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The Winter/Spring 2020 issue is themed…

INNOVATE

2020 Autumn/Winter | Norfolk Director Magazine
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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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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2020: Your most innovative year yet?

By Carole Burman, MAD-HR
If Her Majesty The Queen thought 1992 was an ‘Annus Horribilis’, what on earth will be her defining description of 2020?
Published in Norfolk and Suffolk Director Magazines Autumn/Winter 2020

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Retail to e-tail: the legal considerations

By Edward Bouckley, Birketts
The high street is in trouble, it has been for years. It is hard to pin-point exactly when this decline started, but since the late 2000s, one by one, major brands have been disappearing from our high streets.
Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Autumn/Winter 2020

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Welcome to The Digital Chamber

By Chris Sargisson, Norfolk Chambers of Commerce
My recruitment to the position of CEO at the Norfolk Chambers, a whopping three years ago now (my goodness, time really does fly when you’re having fun) was because the organisation for all the positive reasons, wanted to understand modernisation and to change.
Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Autumn/Winter 2020

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Finding innovation in funding opportunities

By Malcolm McGready / David Scrivener, Ensors
Options for funding a business have expanded hugely in the past decade and although your trusted bank manager should, and will, remain your first port of call, where this isn’t appropriate, there are now a multitude of options available to fund growth strategies.
Published in Norfolk and Suffolk Director Magazines Autumn/Winter 2020

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Don’t be scared to innovate

By Pat Lewis, Source One Consulting

INNOVATE [ˈɪnəveɪt]: A verb meaning to make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products.

Published in Norfolk and Suffolk Director Magazines Autumn/Winter 2020

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Innovation guiding architectural design

By Matt Clarke, LSI Architects

As an award-winning architectural practice, a number of technological innovations have had a fundamental impact on the way that we work.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Autumn/Winter 2020

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Big C launches new lottery

By Carole Slaughter, Big C

To attract financial support following the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, we have taken an innovative step and launched a charity lottery.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Autumn/Winter 2020

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Making an impact online

By Adam Barnes, Platform Ticket
These days many businesses and professionals are reconsidering the impact of their online presence. It’s not just about having a good-looking website; it’s about creating an online personality that invites prospective customers to interact with you.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Autumn/Winter 2020

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Tips for a smooth office move

By Paul Dye, The Van About Town

In the times we find ourselves in, there could be several reasons for wanting to move your office and no matter the scale of the move, there will be costs involved.

Norfolk and Suffolk Director Magazines Summer/Autumn 2020

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Giving Back: Fresh Start new beginnings

Fresh Start new beginnings (FSNB) works throughout Suffolk and Norfolk and was set up to provide a therapeutic service for children and young people up to 18 years who have reported being sexually abused.

Published in Norfolk and Suffolk Director Magazines Autumn/Winter 2020

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Spotlight

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Spotlight on…

ZOE PITCHER, Director, Archive Vault

In 2012, Zoe took on a new challenge when she joined the family business, Archive-Vault and since then, she has worked hard to grow the business.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Autumn/Winter 2020

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Quickfire

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Quickfire with…

ALICE ROSE, Managing Director, Fountain

Fountain is a digital marketing agency and consultancy that has been at the forefront of innovation for over a decade. As their longest-standing employee and MD, Alice Rose’s proclivity for strategy, led Fountain to win an inaugural Google Premier Partner Award, then the Global Award the following year.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Autumn/Winter 2020

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Norfolk Director 73

Spotlight on…

ZOE PITCHER, Director, Archive Vault

In 2012, Zoe took on a new challenge when she joined the family business, Archive-Vault and since then, she has worked hard to grow the business.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Autumn/Winter 2020

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Norfolk Director 77

Quickfire with…

ALICE ROSE, Managing Director, Fountain

Fountain is a digital marketing agency and consultancy that has been at the forefront of innovation for over a decade. As their longest-standing employee and MD, Alice Rose’s proclivity for strategy, led Fountain to win an inaugural Google Premier Partner Award, then the Global Award the following year.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Autumn/Winter 2020

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INNOVATE

2020 Autumn/Winter | Norfolk Director Magazine
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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INNOVATE

2020 Autumn/Winter | Norfolk Director Magazine
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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ADAPT

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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RESPONSIBILITY

2020 Winter/Spring | Norfolk Director Magazine
Callum Coombes, Digital Entrepreneur
“There is no doubt that digital technology and the means to access it has revolutionised the way we do everything and has become a pivotal aspect of our lives, both personally and professionally. But what is more amazing is how quickly it has made that impact.”

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CAPABILITY

2019 Autumn/Winter | Norfolk Director Magazine

Martin Hayward-Smith, Film Maker
“Since I was a young boy, I have had the capability to sit, wait and be patient with both people and animals.”

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