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Suffolk Director,
the county’s leading business Magazine

As a friend of directors, partners and business owners, our magazines have one very simple aim, to help you run your business better.

The Winter/Spring 2020 issue is themed…

Culture

2021 Spring | Suffolk Director Magazine
Carole Burman & Charlotte Bate, MAD-HR
“Being a good HR professional is a bit like being a chameleon – you adapt the mantle that best suits the people you are with. We have learnt how to fit whilst remaining authentic and comfortable with who we are.”

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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, Birkett Long Solicitors, and MAD-HR, as well as Conatus Financing Solutions, Compass Point Recruitment and Source One Consulting; all who know first-hand the reality of running a business based in Suffolk and are willing to share their knowledge. 

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

In this issue of Suffolk Director Magazine

Content this issue

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Your vibe attracts your tribe!

By Clare Friel, Friel

Friel was founded back in 2018. When the company I worked for went into administration, I found myself in no man’s land. Even though at the time I felt like my world was falling apart, in fact everything was falling into place.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine, Spring 2021

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5 Tips to Recession proof your business

With the effects on trade of the continuing and varying levels of disruption brought on by lockdowns, the last 12 months have been incredibly challenging for SMEs across the region. As well as that, there has been the physical and psychological impact on all of us as individuals, as we try to cope in this new COVID oriented world.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine Spring 2021

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Spotlight

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SPOTLIGHT ON…

TIM PASSMORE, Suffolk Police & Crime Commissioner

During his career, Tim has been an intensive livestock producer and a self-employed agricultural and rural business consultant. He was Leader of Mid Suffolk District Council prior to his election as the PCC for Suffolk in 2012. He is currently standing as a candidate for re-election in May 2021.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine, Spring 2021

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Quickfire

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QUICKFIRE WITH…

JANE CATTERMOLE, Founder & MD, Bay Tree VA
Jane Cattermole is Founder & MD of Bay Tree VA and heads up a team of experienced remote-working executive assistants and office managers who provide bespoke support to businesses and individuals nationwide.
We spent five minutes with Jane and asked her about running a business.
Published in Suffolk Director Magazine, Spring 2020

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Suffolk Director 93

SPOTLIGHT ON…

TIM PASSMORE, Suffolk Police & Crime Commissioner

During his career, Tim has been an intensive livestock producer and a self-employed agricultural and rural business consultant. He was Leader of Mid Suffolk District Council prior to his election as the PCC for Suffolk in 2012. He is currently standing as a candidate for re-election in May 2021.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine, Spring 2021

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Suffolk Director 97

QUICKFIRE WITH…

JANE CATTERMOLE, Founder & MD, Bay Tree VA
Jane Cattermole is Founder & MD of Bay Tree VA and heads up a team of experienced remote-working executive assistants and office managers who provide bespoke support to businesses and individuals nationwide.
We spent five minutes with Jane and asked her about running a business.
Published in Suffolk Director Magazine, Spring 2020

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Culture

2021 Spring | Suffolk Director Magazine
Carole Burman & Charlotte Bate, MAD-HR
“Being a good HR professional is a bit like being a chameleon – you adapt the mantle that best suits the people you are with. We have learnt how to fit whilst remaining authentic and comfortable with who we are.”

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

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Culture

2021 Spring | Suffolk Director Magazine
Carole Burman & Charlotte Bate, MAD-HR
“Being a good HR professional is a bit like being a chameleon – you adapt the mantle that best suits the people you are with. We have learnt how to fit whilst remaining authentic and comfortable with who we are.”

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INNOVATE

2020 Autumn/Winter | Suffolk Director Magazine
Peter Wilson, Group MD, Cory Brothers “I’ve always lived by my dad’s advice; to treat everyone as your equal. My ambition is based on an understanding that you can get on without having to tread on others to do it”

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ADAPT

Summer/Autumn 2020 COVID-19 Special Issue | Rebecca, Suffolk Director

Rebecca Thurlow, MD, Compass Point Recruitment “I’ve thought about the word I would use to describe the COVID-19 pandemic and that’s ‘scary!’ Especially in the early weeks, it was very scary on so many levels, both privately and professionally. But the positives have been more than I expected.”

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RESPONSIBILITY

2020 Winter/Spring | Suffolk Director Magazine
David Dodds, Joint MD, Sackers
“We have a responsibility to make sure that as little as possible of the material we take in goes to landfill. We charge a gate fee per tonne and our job is to make sure extraction and recycling is done efficiently and economically.”

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