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Spotlight on Nicky Secker-Bligh

Taxidermist

Professionally, as well as looking after advertising clients for Norfolk Director magazine, I run my own small taxidermist business. As the ‘taxidermy lady’, I specialise in birds and learnt my skills from an established taxidermist.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Winter 2023

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Boosting the wellbeing of business leaders

By Kate Pigeon-Owen, Wellbeing International
Current research indicates that as many as 20% of employees are off work at any given time due to burnout. Right now, it feels vital that we help retain our employees by making them feel supported both holistically, and as valued colleagues.
Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Winter 2023

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Reforms to R&D tax relief

By Sasha Talbot, Ensors
It was announced in the Autumn Statement that whilst increasing the relief to the larger Research and Development Expenditure Credit (RDEC) claimants, there will be a significant reduction in the amount of Research & Development (R&D) relief available to SME claimants.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Winter 2023

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Explaining Tech Terminology

Brought to you in association with Tech Educators.

As well as being a mind blowing, fast-paced subject area, the tech sector is also incredibly baffling for most of us ‘oldies’ sitting on the side-lines, scratching our heads, in confusion!

Published in Norfolk Director magazine Winter 2023

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Lessons I have learnt: Matt Clarke

Director of LSI Architects
LSI Architects is an architecture practice with around 70 people based in Norwich and London. We work across various sectors and for diverse clients, although most of our work is in the healthcare and education sectors. Our stated purpose of ‘Life Touching Design’ is to create opportunities to improve lives and enhance society through our work.
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Digital learning and STEM pathways for girls

By Alison Sefton, Norwich High School for Girls
Norwich High School for Girls is part of the GDST family of schools, offering many advantages to students, staff and the community. Not least, we benefit from cutting-edge research.

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Enabling the next generation into the workplace

By Anita Gagen, The Matthew Project
Aged 21, Aaron was struggling. He was unemployed, without qualifications, and facing multiple barriers. Only a few months earlier, things had been different, he’d been teaching archery in Norfolk and was completing an outdoor adventure course .
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New tech collaboration for Bay Tree VA

By Jane Cattermole, Bay Tree VA
The team at Bay Tree VA is used to introducing cloud-based software to clients and one growing business area is supporting membership associations, often run by over-stretched volunteer directors.
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Tech 45

Help to Grow: Management Course

Learn new skills, boost profits and improve business performance, resilience, and long-term growth with leading academics at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

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Cybercrime: is my organisation at risk?

By Paul Lopez, Essex Police and The Eastern Cyber Resilience Centre
In 1962, Allen Scherr launched the first recorded cyber-attack against a US university computer network, stealing passwords from their database using paper punch cards. Since then, things have got a lot darker and more complex.
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The reward of corporate support

With one in two of us likely to experience cancer at some point in our lives, many will be touched by the disease, either ourselves or through friends, family or work.

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Data protection law reform: or is it?

By Kate Edwards, Birketts

On 18 July 2022, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) introduced the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill to Parliament.

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Deflationary tech in an inflationary world

By Mark Hinds, Charles Stanley Wealth Managers
We think of technology in modern terms, focussing on items like laptops, smartphones and tablets. Yet, the definition is wider and considers the ‘application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes’, or in my words ‘technology seeks to solve human problems to make things better than they would otherwise be’.
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LEAD INTERVIEW: JAMES ADAMS

Founder, Akcela and Tech Educators

Our lead interview in the TECH issue of Norfolk Director business magazine is James Adams, Founder of Akcela and Tech Educators.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Winter 2023

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