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The Winter 2021|22 issue is themed…

PASSION

The lead interview is with our very own Editor-in-Chief Sue Wilcock
After years of interviewing business owners and directors for Suffolk Director Magazine, Sue is finally the one being interviewed about her career and the passion that lies behind the magazine.

“The ethos of Suffolk Director is that it has integrity, is respected and the cover is something to aspire to. It answers the questions that help owners and directors run their businesses better.”

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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

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Lead Interview: Sue Wilcock

Publishing Editor, Suffolk Director Magazine

Our lead interview in the PASSION issue of Suffolk Director business magazine is with our very own editor-in-chief Sue Wilcock.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine Winter 2021|22

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Lead Interview: Sue Wilcock

Publishing Editor, Suffolk Director Magazine

Our lead interview in the PASSION issue of Suffolk Director business magazine is with our very own editor-in-chief Sue Wilcock.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine Winter 2021|22

Read More »

Content this issue

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Passion is an output

By Chris Pont, IJYI

Passion is not an input; passion is an output. When people say that someone ‘brings passion to a project’, it means they believe in their work and how they can operate.

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Recycling is what we do

Your rubbish is our passion

By David Dodds, Sackers

With COP26 having taken place in Glasgow recently, it’s warming (in the right way) to acknowledge that we are helping Suffolk businesses with their carbon footprint; something we have been doing for years!

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine, Winter 2021|22

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Product safety and criminal liability

By Tej Thakkar, Birkett Long

Entrepreneurs and companies alike will invariably have a passion for the products they design, manufacture and place on the market, which are central to the ongoing success and viability of their business.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine, Winter 2021|22

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No passion? No business

By Olly Magnus, Magnus Group

Passion and enthusiasm are right up there as the qualities that I admire most. If we can’t be passionate about our own businesses and destiny, why should anyone else?

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine, Winter 2021|22

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What does Passion mean?

By Clare Friel, Friel

Passion is a word bandied about so much these days in the context of the workplace, that it has become a bit of a cliché.

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Spotlight

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Spotlight on Jonathan Reed

Managing Director, Paddy & Scott’s Coffee

Back in 2017, Jonathan Reed found himself on the corporate treadmill, commuting in and out of London, travelling for six hours each day. He was working in tech and openly admits he was not prioritising his health.

Published on Suffolk Director magazine, Winter 2021|22

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Quickfire

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Quickfire with James Potter

Managing Director, Superstructures
From its offices in Ipswich and Cambridge, the structural engineering consultants at Superstructures undertake design for a variety of projects, ranging in size from £100K to £15M. Working across East Anglia, the team is focused on design-led structural engineering, producing excellent solutions, as well as providing great value for client investment.
Published in Suffolk Director Magazine, Winter 2021|22

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Spotlight on Jonathan Reed

Managing Director, Paddy & Scott’s Coffee

Back in 2017, Jonathan Reed found himself on the corporate treadmill, commuting in and out of London, travelling for six hours each day. He was working in tech and openly admits he was not prioritising his health.

Published on Suffolk Director magazine, Winter 2021|22

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Quickfire with James Potter

Managing Director, Superstructures
From its offices in Ipswich and Cambridge, the structural engineering consultants at Superstructures undertake design for a variety of projects, ranging in size from £100K to £15M. Working across East Anglia, the team is focused on design-led structural engineering, producing excellent solutions, as well as providing great value for client investment.
Published in Suffolk Director Magazine, Winter 2021|22

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PASSION

The lead interview is with our very own Editor-in-Chief Sue Wilcock
After years of interviewing business owners and directors for Suffolk Director Magazine, Sue is finally the one being interviewed about her career and the passion that lies behind the magazine.

“The ethos of Suffolk Director is that it has integrity, is respected and the cover is something to aspire to. It answers the questions that help owners and directors run their businesses better.”

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

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PASSION

The lead interview is with our very own Editor-in-Chief Sue Wilcock
After years of interviewing business owners and directors for Suffolk Director Magazine, Sue is finally the one being interviewed about her career and the passion that lies behind the magazine.

“The ethos of Suffolk Director is that it has integrity, is respected and the cover is something to aspire to. It answers the questions that help owners and directors run their businesses better.”

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Guide

The Autumn 2021 issue of Suffolk Director is themed GUIDE
Our lead interview is with
Kevin Ward, Conatus Financing Solutions
“I have learnt a lot from others about business, but the most important guidance came from my dad, a sales manager, who taught me that if you look after customers properly, treat them right and help them to find a solution to their problem, they will keep coming back.”

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AGILE

The Summer issue 2021 is themed AGILE
2021 Summer| Suffolk Director Magazine
Guy Nicholls, Tru7 Group
“The most challenging thing I do is being a parent. As a child you’re taught to do all sorts of things, but not to be a husband and a father; business is easy compared to that.”

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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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