Our Podcast! 'Business Revival – In Gloucestershire' 

This podcast was created by Made4U Podcasts in the Summer of 2020 to showcase the dynamism of the county's businesses in tackling the crisis brought on by the catastrophic Covid-19 outbreak. 
The podcast features interviews with a cross-section of local companies and expert commentary from business guru Gill Smith of The Business Kitchen
 
If you'd like to be interviewed for the podcast, please contact Serena at Made4U Podcasts on 07526 467 470
 

Listen to each episode right here...! 

Episode 16 - Alex Chalk, MP 
 
Are Cheltenham's businesses surviving the Pandemic? 
 
It's a patchy experience for the town but the unemployment figures suggest Cheltenham has greater resilience than many of its counterparts elsewhere in the UK. 
 
Alex also discusses what could and should be happening to the town's High Street as the retail sector continues to suffer and also about how cyber innovation will be hugely important to Cheltenham's recovery. 
 
Listen in for Alex's response to questions from the town's limited company directors who feel government support programmes have passed them by. 
Wondering how to make your own business podcast? Then why not investigate all our free resources to help you on your podcasting journey? 
 
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Made4U Podcasts launches and produces podcasts for companies and organisations to help them attract a profitable new stream of clients - enquiries to Serena at info@made4u-podcasts.co.uk
Episode 15 - Chun Kong 
 
Dishing up survival strategies to keep your restaurant in business 
 
Since then, he has steered the business through economic downturns every decade or so and now has his own hard and fast rules for ensuring survival. 
 
Find out what they are on this week's podcast. 
Wondering how to make your own business podcast? Then why not investigate all our free resources to help you on your podcasting journey? 
 
Download Made4U Podcast's "Ultimate Podcast Starter Blueprint" right here! 
 
Listen to our "Podcast Launch Pad" podcast by Serena Gay. 
 
Join this friendly community Facebook Group to ask questions and learn from other podcasters. 
 
Made4U Podcasts launches and produces podcasts for companies and organisations to help them attract a profitable new stream of clients - enquiries to Serena at info@made4u-podcasts.co.uk
Episode 14 - Lorrin White 
 
How the Covid-crisis became our catalyst of change 
 
The company was in an enviable position at the start of the pandemic crisis. It found that, overnight, it had become THE most important contact in their clients' address books. 
 
Lorrin has made the most of this silver lining by beefing-up her internal communications systems and concentrating with new-found enthusiasm on social media - principally through educational posts. 
 
She has introduced new working practices during lockdown that have proved so popular with the workforce, that they will be kept on as a permanent feature. Listen to the edition for more. 
 
Find out more about how to make a business podcast and download Made4U Podcast's "Ultimate Podcast Starter Blueprint" right here! You can also join our friendly community Facebook Group to ask questions and learn from other podcasters. 
 
Made4U Podcasts launches and produces podcasts for companies and organisations to help them attract a profitable new stream of clients - enquiries to Serena at info@made4u-podcasts.co.uk
Episode 13 - Catherine Mountain 
 
How using social media raised our profile during lockdown 
 
The experience prompted her and her business partner Tim (also her husband) to entirely revamp their marketing strategy. 
 
Catherine and Tim run the Gloucestershire multi-media content production company Evenlode. They both have sterling film backgrounds at the BBC and in live event and music production. 
 
Catherine is responsible for some truly creative ideas for spectacular lighting events but the onset of lockdown meant work ceased on their projects. 
 
Suddenly, she had the time to really study what people were talking about on social media and on this podcast episode, she tells us what happened next as a result. 
Episode 12 - Sarah Townsend 
 
How to survive as a freelancer - from a Gloucestershire author 
 
Sarah is a Gloucestershire-based copywriting expert and her new book "Survival Skills for Freelancers" is incredibly well-timed to help people reinvent themselves as entrepreneurs following job losses caused by the pandemic. You can buy the book HERE
 
If you're seeking to revive your career by working for yourself, Sarah shares a whole host of practical tips to help you make the best use of available resources, to stay connected and to protect your mental well-being. There's more about Sarah and her business HERE
 
Made4U Podcasts launches and produces podcasts for companies and organisations to help them attract a profitable new stream of clients - enquiries to Serena at info@made4u-podcasts.co.uk
Episode 11 - Chris Price 
 
How COVID-19 has impacted England's legal profession 
 
His revelations about the effect of the pandemic on the legal profession in this country come as quite a surprise. 
 
Find out more about how to make a business podcast and download Made4U Podcast's "Ultimate Podcast Starter Blueprint" right here! You can also join our friendly community Facebook Group to ask questions and learn from other podcasters. 
 
Made4U Podcasts launches and produces podcasts for companies and organisations to help them attract a profitable new stream of clients - enquiries to Serena at info@made4u-podcasts.co.uk
Episode 10 - Sam Holliday 
 
A reality check for Gloucestershire business from the FSB's Sam Holliday 
 
Sam is the Development Manager for the FSB's Gloucestershire and the West of England office and has many years of experience editing regional newspapers. He works to support thousands of members who run small businesses or are self-employed and no one could be better placed to know where things are heading. 
 
Sam reports on how the country's businesspeople are faring in the current climate, with parts of the UK teetering on the edge of a new lockdown in October 2020. 
 
It's not all gloomy - Sam tells us there are definitely silver linings as the true entrepreneurs among us spot opportunities during these otherwise difficult times. 
Episode 9 - Laura Crabb 
 
How to grow and thrive during a lockdown even if you are forced to furlough staff  
 
Although still quite a young enterprise, Laura managed to keep it going despite having to furlough her staff during lockdown. 
 
She did so well in fact that her business ballooned and went from two employees to 10 - once a semblance of normality returned. 
 
On this edition of the Business Revival - in Gloucestershire podcast, she tells us how important communication with clients was to the success of the business. 
 
Our business expert, Gill Smith, of The Business Kitchen explores the power of listening to your customers as she examines Laura's survival strategy. 
Episode 8 - Paul Williamson 
 
How to keep serving customers despite a pandemic 
 
Gloucestershire's well-known craft beer maker "Hillside Brewery" and its Managing Director Paul Williamson are a prime example of just that. 
 
When so many of us dithered about how best to respond, Paul's imagination went into overdrive and he moved quickly to adapt to keep the brewery alive. 
 
Business expert Gill Smith of "The Business Kitchen" gives Paul full marks for his survival strategy. 
 
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Episode 7 - Rachael Willoughby 
 
Order a slice of this Gloucestershire entrepreneur's life-style secret! 
 
But Rachael Willoughby is nothing if not resourceful and once she has a good idea, she moves heaven and earth to make it happen. 
 
She and her husband run a number of businesses between them but started "Papa Gees" during lockdown to make and sell authentic Italian pizzas to their immediate locality in Bishop's Cleeve in Gloucestershire. 
 
The whole lockdown and pizza-making experience though has had a profound effect on Rachael's ambitions for the future. Find out how on this week's podcast edition of "Business Revival - in Gloucestershire" and the interesting spin our business guru, Gill Smith, has to put on it. 
Episode 6 - Rosie Jefferies 
 
Keeping parents sane in Gloucestershire and around the world 
 
Caring for them is exhausting, draining and must sometimes seem futile. 
 
Rosie Jefferies is the Managing Director of the Gloucestershire-based National Association of Therapeutic Parenting (or NATP), which provides advice, help and training to these parents and was herself rescued from a very disturbing family situation. 
 
Unsurprisingly, her organisation received a massive injection in terms of membership and income. How did it cope with the reverse of what so many businesses and organisations experienced, and what is Rosie doing to capitalise on their growth? 
 
Listen to the podcast to find out...! 
Episode 5 - Nikki Budding 
 
How one Gloucestershire charity kept funds rolling in during lockdown 
 
While so many charities struggled to cope in the face of cancelled fund-raising events, Hope For Tomorrow not only kept funds rolling in, but successfully rolled out its services to a far wider catchment area. 
 
Hope For Tomorrow funds mobile cancer care units which take the treatment to the patient so they don’t have to travel miles to hospitals. It also means the risk of patients contracting Covid-19 is significantly reduced. 
 
NHS Trusts throughout the UK cottoned on to this innovation during lockdown and the charity’s vehicles were much in demand. How did Fundraising Manager, Nikki Budding, maintain this money-raising momentum? 
Episode 4 - Clare Seed 
 
Deploying an Acute Risk Radar as the Pandemic Loomed 
 
Her acute risk radar meant she acted quickly to prevent her business inadvertently spreading the Covid-19 virus through their popular face-to-face First Aid Training courses in Gloucestershire. 
 
But how do you cope for the future when operations are closed down and your business will be among the last to resume operations because of the nature of the business? 
 
Our business expert Gill Smith from The Business Kitchen has some suggestions. 
 
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Episode 3 - David Chalk 
 
Proudly Protecting Old Folk From The Pandemic 
 
As he explains, none of his staff tested positive for Covid-19 and consequently not a single client was lost to the disease. 
Episode 2 - Nick Weston 
 
Destination Lift Off: How regional airports can accelerate business recovery 
 
Now he sees the role of regional airports as vital in the recovery process, because they offer a much more efficient and safer means of transport. 
 
But more expensive, surely? Well, not necessarily... 
Episode 1 - Chris Hickey 
 
Giving Gloucestershire Business the Kiss of Life 
 
Our business expert Gill Smith from The Business Kitchen gives her take on how Chris's company, Charlton HR, faced up to the challenge of the coronavirus crisis. 

Podcasts are an increasingly popular and successful way of promoting business. 

Isn’t it time you had a word in your customers’ ear? 

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