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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RESPONSIBILITY 1

Callum Coombes, Safepoint

Our lead interview in the Responsibility issue of Norfolk Director business magazine is with Callum Coombes, who works from the UEA in Norwich and is Co-Founder and CEO of Safepoint, a safety app for businesses who have lone workers who work without direct supervision or help from their colleagues.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Winter/Spring 2020

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RESPONSIBILITY 3

Giving Back

An Hour or So The initiative connecting businesses with customers in the aid of charity.

Back in 2016, a charitable initiative called An Hour or So was introduced in Norfolk, encouraging local businesses to give an hour of their services in exchange for a charitable donation.
The scheme was launched by local award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, author and business owner Serena Fordham…

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Winter/Spring 2020

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RESPONSIBILITY 5

Directors are defined by their responsibilities

By James Mound, Mills & Reeve
In the eyes of the law a company exists as a person in its own right, capable of exercising its own powers, owning its own assets and suffering its own liabilities.
In reality, however, a company can only act via human agents. The law refers to those individuals with the power to direct the company as ‘directors’, although in practice any other title might be used.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Winter/Spring 2020

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RESPONSIBILITY 7

Responsible recruiting

How R13 get it right!
By Rebecca Headden, R13 Recruitment

Oh, the number of times I have seen people’s faces fall when I tell them I work in recruitment. It makes me sad, but I get that there’s a stigma attached which comes from agencies who hard sell, don’t listen to candidates or clients, and just hope that hurling unqualified CVs around will get them results.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Winter/Spring 2020

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RESPONSIBILITY 9

Big C: In good company

Appeal marks 40th anniversary with new Norwich centre

As it enters its 40th year, Big C, which supports those affected by cancer in Norfolk and Waveney, has launched a major appeal Nearer to Home, to raise £500,000 for a new cancer support centre in Norwich, to open later in 2020.

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RESPONSIBILITY 11

Want to exit your business?

Then picking the right buyer is key
By David Scrivener, Ensors Chartered Accountants
In the sale of a business it is natural for owners to be primarily concerned with maximising the proceeds they will receive for their interest and ensuring that the share/asset purchase agreement provides them with adequate protections post-exit.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Winter/Spring 2020

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RESPONSIBILITY 13

Responsibility: driving your business

By Matt High, BizClik Media
“People are your greatest asset”. A well-worn phrase that, in all likelihood, has been repeated so many times in offices and boardrooms up and down the country that most of its well-intended meaning has disappeared.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Winter/Spring 2020

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RESPONSIBILITY 15

Spotlight on…

KIERAN MILES
Co-Founder – Duco
The Boldest Adventure Brand in the World!

Kieran grew up in Norfolk as the son of a stonemason and chiropodist and in his own words, ‘I am still that son, and still growing, although someone needs to tell my body, because I don’t seem to be getting any taller!’

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Winter/Spring 2020

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RESPONSIBILITY 17

Planning your future

The taboo of inheritance discussions
By Mark Hinds, Charles Stanley Wealth Managers

Inheritance tax is probably the last tax on the minds of most business owners. However, according to Charles Stanley research, they and their families could end up paying significant but avoidable inheritance tax bills simply because parents are too embarrassed to talk to their children about their financial future.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Winter/Spring 2020

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RESPONSIBILITY 19

Culture is key and your responsibility

By Carole Burman, MAD-HR

We all know that responsibility comes in many forms for today’s business leader. From legal obligations to health and safety necessities, there’s so many requirements upon the shoulders of the ambitious and determined entrepreneur.

Published in Norfolk and Suffolk Director Magazine, Winter/Spring 2020

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RESPONSIBILITY 23

Quickfire with…

ALEX DURAND
CEO, SaxonAir
Alex has over 25 years’ experience in business aviation and for the last seven years, he has been CEO at SaxonAir, which is part of the Klyne Aviation group of companies headquartered at Norwich Airport.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Winter/Spring 2020

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RESPONSIBILITY 25

Selling Better

How to take more control over your sales results
By Matt Sykes, Salescadence
One of the most challenging principles to accept and apply is that of taking personal responsibility. It’s possible, but not always easy, to build and maintain a sales culture where salespeople are responsible for their own results.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Winter/Spring 2020

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RESPONSIBILITY 29

Entrepreneurs: are they born or bred?

The definition of an entrepreneur is “a person who makes money by starting new businesses”. However, this doesn’t seem to encompass the distinguishing characteristics that separate a person who owns a business from someone we think of as entrepreneurial.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine, Winter/Spring 2020

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