Welcome to Suffolk Director,
the county’s leading business Magazine

As a friend of business leaders, entrepreneurs, directors, partners and owners of SME, Suffolk Director business magazine has one very simple aim, to help you run your business better. Whether that is through content that shares experiences and knowledge, gives tips and advice, or talks about the latest news and issues, our style of language avoids the jargon and acronyms and ensures our articles are presented in a concise and easy to read format.

The Summer 2024 issue is themed…

Our lead interview is with Alex Pattenden, founder and managing director of digital marketing agency, Unity Online. As the business celebrates its 10th anniversary, he reflects on his journey as an entrepreneur, his passion for self-development, and the simple strategy behind his success: You can’t fail if you sell enough.

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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 Suffolk and are willing to share their knowledge. 

In this issue of Suffolk Director Magazine

Content this issue

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Determined to build with integrity

By Steve Leech, Granite Transformations.
Looking back at my early years as a carpentry apprentice, I was always ambitious, diligent, and passionate about my work.
Published in UK Director Magazines Summer 2024

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Can you make the leap from strategy to action?

By Sarah Hamilton, People Puzzles.
A clear vision and well-defined commercial strategy forms a great roadmap for growth, but does your team have the traction, capability, tenacity & tools to reach the destination?
Published in UK Director Magazines Summer 2024

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Understanding The MEPS Differential

By Kate Pigeon-Owen, Wellbeing International.
Self-awareness is key to being a good leader. It is a skill set we should all develop so that we can better look after ourselves and others.
Published in UK Director Magazines Summer 2024

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A quality to help your team thrive

By Carole Burman, MAD-HR.
In an age where we often talk about businesses needing values and vision, there’s an additional ingredient which ensures a leader truly brings their employees along for the journey – tenacity.
Published in UK Director Magazines Summer 2024

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Smoothing the path for business sales

By Simon Martin, Ensors.
Selling a business to an external party can be a difficult yet financially rewarding path to take, and experienced advisors can assist in reducing the stress.
Published in UK Director Magazines Summer 2024

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Spotlight

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Spotlight on Juliette John

Founder & Owner, Juliette John Aesthetic Laser Skin Clinic.
Juliette talks about her empty nest, cheesy karaoke choice, and fighting spirit.
Published in UK Director Magazines Summer 2024

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Lessons I have learnt

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Spotlight on Juliette John

Founder & Owner, Juliette John Aesthetic Laser Skin Clinic.
Juliette talks about her empty nest, cheesy karaoke choice, and fighting spirit.
Published in UK Director Magazines Summer 2024

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TENACITY

Our lead interview is with Alex Pattenden, founder and managing director of digital marketing agency, Unity Online. As the business celebrates its 10th anniversary, he reflects on his journey as an entrepreneur, his passion for self-development, and the simple strategy behind his success: You can’t fail if you sell enough.

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TENACITY

Our lead interview is with Alex Pattenden, founder and managing director of digital marketing agency, Unity Online. As the business celebrates its 10th anniversary, he reflects on his journey as an entrepreneur, his passion for self-development, and the simple strategy behind his success: You can’t fail if you sell enough.

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Teamwork

Our lead interview is with Sarah Smith, chief people officer at national integrated marketing agency, StrategiQ. Starting their business ten years ago, Sarah and Andy are a husband and wife team who have taken their two-person operation from the kitchen table to a 54-strong workforce spanning offices in Suffolk, Warwickshire, East London, and Manchester.

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Nurture

Our lead interview is with David Scott, who talks about growing up in the family antiques business, to working with big brands, before becoming CEO of The Hotel Folk, a community of folk obsessed with looking after guests at its six Suffolk hotels.

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Build

Our lead interview is with Clare Friel, who talks candidly about her early years including becoming a Mum at 17, and her journey into the construction world and setting up her own business, Friel marketing.

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