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The Summer 2021 issue is themed…

Agile

The Summer issue 2021 is themed AGILE
2021 Summer| Norfolk Director Magazine
Chris Sargisson, Norfolk Chambers of Commerce
“To be agile in business, you need to be certain about where you’re going and what the endpoint looks like. You also need to have an idea of what’s coming and have the ability to respond to things quickly and well. You need to be able to disrupt, not necessarily changing what you do, but reenergising and reigniting the way you do it.”

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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 such as: Ensors Chartered Accountants, MAD-HR and Conatus Financing Solutions, as well as rthirteen, Archive Vault and Charles Stanley Wealth Managers; all who know first-hand the reality of running a business based in Norfolk and are willing to share their knowledge.

We also work in collaboration with the main business support networks in the county; the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, IoD Norfolk and the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership.

In this issue of Norfolk Director Magazine

Content this issue

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Preparing for the unexpected

By Clare Friel, Friel
Before starting my own business, the word agile was something I only associated with fitness. Yet, recently I have learnt that it has everything to do with business, and more than ever, an agile approach has been key to navigating through the pandemic.
Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Summer 2021

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Are you opportunity ready?

By Elizabeth Pearce, EJ Pearce Limited
COVID has brought many new challenges, opportunities, and the chance to look at life slightly differently. We better understand how life can throw us a curve ball, and for those running businesses, it has made us look inward into our organisation, to find out how we can streamline our operations and cut costs.
Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Summer 2021

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Any sauce with that?

By Chris Pont, IJYI

IJYI was formed back in 2014 when a colleague and I became frustrated with enterprise software delivery. It was slow, painful, political and incredibly expensive. It was also very non-Agile!

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Summer 2021

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Construction industry unites at Norfolk awards 2021

In April, companies across Norfolk came together virtually to celebrate the Norfolk Constructing Excellence Awards 2021. This annual event acknowledges the hard work and dedication of construction organisations, individuals and project teams involved in delivering and contributing to the built environment in the region.

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Developing well rounded individuals

By Lawrence Chapman, SENDAT

Multi-academy trust and charity, the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Academies Trust (SENDAT), provides special education and specialist provision in the eastern region.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Summer 2021

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Flexible support based on client needs

By Fiona Portway, Bay Tree VA

At Bay Tree VA our business model is based around our flexibility to client need. Not just to the services they require but us quickly embracing their style of working, adopting new software and getting up to speed with industries that may be new to us.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Summer 2021

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A bold business plan from local cancer charity

By Dr Chris Bushby, Big C
As we finally emerge from the pandemic, at Big C we have launched what I can only describe as our most aggressive business plan yet, to provide the very best support for cancer patients and their families in our region.
Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Summer 2021

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Tips for good photography

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 Norfolk Director Magazine, Summer 2021

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The end of 9 to 5 office working?

By Jeanette Wheeler, Birketts

The standard 9 to 5 working day has dominated the office-based labour market for years, but could this tradition be coming to an end, and how do existing legal obligations fit with a greater appetite for flexible working practices?
Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Summer 2021

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Spotlight

Quickfire

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Quickfire with Mark Littlewood

Managing Director and Owner of OneAgency Group

Mark Littlewood is Managing Director and Owner at OneAgency, an award winning creative, marketing and digital agency with offices in Norwich, Cambridge and London. We spent five minutes with Mark, and asked him some questions about managing his business through the pandemic.
Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Summer 2021

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Quickfire with Mark Littlewood

Managing Director and Owner of OneAgency Group

Mark Littlewood is Managing Director and Owner at OneAgency, an award winning creative, marketing and digital agency with offices in Norwich, Cambridge and London. We spent five minutes with Mark, and asked him some questions about managing his business through the pandemic.
Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Summer 2021

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Agile

The Summer issue 2021 is themed AGILE
2021 Summer| Norfolk Director Magazine
Chris Sargisson, Norfolk Chambers of Commerce
“To be agile in business, you need to be certain about where you’re going and what the endpoint looks like. You also need to have an idea of what’s coming and have the ability to respond to things quickly and well. You need to be able to disrupt, not necessarily changing what you do, but reenergising and reigniting the way you do it.”

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The Summer issue 2021 is themed AGILE
2021 Summer| Norfolk Director Magazine
Chris Sargisson, Norfolk Chambers of Commerce
“To be agile in business, you need to be certain about where you’re going and what the endpoint looks like. You also need to have an idea of what’s coming and have the ability to respond to things quickly and well. You need to be able to disrupt, not necessarily changing what you do, but reenergising and reigniting the way you do it.”

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2021 Spring | Norfolk Director Magazine
Lorna Willis, Chief Client Officer, Archant
“An early lesson learnt was that hard work really does pay off. I have taken that into leadership; I value a strong work ethic in my team above almost any other quality, the exceptions being bravery and integrity.”

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Justin Day, CEO, Cloud Gateway “I like people and it’s very important to me for people to like me. I get a real buzz out of someone enjoying my company and wanting to spend time with me.”

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Summer/Autumn 2020 COVID-19 Special Issue | Laura, Norfolk Director

Laura Claxton, COO, Claxton “My life before the COVID-19 pandemic was always moving so fast, but the situation has meant that I can step off the hamster wheel of running the business and re-evaluate what’s important in life”

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