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As a friend of directors, partners and business owners, SAW Media is the publishing house for Suffolk Director and Norfolk Director magazines, which all have one very simple aim, to help you run your business better.

Here is some of the business news making the headlines in the region.

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The latest Suffolk issues

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GeeWizz: a small charity with big ambitions

As well as funding cancer research, GeeWizz charity supports young people with high dependency disabilities, life limiting illness and cancer.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine Spring 2021

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Developing the right culture is a win-win

By Tarnia Robertson, Ufford Park Woodbridge

Culture is an integral part of any business and can make or break an organisation. It is what people say about you when you’re not listening.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine, Spring 2021

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Cultural fit: the top thing to look for when recruiting

By Rebecca Thurlow, Compass Point Recruitment

At Compass Point Recruitment, we feel that culture is up there with the top things we look for when conducting any piece of recruitment.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine, Spring 2021

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Culture, the third point of the company triangle

By James Potter, Superstructures
I see culture as part of the Vison, Mission, Culture triangle. Without any one, a business has no common set of goals and no agreed standards for how to service clients, look after employees and plan for future growth and development.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine, Spring 2021

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Work contently, work smarter with a VA

By Fiona Portway, Bay Tree VA
Since joining Bay Tree VA, my role has evolved from being a virtual assistant to a broader, managerial role which includes shaping the team with the right skills, experience, and personalities.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine, Spring 2021

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New Anglia LEP, helping businesses to combat COVID-19

New Anglia LEP has been at the forefront of the region’s efforts to combat the economic effect of COVID-19, and a diverse range of sectors are benefiting from the £10m package of measures available to support businesses.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine Spring 2021

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Providing surety in your IT support

By Owen Williams, West View IT

When I started my career back in the mid-2000s, we measured IT success by how quick we were; to respond, to fix, to get you back up and working.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine, Spring 2021

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SPOTLIGHT ON…

TIM PASSMORE, Suffolk Police & Crime Commissioner

During his career, Tim has been an intensive livestock producer and a self-employed agricultural and rural business consultant. He was Leader of Mid Suffolk District Council prior to his election as the PCC for Suffolk in 2012. He is currently standing as a candidate for re-election in May 2021.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine, Spring 2021

The latest Norfolk issues

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Why is a positive culture important for business?

By Kevin Ward, Conatus Financing Solutions & Conatus Bookkeeping
Although I have come across many people who scoff at talk of how important it is to have a genuinely positive culture within a business, I believe it is vital.
Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Spring 2021

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The benefit of the Employee Share Scheme in difficult times

By David Scrivener, Ensors Chartered Accountants
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began last March, we have seen a surge in employee share schemes of various sorts, many being recognised for their creativity and innovation.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Spring 2021

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Your vibe attracts your tribe!

By Clare Friel, Friel

Friel was founded back in 2018. When the company I worked for went into administration, I found myself in no man’s land. Even though at the time I felt like my world was falling apart, in fact everything was falling into place.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Spring 2021

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Recession proof your business in 5 steps

With the effects on trade of the continuing and varying levels of disruption brought on by lockdowns, the last 12 months have been incredibly challenging for SMEs across the region. As well as that, there has been the physical and psychological impact on all of us as individuals, as we try to cope in this new COVID oriented world.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Spring 2021

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How to weather the storm of a recession

By Pat Lewis, Source One Consulting
Since day one at Source One Consulting, recession proofing our business has been seen as a core competency to ensure that we are not only sustainable during an economic downturn, but every day.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Spring 2021

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corporate thinking around culture is shifting due to COVID

By Charlotte Bate, MAD-HR
While you could be forgiven for thinking that the pandemic will have caused intangible assets like culture to be something of an invisible ‘victim’ in the busy-ness and unpredictability of recent months, there’s actually some evidence to suggest it’s got better.
Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Spring 2021

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Looking at achievements during COVID-19

By Phil Budd, Business Growth
Coaching can be perceived as fluffy and non-substantial, but in a year that has brought challenges of all shapes and sizes, many businesses are seeing it as far from that.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Spring 2021

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could an MBA be the next positive step in your career?

By Julian Campbell, University of East Anglia
A Senior Leaders Apprenticeship – funded by an employer’s Apprenticeship Levy, or an Executive MBA programme could be the next positive step you could take in developing your career.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Spring 2021

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