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The Autumn 2021  issue is themed…

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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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

Content this issue

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Pointing people in the right direction

By Paige O’Connell, Compass Point Recruitment
“Back in 2015, I made an appointment with Compass Point Recruitment, in the bid to secure a new position. Coming from the social care sector, I was unsure which direction I wanted to take in my next role, but knew I wanted a change; never did I dream I would be leaving with a job offer to join the team here!

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine, Autumn 2021

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An introduction to Super Deduction

By Malcolm McGready, Ensors Chartered Accountants
The Spring Budget gave businesses several valuable new reliefs, to help cashflow and to incentivise investment through the latter stages of the pandemic. For many these will be helpful, but think before you claim them, as the increase in Corporation Tax to 25% from April 2023 will have an impact.

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It’s nothing like you see at the movies!

By Chris Pont, IJYI
If you believe Hollywood, it’s a developer spending days, weeks or months in a darkened room typing in complicated syntax – probably with background techno music – until a piece of working software materialises. They wearily murmur “it’s ready” before pressing a key to “put it live” and collapsing over their keyboard.
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Trust your gut to guide the way

By Clare Friel, Friel
Guides can come in many forms. There are online business guides to support new start-ups, guidebooks on how to be successful, guides how to grow, management guides, guides from the bank… the list is endless!

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Securing grants to fund business growth

By Paula Partridge, Anglia Indoor Karting
After being made redundant in 2014, I decided to take a more active role in my father’s business, Anglia Indoor Karting, based on Farthing Road Industrial Estate in Ipswich. I was already a silent director, and with his previous business partner now retired, I came into the business temporarily while I considered what I wanted to do permanently.
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7 ingredients to the ideal IT service

By Owen Williams, West View IT
If I have learnt anything in the last 14 years, it’s that IT support has traditionally been the insurance policy of the technology user and to know you have someone there to help when things go wrong has always been the way businesses work.

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Developing a guide for sustainable growth

By David Dodds, Sackers
Pre-Covid we were already developing a plan for growth at Sackers. We knew where we wanted to be. We wanted to scale the business, but it needed to be done in the right way, increasing efficiencies, and working smarter.

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Navigating the Social Media Minefield

By Florence Irvine, Friel
Social Media has certainly come a long way since the days of Myspace back in the early 00’s. With so many different platforms now available, knowing which ones are the right ones for your business can be a tricky choice.

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Get the most out of your photographer

By Warren Page, Pagepix
Whether you are working on gaining publicity for your business, producing a company brochure, or designing a new website, using a professional photographer can enhance your results. Yet, to get the best out of your investment, you should consider how you brief them.

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Helping people with the first step in their career

In an effort to support business and economic growth, Apprenticeships Suffolk is an impartial and completely free service being offered by Suffolk County Council (SCC), as part of their strategic aim to increase the quality and quantity of apprenticeships within the county.

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Spotlight

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Spotlight on Rebecca Thurlow

Managing Director, Compass Point Recruitment
For over 20 years, Rebecca and her team have been successfully delivering permanent, temporary, contract and interim solutions across the whole of East Anglia. In 2019, she was accepted on the ‘Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses’ programme, which she passed successfully and as a result has become part of the Goldman Sachs Alumni Network.
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Quickfire

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Quickfire with Alex Pattenden

Founder, Unity Online
Alex Pattenden founded Unity Online in 2014 with the goal of providing cost-effective dependable digital services to SMEs in East Anglia. Today, the company has a team of digital strategists, designers, and developers, with more than 50 years’ collective experience in SEO alone.
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Spotlight on Rebecca Thurlow

Managing Director, Compass Point Recruitment
For over 20 years, Rebecca and her team have been successfully delivering permanent, temporary, contract and interim solutions across the whole of East Anglia. In 2019, she was accepted on the ‘Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses’ programme, which she passed successfully and as a result has become part of the Goldman Sachs Alumni Network.
Published in Suffolk Director Magazine, Autumn 2021

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Quickfire with Alex Pattenden

Founder, Unity Online
Alex Pattenden founded Unity Online in 2014 with the goal of providing cost-effective dependable digital services to SMEs in East Anglia. Today, the company has a team of digital strategists, designers, and developers, with more than 50 years’ collective experience in SEO alone.
Published in Suffolk Director Magazine, Autumn 2021

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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.”

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

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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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INNOVATE

2020 Autumn/Winter | Suffolk Director Magazine
Peter Wilson, Group MD, Cory Brothers “I’ve always lived by my dad’s advice; to treat everyone as your equal. My ambition is based on an understanding that you can get on without having to tread on others to do it”

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