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When: Thursday 21 March 8.30am – 12.30pm Doors open at 8an
Where: University of Suffolk, The Waterfront Building, Ipswich IP4 1QT

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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 Spring 2024 issue is themed…

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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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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Using AI in the workplace

Many business owners find the idea of integrating the use of AI (artificial intelligence) into their workday to be at best daunting and at worst existentially terrifying.

Published in UK Director Magazines Spring 24

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A successful year of growth & recognition

By Gary Riches, East Anglian Financial Planning.

As East Anglian Financial Planning (EAFP) celebrates its first anniversary, we look back over a year of significant achievements, strong growth and noteworthy recognition in the financial industry.

Published in UK Director Magazines Spring 24

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Creating the right team for a family business

By Paul Andrews, Family Business United.
Family businesses are the backbone of the national economy, driven by purpose and aligned values, and making a difference through the jobs they provide, income they generate and wealth they create.
Published in UK Director Magazines Spring 24

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Seeing projects from both sides

By Steve Leech, Granite Transformations Ipswich & Colchester

All business owners know that recommendations and customer loyalty don’t happen by magic – you must provide not only great products, but a great experience for all concerned.

Published in UK Director Magazines Spring 24

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Investing in solar is investing in the future

By Josh Young, Greenscape Energy.
It seems like there’s an endless supply of resources out there – books, podcasts, articles, you name it – all promising to hand over the secret recipe for business success.

Published in UK Director Magazines Spring 24

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The changing face of skin wellness

By Juliette John, Aesthetic Laser Skin Wellness Clinic.

At the Juliette John Aesthetic Laser Skin Wellness Clinic, we’re constantly looking for ways to enhance and elevate what we do and how we do it.

Published in UK Director Magazines Spring 24

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Approaching sales from both sides

By James Lay, Larking Gowen.

What is the measure of a successful business deal? Is it about driving a hard bargain and being on the winning side, or should there be a more measured approach where everyone benefits?

Published in UK Director Magazines Spring 24

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Building a culture of excellence

By Charlotte Bate, MAD-HR.

Success in business is the result of many well-applied ingredients, which combine to result in consistent delivery, responsive clients, and, ultimately, a positive profit outcome.

Published in UK Director Magazines Spring 24

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Walking the walk

By Jane Cattermole, Bay Tree VA.

It all started with needing to share the load…
My business support company was growing – I found myself stretched too thin and struggling to manage everything efficiently.

Published in UK Director Magazines Spring 24

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The collaborative role in business sales

By Tim Field, Birkett Long.
Collaborative working might not spring to mind when thinking about corporate lawyers. However, the reality is that much of my time is spent working with other people within my firm and a range of external professionals.

Published in UK Director Magazines Spring 24

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The power of a unified approach 

By Alex Pattenden, Unity Online.

Digital marketing is one of the most important aspects of business growth, but within that there’s a wealth of connected capabilities that need to work together to make it a success.

Published in UK Director Magazines Spring 24

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Uniting sales and marketing with CRM

By Matt Freestone, Unmatched.

Successful collaboration between sales and marketing can ensure that customers have a smooth experience from the moment they first learn about your product or service, to when they decide to buy it.

Published in UK Director Magazines Spring 24

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Overcoming distance through technology

By Owen Williams, West View IT.

You need to hire someone for your business and, of course, want to find the right person for the job. Well, what if you could increase the pool of candidates?

Published in UK Director Magazines Spring 24

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Prevention is better than cure

By Dr Charlotte Ridout, Deben Private GP Services Ltd.

Strokes and TIAs (transient ischaemic attacks or ‘mini strokes’) are commonplace and can be devastating.

Published in UK Director Magazines Spring 24

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Spotlight

Lessons I have learnt

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Quickfire session with Colin Low

Managing Director, Kingsfleet

Colin is the founder and MD of Chartered Financial Planners, Kingsfleet, named after the primary school he attended in Felixstowe.

Published in UK Director Magazine Spring 24

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Quickfire session with Colin Low

Managing Director, Kingsfleet

Colin is the founder and MD of Chartered Financial Planners, Kingsfleet, named after the primary school he attended in Felixstowe.

Published in UK Director Magazine Spring 24

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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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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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Chamge

Our theme is Change for this issue of Suffolk Director, lead interview is with Jonny and Dulcie Crickmore of Fen Farm in Bungay. Their story is a brilliant example of how as traditional dairy farmers, the couple have diversified into producing the award-winning Brie-de-Meaux style cheese, Baron Bigod.

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