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Stroke Survivors Speech & Language Support Group
PJ chats to Chris from the Stroke Survivors Speech & Language Support Group who are preparing to scale Snowdon on Saturday 2nd July 2022. Eleven walkers will be walking to raise money for the group, for more information, see The Cat web site.
08:37
June 30, 2022
Paul Dean Completes Epic 24 Hour Mega Run
PJ chats to Paul Dean, a father and teaching assistant from Nantwich, who has now completed his epic run from Holyhead to Nantwich, for Cancer Research UK, raising a massive £7,000 for the charity. For more information, see The Cat web site.
24:46
June 30, 2022
Interview with Dave Weld
Legs chats to the guitarist/singer/songwriter all the way from Chicago.
22:07
June 29, 2022
Interview with Dennis Johnson
Legs chats to one of the best exponents of slide guitar.
18:03
June 22, 2022
Paul Dean 24 Hour Mega Runner
PJ chats to Paul Dean, a father and teaching assistant from Nantwich, who is running non-stop over a 24 hour period for Cancer Research UK, because cancer needs ‘jog on’, with the aim of raising £5,000 for the charity. For more information, see The Cat web site.
12:05
June 16, 2022
Interview with Miss Bix
The singer/ songwriter talks about her career so far, plus her plans for the future.
22:54
June 15, 2022
Interview with Kiki Dee
Not "Shades Of Blues", as it says in the intro, but a catch up with Kiki Dee.
16:27
June 08, 2022
Interview with Geminii Dragon
Legs chats to the singer about her career so far, and her plans for the future.
13:05
June 08, 2022
Everybody Awards
PJ talks to Kerry Shea, Director of Health & Communities, at Everybody Health and Leisure about the Everybody Awards, which is an annual celebration which recognises the achievements of local heroes in sport, health and wellbeing, play and active recreation. For more informaiotion, click here.
06:54
June 03, 2022
Nantwich Food Festival Awards
Aidan speaks to John Phillips about the Nantwich Food Awards.  For more information, click here.
12:60
May 30, 2022
Nantwich Museum - Racecourse Camp 74, Tarporley
PJ talks to Richard Tate from Nantwich Museum about the Racecourse Camp 74 near Taporley, which housed World War II Prisoners of War.  The museum has recently acquired hand crafted document box, currently on display at the museum, which was made by Italian prisoners in the camp using scrap wood. For more information, click here.
12:36
May 30, 2022
Interview with Pierce Dipner
Legs talks to the rising star about his career so far, his influences, and his plans for the future.
21:01
May 25, 2022
Suzan Holder
Helen talks to Suzan Holder, wife of Noddy, who is coming to Nantwich to talk about her debut novel, which is a romantic comedy with a musical twist!
31:41
May 25, 2022
Crewe and Nantwich Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club
Paul chats to Ian and Nobby about the Crewe and Nantwich Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club, which meets each week at The Four Eagles, Dunwoody Way, Crewe on Saturday at 10am. For more information, click here.
09:29
May 23, 2022
Together Again Concert
PJ talks to Treona Holden about the Together Again concert that Crewe Male Voice Choir and Sandbach U3A are performing on the 4th June.  For more information, click here.
06:50
May 23, 2022
Jubilee Event at Crewe Queens Park
PJ talks to Elaine Webster abut the fabulous Platinum Jubilee celebration event which is being held at Queens Park in Crewe on Friday June 3rd from 11am until 6pm. For more information, click here.
09:01
May 23, 2022
The full Paul Jones interview
Legs has a lengthy chat with Paul Jones about his career, his influences, and his plans for the future.
42:01
May 23, 2022
Interview with Paul Jones (Part 2)
The second half of the chat between Legs and the singer/songwriter/actor and broadcaster Paul Jones
19:52
May 23, 2022
The Mortgage Bureau
A ‘Hot Desk’ interview where we talk to Andrew Masterson, managing director of The Mortgage Bureau who takes a look at the current market in South Cheshire and discusses how to choose the best product.
13:15
May 18, 2022
RK Henshall Chartered Insurance Brokers
In this podcast we talk to Keith Campbell, account executive with RK Henshall Chartered Insurance Brokers, who discusses the benefits of appointing a ‘chartered insurance broker’.
10:34
May 18, 2022
Crewe Central Table Tennis Club
Helen talks to Jan Johns, from Crewe Central Table Tennis Club, discusses the Table Tennis for All project.
15:10
May 16, 2022
Crewe’s bid for the Headquarters of Great British Railways
Helen talks to Councillor Connor Naismith, about Crewe’s bid for the Headquarters of Great British Railways, the new publicly owned rail operator.
12:07
May 16, 2022
Pete Waterman
PJ talks to Pete Waterman about the Classic Steam Experience running from Crewe on Jubilee Bank Holiday Friday and reminisces about steam trains in general.
13:20
May 12, 2022
Crewe Bowling Club Open Day
PJ talks to Ian Lewsey from Crewe Bowling club about their Open Day.
15:07
May 12, 2022
Part 1 of an interview with Paul Jones
The legendary singer/songwriter/actor/broadcaster talks to Legs about his career.
22:44
May 11, 2022
Katie Vost, managing director of The Weston Centre Business Hub
Des talks to Katie Vost the managing director of The Weston Centre Business Hub, about how Katie and her team have facilitated the launch of hundreds of new businesses over the last 16 years.
27:29
May 10, 2022
Adrian Wootton 500 Mile Canal Run
Paul Jones talks to Adrian Wootan about his 500 mile canal run (without going over the same ground twice) for the Leighton Hospital charity.
08:07
May 05, 2022
Gabriella Tavinini, Nantwich Players
Paul Jones talks to Gabrella Tavinini from the Nantwich Players about their latest production - All My Sons. For more information and book tickets see the Nantwich Players web site.
05:43
May 05, 2022
Interview with Stacy Mitchhart
Legs chats to the singer/songwriter and guitarist who is a regular feature of the Bourbon Street Blues And Boogie Bar in Nashville.
25:11
May 04, 2022
John Naylor, Nantwich Choral Society
Paul Jones talks to John Naylor from Nantwich Choral Society about their Come and Sing event in aid of the Ukraine on Saturday 7th May. For more information, see Historic South Cheshire Choir Sings Out for Ukraine.
09:04
May 04, 2022
Crewe Gang Show
Gary Johnson talks to Elli and Abi about Crewe Gang Show.
04:21
May 04, 2022
Matthew Timms, director at The AMPLO Group
Today on Business Brunch, Des interviews Matthew Timms, a director at The AMPLO Group Ltd who discusses how he has tripled the workforce over the last twelve months to keep pace with the company’s growth.
31:22
April 28, 2022
Interview with Nick Andrea
Legs chats to Nick about his career so far, rediscovering his passion for music, and his debut album.
15:39
April 27, 2022
Brief interview with Greg Douglass
Legs chats to the guitarist prior to his U.K. tour.
09:54
April 20, 2022
Interview with Chris 'Bad News' Barnes
Legs chats to the champion of Hokum Blues
33:14
April 20, 2022
Young Traders Competition at Crewe Market Hall
Gary Johnson talks to Des and Dave about the Young Traders Competition at Crewe Market Hall and the power of networking!
12:27
April 20, 2022
ANSA in the Community
Megan Lee talks to Lisa Collas, Community Engagement Officer at ANSA, about their current campaigns and their work in the community.
17:07
April 17, 2022
DC Lomas Ltd
Des talks to Dean Lomas, the managing director of DC Lomas, who will be discussing how he has built a business based on quality and transparency.
30:48
April 16, 2022
Interview with Doug Macleod
Legs has a catch up with the singer/ songwriter and guitarist
25:47
April 13, 2022
Ben and Jacob from Crewe Amateur Musicals Society (CAMS)
Helen Evans talks to Ben and Jacob from Crewe Amateur Musicals Society (CAMS) about their latest production Priscilla - Queen of the Desert
11:01
April 04, 2022
Lisa Cormack YMCA
Helen Evans talks to Lisa Cormack from the YMCA Crewe about FitFest and other events being held this year.
08:32
April 04, 2022
ANSA Environmental Services
Des talks to Kevin Melling, the CEO of ANSA Environmental Services Ltd who discusses why Cheshire East Council formed 3 limited companies to deliver services to local residents..
30:55
March 18, 2022
Interview with Little G Weevil
Legs chats to the Hungarian artist about his career, and his plans for the future.
21:36
March 16, 2022
The Leading Ladies Club
Des speaks to Claire Smith, co-director of The Leading Ladies Club.
21:51
March 15, 2022
Claymore Business Machines
Des speaks to Michaels Shiels, the managing director of Claymore Business Machines Ltd.
26:15
March 15, 2022
Interview with Dan Patlansky
Legs chats to the South African guitarist/singer/songwriter.
32:41
March 09, 2022
Interview with Spencer Mackenzie
Legs chats to the young guitarist, who burst onto the scene a few years ago at the tender age of 16.
20:59
March 02, 2022
Interview with Javier Vargas
Legs chats to the Spanish guitarist/singer/songwriter about his career so far, and the people he's met along the way.
19:20
February 23, 2022
Catch up interview with Grace and Aaron from When Rivers Meet
Legs chats to the couple about how the past couple of years have been for them, and their recent release "Saving Grace"
12:46
February 16, 2022
Interview with Few Miles On
Legs has a chat with Pil and Larry from the band Few Miles On
17:05
February 09, 2022
Community Recycle Cycles Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Annette Cormack, tells Helen Evans about Community Recycle Cycles in Crewe and their 10th anniversary.
12:08
February 07, 2022
Interview with Erja Lyytinen
Legs has a catch up with "the Finnish slide goddess"
17:55
February 02, 2022
Interview with Damion from Memphissippi Sounds
Legs has a chat with one half of the band that are making a name for themselves with their debut album "Welcome To The Land"
16:10
January 26, 2022
Ellie Dick tells Dave about the Everybody Exercise Referral Programme
Ellie tells Dave about the 12 week Everybody Exercise Referral Programme. For more informtion, see the Everybody web site.
14:18
January 21, 2022
Catch up with Trevor Sewell
Legs has a catch up chat with guitarist, singer, songwriter Trevor Sewell, checking in on what's been happening over the past couple of years.
25:58
January 19, 2022
Interview with Rob Pickersgill of Real Life Learning
On Today's RUYS, Gary Johnson speaks to Rob Pickersgill of Real Life Learning about how his company help people with disabilities in the work place and those who are looking to get back into work.
05:57
January 19, 2022
Interview with Kid Ramos
Legs chats to the guitar ace about his career, which has included stints with The Fabulous Thuderbirds and The Mannish Boys
26:20
December 01, 2021
Interview with Michele Denise
Legs chats to the American artist, now living in The Netherlands, and otherwise known as Sugar Queen
16:38
November 24, 2021
Interview with Giotis Kyttaris
Legs chats to the Greek Guitarist/singer/songwriter
11:18
November 17, 2021
Interview with Altered Five Blues Band
Legs chats to JT and Jeff from Altered Five Blues Band about their career so far, and their latest release "Holler If You Hear Me"
22:47
November 10, 2021
Interview with Andy Scott
Legs has a lengthy chat with Sweet guitarist Andy Scott
26:23
November 03, 2021
Interview with Ben Reel
Legs chats to the Irish singer/songwriter and guitarist about his career so far, and his latest release "Live @ JJ Smyths, Dublin"
13:55
November 03, 2021
Going For Gold
Dave is delighted to chat our area’s very own Olympic Gold Medallist, Andy Small. Nantwich based Andy won Gold in the T33 100 meters at the recent Paralympics in Tokyo. He tells Dave how it felt to cross the line in front.
13:56
October 29, 2021
Interview with Matt Stubbs of GA-20
Legs chats to Matt Stubbs. Founding member of GA-20, and guitarist with Charlie Musselwhite.
10:17
October 27, 2021
Interview with Carolyn Wonderland
Legs talks to the singer/songwriter/guitarist about her career so far, and her debut release on the Alligator Records label - "Tempting Fate"
20:45
October 20, 2021
Mind Your Steps
Dave chats to Pam Buso and colleagues from Dee Set Logistics who are walking from Whitchurch to Stoke to raise awareness for the mental health charity Mind.
08:07
October 18, 2021
Cyber Crimewatch
We welcome cybercrime prevention experts Richard Tracey and Robin Phillips who impress upon us the importance of robust internet protection across all devices.
16:53
October 18, 2021
Interview with Dik Banovich
The well travelled singer/songwriter talks about the journey that has taken him from Scotland to Chicago, and eventually France.
28:10
October 13, 2021
Catch up interview with The Lucky Losers
Legs has a catch up with Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz of The Lucky Losers, fresh from their multiple wins at the 2021 Independent Blues Awards
23:57
October 06, 2021
Being Happy with Debbie Hayes
It’s International Happiness At Work Week and we speak to Clarity Coach Debbie Hayes. Debbie explains how ‘listening’ rather than just hearing, fosters a happy workplace environment
16:00
September 28, 2021
Crewe FC - The Pitch
Crewe FC stalwarts Steve Parker and Andy Aspinall talk to Dave about the frustrations at finding a new permanent home for the club.
17:48
September 28, 2021
Mortgage Advice From Cheshire Money
Andy Jones and Samantha Attwood from Cheshire Money explain how they can help prospective home buyers who have a patchy credit history.
14:55
September 28, 2021
The Wee Walk With Maurice Bevin
Maurice Bevin is stopping off in Nantwich on his Wee Walk from John O’Groats to Lands End. Maurice explains how he is taking on this epic trek to raise awareness of prostrate cancer.
16:11
September 28, 2021
Uscita
Des speaks with with Paul Dodgshon, managing director of Uscita Ltd.
29:16
September 28, 2021
Studio One
Paul Harrison is the managing director of Studio One Ltd and discusses how new technology changed the photographic industry almost overnight.
28:22
September 28, 2021
Learn another language with Nantwich Library
Liam Doran from Nantwich Library tells Dave how the library is inviting people to learn another language for free!  From Welsh to Portuguese, Liam explains how you can get involved.
14:58
September 02, 2021
Leukaemia Awareness Week
It’s Leukaemia Awareness Week and Dave chats to Charlotte Martin from Leukaemia Care about spotting signs of the illness in those over 65 years old.
15:11
September 02, 2021
Howell Griffiths Estate Planning Solicitors
Jennifer explains the importance of wills and powers of attorney
15:53
September 02, 2021
Free meals and play at Funsters
Kay Tran, MD of Funsters play centre in Crewe, explains how they would like to reach out to families after receiving additional funding for free meals and play places.
15:19
September 02, 2021
Sunnyview Flowers
Dave Speaks to floral artist Dawn Yearsley owner of Sunnyview Flowers in Nantwich. Dawn talks about how she sources flowers for her displays from her own commercial flowerbeds.
13:20
September 02, 2021
Chamber Awards 2021
Daryl and Dominic from The South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce give an update on the Chamber’s Award Evening.
27:45
September 02, 2021
Active UK
Mark Boyle, managing director of Active UK Ltd discusses the benefits of a structured approach to business communications
29:53
September 02, 2021
Interview with Brad Curtis
Another from the archives. Founder and leader of The Some X 6 band, Brad Curtis, chats to Jen & Kev
08:18
September 01, 2021
Interview with Joanne Shaw Taylor
Legs chats to the former Black Country resident, now living in Detroit. They talk about her career, her move across the pond, and her latest release which was overseen by Joe Bonamassa.
19:48
September 01, 2021
Interview with Aynsley Lister
One from the archives as Legs and Jen chat to British guitarist, singer and songwriter Aynsley Lister
16:54
August 25, 2021
Interview with The Ellis Mano Band
Legs talks to Chris Ellis and Edis Mano from Switzerland's Ellis Mano Band
13:41
August 25, 2021
Interview with Victoria Ginty
Legs chats to the singer/songwriter about her career, and plans for the future.
12:45
August 18, 2021
Interview with Robert Jon Burrison
Legs chats to the front man of Robert Jon & The Wreck
19:52
August 18, 2021
Interview with Tom McGuinness
Another from the archives. Legs chats to Tom McGuinness prior to the Blues Band's appearance at Nantwich's Jazz, Blues & Music Festival in 2016
25:11
August 15, 2021
Interview with Russell Keefe (AKA TBelly)
Legs chats to Russell Keefe about his time as a member of Les McKeown's Rollers, Slade, and other projects, including his latest releases.
23:04
August 15, 2021
Safe Opportunities
Jack Hughes from Safe Opportunities chats to Dave about young people’s job opportunities.
16:20
August 06, 2021
Emma from ELT
Emma from ELT talks to Des & Dave about implementing change in business.
13:06
August 06, 2021
Interview with The Lucky Losers
One from the archives as Legs chats to the U.S. blues couple.
16:07
August 04, 2021
Interview with Eric Johanson
Legs chats to the New Orleans based singer, songwriter and guitarist.
30:34
August 04, 2021
Summer reads from Nantwich Bookshop
Dave’s guest is book-lover Katherine Rush who works at The Nantwich Bookshop & Coffee Lounge. Katherine highlights three titles that are just right for that summer read.
16:41
July 28, 2021
Suzy's Selling Secrets
Dave chats to sales and business coach Suzy Hunt from Future You Coaching. They talk about how to sell successfully in a virtual world, and discuss how effective sales training can be for business without a dedicated sales force.
16:46
July 28, 2021
Interview with Graham Bellinger
Legs chats to local musician Graham Bellinger about his love of blues.
21:22
July 28, 2021
Interview with Joyann Parker
Legs chats to Joyann Parker about her career so far, and her plans for the future
18:14
July 28, 2021
Land's End to John o' Groats - and back again!
Gary speaks to Mark Parsons, Assistant Principal at Cheshire College South & West, about his mammoth charity bike ride from Land's End to John o' Groats - and back again!
06:53
July 26, 2021
Lucro Solutions
On this edition of Business Brunch, Des speaks to Shane O’Leary, Managing Director of Lucro Solutions Ltd.
29:42
July 22, 2021
Interview with George Glover
One from the vaults - Legs chats to the Climax Blues Band's Keyboard player about his time with the band
20:38
July 21, 2021
Interview with Troy Redfern
Legs chats to the Herefordshire based slide guitar ace.
15:18
July 21, 2021
Nantwich Town Preseason Chat with Jon Gold
On this week's sport show Gary talks to Nantwich Town Chairman Jon Gold ahead of The Dabber's new season.
15:22
July 20, 2021
Net Zero Week
On this week's sport show Gary speaks to former professional rugby league and rugby union player Martin Offiah MBE about his passion for the Net Zero mission.
19:45
July 20, 2021
Interview with Amanda Fish
Legs chats to the singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist about her career a couple of months before she won a Blues Music Award at the 2019 ceremony.
12:35
July 14, 2021
Interview with Netto Rockfeller
Legs chats to the Brazilian singer, songwriter and guitarist about his career so far, his collaboration with Kid Andersen, and his plans for the future.
18:53
July 14, 2021
Crewe's New Mayor
Dave's guest on The Purrfect Afternoon is Crewe’s newly elected mayor Tom Dunlop.
10:43
July 10, 2021
Cheshire For Good
Des and Dave chat to Donna O’Kell from newly formed business community Cheshire For Good.
14:29
July 10, 2021
Barbecue with Oli Mannion
Barbecue Banter with TV cook Oli Mannion
16:04
July 10, 2021
All Points North
Des speaks to Nick Wagg, the managing director of All Points North, a destination management company.
28:55
July 10, 2021
Blitz Sales Solutions
Des speaks to Alastair Ruston, owner of Blitz Sales Solutions
26:13
July 10, 2021
Interview with Jimmy Reiter
Legs has a chat with the singer, songwriter and guitarist.
11:26
July 07, 2021
Interview with Paul Cowley
Legs has a chat with a former West Midland resident, who now lives in France. Paul Cowley has released his fourth album "Long Time Coming", and he talks about that, his career so far, and plans for the future.
22:20
July 07, 2021
Crewe Railroaders American Football Team
Gary speaks to Matt Hall, running backs coach of the Crewe Railroaders American Football Team.
11:54
July 06, 2021
Cheshire East Crowd
We chat to Mick Warren, Chair, Environment and Communities at Cheshire East who explains that a new crowdfunding initiative from the council which has £100,000 to help finance community projects.
11:52
July 03, 2021
Health Walks
Lee Malkin, Sports Development Manager with Everybody Sport & Recreation, tells Dave how their popular Health Walks have started again.
12:07
July 03, 2021
Nantwich Bookshop
Denise Lawson from The Nantwich Bookshop & Coffee Lounge gives us her selection of summer reads, and takes a light-heated look at some of the types of ‘book lovers’ who frequent her shop.
14:07
July 03, 2021
Lean On Me
Dave chats to Rachael Dyer founder of the local charity Lean On Me. Rachael explains how the charity plans to deal with the effects of knife crime. She also expands on her efforts to give a different perspective on treating depression and preventing attempted suicides.
15:52
July 03, 2021
Interview with Dave Arcari
This episode sees Legs chatting with Scottish singer/songwriter and guitarist Dave Arcari. They ended up having quite a long chat, so this is the full interview, as what was played on the show was only part of it.
33:21
June 30, 2021
Interview with Rudy Wallang from Soulmate
In the first interview Legs had conducted with someone from India he speaks to Rudy Wallang from the band Soulmate, who have made their mark globally as one of the top Indian blues bands.
19:30
June 30, 2021
Breathing
Megs talks to Gary Johnson to discuss the benefits of ensuring that you breathe properly.
13:59
June 30, 2021
Nantwich Market
It’s National Market week and Dave chats to Deputy Town Clerk Sheryl Birtles about how the Nantwich Market is such an integral part of the fabric of the town. Whilst trader Kate Fox explains how the market is working hard to attract shoppers back after restrictions were lifted.
11:02
June 30, 2021
Interview with Boris Zamba
Legs talks to Boris Zamba - guitarist, singer, songwriter and founder of Croatian band Voodoo Ramble
17:54
June 23, 2021
Interview with Joanna Connor
Legs chats to the singer, songwriter and guitarist about her career so far, and her latest CD, which was overseen by Joe Bonamassa.
17:32
June 23, 2021
Tough Tech
Des is joined by Barry Lowe, managing director of Tough Tech Ltd.
26:01
June 20, 2021
Councillor Nick Mannion
Des is joined by Councillor Nick Mannion, Chair of Cheshire East Council’s Economy & Growth Committee.
32:52
June 20, 2021
Crewe Honda Centre
Des speaks to Roger Morris, managing director of Crewe Honda Centre.
31:43
June 17, 2021
Neon Freight
Des speaks to Ian Mallon, managing director of Neon Freight Ltd.
32:18
June 17, 2021
A Packet Of Oatcakes
Entrepreneur Mark Adams plans to export Oatcakes to our Cheshire households. He explains the details to Dave.
11:40
June 17, 2021
Mrs Miggins Pie Shop
Marketeer Andy Lewis underlines the fact that your brand should reflect your personal ethos and values.
16:26
June 17, 2021
Unwrapping With Katie
Young business woman Katie Fox wants us to cut down on packaging and buy ‘loose’ pantry staples. She now has a stall on Nantwich market.
11:07
June 17, 2021
Wellbeing with Charlotte Whale
On Moments with Meg, Megs talks to Charlotte Whale from the wellbeing community.
10:15
June 17, 2021
Sandbach RUFC
On the Saturday Sport Show Gary & George Speak to Emma Holmes of Sandbach RUFC about her fund raising activity in memory of young player Patryck Milner.
08:03
June 17, 2021
Showing The Air You Care
Dave talks to Councillor Mick Warren from Cheshire East, ahead of Clean Air Day on the 17th June.
14:32
June 16, 2021
Interview with Goksenin
A first for the show, Legs chats to an blues artist from Turkey
14:50
June 16, 2021
Catch-up chat with Tomiko Dixon
Tomiko talks about a giveaway she's planned to commemorate the birthday of her grandfather, the legendary Willie Dixon.
15:31
June 16, 2021
5 Things That May Be Affecting Your Mental Health
Neil talks through five things that may be affecting your mental health, and discusses support and strategies for a healthier mind.
08:50
June 10, 2021
Tom Seals is back!
Local Jazz & Blues legend Tom Seals joins Megs & Gary on the Breakfast Show to talk about his new single 'Kissing in-between the 45's'
09:17
June 10, 2021
Hannah’s Helping Hand
Young entrepreneur Hannah, helper Tash and guide dog Yazz explain how they plan to help those of us aren’t very tech savvy.
13:56
June 10, 2021
Sell Like A Geek
Jonathan Whitby is a Geek; he’s also very good with sales advice. Des and Dave are treated to nuggets, take-aways and two buckets.
15:04
June 10, 2021
Pedal For Pounds
We speak to Diane Houston who is a fundraiser for Cancer Research UK. Diane is asking us to get on yer bike and join in CRUK’s virtual cycling challenge.
12:02
June 10, 2021
Interview with Selwyn Birchwood
Legs has a catch up with Selwyn Birchwood, talking about what's happened since they last spoke, and Selwyn's release "Living In A Burning House"
20:29
June 09, 2021
Interview with Prakash Slim
As we virtually travel around the world sampling blues from various countries, this sees Legs chatting with guitarist, singer and songwriter Prakash Slim from Nepal
10:39
June 09, 2021
Interview with Tobacco Road Blues Band
Legs has a chat with the Austrian band who are making a name for themselves internationally.
20:04
June 07, 2021
Interview with Ghalia Volt
Legs has a catch up chat with Ghalia, talking about how things have taken off since they last chatted, and her latest release "One Woman Band"
17:06
June 07, 2021
Volunteering With Sara
It’s Volunteers Week and we chat to Sara Lamond from The Social Action Partnership who is taking the opportunity to salute all our local volunteers.
16:57
June 06, 2021
Yoga for Children
Megs talks to local author Anna Smithers about her new book Yogi Superhero, and Yoga for Children at Karma Kids Yoga.
17:41
June 06, 2021
Jammin’ With Sarah
Iconic local firm Mrs Darlingtons Jams has had a fruitful 2020. We hear from Director Sarah Darlington how a busy lockdown period has presented its own problems.
13:41
June 06, 2021
Bonsai For Beginners
Dave talks to Howard Mansfield about his start up business selling Bonsai trees and how he plans to branch out.
15:47
June 06, 2021
Canals and Copper
Dave speaks to Rich MacKenzie who runs a floating jewellery business from his narrow boat, which is currently moored in Nantwich.
12:10
June 01, 2021
The Menopausal Godmother
Megan is joined by Emma Guy about her debut book 'The Wisdom of a Menopausal Godmother' and her specialism in acupuncture.
13:46
May 27, 2021
Employment Law
Des and Dave's guest this week is Kevin Murphy, a director with Employment Law Solutions.
15:01
May 26, 2021
The Cat Clinic
Veterinary surgeon Laura Atkinson from Cheshire Pet in Sandbach talks to Dave about her dedicated cat clinic.
12:59
May 26, 2021
Interview with Clare Free
Legs has a chat with U.K. singer/songwriter and guitarist Clare Free
20:47
May 26, 2021
Interview with Peter Parcek
Legs has a chat with the American guitarist/singer/songwriter
20:56
May 26, 2021
Health and Wellbeing Trainer Carol Hickson
Meg's guest this week is Hypnotherapist, Life Coach and Health and Wellbeing Trainer Carol Hickson.
14:43
May 22, 2021
Maisy Owen - MO Management
Maisy Owen, who is MD at MO Management talks to Des and Dave about aligning your product or service to a changing market.
15:48
May 22, 2021
The Brand New Crewe Market Hall
Chris McCaughran, Events Manager at the revamped Crewe Market Hall talks from the floor of the hall on the opening day.
08:39
May 22, 2021
Shades Of Blues interview with J.P. Williams
The American singer/songwriter and guitarist talks about his influences, his career so far, and moving forward as the pandemic restrictions ease.
23:09
May 19, 2021
Shades Of Blues interview with Rusty Wright
Singer/songwriter and guitarist Rusty Wright chats to legs about his influences, how the pandemic has affected him personally, and his plans for the future.
26:26
May 19, 2021
Red Rag Marketing
On The Hot Desk this week Des and Dave interviewed Jamie Parker, director of Red Rag Marketing.
15:34
May 15, 2021
Mental Health Awareness Week
It's mental health awareness week and Meg is chatting to Danny Meeks about self care.
12:26
May 15, 2021
Run 4 Patryk
Andy Bird from Sandbach Rugby Club talks to Dave about the Run 4 Patryk charity event scheduled for later this month.
16:06
May 12, 2021
Stoke Speedway & Stock Car Club
On the Saturday Sport Show Gary spoke to Kim Jones of the Stoke Speedway & Stock Car Club about their target to bring both sports back to the region.
12:51
May 12, 2021
Interview with Pat Fulgoni
Pat Fulgoni chats to Legs about his career so far, and his plans for the future.
17:57
May 12, 2021
Interview with When Rivers Meet
Legs chats to Grace & Aaron Bond from the band When Rivers Meet about the attention they've received for their debut album "We Fly Free"
12:59
May 12, 2021
Nantwich Fitness Centre
On this weeks Moments, Meg speaks to Louise Platt of Nantwich Fitness Centre as they prepare to re-open on 17th May.
13:10
May 08, 2021
Artist of the Week - Sam Lyon
Megs and Gary speak to local singer Songwriter Sam Lyon about her new single 'Feels like Heaven'.
05:56
May 08, 2021
April's Local Legend
Megs and Gary speak to The Cat's Local Legend for the month of April, Orlah Maudsley.
03:45
May 08, 2021
Crewe Market Hall Update
Gary talks to Chris McCaughran, Event & Animation Manager of the all new Crewe Market Hall.
04:45
May 05, 2021
Colin Jackson
On this weeks Saturday Sport Show, Gary speaks to Colin Jackson, Double World Record Holder, Commonwealth Gold and Olympic Silver Medalist, about the challenges of allergies and how they influenced his sporting career.
07:37
May 05, 2021
Cheshire Life
Dave chats to Joanne Goodwin, Editor of Cheshire Life Magazine. Talking about how the magazines content has had to adapt as a result of Covid.
14:33
May 05, 2021
Caroline Talks CVs
Chatting to Des and Dave was Caroline Cordery, an expert on what makes the perfect CV and LinkedIn profile.
17:03
May 05, 2021
Beam Heath Trust
Dave talks to Kev Hammersley who is Chairman of The Beam Heath Trust. The trust issues a monetary entitlement to qualifying residents of Nantwich.
15:00
May 05, 2021
Interview with Niecie
Legs chats to Nashville resident Niecie, who has developed her own style by absorbing styles on her travels around the U.S.
20:39
May 05, 2021
Interview with Johnny Burgin
Legs has a chat with the guitarist/singer/songwriter who is trying to unite blues lovers around the world with his "No Border Blues" Facebook page.
19:01
May 05, 2021
Wellness Through Sound
Meg's guest this week is Lawrence Libert, a New Age Musician & Producer based in Manchester UK, and founder of the sound therapy organisation Wellness Through Sound.
12:26
April 29, 2021
College Students' Shakespeare Show
Dave speaks to Holly and Charlie, performing arts learners from Cheshire College South & West, ahead of their live streaming performance of William Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost on May 12th and 13th.
09:54
April 28, 2021
Combermere Abbey
This week's guest on Business Brunch is Sarah Callander Beckett, owner & guardian of Combermere Abbey. Presented by Des Machin
31:00
April 28, 2021
Interview with Kerri Powers
Legs finally gets to chat with Kerri Powers about her career, and plans for the future, and the fact that she's not from Australia.
19:39
April 28, 2021
Interview with Johnny Iguana
Legs has a chat with renowned Chicago pianist Johnny Iguana
24:07
April 28, 2021
Local Legend Vaccination Hero
Roger Morris is our latest Local Legend winner. In this podcast he explains to Dave how he donated space in his motorcycle showroom for an NHS vaccination centre.
16:03
April 26, 2021
The Well-Being Community
The Well-being community is a group of like minded people who can offer a wide variety of various skills to help support individuals when in times of need.
10:30
April 25, 2021
Tom Seals... again
This time Megs & Gary speak to Musician Tom Seals about his new show on Sky.
07:14
April 25, 2021
Alex Announcer Charity Football Match
Gary speaks to Crewe Alex stadium announcer Andy Scoffin about a Charity Match organised in aid The Christie.
17:51
April 21, 2021
The Jon Shaw Foundation
Wendy Shaw is the founder of The Jon Shaw Foundation, set up in memory of her son who tragically died from SUDEP - Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. She spoke to Dave on The Purrfect Afternoon.
16:28
April 21, 2021
Shades Of Blues - Interview with Christina Crofts
In his bid to highlight blues from around the world Legs chats with Australian guitarist/singer/songwriter Christina Crofts
20:60
April 21, 2021
Shades Of Blues - Catch-up interview with Deb Ryder
Legs has a chat with Deb Ryder to see what she's been up to for the past couple of years.
21:18
April 21, 2021
Shades Of Blues - Catch-up interview with Mick Kolassa
Legs chats to Mick about his recent release "If You Can't Be Good, Be Good At It", plus his plans for more releases in 2021.
22:10
April 19, 2021
Shades Of Blues - Catch-up interview with Shaun Murphy
Legs has a bit of a catch up with Shaun Murphy, talking about how she's coping with the pandemic, and her latest release "Flame Still Burns"
15:06
April 19, 2021
Ministry of Yoga
Megan talks to Shelley Aspden of the Ministry of Yoga in Crewe
10:07
April 15, 2021
Park View Business Centre
Des chats with Peter Beckett, Managing Director of Park View Business Centre
32:03
April 14, 2021
Hocknells Florist
Des chats with Nigel Hocknell, owner of Hocknells Florist in Crewe
26:08
April 14, 2021
Information Catalyst
Des and Dave speak to Stuart Campbell, Managing Director of Information Catalyst for Enterprise Ltd
15:28
April 14, 2021
Shades Of Blues with Kev 'Legs' Walker - Interview with Eduardo Machado
Legs has a catch up with Eduardo Machado - member of the Brazilian band Milk N' Blues
19:37
April 10, 2021
Shades Of Blues with Kev 'Legs' Walker - Interview with David A. Less
Legs talks to author David A. Less about his book "Memphis Mayhem", and about living in the city.
37:40
April 10, 2021
Benjamin Stubbs Mindset Coach
Meg talks to mindset coach Benjamin Stubbs, who specialises in 1-2-1 Zoom sessions.
11:12
April 08, 2021
Tom Seals' New TV Show
Musical powerhouse Tom Seals chats to Dave about his brand new TV show currently airing on Sky
17:26
April 06, 2021
Ollie's Bikes
Gary talks to local entrepreneur Ollie Birch-Hampson of Ollie's Bikes
08:23
April 06, 2021
Sport: Nantwich Pool League
Gary talks to league officer Jamie Hunt of the Nantwich & District Pool League
09:45
April 06, 2021
Need Golf Centre
This week on the Saturday Sport Show Gary spoke to professional golfer James Need about the reopening of the Need Golf Centre in Nantwich.
07:59
April 02, 2021
Shades Of Blues with Kev 'Legs' Walker - Interview with Mary Stokes
A chat with the Irish singer/songwriter about her career so far, and some of the artists she's performed with.
20:58
April 01, 2021
Shades Of Blues with Kev 'Legs' Walker - Interview with Duke Robillard
An interview with the legendary, and inspirational, singer/songwriter and guitarist, where he talks about who and what inspired him, and his career so far.
15:11
April 01, 2021
Breathing
This week Meg is joined by breathing instructor Matt Bagwell.
14:35
March 26, 2021
Mac Store
On this edition of Business Brunch, Des Speaks to Steve Smith, Head of Trade at Nantwich based Mac Store.
31:09
March 25, 2021
Brightstar
On this edition of Business Brunch, Des speaks to Gerry O’Keeffe, Executive Vice-President of Brightstar.
31:04
March 25, 2021
Jaymar Packaging
On this edition of Business Brunch, Des speaks to Craig Street, the MD of Jaymar Packaging Ltd.
25:14
March 25, 2021
Autism Inclusive
Dave speaks to Gemma Molony-Ridsdale from the Autism Inclusive charity in Crewe. Gem and friend Elly are cycling a virtual Lands End to John O’Groats route to raise funds.
15:36
March 24, 2021
Interview with Layla Zoe
The Canadian singer/songwriter talks about her career. Her decision to move to Europe, and her plans for the future.
29:49
March 24, 2021
Interview with Sue Foley
She has released 15 albums since her debut with Young Girl Blues (1992). In May 2020, she won her first Blues Music Award, in the 'Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female)' category. Here she talks about her career so far.
11:44
March 24, 2021
Crewe Alexandra Women FC First Team
Gary chats to player Amanda Fallon and 1st team manager Matt Fisher of Crewe Alexandra Women Football Club.
13:40
March 20, 2021
Neil talks about mental health
Drivetime presenter Neil Davis talks about the help and support available for anybody struggling with mental health.
06:18
March 20, 2021
Parveen Smith
Parveen Smith, author of the book 'Head in Heaven Feet on Earth', tells her story of communicating with the Angels following ill health.
21:26
March 18, 2021
D&D Tyres
Des speaks to David Burrows, Managing Director of D&D Tyres & Garage Services
30:16
March 17, 2021
Applewood Independant
Des speaks to David Pritchard, Managing Director of Applewood Independent Financial Advisors
15:38
March 17, 2021
BeWILDerwood
Dave's guest is Tom Blofeld, CEO of BeWILDerwood adventure park, who explains the difference between a Boggle and a Twiggle.
13:31
March 17, 2021
National Feet Week
It’s National Feet Week and we chat to Gill Fox, owner of The Nantwich Clinic about caring for your feet. We also get the low-down on Plantar Fasciitis!
13:30
March 17, 2021
Zoe from Eden Vets
Zoe Van Leth from Eden Vets explains how the COVID-19 lockdown can give rise to pet behavioral problems. She also greets Dave in Dutch!
17:05
March 17, 2021
Blunstone Close
Dave learns all about the connection between Blunstone Close in Crewe, and one of soccer’s most dramatic score-lines: England 7, Scotland 2.
06:40
March 17, 2021
Vagrants New Captain
On this week's Saturday Sports Show George talks to Crewe Vagrants Cricket Club's new captain Callum Bacon about his aspirations for the new season.
09:08
March 17, 2021
New music from Jim Kirkpatrick
On Friday's breakfast show Gary spoke to local musician Jim Kirkpatrick about his new single '61 & 49'. Listen to the full track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uIQC67gYio
05:44
March 13, 2021
Make Yourself A Little Bit Famous
Meg speaks to former Radio and TV Presenter Penny Haslam about her book 'Make Yourself a Little Bit Famous'.
18:33
March 11, 2021
Crewe Regional Sunday League
Gary speaks to Dave Cooper, secretary of Crewe Regional Sunday League. Dave talks about his ambition to get all 138 remaining games played in order to complete the season amidst the pandemic.
06:54
March 11, 2021
Local Legend Sandie Wilson
Dave talks to this month's Local Legend Award winner Sandie Wilson.  Sandie has been busy with a chainsaw and has brightened up Joey The Swan with an owl sculpture.
13:50
March 11, 2021
The Vinyl Resurgence
Dave is chatting to Steve Cook from Applestump Records about the resurgence of interest in vinyl records. Steve is planning to open a record store in Nantwich.
09:57
March 11, 2021
Local Poet Gareth Williams
Gary speaks to Gareth Williams, a poetic Crewe businessman who has just penned a new verse to honour Sir Captain Tom Moore.
03:22
March 08, 2021
Looking After Your Employees
This week Meg is joined by Karen Mills of Zen Occupational Health, a local occupational health company based in Cheshire who provide support to businesses nationwide.
13:33
March 04, 2021
Apprenticeship Opportunities
Scott Smith, head of recruitment at Swansway Group, joins Des and Dave for National Careers Week. Scott explains the varied apprenticeship opportunities at Swansway.
13:10
March 04, 2021
Land & Property Searches
Russell Brown, owner of X-Press Legal Services, joins Dave to talk about the importance of land and property searches prior to buying a house.
14:00
March 04, 2021
New music from Callum J Wright
Gary catches up with local artist Callum J Wright about his latest release. Listen to the full track here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3htNV2InJOI
05:13
March 01, 2021
Hope House - Take A Hike!
Dave speaks to Hannah Robinson, area fundraiser for Hope House Children’s Hospices, who gives the lowdown on 'Take A Hike!' - a virtual fundraising event.
13:25
March 01, 2021
Christians Against Poverty
On this podcast Dave is joined by Tim Oakley, debt centre manager at CAP (Christians Against Poverty) in Crewe, to talk about crisis debt management.
11:42
March 01, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Brian Wilson - Alsager Town
On this edition of The Sport Show Gary talks to Brian Wilson, former Stoke City defender and now newly appointed 1st Team Manager at Alsager Town.  Brian talks passionately about next season with The Bullets and also the importance of youth development programmes in football.
09:60
February 26, 2021
Jonathan Antoine
Meg catches up with Britain’s Got Talent star Jonathan Antoine
10:04
February 25, 2021
Heather Pritchett - Agenda Communication
Heather Pritchett is chatting to Des and Dave about the importance of quality communication across the business hierarchy.
14:09
February 23, 2021
Steven Burgin Hair Design
This week's Business Brunch guest is Steven Burgin, owner of Steven Burgin Hair Design. He has recently won a national award for keeping in touch with his customers and the community throughout the pandemic.
13:42
February 22, 2021
Ed Whitby of Whitby Morrison
Joining Des and Dave on The Hot Desk this week is Ed Whitby, Operations Director of Whitby Morrison Ice Cream Vans Ltd. During lockdown they have raised £8,000 for St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice.
11:38
February 22, 2021
Tom Oliphant
Tarporley racing driver Tom Oliphant speaks to Gary on this week's sport show.
14:39
February 22, 2021
I'm Worried About Mum
Joining Meg on this edition of Moments is independent Social Worker Sally Smith from I'm Worried About Mum. Sally talks about support options for later life, living with learning disabilities and dementia.
10:52
February 18, 2021
Jonathan Tarplee
Meg & Gary talk with Jonathan Tarplee of The Blue Yellows. The band has a new EP called "Minute in the Sun".
06:59
February 18, 2021
Jez Touch - Rare Earth Digital
On this edition Des interviews Jez Touch, a director of Rare Earth Digital Ltd, a software development firm.
25:43
February 16, 2021
Building confidence and resilience in children
Dave speaks to Jacqui Bevan who talks about her new business called Butterflies, which offers help building confidence and resilience in children.
12:43
February 16, 2021
Healthier Happier You
Joining Meg this week is guest Michelle Flynn of Michelle Flynn Coaching.
12:31
February 11, 2021
Vaccination Hero
Dave speaks to Roger Morris, owner of the Honda Motorbike Shop on West Street in Crewe. Roger has offered up his premises to the NHS to be turned into a community COVID-19 vaccination centre. More information: https://www.visordown.com/news/general/honda-dealership-joins-covid-19-fight-becoming-vaccine-centre
12:11
February 10, 2021
Eden Vets
Dave Speaks to Jools Hargreaves from Eden Vets in Shavington, near Crewe. More information: https://eden-vets.co.uk/
13:14
February 10, 2021
National Apprenticeship Week - Swansway
It’s National Apprenticeship Week and Swansway’s Recruitment and Apprentice Advisor Carley Farrington chats about her company’s commitment to their apprentices. More information:  https://www.swanswaygarages.com/careers/apprenticeships/ https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/
11:36
February 10, 2021
The Sport Show - Crewe Railroaders
This week's guest is Jason Smith, Head Coach from The Crewe Railroaders, a local British American Football Club. More information: https://www.crewe-railroaders.co.uk/
08:56
February 07, 2021
Sarah Darlington - British Empire Medal Recipient
Dave Foulkes talks to Sarah Darlington, a recent recipient of the British Empire Medal for her charity work in the local area.
13:23
February 05, 2021
Moments with Meg - Children's Mental Health
Cheshire East Councillor Kathryn Flavell, Cabinet Member for Children and Families, joins Meg to talk about support of Children’s Mental Health Week. More information on the services discussed in this podcast can be found here: https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/livewell/health-matters/health-conditions/mental-health/mental-health.aspx
12:27
February 04, 2021
Dominic Crisp - Everybody Sport & Recreation
On this edition of Business Brunch, Des speaks to Dominic Crisp, Head of Leisure Operations at Everybody Sport & Recreation.
28:53
February 03, 2021
Howard Lewis - Crewe Hall Hotel
On this edition of Business Brunch, Des speaks to Howard Lewis, General Manager of Crewe Hall Hotel.
33:14
February 03, 2021
Roy Johnson - Sandler Training
On this edition of Business Brunch, Des speaks to Roy Johnson, Managing Director of Sandler Training.
30:09
February 03, 2021
Paul Coleman - South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce
On this edition of Business Brunch, Des speaks to Paul Coleman, Chief Executive of South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
16:56
February 03, 2021
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week
Dave Foulkes speaks to Kerry Spink, Engagement Manager for the mental health charity Visyon, based in Cheshire. It's Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week and Kerry explains how the charity has coped with increased demand for their services during lockdown. She also tells Dave about the charity’s 28 in 28 fundraising initiative. For more information you can visit https://www.visyon.org.uk/ To reach out for support from Visyon you can call 01260 290000 or text 07508 074748.
12:33
February 01, 2021
The Hot Desk - VK Business Assist
On this week's episode of The Hot Desk is guest Veronica Kitton, owner at VK Business Assist. She talks to Des and Dave about about making more of business data by storing client information on a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system.
14:13
February 01, 2021
The Sport Show - 30/01/2021
On this week's episode Gary and George speak to Oli Byron of Sandbach United FC and Dave Long of Crewe Vagrants Sporting Club. Oli Byron @ 00:00 Dave Long @ 09:15
19:05
January 31, 2021
Interview: Dillan Lamb
Jeff Allen chats to Sandbach singer songwriter Dillan Lamb about his career to date and his new single ‘Music Makes Me’, recorded at Arena Studios in Crewe. Listen to the full track here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyRxVWwlFzc For more about Dillan visit: https://www.dillanlambmusic.com/
07:32
January 30, 2021
Julie Pugh of Slimming World
On this week's edition of Moments with Meg, Meg is joined on the phone by Julie Pugh of Slimming World
08:50
January 29, 2021
Andy Hockenhull - Sandbach United
On the Saturday Sport Show this week Gary Johnson spoke to Sandbach United manager Andy Hockenhull
10:43
January 25, 2021
Paddy Davenport - Sandbach RUFC
On this weeks Saturday Sport Show Gary Johnson spoke to Paddy Davenport of Sandbach RUFC.
12:49
January 18, 2021
Richard Daniel Curtis - The Kid Calmer
Gary Johnson speaks to Richard Daniel Curtis,  a child and behavioural psychologist, about the effects that lockdown and the pandemic are having.
07:39
January 18, 2021
Nub News
On this week’s episode Des speaks with Karl Hancock, Managing Director of Nub News Ltd.
28:60
January 08, 2021
Rookery Hall
On this week’s episode Des speaks with Tim O'Sullivan, General Manager of Rookery Hall.
33:43
January 08, 2021
Sphere Connect
On this week’s episode Des speaks with Michelle Vorell-Adams, Managing Director of Sphere Connect Ltd
27:33
December 18, 2020
Newbrook Engineering
On this week’s episode Des speaks with Kevin Williams, Managing Director of Newbrook Engineering in Crewe.
28:30
December 18, 2020
Pete Leydon - Nantwich News
On this week’s episode Des speaks with Peter Leydon, owner of Nantwich News
29:13
December 05, 2020
Mark Hallam - The County Group
On this week’s episode Des speaks with Mark Hallam, Operations Director at The County Group
25:01
December 05, 2020
Shaun Cafferty - Martin & Co
On this week’s episode Des speaks with Shaun Cafferty, Managing Director of Martin & Co
28:57
December 05, 2020
Tim Morris - Cymphony
On this week’s episode Des speaks with Tim Morris, Managing Director of Cymphony Ltd
29:09
December 05, 2020
Debby Hackney - Nowell Mellor Solicitors
On this week’s episode Des speaks with Debby Hackney, Director of Nowell Mellor Solicitors
27:04
December 05, 2020
David Burck - Beargistics
On this week’s episode Des speaks with David Burck - Managing Director of Beargistics Ltd 
29:42
December 05, 2020
Neil talks to Dom Joly and Beverley Callard
I'm A Celeb is back on the TV and Neil has dug through the archive to bring you interviews with two of this year's contestants!
18:47
November 26, 2020
Ryan Jones - Recoup Financial Solutions
On this week's episode Des speaks with Ryan Jones, managing director of Recoup Financial Solutions.
27:49
November 16, 2020
Neil Smith - Train Bits and More
On this week's episode is a director of a company who has been working hand in glove with the country's leading rail operating companies. Neil Smith is a managing director of Crewe based Train Bits and More.
34:40
November 16, 2020
Jacqueline Baxter - JobSpot Recruitment
On this week's episode is a recruitment expert who started her own business in 2016. Jacqueline Baxter is the managing director of JobSpot Recruitment.
27:19
November 16, 2020
Eric Harrison - Crewe Tyre and Exhaust
On today's episode is a businessman who grew up in Manchester, settled in Shropshire, and eventually opened up a business in Cheshire. In the Business for 35 years, Eric Harrison is the owner of Crewe Tyre and Exhaust.
24:41
November 16, 2020
Clive Jackson - Nantwich Town Football Club
A volunteer, a past chairman, and now director of football at Nantwich Town Football Club. Clive Jackson is in the hot seat this week.
32:20
November 16, 2020
ICYMI #10 - Nantwich Food Festival Special
This week's edition of In Case You Missed It is a Nantwich Food Festival special We hear from the landlords of The Leopard Pub, a festival director, chef and owner of Mac and Bone, Snugburys, a local butcher, and a festival sponsor.
34:43
September 16, 2020
ICYMI #9
Your legal questions answered, Jim Kirkpatrick stops by for a chat about his new music, and it's international bacon day - so we speak to a local butcher!
32:27
September 05, 2020
ICYMI #8
On this weeks show; a local railway author, and an update from Crewe Lyceum Theatre amid the coronavirus pandemic.
32:52
September 05, 2020
ICYMI #7
On this week’s show… We hear from the Manager of RSPCA Stapley Grange about how the centre has been working through the pandemic Lucy Smith talks to Chris Cadman about the community organisation Crewe Create And Jeff Stubbs from the Nantwich Civic Society is here talking about the work they do around the town
35:54
August 23, 2020
ICYMI #6
On this week's show: Local musician Mark Concar talks about his career as a teacher, a percussionist, and now as a rugby coach Phil Holmes, the creative director of Lightpool, an October festival that takes place in Blackpool, speaks to Chris Cadman about this year's Lumen Event in Crewe and Dave talks to Christina Quine, a local artist from Sandbach
38:46
August 21, 2020
ICYMI #5
On this weeks show... Kate Dobson from Nantwich Museum is speaking to Dave about the Museums @ Home event Chris Cadman poses listener legal questions to Paul Clark from the South Cheshire Law Society Helen Capener is fundraising £120k to help her son Georgy receive treatment for a very rare bone cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma. Local news https://crewe.nantwich.news/2020/08/lockdown-photographs-requested-for.html https://crewe.nantwich.news/2020/08/2020-weaver-wander-is-to-go-ahead.html
47:38
August 13, 2020
ICYMI #4
ON THIS WEEK’S SHOW… Local residents Kimberly Smith and her 10 year old daughter Millie are having their hair cut for The Little Princess Trust… Miss Darlington’s jams is a Crewe based jam, preserve and chutney maker that has been around since the 80’s, Des and Dave speak to Sarah Darlington, daughter of the company’s founder Marion, and now key player in the business… We look at a couple of the local news stories from the week… And we get an update from The Nantwich Food Festival about this year’s postponement and ‘the lockdown awards’ News stories https://crewe.nub.news/n/crewe-community-bike-shop-joins-government-anti-obesity-scheme-as-demand-soars-for-its-services https://crewe.nantwich.news/2020/07/changes-to-parking-fees-at-leighton.html Links For more information on next year’s festival, and the lockdown awards, visit www.nantwichfoodfestival.co.uk
33:02
August 04, 2020
ICYMI #3
Coming up on this week's show… London underground trains built in the late 70s and early 80s will soon be running on the Crewe to Chester railway line We hear from David McDonald, the chair of the Crewe Clean Team – he talks to Dave Foulkes about the work they do in the town An announcement from Cheshire East – free parking in Crewe and Nantwich… but only on 4 days throughout the year And we’ll learn about One You Cheshire East -  a local organisation part of a national health initiative – offering support to local residents on losing weight and stopping smoking News Stories... Free parking for Crewe and Nantwich (for four days a year) - https://crewe.nantwich.news/2020/07/free-parking-for-crewe-and-nantwich-for.html Calling at Crewe - Iconic London Underground trains to run on Chester line - https://crewe.nantwich.news/2020/07/calling-at-crewe-iconic-london.html Further information from our interview guests... Crewe Clean Team - http://crewecleanteam.co.uk/ One You Cheshire East - https://www.oneyoucheshireeast.org/
29:28
July 26, 2020
ICYMI #2
Welcome to In Case You Missed it for July 19th 2020 Coming up on this weeks show... We hear from Simon Dyson, the principal of Highfields Academy – he spoke to Chris Cadman earlier this week about this impact of COVID on the school and how they responded Clare Hayward MBE, the Chair of Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership talks about ‘the getting students online’ campaign And our very own dave foulkes talks to Sandra Link – a Trustee at Chance Changing Lives - They talk about how the organisation is working during COVID-19 and Sandra’s nomination for an Amazing Women Award You can vote for Sandra at https://www.womanandhome.com/amazing-women-awards/ - Voting closes on the 31st July In the news... Treasure trove of unclaimed memories uncovered in former Crewe town centre chemist - Full story here: https://crewe.nantwich.news/2020/07/treasure-trove-of-unclaimed-memories.html If you’d like to share your thoughts about anything we feature or talk about on the show, whether you’re listening live, or listening back to the podcast on thisisthecat.com – email studio@thisisthecat.com and we’ll pick up your message.
31:48
July 24, 2020
Snugburys
In this episode Des speaks to Kitty Sadler, a company director and one of three sisters who run Snugburys, an Ice Cream maker located on the outskirts of Nantwich. For more information visit https://www.snugburys.co.uk/about/
23:17
July 11, 2020
Repclif Chemical Services
This week Des speaks to Ivan Anketell-Clifford from Repclif Chemical Services The companies started with Robert Frazer and Doug Holt founding Repclif Chemical Services Ltd on 20th July 1971. Robert was a Chemical Engineer and Doug an Industrial Chemist. Prior both worked for the Wellcome Foundation in Crewe, Cheshire. For more information visit https://qualkem.com/
30:52
July 11, 2020
ICYMI #1
Welcome along to a new show here on The Cat, and the first edition of ‘In case you missed it’ This is where we look back to the last week, both on-air, and in our local area of Crewe and Nantwich Coming up on this week’s show: · We’ll hear from Ben Wye, from Active Crewe travel, who talks to our very own Dave Foulkes about the future of cycling in the local area · And a Local care home agency has been rated among the top in the region… we’ll have a listen back to the interview from earlier in the week · We’ll have a run-through of the biggest local news stories of the week · And look forward to the week ahead First up… Do you have an interesting car or bicycle, classic or state of the art? Two local young journalists are looking for interesting vehicles to review for their YouTube channel. The duo would like local owners of interesting cars and bicycles to get in touch if they are willing to allow them to film and review the vehicle. If you think you can help, or maybe you know somebody who can, you can contact the boys via their Facebook page, just search for ‘all things auto tv’, you can also email the boys. (danielachterhuis@gmail.com) Local residents using Cheshire East Council's household waste recycling centre site in Crewe have been warned to expect delays. Roadworks near the site, on Middlewich Road and Pyms Lane, are causing higher than normal amounts of traffic in the area and this is now having a knock-on effect for residents queuing to use the household waste recycling centre. To help ease the traffic and the demand, the local authority who manages the site is reintroducing a vehicle number plate system from Friday 10 July just for the Crewe site. Active Crewe Travel is a local organization that promotes cycling in our local area and campaigns for safer routes and conditions in the area. They would like to see 20mph speed limits on all residential and quiet streets, and Dutch-style fully segregated cycle lanes. Ben Wye is from Active Crewe Travel, and spoke to our very own Dave Foulkes earlier this week… You can listen to the full interview with Ben on our website, and to find out more about Active Crewe Travel you can visit creweact.org.uk Home care provider SureCare Central Cheshire has won an award for being one of the Top 20 home care providers in North West England. Tina Jones, Director at SureCare Central Cheshire spoke to us about what they do, earlier this week... News from this week - Cheshire East Council is to press ahead with a brand new walking and cycling route for Crewe to encourage people to leave their cars on the drive and get healthier. The route will be created in the Leighton area of Crewe and the council also announced a similar scheme for Wilmslow. The council is responding to calls for safer cycle routes, which also offer a pleasant environment for pedestrians. The scheme forms part of a council policy to promote active travel, reducing car dependency and our carbon footprint. The A530 scheme will support the northwest Crewe housing package and will improve walking and cycling links to the Bentley campus, Leighton Hospital, and Leighton Academy. Looking ahead at this week on The Cat · On Monday afternoon Chris Cadman is speaking to Simon Dyson, the Principal of Highfields academy in Nantwich. They’ll be discussing the impact of COVID-19 and how the school has adapted and · Sandra Link from Chance Changing Lives will be chatting to Dave on Wednesday at 11:30 about how the group is working during COVID-19, and about her nomination for an Amazing Women Award
15:02
July 09, 2020
SCK Group
On this edition Des is joined by Tony Birchall, the managing director of a company specializing in asbestos removal, land remediation and demolition services. More information can be found at sckgroup.co.uk
27:56
June 10, 2020
Website Specialists
Des is joined by Jill Ashton, one of the owners of J-Lau Associates. They specialize in web design, website assessment and copy writing. More information can be found at www.jlauassociates.com
29:13
June 09, 2020
Frank Olsen Furniture
On this edition of Business Brunch Des speaks to Charlie Greybrook, the owner of Frank Olsen Furniture. They started trading in 2016 and from day one were streets ahead of their competitors. More information can be found at frankolsenfurniture.co.uk
32:59
June 08, 2020
Reaseheath College
Des is joined by Marcus Clinton, CEO and Principle of Reaseheath College. Reaseheath College is one of the UK’s leading land-based colleges based in Cheshire. More information can be found at reaseheath.ac.uk
31:58
May 21, 2020
Gibsons’ Greengrocer & Deli
Des is joined by Emma Gibson from Gibsons’ Greengrocer & Deli in Sandbach. By sourcing from within Cheshire where possible they support local farmers & producers and minimise food miles. More information can be found on their facebook page www.facebook.com/pg/gibsonsgreengrocersdeli
24:10
April 16, 2020
Nantwich Refrigeration Services
Des is joined by Tim Bowker from Nantwich Refrigeration Services. Locally based clients such as Chatwin’s Bakery, CLS Care Services, Snugbury’s and Cheshire Farm Ice Cream have been trading with the company since the early days. They were founded in 1975. More information can be found at nantwich-refrigeration.co.uk
29:47
April 15, 2020
MO Management Consultancy
Des is joined by Maisy Owen from MO Management Consultancy. They business owners and directors with experienced support in many areas to help their business grow in a cost effective way. More information can be found at www.momanagement.co.uk
27:13
April 14, 2020
FW Power
Des is joined by Fabian Ware of FW Power. FW Power provides both Prime and Standby Generators for all applications across all industries. More information can be found at fwpower.co.uk
31:29
March 28, 2020
Swansway Group
Des is joined by David Smyth from Swansway Group. Swansway Group is a family-owned motor group with multiple locations across North West England and the Midlands. More information can be found at www.swanswaygarages.com
23:01
March 15, 2020
Kate Dobson from Nantwich Museum
Kate Dobson from Nantwich Museum is in the studio with Chris to talk about current and future exhibits. For more information visit nantwichmuseum.org.uk
11:30
March 14, 2020
Alan Boyd of Boyds Consultants
Des is joined by Alan Boyd of Boyds Consultants. Boyds works with pharma companies, biotechs, and spin-outs to support the development of new medicines for patient benefit. More information can be found at www.boydconsultants.com
37:38
March 07, 2020
Prue Leith
Chris Cadman spoke to Prue Leith when she visited Nantwich Book Shop to promote her new book. More information can be found at prue-leith.com
08:55
March 06, 2020
Cerebral Palsy United FC
Jeff speaks to Liz Clark from Cerebral Palsy United Football Club. More information can be found at www.cpunited.co.uk
11:48
March 05, 2020
Cheshire Down’s Syndrome Support Group
Ian Maddock talks to Rebecca Goodier and Lucy Liddiard from the Cheshire Down’s Syndrome Support Group. More information can be found at www.cheshiredownssyndrome.com
17:52
March 04, 2020
Alsager Precision
Steve Warren from Alsager Precision is in the local business hot seat with Des this week. More information can be found at www.alsagerprecision.co.uk
26:01
March 03, 2020
Crewe Photographic Society
Jeff Allen talks to John Royle from the Crewe Photographic Society. More information can be found at www.crewephotosoc.com
11:54
March 02, 2020
YMCA Crewe Sleep Easy
Chris Cadman talks to Lisa Cormack about the first YMCA Crewe sponsored sleep out. More information can be found at ymcacrewe.org.uk/ymca-sleep-easy
10:33
March 01, 2020
Wolf Pack Gym
Ian Maddock talks to Oli Mell who has just opened a gym in Nantwich called the Wolf Pack. More information can be found at www.wolfpackgym.co.uk
28:23
February 26, 2020
Apple Safety Services
Michelle Carter from Apple Safety Services is in the business hot seat with Des this week.. More information can be found at www.applesafetyservices.com
26:47
February 25, 2020
Crewe Railroaders American Football
Jason Smith, Steve Valentine and Shaun Povall of Crewe Railroaders American Football Team talk to Stevie M. More information can be found at facebook.com/TheRailroadersAFC/
29:22
February 24, 2020
Nantwich Players Amateur Theatre Group
Ian Maddock speaks to Bethany Froud from Nantwich Players Theatre. More information can be found at www.nantwichplayers.com
29:06
February 24, 2020
Nantwich Walled Garden
Chris Cadman talks to Sue Clark from the Nantwich Walled Garden Society. More information can be found at nantwichwalledgarden.org.uk
11:44
February 23, 2020
South Cheshire Model Engineering Society
Chris Cadman talks to Paul Vidler and Colin Mansell from South Cheshire Model Engineering Society. More information can be found at southcheshiremes.com
12:47
February 22, 2020
Crewe and Nantwich Metal Detecting Society
Ian Maddock talks to Martin Tobitt from the Crewe and Nantwich Metal Detecting Society. More information can be found at www.candnmds.co.uk
23:04
February 21, 2020