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The Winter/Spring 2020 issue is themed…

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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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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.

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SOURCE ONE CONSULTING

COVID-19 Business Case Study 
After enjoying a record year in 2019, the excitement for office and commercial interiors business, Source One Consulting, was continuing apace, with lots of contracts and projects in various stages of progression all across East Anglia.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine Summer/Autumn 2020

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REFLECT, LEARN, AND PUSH FORWARDS

By Malcolm McGreadyEnsors Chartered Accountants / David Scrivener, Ensors Chartered Accountants
Most of us have never see anything on this scale before; COVID-19 and national governments’ reactions to the pandemic have meant the impact has been truly global affecting billions of people. It touches on not just our personal and business lives, but the very fabric of society itself. 

Published in Norfolk and Suffolk Director Magazines Summer/Autumn 2020

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SACKERS

COVID-19 Business Case Study 
Specialists in waste and scrap metal recycling, Sackers is a family business operating from two large sites close to Ipswich in Suffolk. Its services range from one-off skip hire to large commercial contracts for all waste needs. 

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine Summer/Autumn 2020

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FRIEL

COVID-19 Business Case Study 
As an agency still in its infancy and with a several clients in the construction sector, Friel was especially hit by the closure of sites and shared the same concerns as many SMEs around the fear of the unknown. 

Published in Suffolk and Norfolk Director Magazines, Summer/Autumn 2020

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BAY TREE VA

COVID-19 Business Case Study 
As an established team of virtual executive assistants, supporting business owners and senior management teams, we were already an adaptable business, working from our own offices.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine Summer/Autumn 2020

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CORY BROTHERS

COVID-19 Business Case Study 
Dealing with China and the Far East daily, logistics and maritime services provider, Cory Brothers, saw early on the effects of COVID-19. 

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine Summer/Autumn 2020

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SMART GARDEN ROOMS, OFFICES & STUDIOS

COVID-19 Business Case Study 
Based in Thurston, near Bury St Edmunds, SMART is one of the UK’s leading space solutions companies which manufactures and installs quality outdoor buildings. 

Published in Norfolk and Suffolk Director Magazines, Summer/Autumn 2020

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IDSYSTEMS

COVID-19 Business Case Study 
For architectural glazing specialists IDSystems, the COVID-19 pandemic came right at the start of what should have been the busiest time of the year for the whole business.

Published in Norfolk and Suffolk Director Magazines, Summer/Autumn 2020

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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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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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CAPABILITY

2019 Autumn/Winter | Suffolk Director Magazine

Ilka Gansera-Lévêque, Owner, IGL Racing
“My business IGL Racing has an unusual USP which is I’m the only female trainer based in the UK that is also a qualified vet.”

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OPPORTUNITY

2019 Summer/Autumn | Suffolk Director Magazine

Del Sharman, Director, Pound Gates
“I am a firm believer that hard work, focus and determination will always lead to opportunities.”

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