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The Spring | Summer 2022 issue is themed…

Altruism

Our lead interview is with Lucy Parish, The Feed
“In previous jobs, my work was always focused on thinking about the impact my efforts made on the business. Now, as CEO of The Feed, the staff are at the forefront of my mind and my decisions are geared round that.”

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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 Norfolk and are willing to share their knowledge.

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Can business benefit from altruism?

By Carole Burman, MAD-HR

Giving time without expectation of fee or favour, caring selflessly, and considering others – they’re all phrases we’ve been used to hearing with greater frequency throughout the pandemic.

Published in Norfolk Director magazine, Spring | Summer 2022

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a hybrid workforce needs tech solutions

By Kevin Linsell, IJYI

It looks as though hybrid working is set to stay. However, this presents some problems for business owners who need to be able to manage their team, customers, tooling and assets both on-premises and remotely.
Published in Norfolk Director magazine, Spring | Summer 2022

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What does altruism mean to you?

In the spirit of altruism, regular contributor Mark Hinds, Branch Manager at Charles Stanley Norwich, has decided to give this space over to the team at Norfolk Community Foundation to shine a spotlight on this worthwhile cause and share what altruism means to them

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Helping you is just as important

By Clare Friel, Friel

I am not going to lie; I had to google what altruism even meant when I was asked to write about it! It’s not exactly a word that comes up in daily conversation. However, after a quick search, it really resonates with me.
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A clear view of innovation

By Edward Stobart, ID Systems

When IDSystems (or Innovative Design Systems to give its full name) was founded in 2000, the first series of Grand Designs had just finished on the television, and the market for home renovations and stunning self-build properties was just beginning.
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Consider an EOT if selling your business

By David Scrivener, Ensors Chartered Accountants

Many sellers of owner-managed businesses decide to step back as retirement approaches. At this point, some are lucky enough to be comfortable financially. They see the potential sale safeguarding company legacy and employee livelihoods rather than raising cash for themselves.
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Working for women in a man’s world

By Kelly Cartwright, Jark Norfolk

To be successful in the world of construction, which is still largely male-dominated, you must have a no-nonsense approach and heaps of confidence. And if you are good at what you do, you can build a great business.
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Our food makes a difference

By Chris Elliott, The Feed

The Feed is a social enterprise with a mission to motivate change in people to prevent poverty, hunger, and homelessness in Norwich. Everything we do works towards our vision: ‘a community free from poverty’.
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Enabling young people to succeed

By Ashley Ruthven, New Anglia Careers Hub

The Dalai Lama said: “Altruism is the best source of happiness. There is no doubt about that.” Whilst I’m no Dalai Lama, I can tell you about the New Anglia Careers Hub, how happy it’s made our volunteers, and the benefits it’s had for Norfolk and Suffolk.
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Growing in size is good for us all

By Alexis Van Costenobel, Cory Brothers Hub Agency

It’s an exciting time at Cory Brothers. As we celebrate our 180th anniversary, our merger with long-standing partner Vertom is complete, meaning we’re now much larger and better positioned to serve our customers, people and the local community.

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Spotlight

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Spotlight on Jeanette Wheeler

Partner, Birketts LLP

Jeanette is a self-confessed hardworking career woman and single mum of 11-year-old twins and a border terrier called Pablo. She juggles a lot and lives life to the full.

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Quickfire

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Quickfire with Jo Leah

Big C Charity

Jo Leah recently joined the Big C cancer charity as Head of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications. She spent 30 years in financial services and was part of the Ipswich Building Society Senior Management team for 19 years.

Published in Norfolk Director magazine, Spring | Summer 2022

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Spotlight on Jeanette Wheeler

Partner, Birketts LLP

Jeanette is a self-confessed hardworking career woman and single mum of 11-year-old twins and a border terrier called Pablo. She juggles a lot and lives life to the full.

Published in Norfolk Director magazine, Spring | Summer 2022

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Quickfire with Jo Leah

Big C Charity

Jo Leah recently joined the Big C cancer charity as Head of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications. She spent 30 years in financial services and was part of the Ipswich Building Society Senior Management team for 19 years.

Published in Norfolk Director magazine, Spring | Summer 2022

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Altruism

Our lead interview is with Lucy Parish, The Feed
“In previous jobs, my work was always focused on thinking about the impact my efforts made on the business. Now, as CEO of The Feed, the staff are at the forefront of my mind and my decisions are geared round that.”

Read More

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Altruism

Our lead interview is with Lucy Parish, The Feed
“In previous jobs, my work was always focused on thinking about the impact my efforts made on the business. Now, as CEO of The Feed, the staff are at the forefront of my mind and my decisions are geared round that.”

Norfolk Director 117

Passion

The lead interview is with our very own Editor-in-Chief Sue Wilcock
After years of interviewing business owners and directors for Norfolk Director Magazine, Sue is finally the one being interviewed about her career and the passion that lies behind the magazine.

“The ethos of Norfolk Director is that it has integrity, is respected and the cover is something to aspire to. It answers the questions that help owners and directors run their businesses better.”

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Guide

The Autumn 2021 issue of Norfolk Director is themed GUIDE
Our lead interview is with
Hacon, Energise Me
“Whilst I am a carbon copy of my late mother, I think I got some of both my parent’s genes. I picked up the entrepreneurship, business brain from Dad and the caring side and work ethic from Mum.”

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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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