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The Winter/Spring 2020 issue is themed…

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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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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Innovation isn’t just new technology

By Tarnia Robertson, Ufford Park Woodbridge
Today, the opportunities for innovation are everywhere. The growing competition within the hotel industry is one of the main challenges in hospitality, and over the past few years, inventions in the sector have developed at a fast-moving pace.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine Autumn/Winter 2020

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2020: Your most innovative year yet?

By Carole Burman, MAD-HR
If Her Majesty The Queen thought 1992 was an ‘Annus Horribilis’, what on earth will be her defining description of 2020?
Published in Norfolk and Suffolk Director Magazines Autumn/Winter 2020

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Understand your financial future today

By Ainsley Bowyer, Brewin Dolphin
At Brewin Dolphin, through personal financial forecasting, we can show you visually whether financially you can achieve the life you wish to live.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine Autumn/Winter 2020

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Finding innovation in funding opportunities

By Malcolm McGready / David Scrivener, Ensors
Options for funding a business have expanded hugely in the past decade and although your trusted bank manager should, and will, remain your first port of call, where this isn’t appropriate, there are now a multitude of options available to fund growth strategies.
Published in Norfolk and Suffolk Director Magazines Autumn/Winter 2020

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Trade: a question of confidence

By Mike Chapman, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
The UK left the European Union (EU) on 31 January and entered a transition period that will run up until 31 December 2020. During the transition period, EU rules and regulations on trade, travel and business between the UK and EU will remain unchanged.
Published in Suffolk Director Magazine Autumn/Winter 2020

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We’ve got this!

By Jane Cattermole, Bay Tree VA

Established in 2008, Bay Tree VA is an experienced team of remote-working executive assistants and office managers.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine Autumn/Winter 2020

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Interviewing virtually

By Rebecca Thurlow, Compass Point Recruitment

Coronavirus has undoubtedly impacted all our professional and private lives, and the recruitment industry has not been immune.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine Autumn/Winter 2020

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How do you turbocharge change: hire an interim!

By Mark Wootton, Interim CEO and Commercial Director
Many business owners and directors are so immersed in running their organisation that they’re unable to see the challenges and opportunities and take timely and effective action.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine Autumn/Winter 2020

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Don’t be scared to innovate

By Pat Lewis, Source One Consulting

INNOVATE [ˈɪnəveɪt]: A verb meaning to make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products.

Published in Norfolk and Suffolk Director Magazines Autumn/Winter 2020

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Innovation guiding architectural design

By Craig Western, Wincer Kievenaar Architects

As a Suffolk-based practice celebrating its 40th birthday this year, we have been able to see first-hand how the advancement of technology has had a profound effect on architectural design.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine Autumn/Winter 2020

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Innovate to a new healthier you

By Ben Gray, Suffolk Strength Academy
Today we are constantly trying to innovate by introducing new ideas or systems within our businesses, new technology into our lives, or all too often simply using it as a buzzword without ever actually doing anything innovative at all.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine Autumn/Winter 2020

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Tattoos don’t have to be forever

By Juliette John, Aesthetics and Wellness Spa
There are lots of reasons for wanting a tattoo removed. It could be a joke tattoo that isn’t funny anymore, dates and names that are no longer relevant, traumatic tattoos from a car accident, medical tattoo dots from radiotherapy, or misplaced microblade brows.
Published in Suffolk Director Magazine Autumn/Winter2020

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Innovating to improve your golf game

By Stuart Robertson, Doctorgolf Academy Ufford Park
As a PGA Professional for over 30 years, it would be fair to say I have seen many changes in the industry; some of these have made the modern game a totally different one to the one that I grew up with in the 80s.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine Autumn/Winter 2020

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Tips for a smooth office move

By Paul Dye, The Van About Town

In the times we find ourselves in, there could be several reasons for wanting to move your office and no matter the scale of the move, there will be costs involved.

Norfolk and Suffolk Director Magazines Summer/Autumn 2020

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Giving Back: Fresh Start new beginnings

Fresh Start new beginnings (FSNB) works throughout Suffolk and Norfolk and was set up to provide a therapeutic service for children and young people up to 18 years who have reported being sexually abused.

Published in Norfolk and Suffolk Director Magazines Autumn/Winter 2020

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Spotlight

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Spotlight on …

MIKE BOLTON, Founder of Hero Site Solutions

Having worked in the family business, Bolton Bros, with his mum, dad, sister and two brothers for 25 years, last year Mike Bolton decided to branch off and start his own company, Hero Site Solutions.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine, Autumn/Winter 2020

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Quickfire

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Quickfire with…

LISA PERKINS, Director Research & Innovation, BT Adastral Park

Lisa Perkins is responsible for building a rich and diverse technology ecosystem at Adastral Park, maximising the opportunities to find the best innovative solutions to real business problems.

We spent five minutes with Lisa and asked her some questions about innovation in business.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine, Autumn/Winter 2020

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Spotlight on …

MIKE BOLTON, Founder of Hero Site Solutions

Having worked in the family business, Bolton Bros, with his mum, dad, sister and two brothers for 25 years, last year Mike Bolton decided to branch off and start his own company, Hero Site Solutions.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine, Autumn/Winter 2020

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Suffolk Director 101

Quickfire with…

LISA PERKINS, Director Research & Innovation, BT Adastral Park

Lisa Perkins is responsible for building a rich and diverse technology ecosystem at Adastral Park, maximising the opportunities to find the best innovative solutions to real business problems.

We spent five minutes with Lisa and asked her some questions about innovation in business.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine, Autumn/Winter 2020

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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”

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

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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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ADAPT

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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