from China and the recent increases in shipping costs, and explains the benefits of using a specialist sourcing partner Originally broadcast Tuesday 6th April on Open4Business on NLive Radio
11:32
April 7, 2021
Frank de Haan - CEO of DBH & Associates
Dutchman Frank de Haan, Spain based CEO of DBH & Associates, international trade specialists, talks about his varied career living all over the world and the current global business environment Originally broadcast Tuesday 6th April on Open4Business on NLive Radio
22:29
April 7, 2021
Sally Wood - Director of Sally Wood Consultancy Limited and the newly appointed Area Leader for the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Northamptonshire, Leicestershire & Rutland
Sally Wood, Director of Sally Wood Consultancy Limited and the newly appointed Area Leader for the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Northamptonshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, talks about the FSB and its services for the area's 4,000+ small business members, also acting as advocates for the interests of small business owners with government policymakers. Sally has a finger on the pulse of FSB’s members dealing with Covid-19 and is upbeat about the future. For more information see https://www.fsb.org.uk/ or contact Sally via https://www.linkedin.com/in/sallywoodconsultancy/ Originally broadcast Tuesday the 30th March on Open4Business on NLive Radio
20:02
April 2, 2021
Professor Mike Rosenberg - IESE Business School in Barcelona
Mike Rosenberg, a Professor at the world renowned IESE Business School in Barcelona, talks about the critical issues that influence business strategy: geo-politics, climate change, and the future of media - and the connections between them. Mike emphasises how media is shaping people's opinions and acts as a bell-weather for corporate social responsibility, and discusses the importance of local history when doing business internationally, with some key advice for business leaders. To find more information, go to https://www.iese.edu or check out Mike’s blog at https://blog.iese.edu/doing-business Originally broadcast Tuesday the 30th March on Open4Business on NLive Radio
23:43
April 2, 2021
Robin Burgess - Chair - WNSET (West Northants Enterprise Social Enterprise Towns)
Robin Burgess is the Chair of WNSET (West Northants Enterprise Social Enterprise Towns) a community interest development company promoting social enterprises across west Northamptonshire. He gives insights into WNSET's mission, objectives and support for local social entrepreneurs trying to make a positive impact locally, nationally and/or internationally. Robin talks about the Importance of collaboration with universities, the public sectors, charitable organisations etc - and makes an appeal for applications for board member from west Northants. For more information on: www.wnset.org, Originally broadcast Tuesday the 30th March on Open4Business on NLive Radio
14:20
April 2, 2021
Anna Earnshaw - Chief Executive - West Northamptonshire Council
Anna Earnshaw, Chief Executive of the new West Northants Council which started life on 1st April, has extensive experience in operational, financial and change management, and shares insights into how this has prepared her for her new role. Anna talks about the local government reorganisation, the morale and hard work of her staff in preparing for it, with their aspirations for a new and invigorated fit for purpose local authority and how it will serve the county, its people and businesses. For more see www.westnorthants.gov.uk. Originally broadcast Tuesday the 30th March on Open4Business on NLive Radio
26:03
April 2, 2021
Phil Jones - co-founder and director - The Start-up Pack Ltd
Phil Jones, co-founder and director of The Start-up Pack Ltd, shares insights of his new venture as a service to new businesses, with a guide to all that entrepreneurs should be thinking about with links to all the professional services that will be needed such as solicitors, banks, graphic design, printers etc. Running parallel with Phil's other venture, iBoss Ltd, (Independent Business Owners Support Services) Phil offers a wide range of services for start-sups and established businesses looking to grow, with a special offer for students. Contact Phil via phil@thestartuppack.co.uk or ring (01604) 435133 for more information. Originally broadcast 23rd March on Open4Business on NLive Radio
13:06
March 24, 2021
Julie Thorburn - Group HR Director - Scott Bader
The Group HR Director of Scott Bader, Julie Thorburn, talks about the company's recent award as the Employer of the Year in the Northants Business Excellence Awards. This year Scott Bader celebrates its 100th anniversary, and 70 years as an employee-owned business. Julie talks about the significant effort Scott Bader put into place during Covid-19 to support their employees, many of whom contributed to a Hardship Fund scheme to support other colleagues affected around the world. Scott Bader's unique shared ownership structure enables their employees to have a significant role in the future success of the company. For more information see www.scottbader.com Originally broadcast 23rd March on Open4Business on NLive Radio
15:27
March 24, 2021
NLive Radio Station Manager Martin Steers and Open4Business host Adrian Pryce their regular update
NLive Radio Station Manager and Open4Business host Adrian Pryce share updates on their various community projects and Martin gives insights into running a local radio station, with his hopes and aspirations on top of the pressures to break even. He suggests many ways that local people and businesses can benefit from an association with NLive, as volunteers, advertisers, sponsors or project parners and appeals for more people to get involved in a community asset - especially as nationally £1 of radio spend generates £7.70 return! For more information see www.nliveradio.com or contact  hello@nliveradio.com Originally broadcast 23rd March on Open4Business on NLive Radio
17:06
March 24, 2021
Ashley Bishop - Programming & Customer Experience Director - The Royal and Derngate Theatres
Ashley Bishop, Programming & Customer Experience Director for the Royal and Derngate Theatres, shares news of their reopening with details of the social distancing in place and what has been going on behind the scenes in a 'dark' closed theatre these past few months. With details of some upcoming performances and productions, Ashely thanks all the customers who supported the theatres by not asking for refunds but changing their tickets 1, 2 or often 3 times as Ashely and his team kept having to change performance dates. An interesting insight into one of Northamptonshire's jewels, so worthy of support. For more information see www.royalandderngate.co.uk Originally broadcast 23rd March on Open4Business on NLive Radio
19:47
March 24, 2021
Richard Beards - Digital Northampton & Aparna Maikkara - Student - University of Northampton's MSc Computing - discuss an upcoming event - Queen of the Indian Start-ups
Richard Beards from Digital Northampton and the University of Northampton's MSc Computing student Aparna Maikkara discuss an upcoming event - Queen of the Indian Start-ups - showcasing a transformational entrepreneurial project in Aparna's home city of Kochi, India in which the public, private and academic sectors worked together to create a substantial new sector for the city, with many lessons to be shared for cities and regions everywhere. For more information see https://www.digitalnorthampton.com/events2/kochi-queen-of-the-arabian-start-ups or to book your place on the event go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/kochi-queen-of-the-indian-start-ups-tickets-142241244391?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch Originally broadcast Tuesday 16th March on Open4Business on NLive Radio
18:13
March 17, 2021
Bruce Spencer - Regional Employer Engagement Director - East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA)
Calling all businesses! An important interview with Bruce Spencer, Regional Employer Engagement Director for the East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA).After serving in the military for more than 40 years, Bruce now works with businesses to promote active support for and engagement with reservists, who play an important and active role in the nation's military life. Bruce talks about the DNA of a reservist, and the training they receive that can benefit employers. Learn more at https://eastmidlandsrfca.co.uk or get in touch: em-enquiries@rfca.mod.uk Originally broadcast Tuesday 16th March on Open4Business on NLive Radio
21:36
March 17, 2021
Naz Islam - Owner - Saffron Restaurant
Naz Islam, the owner of Saffron Restaurant in Northampton, discusses his successful business life and extensive charity work. With healthy additions to the menu and a thriving take-away business necessitating new recruits, Naz also shares details of his philanthropic work at local, national and international levels, including trade links and social action projects with his home city in Bangladesh. See www.saffron northampton.co.uk, or ring (01604) 630800 for more information. Originally broadcast Tuesday 16th March on Open4Business on NLive Radio
23:07
March 17, 2021
Marco Gundermann & David Waller - Academics from Faculty of Business & Law - University of Northampton
The University of Northampton's Marco Gundermann (economics) and David Waller (politics) from the Faculty of Business & Law share their reflections on last week's Budget, from both an economics and politics perspective, with their own recommendations on what the country should do to build back better from Covid. Originally Broadcast Tuesday 9th March on Open4Business on NLive Radio
30:23
March 9, 2021
Mehalah Beckett - Executive coach and B Leader consultant
Executive coach and B Leader consultant Mehalah Beckett shares very personal insights into women in business and how to overcome hurdles, as well as the benefit for both individuals and businesses of building back better through B Corp - articulate, passionate and  energising, a true inspiration to women - and men - everywhere. For more information see https://www.linkedin.com/in/mehalah-beckett/ Originally Broadcast Tuesday 9th March on Open4Business on NLive Radio
21:48
March 9, 2021
Rachel McGrath - Deputy CEO and Grants Director - Northamptonshire Community Foundation
Campaigner Rachel McGrath, Deputy CEO and Grants Director of the Northamptonshire Community Foundation, talks about NCF's charity support and wellbeing projects during pandemic, sharing insights into the Foundation and its work, and one of its latest projects around the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), the benefits, solutions for the community and links to business strategies. Learn more about the Community Foundation on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or see ncf.uk.com. Originally Broadcast Tuesday 9th March on Open4Business on NLive Radio
22:39
March 9, 2021
Chris Broome – Chartered Financial Planner - founder & director of Longhurst
Looking for financial advice? Listen to the interview with Chris Broome – Chartered Financial Planner, founder & director of Longhurst. who provide a refreshing approach to financial planning. Chis shares insights from the past 12 months under Covid-19 and discusses his personal journey to become the Chartered Financial Planner as he is today. And learn about Bear – the company’s very special member. He also introduces us to Inside Silverstone – a business podcast, he curates which recently aired its 100th episode, all available https://longhurst.co.uk/insidesilverstone/. And learn about Bear – the company’s very special member. See www.longhurst.co.uk for more information. Originally Broadcast Tuesday 9th March on Open4Business on NLive Radio
24:32
March 9, 2021
Julianne Ponan - Owner & CEO - Creative Nature Superfoods
Julianne Ponan: The remarkable story of Julianne Ponan – a successful entrepreneur, owner, CEO of Creative Nature Superfoods. A 2011 graduate of the University of Northampton in Business Management & Finance, Julianne started her career in an investment banking firm in Beijing. Suffering from severe anaphylaxis, she decided to take over a money-losing business and transform it into an award-winning 'free-from' and superfood firm, providing products that are completely Top 14 Allergen safe, now available in most supermarkets, as well as internationally. Julianne talks about the challenges of Covid-19, and her future plans. She has just been appointed the UK Ambassador for the Teal App - see https://www.teal-app.com/. Julianne and her business have won numerous awards, including the UK Small Business of the Year, The Guardian’s Leader of the Year, and the prestigious international magazine's Forbes 30 Under 30. Find out more about Creative Nature at www.creativenaturesuperfoods.co.uk Originally broadcast Tuesday 3rdMarch on Open4Business on NLive Radio
25:48
March 3, 2021
James Howarth - Head of Education Strategy - RS Components
James Howarth: James Howarth, Head of Education Strategy at Corby-based RS Components, shares insights into his responsibilities in making science sexy by developing an 'EdTech' product strategy, and a wide range of initiatives to support schools with STEM education. James talks nurturing young future talent and the great culture within the global business that is RS Components today. See https://uk.rs-online.com and http://www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components Originally broadcast Tuesday 3rdMarch on Open4Business on NLive Radio
23:21
March 3, 2021
Pinder Chauhan - Northamptonshire County Councillor
Pinder Chauhan: In International Women’s Week, Northamptonshire County Councillor Pinder Chauhan, talks about work-life balance as a mum, businesswoman, charity trustee and councillor. She discusses time management skills and explains her roles and responsibilities as a Councilor and shares her perspectives on women in politics. Pinder is then joined by NLive Radio station volunteer and MBA student Karuna Arora with insights into their community work together during the pandemic.  For more information see Pinder Chauhan on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. Originally broadcast Tuesday 3rdMarch on Open4Business on NLive Radio
24:30
March 3, 2021
Kerry Downes - Managing Director - West Ham United Foundation
Kerry Downes, the MD of the West Ham United Foundation, talks about the role of an MBA in her successful career and discusses the issues she has faced as a young black women. The West Ham United Foundation promotes community health and wellbeing and Kerry shares insights into her role and the problem-solving techniques and management styles she has developed - and the importance of being a role model. See https://www.whufc.com/club-foundation/foundation Originally broadcast 23th Feb 2021 on Open4Business on NLive Radio
22:25
February 23, 2021
Sunny Singh - Membership Manager - Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce
Listen to Sunny Singh, Membership Manager of the Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce - one of the longest established chambers in the UK - to find out how they help and connect businesses. Sunny talks about how the Chamber has adapted to COVID-19 to provide support to businesses across the county with numerous membership benefits, and also discusses the Next Generation Chamber for young entrepreneurs and business leaders and how the Chamber supports women in business. Find out more at http:// northants-chamber.co.uk Originally broadcast 23th Feb 2021 on Open4Business on NLive Radio
32:29
February 23, 2021
Marco Gundermann - Subject lead in Economics - University of Northampton
Marco Gundermann, Subject lead in Economics at the University of Northampton, gives a foretaste of the upcoming Budget, with insights into the key issues, and shares details of a webinar forum he is hosting on the evening of the Budget with a Q&A session to reflect on both the politics and economics of the Chancellor's decisions. Foer details of thw web forum, write to marco.gundermann@northampton.ac.uk Originally broadcast 23th Feb 2021 on Open4Business on NLive Radio
16:55
February 23, 2021
Jane Maria - Chinese opera soprano star
Chinese opera soprano star Jane Maria showcases her wonderful voice and talks about her love of the UK and growing connections with Northamptonshire, where she looks forward to performing as part of her role as an International Cultural Ambassador promoting cultural & commercial links with China. Originally broadcast Tuesday 16th February on Open4Business on NLive Radio
21:26
February 18, 2021
Alex Goldsmith - CEO of Northampton - Medigold Health
Alex Goldsmith, CEO of Northampton based Medigold Health, discusses the challenges and opportunities of Covid in the health industry. As occupational health provider, Medigold helps companies ensure the physical and mental wellbeing of thir employees. Alex shares insights into the sector as a whole, how his clients have responded as well as discussing the stability and growth of his own business, with a refreshingly positive attitude about what he - and many others - have learnt about relations between employees and management and the prospects for businesses to Build Back Better. Originally broadcast Tuesday 16th February on Open4Business on NLive Radio
30:38
February 18, 2021
Tom Warner - Founder - Warner’s Distillery
Tom Warner, founder of Warner’s Distillery, discusses the spirits business before and during Covid. His company is now the largest independent gin distillery in the UK. Tom shares the story of how the business started, the challenges he faced in this highly competitive industry, and the key elements that have shaped his success. Find out how his gins differ from the “no heart and soul spirits” of the large brands, with 99% of the flavour palette coming from home grown farm botanicals - and hear Tom's progressive views on CSR and sustainability. Originally broadcast Tuesday 16th February on Open4Business on NLive Radio
43:10
February 18, 2021
Cllr Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bowen - Deputy Leader - Northants County Council
Northants County Council Deputy Leader Cllr Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bowen shares news of a new County-wide grant fund to help small and young businesses with funding, training and business development support. Originally broadcast Tuesday 16th February on Open4Business on NLive Radio
07:14
February 18, 2021
Jim James - Founder and CEO of East West PR
Jim James, founder / CEO of East West PR based in China, Singapore & the UK, offers insights into business with China and tells us of his plans for celebrating Chinese New Year with his Chinese family. For more information https://www.eastwestpr.com/aboutus Originally broadcast 9th February 2021 on Open4Business on NLive Radio
14:35
February 11, 2021
Chris Horton - MD - Performance Projects Ltd
Chris Horton, MD of Performance Projects Ltd based in Silverstone, talks about the origin of the company and role of innovation in its success. With a technical as well as managerial background, Chris, who with his partner started the company in 2010, discusses the importance of understanding customers, and the effects of Covid and Brexit. For more information visit:  http://www.performance-projects.com Originally broadcast 9th February 2021 on Open4Business on NLive Radio
21:07
February 11, 2021
Manuel (Manolo) Gonzalez of the San Telmo Business School
Spain's Manuel (Manolo) Gonzalez of the San Telmo Business School based in the beautiful southern city of Sevilla shares his view of modern day life under Covid and Brexit, in a Spain missing the British tourists! Originally broadcast 9th February 2021 on Open4Business on NLive Radio
22:42
February 11, 2021
Dominic Goble DL JP - Youth Court Solutions
Dominic Goble DL JP discusses the launch of Youth Court Solutions, Northamptonshire's new 'at court' service for the victims, witnesses and perpetrators of youth crime. The former Chair of the County's Magistrates, Dominic explains the success of the problem-solving culture he has introduced into the local youth courts, empowering those working in youth justice system to help young people towards a full and worthwhile life through a focus on the child’s welfare in a holistic way that supports the family as well as the child. Originally broadcast 9th February 2021 on Open4Business on NLive Radio
23:10
February 10, 2021
Ben Thomas - All Things Business
All Things Business Ben Thomas drops in for his monthly look at the business scene and the magazine which this week focuses on education, a passion for Ben, with news of Ben's latest charitable initiative Tech Together. Originally broadcast 2nd February on Open4Business on NLive Radio
14:38
February 2, 2021
Kevin Rogers - Singing Solicitor - Fundraising song for The Lewis Foundation
Singing Solicitor Kevin Rogers shares the story behind his recording and latest charitable musical initiative, a duet with local media personality and ex-chorister John Griff, in favour of a wonderful charity supporting cancer patients in hospitals, The Lewis Foundation - with the song too! Originally broadcast 2nd February on Open4Business on NLive Radio
11:39
February 2, 2021
Prof Nick Petford - Vice Chancellor - University of Northampton
University Vice Chancellor Prof Nick Petford talks about the concept behind his new monthly NLive show 'Shout To The Top' which explores in depth a different theme each time with a mix of civic leaders, academics and interested parties as guests Originally broadcast 2nd February on Open4Business on NLive Radio
11:22
February 2, 2021
Adrian Pryce - Build Back Better Campaign
Capitalism - time for a reset? Open4Business host Adrian Pryce is interviewed by Martin Steers about his work on a campaign to help businesses build back better in a more sustainable, 'stakeholder' based way. Drawing on lessons learnt from Covid-19 and the latest trends in the business environment, Adrian talks about the issues involved and suggests some tools and techniques to help business with good corporate citizenship. If you'd like to know more about these topics, please contact Adrian Pryce at Adrian.Pryce@northampton.ac.uk Originally broadcast 2nd February on Open4Business on NLive Radio
33:45
February 2, 2021
Jenny Herrera - CEO - Good Business Charter
Jenny Herrera, CEO of the Good Business Charter, talks about her role and career to date in support of better business. Backed by the CBI and TUC, the Good Business Charter is a simple, low cost self-audit scheme based on 10 core issues that distinguish a good business that takes care of its employees and wider stakeholders. Learn how the Good Business Charter, suitable for all types and sizes of businesses and charities, can help your business signal its good corporate citizenship credentials to staff and customers alike - and do well by doing good! Originally broadcast 2nd February on Open4Business on NLive Radio
20:47
February 2, 2021
Datsa Gaile - Business Graduate from the University of Northampton and names one of the UK's Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs
Award-winning business-woman Datsa Gaile, from Latvia but now UK-based and one of the University of Northampton's business graduates (Class of 2011) talks about her latest business venture and how it has led to being named one of the UK's Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs Originally broadcast 26th January on Open4Business on NLive Radio
21:38
January 26, 2021
Mark Blaber - Head of Careers & Employability - University of Northampton
Mark Blaber, the University's Head of Careers & Employability, shares news of a new initiative for local people of all ages who are seeking, or      maybe forced to face, a career change, with a series of webinars on how to go prepare for and implement a change of working life with confidence Originally broadcast 26th January on Open4Business on NLive Radio
12:01
January 26, 2021
Natalie Bloomer - Cofounder - NNJournal
Listen to our interview with Natalie Bloomer, one of the two founders of the new NNJournal (https://www.nnjournal.co.uk/) – a local social enterprise providing daily news for Northamptonshire. NNJournal website provides a clean, simple, easy-to-use design for anyone to subscribe and receive daily newsletters into their inboxes. You can also find them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/nnjournalism/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/nnjournalism). NN Journal covers a wide range of news in depth, keeping readers updated on the latest events in the county. Natalie Bloomer and her co-founder Sarah Ward are both experienced journalists from - and based in - Northamptonshire. How did they find the market gap? What sort of reports can readers expect from NN Journal? What are the plans for the future? Open4Business finds out! Originally broadcast 26th January on Open4Business on NLive Radio
19:47
January 26, 2021
Mike Ridgewell founder of Denmark Street Marketing
Mike Ridgewell is a Brit living in the USA, and the founder of Denmark Street Marketing, a data driven brand marketing agency. Mike discusses his career including a long stint with Disney, cross-culture challenges, Covid and Trump, with insights into key marketing principles and the importance of networking. With advice for young and old alike, listen to an enthusiastic and passionate entrepreneur. To learn more about his company and its services visit denmarkstreetmarketing.com; or connect with Mike via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikeridgewell/ Originally broadcast 26th January on Open4Business on NLive Radio
24:54
January 26, 2021
Karl Flowers - leather consultancy Authenticae and Northampton Becket Rotary Club
Karl Flowers of the global leather consultancy Authenticae talks about his career, the importance of Northamptonshire's leather heritage and his community service as a member of Rotary's Northampton Becket Rotary Club. Originally broadcast on Open4Business 19th of January on NLive Radio
28:29
January 19, 2021
Karuna Arora and Claire Phuong - International MBA Students - University of Northampton
An international student perspective from two of our brightest MBA students Karuna Arora and Claire Phuong, sharing insights into their lives studying in the UK under Covid Originally broadcast on Open4Business 19th of January on NLive Radio
26:45
January 19, 2021
Richard Greener of Richard Greener Estate Agents
Richard Greener of Richard Greener Estate Agents talks about his life and career, managing under Covid and the reasons behind the surprisingly buoyant housing market Originally broadcast on Open4Business 19th of January on NLive Radio
34:29
January 19, 2021
Martin Steers - Station Manager - NLive Radio
NLive Radio Station Manager Martin Steers gives an update on what's happening at the station, details of a business competition and highlights the power of local radio as part of the marketing mix Originally broadcast on Open4Business 12th January on NLive Radio
08:11
January 12, 2021
Steve Bishop - founder and MD - Beach Marketing
Prominent local marketing guru Steve Bishop, founder and MD of Beach Marketing, a full-service marketing agency, shares valuable insights into the marketing function with tips and advice for businesses and students alike Originally broadcast on Open4Business 12th January on NLive Radio
21:09
January 12, 2021
Ben Thomas - All Things Business
Regular guest Ben Thomas of All Things Business publication gives his monthly round up of the business scene with strong views on the challenges of Brexit, Covid and the year ahead - and then urns the table on his host! Originally broadcast on Open4Business 12th January on NLive Radio
26:04
January 12, 2021
Richard Watson - 'futurist' - University of Cambridge - part 2
Thinking about the future? Listen to the internationally-acclaimed 'futurist' Richard Watson of the University of Cambridge and his provocative thoughts about major events and anticipating - and shaping - the future (2nd of 2 interviews) Originally broadcast on Open4Business 12th January on NLive Radio
26:59
January 12, 2021
Trudie Avery of Avery Creative announces the result of her 'Let's Lick Lockdown Logo Competition'
Trudie Avery of Avery Creative discusses the benefits of strong branding and announces the result of her 'Let's Lick Lockdown Logo Competition' Originally Broadcast on Open4Business Tuesday 5th Jan on NLive Radio
11:32
January 6, 2021
Christopher McDermott - CEO - Cambridge Weight Plan
Successful employee-owned Cambridge Weight Plan's CEO Christopher McDermott - also Chair of the UK's Employee Ownership Association with 400+ members including the John Lewis Partnership - talks about New Year diets, and running the business during Covid with the benefits of employee owners Originally Broadcast on Open4Business Tuesday 5th Jan on NLive Radio
37:06
January 6, 2021
Cllr Jonathan Nunn - Leader of Northampton Borough Council plans for the future
Northampton Borough Council's Leader Cllr Jonathan Nunn looks forward and discusses the exciting plans for Northampton's regeneration and redevelopment (2nd of 2 interviews) Originally Broadcast on Open4Business Tuesday 5th Jan on NLive Radio
21:49
January 6, 2021
Richard Watson - 'futurist' - University of Cambridge
Internationally acclaimed author, speaker, consultant and 'futurist' Richard Watson of the University of Cambridge, comments on Covid, Brexit and a variety of major trends as he looks into his crystal ball and talks about anticipating - and shaping - the future (1st of 2 interviews) Originally Broadcast on Open4Business Tuesday 5th Jan on NLive Radio
18:42
January 6, 2021
Racheal Templeton - Development Manager - Lutton Farm
Development Manager Racheal Templeton of supermarket fruit supplier Lutton Farm tell us diversification into their award-winning Blue Aurora Wines made from blueberries. Originally broadcast on Open4Business 29th December on NLive Radio
11:15
January 1, 2021
Laurence Conisbee of Wharf Distillery
Award-winning beverage producer and Local Food Hero Laurence Conisbee of Wharf Distillery talks about how his business has developed despite Covid, with a growing range of artisan distilled drinks Originally broadcast on Open4Business 29th December on NLive Radio
13:41
January 1, 2021
Cllr Jonathan Nunn - Leader of Northampton Borough Council reflects on 2020
Cllr Jonathan Nunn, Leader of Northampton Borough Council, reflects on 2020, such a challenging year, with his highs, lows and lessons learnt -the first of two interviews (part 2 next week looks forward to 2021) Originally broadcast on Open4Business 29th December on NLive Radio
33:16
January 1, 2021
Sue Ridgewell - HR Manager based in Los Angeles - A US perspective on Christmas & Covid, Brexit & Trump
A US perspective on Christmas & Covid, Brexit & Trump from HR Manager Sue Ridgewell based in Los Angeles Originally broadcast on Open4Business 29th December on NLive Radio
16:56
January 1, 2021
Sonia Pereira - MBA student in Sevilla in Spain
MBA student Sonia Pereira in Sevilla in Spain, a professional engineer and mum talks about coping with Covid, Christmas and studying Originally broadcast on Open4Business 29th December on NLive Radio
13:24
January 1, 2021
Duncan Farrington of Farrington Oils Ltd
Duncan Farrington of Farrington Oils Ltd talks about doing well by doing good through his range of healthy & natural Mellow Yellow rapeseed oil products, winning multiple awards and accolades - as well as sales - as he builds corporate social responsibility and sustainability into the DNA of his business Originally broadcast on Open4Business 22nd December on NLive Radio
20:21
January 1, 2021
Natasha Caton - The Loving Chef - Sol Haven Farm
Award-winning Natasha Caton, The Loving Chef at Sol Haven Farm, talks about her social business doing wonderful things with food to help the poor, disadvantaged and homeless Originally broadcast on Open4Business 22nd December on NLive Radio
17:21
January 1, 2021
Rev Oliver Coss - Northampton's All Saints Church
The Rev Oliver Coss of Northampton's All Saints Church talks about the true meaning of Christmas, suggesting it presents an opportunity for rest and reflection about what is important in life, with the opportunity for renewal in our values Originally broadcast on Open4Business 22nd December on NLive Radio
27:06
January 1, 2021
Lucy Wightman - Director of Public Health - Northamptonshire
Lucy Wightman, the Director of Public Health for Northamptonshire, gives insights into her career and critical role in fighting the pandemic, with an uncompromising Covid guidance and advice for Christmas Originally broadcast on Open4Business 22nd December on NLive Radio
28:11
January 1, 2021
Trudy Avery of Avery Creative shares news of her year and a competition to win a free logo design for a local business or start-up
Trudy Avery of Avery Creative shares news of her year and a competition to win a free logo design for a local business or start-up Originally Broadcast 15th December 2020 on Open4Business on NLive Radio
05:35
December 16, 2020
Rachel Mallows MBE DL - The Queen of the Northants Food & Drink scene
The Queen of the Northants Food & Drink scene, Rachel Mallows MBE DL, gives us an update on the Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards, with news of a new shop showcasing the County's products Originally Broadcast 15th December 2020 on Open4Business on NLive Radio
28:07
December 16, 2020
Rachel Garwood - Director - University of Northampton Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT)
Director of the University's Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT), Rachel Garwood, talks of Northamptonshire's great leather heritage and why the Institute is such a great asset - and how both deserve more local appreciation to match their global profile Originally Broadcast 15th December 2020 on Open4Business on NLive Radio
22:03
December 16, 2020
Martin Mason - Managing Director - Trickers Footwear
Trickers Footwear Managing Director Martin Mason, gives us an end of year update on how the business has coped with Covid - brings news of a new partnership in China. Originally Broadcast 15th December 2020 on Open4Business on NLive Radio
21:38
December 16, 2020
John Josephs - President & Lay Reader - Northampton Synagogue
John Josephs, President & Lay Reader of the Northampton Synagogue, talks about our local Jewish community and its Hanukkah festivities which are celebrated in December Originally Broadcast 15th December 2020 on Open4Business on NLive Radio
18:36
December 16, 2020
Robin Burgess - CEO - Northampton Hope Centre
Northampton Hope Centre CEO Robin Burgess gives an update on the well-known and much-loved charity, how it has had to adapt to Covid and the many initiatives and services it offers to address homelessness & poverty, especially at Christmas Originally Broadcast on Tuesday 8th December on Open4Business on NLive Radio - https://nliveradio.com/shows/open-for-business/
20:38
December 8, 2020
Paul Green - The Business Community
Paul Green of The Business Community, a networking group for SMEs talks about the extensive mutual help and support that local businesses can benefit from - especially in challenging times Originally Broadcast on Tuesday 8th December on Open4Business on NLive Radio - https://nliveradio.com/shows/open-for-business/
18:03
December 8, 2020
Chris Jeffries - DevClever
Chris Jeffries talks about his company DevClever and how its LaunchYourCareer.com software helps people all over the world make good career choices - especially young people Originally Broadcast on Tuesday 8th December on Open4Business on NLive Radio - https://nliveradio.com/shows/open-for-business/
24:23
December 8, 2020
Nick Petford - Vice Chancellor and CEO of the University of Northampton
Nick Petford, Vice Chancellor and CEO of the University of Northampton, reflects on a challenging year in academia but one not without its success and hope for the future Originally Broadcast on Tuesday 8th December on Open4Business on NLive Radio - https://nliveradio.com/shows/open-for-business/
35:35
December 8, 2020
Ben Thomas of All Things Business and Kevin Rogers of Wilson Browne Solicitors and some fellow 'Santa Songsters" - Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce
Hear Ben Thomas of All Things Business UK give his monthly round-up, followed by 'Singing Solicitor' Kevin Rogers of Wilson Browne Solicitors and some fellow 'Santa Songsters" - Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce's Kate Denne and Scott Norville of Silverstone Fleet Management #WeAreSFM - explaining how and why they are putting a smile on all our faces to get us in the Christmas mood. Originally broadcast on Open4Business on NLive Radio 1stDecember 2020 - https://nliveradio.com/shows/open-for-business/
26:25
December 2, 2020
Andy Sarson of APS Marketing Services
Andy Sarson of APS Marketing Services shares insights on the importance of marketing services for local SMEs and how APS can help. Originally broadcast on Open4Business on NLive Radio 1stDecember 2020 - https://nliveradio.com/shows/open-for-business/
21:07
December 2, 2020
Vicky Hlomuka - Manager - SEMLEP's Growth Hub
SEMLEP's Growth Hub Manager Vicky Hlomuka talks about SEMLEP's wide range of business support for the region's businesses of all sizes, so vital in this year of Covid. Originally broadcast on Open4Business on NLive Radio 1stDecember 2020 - https://nliveradio.com/shows/open-for-business/
21:08
December 2, 2020
Alistair Lomax - Director - Arc Universities Group
Director Alistair Lomax talks about the Arc Universities Group part of the Oxford-Cambridge Arc initiative and how the nine universities support      regional development, with some exciting areas already identified for technological leadership Originally broadcast on Open4Business on NLive Radio 1stDecember 2020 - https://nliveradio.com/shows/open-for-business/
22:51
December 2, 2020
Katie Fisher - CEO - St Andrew's Healthcare
Katie Fisher, CEO of Northampton's internationally renowned St Andrew's Healthcare offers insights into her role and the institution, and how it has coped with Covid.
26:36
November 25, 2020
John Landers - Local finance expert
Local finance expert John Landers shares insights into the range of SME funding options and the support services that finance brokers can offer local businessmen
28:31
November 25, 2020
Steve Adamson - Founder - Sani-Safe Solutions
Windrush baby Steve Adamson of Sani-Safe Solutions discusses how his business is helping fight Covid and how he has overcome prejudice and hardship throughout his life to become successful through a positive mental attitude
18:03
November 25, 2020
Lesley Thirsk & Steve Thirsk - The Guild of Photographers
Lesley Thirsk & Steve Thirsk talk about The Guild of Photographers and its wide range membership services for both professional and amateur photographers - and how they have built a strong community of mutual support
19:25
November 25, 2020
Matthew Tucker - Senior NHS manager
Senior NHS manager Matthew Tucker shares details of the frontline of the Covid battle and insights into successful hospital management. Originally Broadcast on 17th November on Open4Business on NLive Radio nliveradio.com
21:55
November 17, 2020
Anjana Rajani - Executive coach - Power to Progress
Executive coach Anjana Rajani FCIPD of Power to Progress explains the difference between coaching and counselling and how she has had to      adapt her business to the Covid crisis. Originally Broadcast on 17th November on Open4Business on NLive Radio nliveradio.com
19:32
November 17, 2020
Dr. Diepiriye Kuku-Siemons - American academic and Senior Lecturer in Management - University of Northampton
American academic Dr. Diepiriye Kuku-Siemons gives his strongly held and articulate views on the US presidential election Originally Broadcast on 17th November on Open4Business on NLive Radio nliveradio.com
18:41
November 17, 2020
Mark Mullen - Operations Manager - Northampton Town Centre BID
Mark Mullen, Operations Manager of the Northampton Town Centre BID shares news      of several new Xmas shopping initiatives to beat Covid and lockdown Originally Broadcast on 17th November on Open4Business on NLive Radio nliveradio.com
19:53
November 17, 2020
Rob Purdie - Central Arc Angels business funding network
Well-known County mover & shaker Rob Purdie talks about the new Central Arc Angels business funding network aiming to bring money and business ideas together. Originally Broadcast on 17th November on Open4Business on NLive Radio nliveradio.com
19:46
November 17, 2020
Andrew Hollett - General Manager - Kettering Park Hotel
A view from the struggling hospitality industry - Kettering Park Hotel's General Manager Andrew Hollett chats about how he has coped with Covid, his people management and the hotel's support for the local community Originally broadcast 10th October on Open4Business on NLive Radio
20:46
November 12, 2020
Mike Hughes - Director of Corporate Finance - Grant Thornton
Robust health of local business - Grant Thornton's Corporate Finance Director Mike Hughes talks about their 2020 Northamptonshire Ltd analysis of the health of the County's top 100 companies, with upbeat findings. Originally broadcast 10th October on Open4Business on NLive Radio
25:45
November 12, 2020
Kerry Reynolds - Area Director - Metro Bank
Customers as 'fans' - Kerry Reynolds, Area Director for the new challenger bank Metro, talks about Metro's refreshing approach to customer      service as well as  how the Bank has adjusted to Covid. Originally broadcast 10th October on Open4Business on NLive Radio
24:34
November 12, 2020
Bev Hindle - Executive Director - Cambridge-Oxford Arc
Executive Director of the Cambridge-Oxford Arc Bev Hindle explains what the Arc is and tells      us of the vision for this important regional development platform with big      plans - with Northants right at the heart! Originally Broadcast 3rd November 2020 on Open4Business on NLive Radio
26:42
November 3, 2020
Ben Thomas of All Things Business UK
Ben Thomas of All Things Business UK gives us his regular monthly County round up with the key stories that have caught his eye Originally Broadcast 3rd November 2020 on Open4Business on NLive Radio
15:12
November 3, 2020
Virginia Henley - Head of Charity Law - Hewitsons
Hewitsons' Head of Charity Law Virginia Henley tells us how the firm is celebrating Trustee Week, what it means to be a trustee and what to take      into account if you want to become one. Originally Broadcast 3rd November 2020 on Open4Business on NLive Radio
23:17
November 3, 2020
James Roberts - Director - Grosvenor Shopping Centre
Northampton Grosvenor Shopping Centre Director James Roberts talks about his role, the challenges of Covid and his support for Northampton town centre regeneration. Originally Broadcast 3rd November 2020 on Open4Business on NLive Radio 
26:43
November 3, 2020
Hilary Chipping - CEO - SEMLEP
Hilary Chipping, CEO of SEMLEP (the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership) what the organisation supports regional development and prosperity, and how it has adapted to helped local businesses address Covid Originally Broadcast on Open4Business 27th October 2020 on NLive Radio
44:55
October 30, 2020
Prof Colin Mayer - Oxford Said Business School
Prof Colin Mayer of Oxford Said Business School shares insights into his ground-breaking research on the future of capitalism and his call for 'purposeful' business that is influencing governments and businesses around the world. Originally Broadcast on Open4Business 27th October 2020 on NLive Radio
12:28
October 29, 2020
Theresa Grant - CEO - Northants County Council
Northants County Council CEO Theresa Grant gives an upbeat update on the recently troubled local authority, addressing challenges in terms of finance, childrens' services - with Brexit and Covid-19 on top! Originally Broadcast on Open4Business 27th October 2020 on NLive Radio
37:10
October 28, 2020
Adam Gray - Northants only Michelin-starred chef
Local boy made good - Northants only Michelin-starred chef Adam Gray shares how the Covid crisis has affected him and his current activities in the area of food, fitness and wellbeing. Originally Broadcast 22nd October on Open4Business on NLive Radio - Local Radio for Northampton
34:55
October 22, 2020
Ben Cohen - Stand Up Foundation & Soo Yoga
World Cup winner and Saints hero Ben Cohen talks about his Stand Up Foundation tackling bullying, his views on the local authorities as well as his new life in Soo Yoga, the Northampton wellbeing centre he has set up with his partner, Kristina Rihanoff of Strictly Come Dancing fame Originally Broadcast 22nd October on Open4Business on NLive Radio - Local Radio for Northampton
23:57
October 22, 2020
Mark Meadowcroft - Owner and MD - Signs-Express Northampton
As the hard Brexit deal deadline came and went, Mark Meadowcroft, owner and MD of Signs-Express Northampton shares his views on the implications of the current Brexit 'deal or no deal' uncertainty Originally Broadcast 22nd October on Open4Business on NLive Radio - Local Radio for Northampton
22:35
October 22, 2020
Charlotte Patrick - Knowledge Transfer Manager & Julie Tebbutt - Business Support Manager - University of Northampton
The University's Charlotte Patrick (Knowledge Transfer Manager) and Julie Tebbutt (Business Support Manager) talk about the wide range of ways in which the University is supporting local businesses, start-ups as well as established businesses. Originally Broadcast 22nd October on Open4Business on NLive Radio - Local Radio for Northampton
20:57
October 22, 2020
Phil Jones - IBOSS LTD
Former corporate executive and ex GM of Collingtree Park Golf Club Phil Jones talks about his new venture IBOSS LTD and its business support services venture for SMEs. Originally Broadcast 13th October on Open4Business on NLive Radio
22:55
October 13, 2020
Figo Fourazan - Detective Chief Inspector - London Metropolitan Police
London Metropolitan Police Detective Chief Inspector Figo Fourazan talks about his work combatting the dark side of life alongside his doctoral research into cybercrime and his ambition to protect all of us - businesses and individuals alike Originally Broadcast 13th October on Open4Business on NLive Radio
21:09
October 13, 2020
Martin Steers - Station Manager - NLive Radio
In a week that celebrates Local Radio Day our very own NLive Radio Station Manager Martin Steers shares some creative ideas on how business can work with local radio for the benefit of both Originally Broadcast 13th October on Open4Business on NLive Radio
10:56
October 13, 2020
Dolores Sanders - co-founder and Strategic Director - Total Control Pro Ltd
Dolores Sanders, co-founder and Strategic Director of Northampton's success story Total Control Pro Ltd talks about the secrets of the company's fast-growth, its collaborative nature and her personal campaign to get more women into technology. Originally Broadcast 13th October on Open4Business on NLive Radio
22:25
October 13, 2020
Parm Bhangal of Bhangals Construction Consultants Ltd
Celebrating his 10th birthday anniversary in business, Parm Bhangal of Bhangals Construction Consultants Ltd looks back over the past ten years and shares the secrets of his success , based on caring for customers and employees alike. Originally Broadcast on Open4Business 6th October 2020 on NLive Radio
23:22
October 6, 2020
Aldo Bosco - Managing Director - Fratelli Bosco Limited
Listen to local Brit-Italian 'foodie' businessman Aldo Bosco MD of Rushden-based Italian food importers & distributors Fratelli Bosco Limited talking about the route to his business success, and how food can help mental & physical well-being. Originally Broadcast on Open4Business 6th October 2020 on NLive Radio
21:37
October 6, 2020
Tsegahiwot Abebe Belachew and Fei-sal Chatharoo - International Business Students - University of Northampton
International business students from Ethiopia and Mauritius, Tsegahiwot Abebe Belachew and Fei-sal Chatharoo share insights into the benefits of studying 100% online and the importance of a positive mental attitude. Originally Broadcast on Open4Business 6th October 2020 on NLive Radio
24:55
October 6, 2020
Louise Atkinson & Dr Masoud Hassanabadi - University of Northampton
University lecturers Louise Atkinson & Masoud Hassanabadi, Ph.D. with the monthly musing, this time talking about the US election and the state of democracy. Originally broadcast on Open4Business 6th October 2020 on NLive Radio
15:58
October 6, 2020
Kristina Rihanoff - Soo Yoga
From Russia With Love: former Strictly Come Dancing star professional dancer Kristina Rihanoff talks about the importance of physical and mental wellbeing, and what inspired her to open her Soo Yoga business in Northampton with partner and ex-Saints player Ben Cohen Originally Broadcast on Open4Business 29th September 2020 on NLive Radio
28:30
September 29, 2020
Ben Thomas - All Things Business with Judith Halliday the new Editor
Ben Thomas from All Things Business gives us his monthly round-up of the local business scene, shares his hopes and aspirations and introduces his new Editor, Judith Halliday Originally Broadcast on Open4Business 29th September 2020 on NLive Radio
14:45
September 29, 2020
Dr Ade Otukoya - MBA Programme Leader - University of Northampton and 2 MBA students
Returning international MBA students Karuna Arora and Pankaj Mistry and MBA Programme Leader Dr Ade Otukoya discuss the meaning of an MBA, online learning and coping with Covid, as well as their hopes for placements with local companies. Originally Broadcast on Open4Business 29th September 2020 on NLive Radio
24:33
September 29, 2020
Becky Bradshaw - Director of Estates & Campus Services - University of Northampton
As students return to universities Director of Estates & Campus Services, Becky Bradshaw, talks about the impact of Covid on her role, how the University of Northampton campus has been made safe for students and staff and the future of the university business model. Originally Broadcast on Open4Business 29th September 2020 on NLive Radio
25:14
September 29, 2020
Mary Miller DL - Charity Fundraising
A leading light in the County, art specialist Mary Miller DL, brings news of her latest fundraising activities at the launch of Charles (Lord) Spencer's new book 'The White Ship' , raising over £10,000 for the Red Cross in support of its local and international aid work. Originally Broadcast 22nd September 2020 on Open4Business on NLive Radio
15:03
September 22, 2020
Connie Penn - mental wellbeing through music
Regular guest and listener - and local mover & shaker - Connie Penn shares details of a new initiative to help the County's mental wellbeing through music, with the help of the 2.5 Sopranos (not to be confused with The Three Tenors!). Originally Broadcast 22nd September 2020 on Open4Business on NLive Radio
18:56
September 22, 2020
Dominic Hopkins DL - partner Hewitsons Solicitors
Hewitson's solicitor Dominic Hopkins gives us an update on the recent Supreme Court judgment in the important test case on business interruption insurance and the fate of £millions claims arising from Covid lockdown. Originally Broadcast 22nd September 2020 on Open4Business on NLive Radio
13:15
September 22, 2020
Janice Watkins - Time2Grow - University of Northampton
The University's Janice Watkins shares details of the Time2Grow programme, with financial support for SMEs to engage recent graduates on short term projects - helping both the company and a young person in their early career. Originally Broadcast 22nd September 2020 on Open4Business on NLive Radio
10:47
September 22, 2020
Jessica Rule - Creative Film, TV & Digital Media student - University of Northampton
University of Northampton 2nd year student and up & coming creative talent Jessica Rule talks her studies, interests and aspirations and how, at the last minute, she came to the aid of an outdoor charity concert to professionally record the event Originally broadcast 15th September on Open4Business on NLive Radio
19:03
September 21, 2020
Vita Whitaker - CEO - WhitCo's
Northants commercial catering equipment supplier WhitCo's CEO Vita Whitaker talks about her business and its wide-ranging community engagements - and the importance of networks - with an appeal for a local artist to help create a mural on a restaurant refurbishment project. Originally Broadcast 15th September on Open4Business on NLive Radio
20:17
September 20, 2020
Becky Adams - Director of Screen Northants
The Director of Screen Northants, Northampton's very own film-makers, Becky Adams, tells us of new opportunities to help local people of all ages enter into the film industry. Originally broadcast 15th September on Open4Business on NLive Radio
06:53
September 19, 2020
Jessica Pilkington - Jessica Pilkington
Founder and boss of Pilkington Communications, Jessica Pilkington, talks about coping under Covid, supporting her clients and how a very ad life-changing event has refocused her work and approach to life. Originally broadcast 15th September on Open4Business on NLive Radio
20:20
September 18, 2020
Suzy Van Rooyen DL - CEO - The Good Loaf Bakery & Cafe
CEO Suzy Van Rooyen DL talks about the good work of The Good Loaf Bakery & Cafe, a social business helping vulnerable and disadvantaged women, often ex-offenders, rebuild their self-esteem and purpose in life and develop their skils for gainful employment. Originally broadcast 15th September 2020 on Open4Business on NLive Radio
17:36
September 17, 2020
Mike Hughes - Director of Corporate Finance - Grant Thornton
Grant Thornton's regional Director of Corporate Finance, Mike Hughes gives us an insight into large corporate life under Covid and how both his firm and his clients have been adapting, especially in terms of buying and selling companies. Originally Broadcast 8th September on Open4Business on NLive Radio
26:23
September 11, 2020
Sheila Smith - Events and sales specialist
Events and sales specialist Sheila Smith talks about how she has had to radically change her business model in the way she supports SMEs, and how success can come out of adversity at any stage in one's career. Originally Broadcast 8th September on Open4Business on NLive Radio
15:26
September 10, 2020
Rob Purdie - Experienced marketeer and businessman
Experienced marketeer and businessman, Rob Purdie tells us of his latest business activities as well as his many years of service supporting the development and regeneration of Northampton town and county Originally Broadcast 8th September on Open4Business on NLive Radio
20:08
September 9, 2020
Matt Coleman - Director of Primary Education - Nene Education Trust
Matt Coleman, Director of Primary Education for Nene Education Trust and its seven schools, shares insights into the education world and how back to school and the new term is going. Originally Broadcast 8th September on Open4Business on NLive Radio
27:13
September 8, 2020
Mandy Young DL - Adrenaline Alley
Listen to Mandy Young DL, the founder of Corby's highly successful skateboard park, Adrenaline Alley, who was awarded an MBE in 2018 for her work and service to the community. Originally Broadcast 1st September on Open4Business on NLive Radio
22:29
September 5, 2020
Dominic Hopkins DL - UK's National Honours System
Learn about the UK's National Honours System and how you can nominate local heroes from Dominic Hopkins DL, a solicitor with Hewitsons and the Under-Sheriff of Northamptonshire who serves on the County's Honours Committee. Originally Broadcast on 1st September on Open4Business on NLive Radio
17:20
September 4, 2020
Stephanie Njeri Recent International Business Graduate - University of Northampton
Stephanie Njeri, a recent 1st class honours graduate in International Business from the University of Northampton, shares her perspective on the world of work as a young, talented black woman. Originally Broadcast 1st September on Open4Business on NLive Radio
26:06
September 3, 2020
Louise Atkinson & Dr Masoud Hassanabadi - University of Northampton
As our children return to school, Open4Business presenter and Senior Lecturer Louise Atkinson, a mum, talks with the University's Dr Masoud Hassanabadi about the risks involved and government policy towards education under Covid. Originally Broadcast on 1st September on Open4Business on NLive Radio
23:47
September 2, 2020
Ben Thomas - All Things Business
Regular guest Ben Thomas of All Things Business gives his monthly round up of the regional business scene as seen from his monthly business magazine covering the movers and shakers. Originally Broadcast on Open4Business on NLive Radio 25th August 2020
18:09
August 29, 2020
Elliot Knight Restaurant Manager - Hibiscus
Up and coming restaurant Manager Elliot Knight of Northampton's fine dining restaurant Hibiscus (now in Delapre Abbey) shares his enthusiasm for business and catering and the plans for Hibiscus. Originally Broadcast on Open4Business on NLive Radio 25th August 2020
16:15
August 28, 2020
Martin Mason Managing Director Trickers Shoemakers
Northants oldest shoe manufacturer's MD, Martin Mason talks about the challenges faced by Trickers in the past few months, and his contribution to Northampton Forward and the regeneration of Northampton town centre. Originally Broadcast on Open4Business on NLive Radio 25th August 2020
36:15
August 27, 2020
Anne Brebner - Leader of the Northamptonshire Business network
Anne Brebner, Leader of the Northamptonshire Business network for 3 years, talks about the impact of Covid on local SMEs and the growth of and new plans for her domestic and business cleaning services companies, with a new B2B support initiative. Originally broadcast on Open4Business on NLive Radio 25th August 2020
19:40
August 26, 2020
Hannah Brady of The Brady Creative and journalist & broadcaster John Griff - commemorate VJ Day project
Hannah Brady of The Brady Creative and journalist & broadcaster John Griff tell us of their latest musical initiative with Wilson Browne's Singing Solicitor Kevin Rogers to commemorate VJ Day, with a special video medley of Vera Lynn's songs in aid of Help for Heroes. Originally broadcast 18th August on Open4Business on NLive Radio
24:31
August 21, 2020
Steve Ward - St Giles Cheese Shop
Steve Ward of St Giles Cheese Shop in Northampton, a traditional deli celebrating its 10th year, shares with us why he and his wife Caroline have just been named Business heroes for their response to Covid Originally broadcast 18th August on Open4Business on NLive Radio
09:09
August 19, 2020
Gary Pettit - MD of PBC Business Recovery
Local insolvency practitioner Gary Pettit, MD of PBC Business Recovery, explains his approach to struggling businesses with his views on the next 6-12 months in terms of corporate failure & survival. Originally broadcast 18th August on Open4Business on NLive Radio
21:36
August 19, 2020
Matt Harvey MD of P&M Pumps Ltd
Matt Harvey, MD of P&M Pumps Ltd talks about his unglamorous but vital business seeling a disntcive type of pump to utilility companies, food companies and many more that benefit from a pump that chops as well as pumps - and how his business has coped under Covid Originally broadcast 18th August on Open4Business on NLive Radio
23:45
August 18, 2020
Louise Atkinson - Senior Lecturer at the University of Northampton
Station Manager Martin Steers interviews new Open4Business presenter Louise Atkinson, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Northampton and finds out about Louise's business history and interests in business that she hopes to bring to the show and reflects her academic practices. With a little of the behind the scenes on Louise and the station.
14:45
August 17, 2020
Cllr Matt Golby - Leader of the Northamptonshire County Council
Cllr Matt Golby (Con) Leader of the Northamptonshire County Council, talks openly and frankly about the challenges the Council has faced over the past few years - finances, reorganisation, Brexit, children's services - and his approach to addressing these challenges. Originally Broadcast 11th August 2020 on Open4Business on NLive Radio
30:30
August 17, 2020
Louise Danielczuk - The Hope Centre's Fundraising & Marketing Manager
The Hope Centre's Fundraising & Marketing Manager Louise Danielczuk talks with Louise Atkinson about the challenges faced by this important homelessness charity and the innovative ways it is raising money. Originally broadcast 4th August 2020 on Open4Business on NLive Radio
29:21
August 17, 2020
Xihui Chen (Haviour) - lecturer in accounting & finance at Teesside University
Hear Xihui Chen (Haviour), a former student of the University of Northampton and ex-President of the Students Union, how her career has blossomed since she came to the UK from China, now that she is a lecturer in accounting & finance at Teesside University. Originally broadcast 4th August 2020 on Open4Business NLive Radio
20:56
August 17, 2020
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
16:60
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
23:20
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
15:32
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
31:33
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
10:44
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
18:60
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
18:04
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
22:39
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
15:54
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
21:25
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
33:56
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
24:58
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
14:35
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
24:42
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
25:10
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
20:36
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
21:33
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
14:36
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
10:02
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