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The Summer | Autumn 2022 issue is themed…

Legacy

Our lead interview in this issue is with Olly Magnus, CEO of Magnus Group, a haulage, warehousing, and freight forwarding company based in Suffolk. He talks about his yearnings to emigrate to Australia and how his experiences, good and bad, led him to buy into his father’s business and continue his legacy.

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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. 

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Suffolk digital marketing agency joins Elite list

The Drum Network has named StrategiQ as one of the UK’s Elite Digital Agencies in their annual Digital Agencies Census. This announcement places Suffolk talent on the national map and cements the region’s reputation for delivering world class, award winning, industry-leading, digital marketing.
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What is our legacy? Never standing still

By Peter Wilson, Cory Brothers

With 180 years of successful trading under your belt, your legacy should be quite clear, shouldn’t it? Well, from our humble beginnings in Cardiff, to becoming a worldwide business with a revered and a respected reputation, Cory’s legacy could be viewed in many ways.
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Give yourself a pamper!

With over 35 years’ experience in the beauty, aesthetics and medical industry, Juliette John. established her clinic in Ipswich in 2006. Her team treats a wide range of conditions using state-of-the-art lasers and skincare products in a friendly, professional and hygienic environment.

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What will your business legacy be?

By Stuart Robertson, Doctorgolf Academy, Ufford Park

Most businesses can be split into one of three different categories. There are those created to produce the maximum profit for shareholders, others that help clients fulfil a need, operating for minimal profit – and some that are set up to leave a lasting legacy.
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Importance of succession planning

By Mark Oakley, Magnus Group

There is sometimes an elephant in the room when it comes to business planning. Most companies are efficient at forecasting, budgeting and working through a strategic plan. But few take enough – if any – notice of succession planning.
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Encouraging female entrepreneurs

By Jules Shorrock, Citrus Security Shredding
Jules Shorrock is vice-chair of Suffolk Business Women, and was the first woman to Chair Suffolk Chamber of Commerce in Lowestoft & Waveney 2016-19. Her business Citrus Sharp Security Shredding was runner up in East Suffolk Business Awards in 2020.
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What will you leave behind as your legacy?

By Liz Owers, MAD-HR
MAD-HR has decades of experience working with business leaders to define culture and strategy. But all too often, a question that leaders have forgotten to ask themselves is: “What will my legacy be?”
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Make sustainability your business legacy

By David Dodds, Sackers

You will read a lot in this issue about how legacy impacts businesses in different ways. Yet, even though we are all more environmentally aware than ever, sustainability isn’t necessarily one of them.
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Spotlight

Quickfire

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Quickfire with Sophie Jeffrey

Training and Development Manager, The Hotel Folk
With six hotels spread across Suffolk’s coast and country, The Hotel Folk is among the county’s largest employers. Recently appointed Training and Development Manager, Sophie Jeffrey, opened a dedicated Training and Development centre at Thorpeness in March.
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Quickfire with Sophie Jeffrey

Training and Development Manager, The Hotel Folk
With six hotels spread across Suffolk’s coast and country, The Hotel Folk is among the county’s largest employers. Recently appointed Training and Development Manager, Sophie Jeffrey, opened a dedicated Training and Development centre at Thorpeness in March.
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Legacy

Our lead interview in this issue is with Olly Magnus, CEO of Magnus Group, a haulage, warehousing, and freight forwarding company based in Suffolk. He talks about his yearnings to emigrate to Australia and how his experiences, good and bad, led him to buy into his father’s business and continue his legacy.

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Legacy

Our lead interview in this issue is with Olly Magnus, CEO of Magnus Group, a haulage, warehousing, and freight forwarding company based in Suffolk. He talks about his yearnings to emigrate to Australia and how his experiences, good and bad, led him to buy into his father’s business and continue his legacy.

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Altruism

Our lead interview is with Matthew C Applegate, Creative Computing Club
“Everything we do at the Creative Computing Club is incredibly hard work, but also incredibly rewarding. It’s not about the paycheque, it’s about the future of the kids I teach and putting them on the right path.”

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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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