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Tuesday, 02 March 2021

Business Insights Chat with Mark Ferguson, Managing Director of Castle Colour Packaging

In this week’s Business Insights Chat, Ian Fitch speaks to Mark Ferguson, managing director of Castle Colour Packaging, a specialist packaging manufacturer in Norwich. Mark’s insights into lockdown offer a unique perspective in this series, as they were identified as an essential business at the start of the first lockdown.

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Friday, 26 February 2021

Special interview episode with Damian Horner: The dark art of marketing

In this special episode Mark and James pick the brains of marketeer extraordinaire, Damian Horner. They draw out some amazing advice, tips and insights from Damian that are relevant to SME Business owners on the use of marketing and marketing strategies in the digital age.

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Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Tourism Business Chat with Andrew Hird

Launching this series of Tourism Business Chat is an interview between Chris Scargill and Andrew Hird; General Manager at Woodland Holiday Park in Norfolk, and Chairman of Visit North Norfolk Coast and Countryside. Chris and Andrew reflect on the issues that the tourism sector has faced in the last 12 months and look at what can be done to help businesses rebuild and grow.

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Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Business Insights Chat with William Coe

In this week’s Business Insight Chat, Ian Fitch talks to William Coe, managing director of Coes, an independent company of department stores, who have been trading since 1928! This chat offers an incredible insight into how a prominent local business has learnt, and continued to grow during a tough time for retail, and is not to be missed.

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Friday, 19 February 2021

Improve your sleeping habits - Don't sleep on the job!

In this week's episode of Impromptu Business Chat, James and Mark chat about the benefits of sleep for business leaders and their teams, and share 3 top tips on ways to improve the quality of our sleep. 

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Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Interview with Susanna Rendall, Group MD of The Boxford Group

In this episode of Business Insights Chat, partner Ian Fitch talks to Susanna Rendall, group managing director of The Boxford Group. The group owns the award-winning Stoke-By-Nayland Resort, Peake Fruit Ltd and Boxford Suffolk Farms.

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Friday, 12 February 2021

Avoiding video call fatigue - I've got the video blues

In this weeks episode of Impromptu Business Chat, James and Mark share their experiences of the video blues. Since the first lockdown, businesses have become ever more reliant on video calls, but is it now starting to impact our metal health and wellbeing.

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Tuesday, 09 February 2021

Business Insights Chat with Oliver Paul, co-owner of Suffolk Food Hall

In this week's Business Insights Chat, partner Ian Fitch talks to Oliver Paul, co-owner of the hugely popular Suffolk Food Hall. Oliver discusses how he believes there is now a strong place in the market for small, and owner-managed businesses; the 'Venus and Mars' approach to building your team, and much more, not to be missed!

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Friday, 05 February 2021

Does self-help work? Knowledge isn't power

In this weeks episode of Impromptu Business Chat Mark and James discuss the booming self help industry and the promises it makes to solve life's problems.

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Tuesday, 02 February 2021

Business Insights Chat with Mark Goldspink, CEO of Purcell

In our second episode, partner Ian Fitch talks to Mark Goldpsink, CEO of Purcell, a firm of architects, heritage consultants and master planners about how they adjusted during lockdown, the key to being a good business owner, and the importance of mentors.

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Friday, 29 January 2021

Special interview episode with Simon Mundie

On this week’s exciting episode of Impromptu Business Chat, Mark and James welcome broadcaster and presenter Simon Mundie. They discuss how, if sport is a metaphor for life, then it must also be a metaphor for business!

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Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Business Insights Chat episode one with Paul Day of Turners

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new podcast series, Business Insights Chat, a series of podcasts where the team interview successful business owners and leaders from a variety of sectors throughout Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

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Friday, 22 January 2021

The Power of Storytelling - I wanna tell you a story!

In this week's episode of Impromptu Business Chat, James and Mark highlight the power of storytelling in business.

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Thursday, 21 January 2021

Coming soon...New podcast series launch - Business Insights Chat

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new podcast series, Business Insights Chat, a series of podcasts where the team interview successful business owners and leaders from a variety of sectors throughout Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

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Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Mental health and wellbeing in business

As part of their Impromptu Business Chat special interview episodes, James Lay and Mark Curtis recently spoke to Louise Newby from Three Eggs on the importance of maintaining good mental health, particularly for business leaders. It's important to look after your teams, but who is looking after you?

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Friday, 15 January 2021

Formation of Teams : There’s no “I” in team (but there is “me”!)

In this week's episode, James and Mark talk about the importance of forming effective teams in business.

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Friday, 08 January 2021

How to succeed with New Year Resolutions - WOOP there it is!

James and Mark return for season 3 with an episode focused on achieving New Year Resolutions. They build on the WOOP model introduced in episode 28, drawing reference to The Science of Wellbeing and more.

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Wednesday, 06 January 2021

Bitesize Brexit - Agricultural Focus with Savills part 2

Brexit experts Chris, Laurie and special guest Tom Parish from Savills are back together for further discussions into land values, the future changes markets may see and where land values could end up

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Monday, 21 December 2020

Bitesize Brexit - Agricultural Focus with Savills

Join experts Chris Scargill, Laurie Hill and special guest Tom Parish, Head of Rural at Savills in Norfolk, to discuss and reflect on this future era of farming bringing their own thoughts on the market, land price, taxes and much more.

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Friday, 18 December 2020

Negotiation Skills: Everything is a negotiation

In this weeks show, Mark and James talk about the importance of negotiations skills in business and in life generally. 

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Friday, 11 December 2020

Make the right decisions part 2 - Mind over matter

In this week's episode, Mark and James talk about the pitfalls of cognitive biases and how they influence decisions in business. 

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Friday, 04 December 2020

How to drive lasting change - A change will do you good

In this week's episode, Mark and James reflect on 2020, and look ahead to 2021 and the inevitable New Year's Eve Resolutions.

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Friday, 27 November 2020

Special Interview Episode with Louise Newby on Mental Health & Wellbeing

In the third of their special guest interview episodes, James and Mark chat to Louise Newby from Three Eggs Mental Health and Wellbeing Solutions, on how good mental health in the workplace is good for business. 

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Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Bitsesize Brexit - Agriculture Act 2020

With the Agriculture Bill reaching royal assent on 11th November 2020 and becoming the Agriculture Act 2020, the UK has reached a key point as a new era of agriculture now commences. All as a result of Brexit. Join Chris and Laurie in episode five of the Bitesize Brexit series. 

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Friday, 20 November 2020

The Art of Listening - Come on feel the noise

In this week's episode of Impromptu Business Chat, Mark and James discuss the often overlooked importance of good listening skills in business, and in life generally.

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Friday, 13 November 2020

Handling disappointment - You can't always get what you want

In this week's episode James and Mark highlight the importance of handling disappointment, which is particularly relevant in the current climate with many people and businesses facing some challenging lockdown measures.

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Friday, 06 November 2020

Drive sales in lockdown: Navigating the income stream

In this week's episode of Impromptu Business Chat, James and Mark talk about ways businesses can increase sales performance during lockdown, and extended furlough.

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Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Bitesize Brexit. Farming - Brexit and beyond

Join experts Chris Scargill and Laurie Hill as they discuss top tips for your farming business on how to prepare for Brexit, and the future pressures that come with the reduction of BPS income.

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Friday, 30 October 2020

Tackling diversity in the workplace; Interview with Sue Liburd MBE, and Andy Nicol

In the second of their series of special interview episodes, Mark and James lift the lid on the important topic of diversity in the workplace and discuss what business leaders can do now to tackle this pertinent issue.

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Thursday, 29 October 2020

Bitesize Brexit - Government funding for training on customs declarations

In recognition of this shortage, HMRC has set up a grant funding pot to support businesses in training their internal teams to submit declarations themselves.

Join Chris and Rob as they discuss what the funding covers and how it can help your business save money at no additional cost.

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