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Welcome to Essex Director,
the county’s leading business Magazine

As a friend of business leaders, entrepreneurs, directors, partners and owners of SMEs, Essex Director business magazine has one very simple aim, to help you run your business better. Whether that is through content that shares experiences and knowledge, gives tips and advice, or talks about the latest news and issues, our style of language avoids the jargon and acronyms and ensures our articles are presented in a concise and easy to read format.

The Spring  2024 issue is themed…

Our lead interview is with Steve Revill, managing director at Chartered Accountants and Tax Advisory firm, Rickard Luckin. Ranked by Best Companies – which helps organisations measure and improve their employee engagement – as the ‘3rd Best Accountancy Firm in the UK’ to work for, the award is testament to the concerted efforts to make the business an industry leader and an employer of choice.

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Helping you run your business better.

Although not specifically aimed at directors and owners of start-up businesses, the magazine content, advice and tips we share with our readers have one common goal, to help you run your business better, no matter how long you have been trading.  Our articles come from leaders of local businesses all who know first-hand the reality of running a business based in Essex and are willing to share their knowledge. 

In this issue of Essex Director Magazine

Content this issue

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A successful year of growth & recognition

By Gary Riches, East Anglian Financial Planning.

As East Anglian Financial Planning (EAFP) celebrates its first anniversary, we look back over a year of significant achievements, strong growth and noteworthy recognition in the financial industry.

Published in UK Director Magazines Spring 24

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Creating the right team for a family business

By Paul Andrews, Family Business United.
Family businesses are the backbone of the national economy, driven by purpose and aligned values, and making a difference through the jobs they provide, income they generate and wealth they create.
Published in UK Director Magazines Spring 24

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Seeing projects from both sides

By Steve Leech, Granite Transformations Ipswich & Colchester

All business owners know that recommendations and customer loyalty don’t happen by magic – you must provide not only great products, but a great experience for all concerned.

Published in UK Director Magazines Spring 24

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Investing in solar is investing in the future

By Josh Young, Greenscape Energy.
It seems like there’s an endless supply of resources out there – books, podcasts, articles, you name it – all promising to hand over the secret recipe for business success.

Published in UK Director Magazines Spring 24

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Building a culture of excellence

By Charlotte Bate, MAD-HR.

Success in business is the result of many well-applied ingredients, which combine to result in consistent delivery, responsive clients, and, ultimately, a positive profit outcome.

Published in UK Director Magazines Spring 24

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Unlocking Free Business Support

In the dynamic world of business, staying ahead requires a combination of innovation, strategy, and adaptability. As a business owner you don’t have to navigate this challenging landscape alone.

Published in UK Director Magazines Spring 24

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Walking the walk

By Jane Cattermole, Bay Tree VA.

It all started with needing to share the load…
My business support company was growing – I found myself stretched too thin and struggling to manage everything efficiently.

Published in UK Director Magazines Spring 24

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The collaborative role in business sales

By Tim Field, Birkett Long.
Collaborative working might not spring to mind when thinking about corporate lawyers. However, the reality is that much of my time is spent working with other people within my firm and a range of external professionals.

Published in UK Director Magazines Spring 24

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Using AI in the workplace

Many business owners find the idea of integrating the use of AI (artificial intelligence) into their workday to be at best daunting and at worst existentially terrifying.

Published in UK Director Magazines Spring 24

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Teamwork

Our lead interview is with Steve Revill, managing director at Chartered Accountants and Tax Advisory firm, Rickard Luckin. Ranked by Best Companies – which helps organisations measure and improve their employee engagement – as the ‘3rd Best Accountancy Firm in the UK’ to work for, the award is testament to the concerted efforts to make the business an industry leader and an employer of choice.

be in the know, to have the know how.​

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Teamwork

Our lead interview is with Steve Revill, managing director at Chartered Accountants and Tax Advisory firm, Rickard Luckin. Ranked by Best Companies – which helps organisations measure and improve their employee engagement – as the ‘3rd Best Accountancy Firm in the UK’ to work for, the award is testament to the concerted efforts to make the business an industry leader and an employer of choice.

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Nurture

Our lead interview in the Winter 23/24 issue 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.

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Build

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..

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Change

Our theme for this issue of Essex Director focuses 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.

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