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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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Open4Business from NLive RadioApr 07, 2021

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11:32
Cllr David Smith - councillor - West Northants

Cllr David Smith - councillor - West Northants

Our series of interviews with local government councillors continues, with an engaging chat with Cllr David Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Engagement and Regulatory Services at West Northants Council. David talks about his varied career as a serial entrepreneur and for the past few years in politics, with a spell in France as wine maker and elite cycling along the way.

Nov 29, 202331:21
Marco Gundermann – Head of Economics, international relations and development

Marco Gundermann – Head of Economics, international relations and development

Martin spoke to Marco Gundermann the University of Northamptons Head of Economics, international relations and development at the Faculty of Business and Law all about last weeks autumn statement. What does it mean for general public, winners and losers, and what the political implications are for next years expected general election.

Nov 29, 202315:41
Pim Van Baarsen - CEO at Silverstone Technology Cluster

Pim Van Baarsen - CEO at Silverstone Technology Cluster

Silverstone Technology Cluster's CEO Pim Van Baarsen reports direct from STC's annual Innovation and Growth Conference, with details of the keynote speakers and a new initiative to address the skills gap in engineering. See https://www.silverstonetechnologycluster.com/

Nov 27, 202323:18
Vita Whitaker - CEO at WhitCo's

Vita Whitaker - CEO at WhitCo's

With news of an excellent new concept at their Thrapston base,  catering kitchen and equipment specialist WhitCo's CEO Vita Whitaker talks about the vision behind this new initiative, and how it will become a base to bring industry and education  closer together to drive skills and innovation. See www.whitcoltd.com 

Nov 27, 202317:04
Sunny Singh - Northants & Milton Keynes Chambers of Commerce Group Commercial Director

Sunny Singh - Northants & Milton Keynes Chambers of Commerce Group Commercial Director

The popular and well-known Northants & Milton Keynes Chambers of Commerce Group Commercial Director Sunny Singh gives an update on the latest Chamber activities, with a finger on the pulse of the mood  around the region, also sharing details of the Northamptonshire Business Awards and Next Generation initiative. See https://northants-chamber.co.uk/

Nov 27, 202325:46
Cllr Malcom Longley - Councillor - West Northamptonshire Council

Cllr Malcom Longley - Councillor - West Northamptonshire Council

West Northants Councillor Malcom Longley has cabinet responsibility  overseeing finance and here he talks about how his long career in business has prepared him to bring strong financial and budgeting disciplines to the new unitary authority. See www.westnorthants.gov.uk 

Nov 27, 202321:51
Stephen Bell - Musical Director & founder of Red Kite Training

Stephen Bell - Musical Director & founder of Red Kite Training

Musical Director and maestro Stephen Bell, founder of Red Kite Training, talks about how he is bringing his executive development, management training and motivational skills to bear in Be. Partners Ltd, a new venture and coalition of six partners coming together with a range of products and services to help organisations deliver real, lasting and positive impact in their people, planet, place, productivity and profit. See www.bepartners.org 

Nov 27, 202305:56
Alistair Sutton & Tiju Kodiyat - University of Northampton Lectures

Alistair Sutton & Tiju Kodiyat - University of Northampton Lectures

Recently retired University of Northampton subject head and senior lecturer Alistair Sutton and his successor Tiju Kodiyat reflect on teaching and managerial duties in a University environment and howe the demands of the job - and the students - are evolving.

Nov 27, 202311:20
Emma Rose - Landlady of The Coach House Inn & The Royal Oak

Emma Rose - Landlady of The Coach House Inn & The Royal Oak

Entrepreneur Emma Rose, landlady of The Coach House Inn and The Royal Oak in Rutland, talks about the transition from teaching business in a university to doing it and how her business philosophy guides her in creating welcoming community inns. See https://www.thecoachhouseinn.co.uk/ and https://www.royaloakduddington.com/ 

Nov 27, 202320:04
Hal Reisiger - CEO at Cosworth

Hal Reisiger - CEO at Cosworth

Celebrating the company's 65th Anniversary Cosworth's CEO and Chairman of he Board Hal Reisiger talks about the history and success of this jewel in the crown of Northamptonshire, a well-known brand in high performance engineering and motorsport, and reveals some insights into his management approach as an American working in the UK. See https://www.cosworth.com/

Nov 27, 202333:09
Dominic Masterson - Cheif Executive of Commsave

Dominic Masterson - Cheif Executive of Commsave

Listen to Dominic Masterson Chartered MCSI, Chief Exec of the Northants based Commsave Credit Union who treating their role in banking, finance and money as a service, with a high customer service and employee-focused philosophy.

Nov 27, 202318:33
 Julian Coronati - S3 Group

Julian Coronati - S3 Group

Argentine born Julian Coronati discusses his ambitions and role with the Barcelona-based strategic sourcing company S3 Group, following his Master's degree in Italy, and, despite rising geo-political tensions, talks about the continuing importance and success of China as a source of products and components - and how other countries struggle to match the Chinese speed of response, service levels and competitive pricing

Nov 13, 202315:34
Dr Roger Barker - Director of Policy & Governance

Dr Roger Barker - Director of Policy & Governance

On this episode, we hear about life in the fast lane (via Eagles - see what I did there!) from Dr. Roger Barker, Director of Policy & Governance at the influential Institute of Directors (IoD) talking about representing business people in his regular contacts with Government.

Nov 06, 202315:19
Cllr Phil Larratt - Councillor - West Northamptonshire Council

Cllr Phil Larratt - Councillor - West Northamptonshire Council

We continue our series of interviews with the West Northamptonshire Council Cabinet, this time joined by Cllr Phil Larratt who is responsible for highways and transport (think potholes!) and waste - with an appeal to litterbugs everywhere.

Nov 06, 202331:30
Julie Abraham - CEO of Richer Sounds

Julie Abraham - CEO of Richer Sounds

Julie Abraham, CEO of Richer Sounds talks about her career journey to the top of Richer Sounds, a successful now employee-owned business founded by Julian Richer, The Ethical Capitalist. Julie talks about the values and principles underpinning the companies success and her management style.


Nov 06, 202316:22
Cllr Mike Hallam - Corporate Services portfolio holder - West Northamptonshire Council

Cllr Mike Hallam - Corporate Services portfolio holder - West Northamptonshire Council

Continuing our close look at local government, University of Northampton graduate Cllr Mike Hallam talks about his career and current political life having cabinet responsibility for Corporate Services at the West Northants Unitary Authority Councillors. Mike is responsible for Customer Services, HR, Legal and Democratic Services and Digital, Technology & Innovation strategies of the local authority where he champions a be kind and be accessible approach. See https://www.westnorthants.gov.uk/

Oct 18, 202323:47
Dr Johnny Wake DL

Dr Johnny Wake DL

Multi-talented Dr Johnny Wake DL celebrates winning the prestigious The Royal Agricultural Society's Bledisloe Gold Medal, awarded for outstanding achievement in the successful land management and development of an agricultural estate. The historic Courteenhall Estate has been in his family for hundreds of years and Johnny gave up his medial career to take over the management of Courteenhall. Not content with environmental issues, Johnny also talks about his voluntary and community work, including serving on the board of St Andrew's Healthcare and starting a charity New Leaf Learning.

Oct 18, 202317:40
Filip Fontaine - International digital management expert

Filip Fontaine - International digital management expert

With dual Belgian-US nationality, following his MBA at one of the world's top business schools, IESE in Barcelona, international digital management expert Filip Fontaine has led a full career in large corporate as well as start-up businesses in the tech sector, after packing up everything to head towards Silicon Valley in its early days where he landed on his feet at the start of e-bay - and he hasn't looked back since!See https://www.mindrops.com/about-us/team

Oct 18, 202330:57
Miranda Wixon - Chair of Northamptonshire VCSE Assembly

Miranda Wixon - Chair of Northamptonshire VCSE Assembly

If you want something done ask a busy person! Miranda Wixon DL gets things done, including organising 45,000 meals during Covid. To coincide with its launch on 18th October, Miranda talks about her latest project, the  Northamptonshire VCSE Assembly, the voice of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, which is democratically run under 14 thematic areas. See https://vcse-assembly.co.uk/

Oct 18, 202320:09
Matt Golby⁠ - Councillor

Matt Golby⁠ - Councillor

Born and bred in Northampton and from a well-known local business family, Councillor Matt Golby talks about his career and work as the Councillor with Cabinet responsibility for Adult Social Care and Public Health, some of the key initiatives in his area as well as his aspirations in office - and how he keeps his ear to the ground! See https://westnorthants.moderngov.co.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=164

Oct 11, 202315:51
Frazer Arnott - All Things Business

Frazer Arnott - All Things Business

Frazer Arnott from All Things Business has his finger on the pulse and shares an upbeat mood amongst Northamptonshire businesses as well as plenty of activity his firm are in terms of upcoming business excellence and education award nights, the monthly All Things Business magazine and a Technology Roundtable. See https://allthingsbusiness.co.uk/about-us/

Oct 11, 202315:51
Lucy Smith & Esther Mitchell - Thomass Fund

Lucy Smith & Esther Mitchell - Thomass Fund

Following the loss of her son, Lucy Smith founded Thomas's Fund in 2007 and here she talks about the charity with Esther Mitchell, Lead Music Therapist and the power and importance of its music therapy sessions for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions - with an appeal to both businesses and individuals to help fund this valuable service. See https://www.thomassfund.org/

Oct 04, 202319:18
 Gil Agnew - MBA

Gil Agnew - MBA

Now based in the USA, futurist Gil Agnew MBA reflects on his career and international corporate experience which he then gave up to study and pursue deeper self-awareness and spiritual intelligence, with evidence-based insights into the coming Age of Aquarius and the positive meaning and hope it represents for humanity in these volatile time. See https://www.newinnergy.com/aboutgilagnew and https://www.wholeworld-view.org/

Oct 04, 202326:07
Hassan Shah DL - Solicitor
Oct 04, 202331:26
Dan Lister - Councillor - West Northamptonshire
Sep 27, 202347:35
Benn Klewpatinond - International entrepreneur

Benn Klewpatinond - International entrepreneur

International entrepreneur Benn Klewpatinond talks about his mixed Thai-Scottish origins, plus his journey to running his Inond, his own 'product realisation' business as well as his his business philosophy and how he balances work with his personal life. 

See https://www.inond.com

Sep 27, 202324:08
Rob Howe - Head of Learning Technology - University of Northampton

Rob Howe - Head of Learning Technology - University of Northampton

Does ChatGPT confuse you? Not sure how to embrace it? The University's Head of Learning Technology, Rob Howe, gives a very clear explanation of what it is and where it has come from, as well as an insight into his role at the University supporting both students and staff, his career and his thoughts on future technological developments - and how he keeps up with it ball!

Sep 27, 202327:26
 Shehnaaz Latif - Local entrepreneur and Impact Practitioner

Shehnaaz Latif - Local entrepreneur and Impact Practitioner

Local entrepreneur Shehnaaz Latif is an Impact Practitioner, working with UK charities, trusts, foundations and commissioners, and increasingly, with SMEs, providing training, consultancy and coaching support on the Theory of Change, defining outcomes and collecting, analysing and reporting on key impact data. She is also a wellness coach, and in this interview shares insights into her career, working life and philosophy. See https://tootservices.co.uk/

Sep 20, 202322:48
Ben Thomas - Founder of All Things Business Magazine

Ben Thomas - Founder of All Things Business Magazine

Ben Thomas, Founder All Things Business Magazine and MD of Giant Digital Marketing Agency talks about his motivation for doing the Great North Run for charity and his many various community initiatives. See https://allthingsbusiness.co.uk/

Sep 20, 202317:03
Phillip Worthington - Relationship Development Manager - Onside Youth Zones
Sep 20, 202323:22
Robert Whittle - Chair of Northampton Hope Centre's Ride4Hope
Sep 20, 202309:54
Barry Crisp - Lecturer in entrepreneurship and marketing - University of Northampton

Barry Crisp - Lecturer in entrepreneurship and marketing - University of Northampton

Making a difference and changing the world! Barry Crispa lecturer in entrepreneurship and marketing at the University of Northampton is also the Marketing Director for the Global Centre for Healthy Workplaces.

In this podcast talks about his career, his work and family connections to Japan where he has lived, and the background, history, ambitions and highlights of the recent successful Global Healthy Workplace summit held at the University of Northampton.


Originally broadcast Tuesday 12th September 2023 on Open4Business on NLive Radio

Sep 15, 202319:53
Vincent Siegerink - Economist & Policy Analyst - OECD's WISE (Well-Being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity) Centre

Vincent Siegerink - Economist & Policy Analyst - OECD's WISE (Well-Being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity) Centre

For a thoughtful and clear view on how business should assess its wider social impacts, hear Global Healthy Workplace panellist Vincent Siegerink talk about his work as an Economist & Policy Analyst in the OECD's WISE (Well-Being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity) Centre.

Vincent is responsible for work on the measurement of the non-financial performance of firms, to align official statistics of stakeholder well-being with business measures. He supports the Business 4 Inclusive Growth (B4IG) Coalition and acts as the OECD lead on the Impact Management Platform, which is dedicated to standardising social impact measurement.  See https://www.oecd.org/wise/ and https://www.oecd.org/inclusive-growth/businessforinclusivegrowth/


Originally broadcast Tuesday 12th September 2023 on Open4Business on NLive Radio

Sep 15, 202329:09
Amy Browne - Stewardship Lead - CCLA Investment Management

Amy Browne - Stewardship Lead - CCLA Investment Management

Listen to insights into the challenges of mental health in the workplace with Amy Browne, a speaker at the Global Health Workplace Summit held at the University of Northampton.

Amy is the Stewardship Lead at CCLA Investment Management, leading the development of the CCLA Corporate Mental Health Benchmark. This fascinating work assesses and ranks more than 200 listed companies on their mental health disclosure, thus drawing attention to the issues. Amy is a passionate and articulate champion for best practice. See https://www.ccla.co.uk/mental-health

Originally Broadcast 12th September 2023 on Open4Business on NLive Radio

Sep 15, 202325:00
Tommy Hutchinson - Founder - Global Healthy Workplace Summit

Tommy Hutchinson - Founder - Global Healthy Workplace Summit

Healthy workplaces is something of interest to us all. Northants-based entrepreneur and lecturer Tommy Hutchinson is the founder of the Global Healthy Workplace Summit, which is now in its 11th year. Having travelled around the world via the US, Italy, Brazil and China, this year's Summit is being held on 31st Aug-1st September at the University of Northampton, addressing issues such as working from home, the 4-day week and best practice in taking care of employees for a better work life balance as well as productivity.

Originally broadcast on 27th June on Open4Business on NLive Radio

Jun 28, 202338:56
Cameron Waldron - Founder and partner - New England Financial Solutions Ltd

Cameron Waldron - Founder and partner - New England Financial Solutions Ltd

Finance people do have a heart! Listen to Cameron Waldron, founder and partner of successful New England Financial Solutions Ltd, independent financial advisers, talking about his business model, philosophy and management approach - and how he is also passionate about promoting financial wellbeing for all through his Financial Wellbeing Foundation, with a rigorous evidence-based approach to building control, resilience and confidence no matter how wealthy you are.

Originally broadcast 27th June 2023 on Open4Business on NLive Radio

Jun 28, 202331:28
James de la Vingne - CEO - EOA Employee Ownership Association

James de la Vingne - CEO - EOA Employee Ownership Association

Listen again to the EOA Employee Ownership Association's CEO, James de la Vingne, talking about the fast-growing and fascinating EO sector, its benefits and how it is attracting politicians of both left and right as it addresses all the weaknesses of short term shareholder capitalism through a long term stakeholder focus that gives employees voice, engagement and a real, stake in their business.

Repeat broadcast on the 20th June 2023 on Open4Business on NLive Radio

Jun 21, 202330:27
Michael Hodgson - Chair of GLIDE

Michael Hodgson - Chair of GLIDE

Hear about one of the UK's leading employee-owned businesses and the benefits of EO from Michael Hodgson, Chair of GLIDE, the employee ownership board representing shareholders at Sheffield based the Gripple, Loadhog & GoTools group, and learn how their governance structure helps drive productivity, innovation and success.

Originally broadcast 20th June 2023 on Open4Business on NLive Radio

Jun 21, 202328:01
Jordan Letts - Head of Foundation and Social Inclusion Lead - Northampton Saints Foundation

Jordan Letts - Head of Foundation and Social Inclusion Lead - Northampton Saints Foundation

A man on a mission! Hear Jordan Letts, the Northampton Saints Foundation's Head of Foundation and Social Inclusion Lead, talk about his work and how passionate he is about helping young people at risk of falling off the educational ladder. Having personal experience of the issues, this articulate young man has got his life on track and become a superb role model for 00s of young people in Northamptonshire and beyond.

Originally broadcast 20th June 2023 on Open4Business on NLive Radio

Jun 21, 202317:12
Councillor Adam Brown - Deputy Leader with Cabinet responsibility for Housing, Culture and Leisure - West Northamptonshire Council

Councillor Adam Brown - Deputy Leader with Cabinet responsibility for Housing, Culture and Leisure - West Northamptonshire Council

It's all About You - as McFly sang - and this is the approach espoused by West Northants Councillor Adam Brown, Deputy Leader with Cabinet responsibility for Housing, Culture and Leisure. In an extended interview Adam talks about his path to the top, and how his Northants roots are so important to him. And also hear what keeps him awake at night!

Originally Broadcast 14th June 2023 on Open4Business on NLive Radio

Jun 14, 202340:20
Paul Bridgen - Sales Director - Viridian Nutrition

Paul Bridgen - Sales Director - Viridian Nutrition

Royally celebrating success! Listen to Paul Bridgen, Sales Director at Daventry-based Viridian Nutrition who have just awarded the King's Award for Enterprise (KAE) for International Trade. Paul talks the company and its ethical, pure, vegan and organic product range as well as his career, the KAE application process, and the immediate benefits to be gained. Originally Broadcast 14th June 2023 on Open4Business on NLive Radio

Jun 14, 202316:14
Paul Meadows - Founder - Sends4Dad

Paul Meadows - Founder - Sends4Dad

To help overcome invisibility, stigma, mental anxiety and daily challenges, Sends4Dad is a Northampton-based community-run support group for dads and male carers who have a child with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Listen to founder Paul Meadows talk about the group he set up when his son was diagnosed with autism, and hear Paul along with school teacher and musicianJames Carroll talk about an upcoming concert in aid of this worthy cause - see Dadstock!

Originally Broadcast 14th June 2023 on Open4Business on NLive Radio

Jun 13, 202325:33
Lewis James - CEO of Brian James Trailers
May 31, 202321:50
Guy Schanschieff DL MBE - Bambino Mi talking about the King's Awards for Enterprise
May 31, 202324:45
Nadine Rose - ESG Programme Manager for ESS sustainability consultants based in Dakar
May 31, 202312:51
⁠Mita Unalkat⁠ - Love Your Presence - new shop launch

⁠Mita Unalkat⁠ - Love Your Presence - new shop launch

Mita Unalkat - Love Your Presence - new shop launch

Northants entrepreneur and welllbeing expert Mita Unalkat talks about the challenges of her young business, Love Your Presence, and her latest initiative in taking on a new premises with a treatment room and range of wellbeing accessories.


Originally Broadcast 16th May on Open4Business on NLive Radio

May 16, 202316:06
⁠James Saunders Watson⁠ - Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire on the King Charles' Coronation

⁠James Saunders Watson⁠ - Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire on the King Charles' Coronation

James Saunders Watson LL, Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire on the King Charles' Coronation

With a prime seat in Westminster Abbey, James Saunders Watson, the Lord-Lieutenant and monarch's representative in Northamptonshire, shares anecdotes from his memorable day at the Coronation, with some reflections on the focus King Charles 

May 16, 202324:52
⁠Alex Goldsmith⁠ - CEO - ⁠Medigold Health⁠

⁠Alex Goldsmith⁠ - CEO - ⁠Medigold Health⁠

Alex Goldsmith - CEO - Medigold Health

Having just signed his largest merger and acquisition after months of negotiation, almost doubling the size of the business, Alex Goldsmith talks about the rationale behind the deal and his approach to the hard work which now begins to ensure a successful integration to create one of the UK's largest occupational health and therapy service providers


Originally Broadcast 16th May 2023 on Open4Business on NLive Radio

May 15, 202331:20
⁠Jenny Hererra⁠ - CEO - ⁠Good Business Charter⁠

⁠Jenny Hererra⁠ - CEO - ⁠Good Business Charter⁠

Jenny Hererra - CEO - Good Business Charter

Following her attendance at the University of Northampton's Sustainability Summit, panellist Jenny Herrera comments on the focus and importance of the event as well as giving an update on the Good Business Charter and its hopes for the creation of the first county-wide place-based scheme in Northamptonshire.


Originally Broadcast 16th May 2023 on Open4Business on NLive Radio


May 15, 202305:53
Steve Beach & Professor Allan Fraser-Rush - What new entrepreneurs need to consider about branding and comms

Steve Beach & Professor Allan Fraser-Rush - What new entrepreneurs need to consider about branding and comms

Part of the Changemaker Podcast Series presented by Jay Baughan

This episode he's joined by Steve Beach & Professor Allan Fraser-Rush on What new entrepreneurs need to consider about branding and comms

what are the key challenges or obstacles faced by entrepreneurs in the UK?

What are the specific areas that entrepreneurs need to further explore within the UK market or by extension, in the post-BREXIT UK-EU market?

How important is branding in entrepreneurship practice?

Should the new entrepreneurs consider branding germane as part of a start-up?

What should entrepreneurs expect from marketing communication in the future?


Originally Broadcast on Open4Business on NLive Radio

Apr 04, 202331:37