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The Winter/Spring 2020 issue is themed…

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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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

Suffolk Director Magazine, Lead Interview: David Dodds, Joint MD, Sackers

Lead Interview Suffolk Director

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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Suffolk Director Magazine, Lead Interview: David Dodds, Joint MD, Sackers

Lead Interview Suffolk Director

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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Content this issue

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Delivering a responsible service

By Pat Lewis, Source One Consulting

In business the word RESPONSIBILITY can take many forms and cover many aspects.
In the world of office refurbishments and fit outs this can be multi-faceted. It’s not always best for the clients, or the environment, to completely strip out their premises and then refit new products. We view our responsibility as giving the best advice and delivering best practice.

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Is this really good governance?

By Malcolm McGready, Ensors Chartered Accountants

Earlier this week I met with one of my clients who operates in the travel and tourism sector. Their business had, unsurprisingly, been adversely affected by Thomas Cook going into administration.

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Innovation Labs Stowmarket

Health and safety matters and it’s your responsibility!
In November last year, a brand-new innovation and business hub arrived in Stowmarket. Supported by Mid Suffolk District Council, Tech East and the New Anglia LEP, Innovation Labs offers co-working space, with the aim of fostering innovation, entrepreneurship, business growth and development of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Centre of Excellence.

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Are you prepared if disaster strikes?

By David Collins, Pound Gates Chartered Insurance Brokers

From fires to floods, storms to gale-force winds, disaster can strike anytime, anywhere, and often with little to no advance warning. Many businesses that are forced to suspend operations due to a natural or human-caused disaster never reopen their doors.

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Culture is key and your responsibility

By Carole Burman, MAD-HR

We all know that responsibility comes in many forms for today’s business leader. From legal obligations to health and safety necessities, there’s so many requirements upon the shoulders of the ambitious and determined entrepreneur.

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Responsibility: driving your business

By Matt High, BizClik Media
“People are your greatest asset”. A well-worn phrase that, in all likelihood, has been repeated so many times in offices and boardrooms up and down the country that most of its well-intended meaning has disappeared. It’s something of a cliché, sure, but it’s also a far too simple way of describing what you as a director, a leader and an employer have at your disposal, and the responsibility that places on you.

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Striving to be a responsible contractor

Business Case Study
For businesses operating in today’s construction sector, a strong emphasis is placed on collaborative working and involving all parties from the earliest stage of a project. And, developing a supportive supply chain where knowledge and experience is shared is seen as crucial to the successful delivery of a finished scheme.

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How can responsible recruitment improve your business?

By Beverley Gedge, Compass Point Recruitment

With an increasing demand on businesses to prove that workers are being employed responsibly, it falls to recruiters to ensure that employment procedures are carried out in an ethical manner; protecting the rights of all staff and safeguarding the livelihoods of employees across all sectors.

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Working smarter

Maintaining that work life balance
By Jane Cattermole, Bay Tree VA

As a remote-working company, Bay Tree VAs work from their own offices. We manage our own workloads with clients and setting boundaries can be tricky when there are so many calls on our attention, from checking e-mails, social media, texts, WhatsApp, Slack, the list goes on.

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The Suffolk Apprentice Project

Developing young people and supporting local charities
A Suffolk competition aimed at helping aspiring young entrepreneurs, as well as local charities in the county, has culminated with the winner being announced.

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Cashflow is king

By Kevin Ward, Conatus Financing Solutions
Through our work helping businesses grow or assisting them when they’re distressed, we have often encountered situations where the senior management has failed to monitor and consider the business cashflow and financial performance adequately.

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Spotlight

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Spotlight on…

MELANIE FIELDEN
Founder and Owner, Pioneer Chicks

Born a Kentish Maid, it wasn’t long before Melanie Fielden’s family moved to Suffolk where she was raised. After a brief stint in Norfolk in her twenties, she once again settled back in Suffolk where she now lives with husband Adam, a primary school teacher, and Missy the cat.

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Quickfire

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Quickfire with…

PAT LEWIS
Chairman, Source One Consulting
Pat is Chairman of commercial and office interiors company Source One Consulting, Joint Owner of Like Electrical Ltd, and MD of Source One Associates Ltd, a sports and talent management company.
We spent five minutes with Pat and asked him some questions about running a business.

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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.”

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

Suffolk Director Magazine

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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ENTERPRISE

2019 Spring/Summer | Suffolk Director Magazine

Juliette John, JJ Aesthetic Laser Skin Wellness Clinic
“I am passionate about my work which makes a real difference to a person’s life.”

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