Content this issue

Build 1

Planning to build towards your ‘where’

By Becky Ames, Larking Gowen

One definition of ‘build’ is ‘to make stronger’, and this certainly applies to building a business. However, achieving sustained growth is challenging. To have a better chance of success, you need to have a plan.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Summer | Autumn 2023

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Build 5

Building a reputation empowering girls to flourish

By Alison Sefton, Norwich High School for Girls
Norwich High School remains true to its founding principles – we offer girls excellence in education, experience and opportunity, and we have always been keen to embrace fun and allow them to flourish.
Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Summer | Autumn 2023

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Build 9

Demolishing the mental health stigma

By Ben Goode, LSI Architects

In the architecture industry, we know that intense workloads, long hours and doing more for less can increase the likelihood of a mental health issue for its professionals.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Summer | Autumn 2023

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Build 13

Why you should consider Group Income Protection

By Nathan Munt, Lucas Fettes Financial Planning
Group Income Protection (GIP) is an insurance policy designed to provide a proportion of an employee’s salary if they are unable to work due to illness or injury.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Summer | Autumn 2023

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Build 17

Building for the future

By Edward Stobart, IDSystems
Being so heavily involved in the high-end residential construction market for the past 20 years has meant that ‘building’ has always been a core part of IDSystems’ business, whether that is building the company from a start-up to an industry-leader, or building a portfolio of impressive finished projects across the country.
Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Summer | Autumn 2023

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Build 21

Building a bridge to your heart

Transforming the future for heart diagnosis is behind the Miracle Magnets 4 Hearts (MM4H) campaign, run by Norfolk Heart Trust (NHT) to fund a £1.5m state-of-the-art cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (cMRI) scanner for Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH).

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Summer | Autumn 2023

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Build 29

Supporting businesses facing insolvency

By Stuart Hopewell, Pre Pack Pool

With the combined effects of lockdowns, high-interest rates, a faltering economy and the impact of war in Ukraine, businesses of all sizes are struggling.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Summer | Autumn 2023

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Build 33

Is your business growth-ready?

By Charlotte Bate, MAD-HR

Are you familiar with the line from the movie Field of Dreams – ‘Build it and they (he) will come’? It’s a phrase which speaks of creating something with purpose and generating a level of interest and audience which guarantees success.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Summer | Autumn 2023

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Build 41

Farmyard Frozen moves to Food Innovation Centre

Norwich-based handmade frozen meals brand, Farmyard Frozen, will move to the Broadland Food Innovation Centre as part of continued growth. The business, born out of Covid lockdowns two years ago, needs larger production facilities to meet rising demand.
Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Summer | Autumn 2023

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Build 45

How do we build responsibly?

By Professor Saul Humphrey

The Construction sector is a huge part of the UK economy. It directly accounts for about 6% of GDP and about 10% of all employment, but the indirect, supply-chain impact is even greater.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Summer | Autumn 2023

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Build 49

AI in the construction sector

By Katrina Bretten, Birketts
While legislative changes in the construction industry may not always be implemented quickly, the sector has nevertheless embraced change. It’s now poised for what has been referred to as the next frontier: artificial intelligence (AI).

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Summer | Autumn 2023

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Build 53

Paying attention to our ‘Financial Foundations’

By Mark Hinds, Charles Stanley Norwich
We all seek to build secure financial futures and if you are fortunate to earn more than you spend, you have the choice to forgo further consumption now, to store and grow value (spending power) for you and your family in the future.
Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Summer | Autumn 2023

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Build 57

Scaling up a business, from your first hire

Working with start-ups and entrepreneurs gives a great insight into how some of the region’s most successful businesses have scaled up and flourished from a dream, an idea, or a passion to a well-known brand.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Summer | Autumn 2023

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Build 61

Big C Support Centre opens in Norwich

Local cancer charity, Big C, is reporting a sharp surge in demand for its services. It has seen an overall increase of 79% in total support sessions from 4,904 to 8,782, year on year.* In addition, there has been a 120% rise in Support and Information sessions and a 51% increase in complementary therapy treatments provided by the organisation.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Summer | Autumn 2023

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Build 65

Reaching new heights at Anglian Demolition

On the back of the big win (Large Business of the Year 2022) at last year’s Norfolk Business Awards, Anglian Demolition & Asbestos Ltd are continuing to go from strength to strength in 2023. January saw the inception of the company’s newest division, Anglian Waste Recycling, which aims to improve recycling rates for businesses across the East Anglian region.
Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Summer | Autumn 2023

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Build 69

Spotlight on Trina Beare

Managing Director, Lamberts

Trina’s home life is a marked contrast to her work life, as the third-generation MD running her family’s industrial supplies business, Lamberts, based in Norwich

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Summer | Autumn 2023

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Build 73

Lessons I have learnt: Nathan Munt

Chartered Financial Planner, Lucas Fettes Financial Planning
Lucas Fettes is an award-winning financial planning firm with its head office in Norwich but supporting clients around the UK. We work with families, businesses, charities, and trusts, advising them on their complex and unique financial needs to help them navigate potential pitfalls and plan effectively for their financial future.
Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Summer | Autumn 2023

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Build 77

Lead Interview: Saul Humphrey

Founder and Managing Partner, Saul D Humphrey LLP

Our lead interview in the BUILD issue of Norfolk Director business magazine is Professor Saul Humphrey.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Summer | Autumn 2023

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