Business Chat

The way we do things and how we behave have a big impact on the growth and success of our business. As predominantly a business leader magazine, we provide an opportunity to network virtually with like-minded professionals. This section engages with Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk based business leaders and entrepreneurs via Q&As and interviews, to share knowledge and personal experiences.

Interview with…

Sharing experience and their personal journey on how they got to where they are today, local business leaders, entrepreneurs, directors and owners of SME businesses talk to UK Director Magazines about the challenges they have faced along the way and what shaped them as individuals.

Suffolk Featured

Lead interview: Sarah Smith

Norfolk issue articles

Lead interview: Matt Sykes

Essex issue articles

Lead interview: Steve Revill

Essex issue articles

Lead interview: Rob Thacker

Norfolk issue articles

Lead interview: Rechenda Smith

Quickfire with…

Sometimes the best way to learn is from those who are already doing it. Business leaders from Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, share tips and advice and answer questions around running a business.

Quickfire with Hilary Horton


Quickfire with Sophie Jeffrey

Norfolk issue articles

Quickfire with Peter Treglown

Spotlight with…

Dig deep enough and ask the right questions, and you will find a real person behind the ‘corporate face’ of an organisation. Spotlight aims to do just that, with a bit of humour thrown in.

Spotlight on Jonathan Reed


Spotlight on Charlotte Travers


Spotlight on Helen Couch


Watch the latest videos from UK Director Magazines. Our channel gives you an insight into businesses across Suffolk, Norfolk, and Essex, and enjoys a conversation with some of the counties’ top business owners and directors.

Interview with Peter Wilson

When asking people that know Peter Wilson, Group MD of Cory Brothers, how best to describe him, words such...

quickfire with Charlotte Bate

Charlotte has worked as an HR Professional, Trainer and Coach for over 20 years and has a wealth of...

Interview with Hayley Johnson

Uk Director Magazine interview with Hayley Johnson from Artlist, at Artlist we help bring together the two most important...

Interview with Tarnia Robertson

Tarnia is Managing Director at Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel Golf and Spa, an independently owned family business with a...

Interview with James Potter

Uk Director Magazine interview with James Potter, Lessons I have learnt. Managing Director of Superstructures. From its offices in...

Talking Point…

Why Don’t We Have Better Gender Balance in The Boardroom?

Published in Suffolk Director business magazine 2018

2018 marked 100 years since Parliament passed a law which allowed the first women, and all men, to vote for the first time. However, since then, the pace of total balance and equality between the sexes in the UK corporate world has been frustratingly slow.

What’s Your Top Tip for a Happy and Successful Family Business?

Published in Suffolk Director business magazine 2018

According to the Institute for Family business, two thirds of UK businesses are family owned – 4.7 million in total, of which over 17,000 are medium and large businesses. They generate over a quarter of UK GDP, employ around 12.2 million people and in 2016, the family business sector paid £133 billion in tax, 20 percent of UK government revenues.

Top Tips…

5 tips for taking photos

By Warren Page, Pagepix

Photography has changed so much in the last 25 years. We are now surrounded by powerful imagery on a daily basis and the latest smart-phone adverts promise to make us into pros with the touch of a finger.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine, Summer 2021

5 Tips to Recession proof your business

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 Suffolk Director Magazine Spring 2021

Tips to Manage the Cashflow in Your Business

By Sue Wilcock, Editor

Published in Norfolk Director & Suffolk Director business magazines

Even if your business has a strong and healthy bank balance, there should always be strong and robust mechanisms for keeping your cash flow in check.

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