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Altruism 5

Are professional photos worth the money?

By Warren Page, Pagepix

If you have a smartphone, then its camera means you can take a good quality photo. So, why should you spend out on hiring a professional photographer to do what you can do for free?
Published in Suffolk Director magazine, Spring | Summer 2022

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Altruism 9

Is altruism good for business?

By Carole Burman, MAD-HR

Giving time without expectation of fee or favour, caring selflessly, and considering others – they’re all phrases we’ve been used to hearing with greater frequency throughout the pandemic.

Published in Suffolk Director magazine, Spring | Summer 2022

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Altruism 21

A year of random acts of kindness

By Jennie Skingsley, Birkett Long

Back in 2019, law firm Birkett Long had a plan in place to use its 200th anniversary as a reason for celebration. This brand awareness campaign would be centred on community and people and was mainly events-based.
Published in Suffolk Director magazine, Spring | Summer 2022

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Altruism 37

Bored with going to the gym?

Then try StudioFlex

Inspired by the latest trends from New York and London and unique to Suffolk, there’s a fitness boutique in Ipswich which makes it look great to sweat!

Published in Suffolk Director magazine, Spring | Summer 2022

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Altruism 41

With age comes responsibility

By David Dodds, Sackers

When you have been trading for as long as Sackers, you become part of the fabric of local life. But with age – we’re nearly 100 years old – comes great responsibility, and our reputation, and the loyalty of staff and customers, is something we never take for granted.
Published in Suffolk Director magazine, Spring | Summer 2022

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Altruism 49

Tech solutions for a hybrid workforce

By Kevin Linsell, IJYI

It looks as though hybrid working is set to stay. However, this presents some problems for business owners who need to be able to manage their team, customers, tooling and assets both on-premises and remotely.

Published in Suffolk Director magazine, Spring | Summer 2022

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Altruism 61

Helping others helps yourself

By Olly Magnus, Magnus Group

We’re all in business to succeed, of that there is no doubt. But what does success look like? Is it just about building profit, cash in the business that we can then take out as dividends?

Published in Suffolk Director magazine, Spring | Summer 2022

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Altruism 65

It’s important to help yourself, too

By Clare Friel, Friel

I am not going to lie; I had to google what altruism even meant when I was asked to write about it! It’s not exactly a word that comes up in daily conversation. However, after a quick search, it really resonates with me.

Published in Suffolk Director magazine, Spring | Summer 2022

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Altruism 77

Quickfire with Chris Pont

Chair and Founder, IJYI

Chris is Co-Founder and CEO at IJYI, an Ipswich-based software delivery and data consultancy company serving private and public sector clients.

Published in Suffolk Director magazine, Spring | Summer 2022

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Altruism 81

Spotlight on Tom Wright

Owner and Sales Director, Hudson Group

Tom grew up in Ipswich and left school with limited qualifications, although he did get an ‘A’ in Drama. He enjoyed the social element of school and couldn’t wait for the PE lessons, as he played for all the school teams; something which he loved being part of.
Published in Suffolk Director magazine, Spring | Summer 2022

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Altruism 89

Selling up? Consider an EOT

By By Malcolm McGready, Ensors Chartered Accountants

Many sellers of owner-managed businesses decide to step back as retirement approaches. At this point, some are lucky enough to be comfortable financially. They see the potential sale safeguarding company legacy and employee livelihoods rather than raising cash for themselves.
Published in Suffolk Director magazine, Spring | Summer 2022

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Altruism 93

Giving young people a chance to succeed

By Jordan Holder, New Anglia Careers Hub

The Dalai Lama said: “Altruism is the best source of happiness. There is no doubt about that.” Whilst I’m no Dalai Lama, I can tell you about the New Anglia Careers Hub, how happy it’s made our volunteers, and the benefits it’s had for Suffolk and Norfolk.

Published in Suffolk Director magazine, Spring | Summer 2022

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