Our lead interview is with Rob Thacker, CEO of Sona Insurance Solutions, who talks about his career and his love of Star Trek. He also discusses the risky world of business, and how every company should anticipate the unexpected and prepare for a worst-case scenario.
Our lead interview is with Ewan Dodds, CEO of Whybrow. He talks about his career and why he opted to turn away from working in the family business and take a completely different career direction..
Our theme is Change for this issue of Essex Director, and we are focusing on a very important sector for us in the region – agriculture. Our lead interview is with Robert and Laura Strathern of Fairfields Farm Crisps in Wormingford. Their story is a brilliant example of how as traditional arable farmers, the couple have diversified into producing their award-winning brands of hand-cooked crisps
‘Lessons I have learnt’ comes from Jonathan Perlmutter, who is Equity Partner and Head of Intellectual Property at Birkett Long Solicitors, and Zoe Plowman, Partner at Ensors Chartered Accountants features as our ‘Spotlight’. We also have a special feature, contributed by NFU
East Anglia, talking about the challenges facing the agricultural sector.
Our theme is Tech for this issue of Essex Director, and our lead interview is with Mike Adams OBE, CEO of disability organisation, Purple. Our ‘Spotlight’ is with Lara Fox, MD at Objective, and our ‘Quickfire’ is with Juliet Price, MD at Park City Consulting. We also have a special feature on P18/19 about ‘Tech Trends’ which you might find interesting.
Our lead interview is with Lisa Ansell, author and franchise owner of Sales Geek. A self-confessed sales training tornado, she tells her story, warts and all, explaining how the hardest thing she has had to master in her life is her neurodiversity.
Our lead interview in this issue is with Robert Rendall, MD of Boxford Farms and Peake Fruit, which are part of Boxford Group, a family company that is now in its third generation.
He talks about how his whole life has been immersed in the business, and how opinions were formed in his early years through listening to discussions held around the kitchen table.
Our lead interview is with Jane Gurney, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance
“Sometimes, I get the chance to meet air-lifted patients and their families, and that is what makes my job so meaningful. When I first started working at the air ambulance, it was in its early days, but there was a huge dream; to always be able to deliver a first-class pre-hospital emergency medical service to those that need it the most.”