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22: Women’s Engineering Expedition to STEM Build Malawi

Follow the journey of 20+ women engineers who will collaborate to design and build a STEM classroom at Rainbow Hope School in Malawi - May 2019. Katy Toms was on the show last year to talk Civil Engineering. Now the trip is just around the corner, I talked to two more of the world wide team, Gemma, business and marketing and Jess, student. Fund raising Twitter This episode of Cliff Notes...


21: Using Contracts for Imports, Exports and Brexit clauses with Giles Dixon

Giles Dixon is the founder and managing director of ContractStore. An English solicitor with many years’ experience in drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial and construction contracts for use in the UK and internationally. During his career he has worked as an in-house lawyer as well as in private practice and spent 12 years living overseas. ContractStore documents: Giles Dixon: Brexit...


20: Robots move STEM kids from Sheffield to China

Kirin has been going along to the Discovery STEM robotics club for a few months, and was able to take part in the UK WER competition. He was on a successful team and then invited to the winners trip to represent UK in China at the World finials. The first time he had been on a plane, and meeting kids for Mexico and Croatia. World Education Robot Seminar, with 10,000 competitors, aged 4-18. He has become proficient building and programming the robots in Open Source Scratch 2.0 or C to follow...


19: Electrical and Interiors PR supporting Sales with Suzi Baker

Suzi Baker, Founder, PR and marketing consultant, Balance Web Marketing. Tailored services bringing energy and focused solutions to marketing campaigns for business owners. Specialising in interiors, British manufacturing, construction. Suzi contact: Suzi's company: Contact tristan at Tweet at @cliffnotespod This episode of Cliff Notes Podcast: Ask a leader, host and founder of Holdingbay...


18: Talking APIs evolving serverless with Rob Allen

Rob specialises in web APIs and working with modernising legacy software for companies. The development agency Nineteen Feet was formed in 2013 by Rob Allen. A published author and long term public speaker who also contributes to Open Source projects including leadership roles in Slim Framework and Zend Framework. Rob has also has an interest in Serverless solutions, in particular the Apache OpenWhisk project and its commercial implementation on IBM Cloud Functions. Rob...


17: Alex Gassman STEM apprentice journey from BAE to Eibach

Getting an early successful racing start with his dad working on the cars and sponsorship paying for them. Alex Gassman spent time with McLaren Racing and West Surrey Racing in touring cars. His love of physics and maths took him to skipping university and becoming an apprentice with part time work and studies. Having been successful with the STEM program he latter gave back guiding other younger people as intakes got more diverse. Now after 7 years with BAE Systems, has moved to Project...


16: Nicky Raby takes stress out of running own business

Joined this time by Nicky Raby, and get into talking about her work improving peoples work balance and efficiency when they have moved out of corporate business of many departments to be a business of one. "Do more of what you love and less of what you don't..." Then on to the growth of side business and products that can bring in passive income or lead to larger engagements. Wrap up with helpful advice using Instagram to get closer and talk to your...


15: Salli Jaaska ERP Expert

While working on second Masters and moving countries and industries from Steel in Finland to Pharma in Holland, Salli Jaaska took time to talk with us. Offering a guide to better implementing a system by blending it to the IT not IT first. An experienced consultant with implementing and integrating ERP systems to large manufacturing companies. Linkedin contact Contact Tristan at Tweet at @theholdingbay This episode of Cliff Notes...


14: Pragmatic GDPR with Michael Bailey

Michael Bailey has been Senior Web Developer at Pragmatic Web in Brighton for a few years. Joining the Pragmatic team in the spring of 2014 by persuasive director David Lockie. Writing code and working on current role of compliance officer for both ISO security standard and GDPR. We talk here about Michael's journey through understanding the GDPR regulations to practical steps and learning along the way. How he has been able to set about working thorough issues for improvement in their own...


13: Katy Toms Civil Engineering and STEM

Katy Toms is an accomplished Civil Engineer and Chair of Institution of Civil Engineers Plymouth, and Senior Vice Chair of ICE South West Regional Committee. This year she moved to WSP as Senior Engineer. Finding her self nominated for all her work for Top 50 Women Engineers 2017. We sat down to talk STEM, apprenticeships and the passion she has for working with others and having a possible effect on the community with Engineering. As Katy put it "Working in engineering and construction...


12: Tony Denyer offer interim CTO

Tony Denyer works as Interim CTO for hire, with his consulting business he offers to lead and grow your technical team, and deliver digital projects at scale. Together with entrepreneurs, they turn unique ideas into successful products and companies. Acting as the perfect partner or co-founder to build strong and independent startups. They can help you build out your tech team and, when you’re ready, they will take the training wheel off. We talk about business of considering...


11: Malcolm Myers on LabVIEW for QA testing

Malcolm Myers of AMH Test System takes us on a learning journey of how applicable and scaleable LabVIEW software and testing equipment is for him and hundreds of other engineering and electrical business around the UK and World. Recognised as a Chartered Engineer, Certified LabVIEW Architect and National Instruments Alliance Partner, he knows his craft. Working with audio, acoustics, power tools, telecommunications and renewable technologies around the UK since 1996. We talk about what you...


10: Darren Teague - R&D on Fitness product HighRoller

Darren and HighRoller are working on a great new product and bringing it to the UK market, becoming recognised as the most effective foam roller for physio recovery or post workout. Working themselves to add to the R&D and improve the quality of this already highly regarded professional product from Finland. I know Darren Teague and HighRoller though their marketing lead Esther Cochrane from many years ago working together on launching the John Lewis website. So it was good to catch up and...


09: Joe Reynolds MTDCNC marketing UK mfg

Joe Reynolds is an experienced engineer with a specific expertise in cutting tool and machine tool management. All round cutting tool knowledge from design and manufacture to application and sales, in the boardroom or the shop floor. Marketing skills, CNC machine tool marketing, generation of sub contract machining from a range of industries including F1, aerospace, automotive and power generation. Plus genuinely a nice guy, was great to catch up and have a chat with him again. Read more...


08: Sam Watts of MakeReal on Practical use of VR

Sam Watts Director of Immersive Tech at MakeReal making serious fun for learning, training and new games with VR, AR, MR and physical products. Read more at Twitter follow Twitter follow Will be at VR Manchester in May: VR Brighton, regular...


07: Analytics adds another dimension to UX with Luke Hay

Luke Hay, Analytics and UX Consultant with over 15 years industry experience in all forms of website management. Talks with me about his new book Researching UX - Analytics: Understanding is the Heart of Great UX. By the end of this book, you'll have a strong understanding of the important role analytics plays in the UX process. It will inspire you to take an "analytics first" approach to your UX projects. Buy the book Read more at...


06: Getting Digital Manufacturing into production line with Physical Digital

Steve Fletcher, Business Development, Physical Digital. The big change is the use of Digital Manufacturing, collecting and using data intelligently through the manufacturing process and the products life cycle. Standardisation of systems and workflows especially within the Design, measurement and RE space. Read more at Twitter This episode of Cliff Notes: Ask a leader Podcast. Tristan Bailey talks to Steve Fletcher at Physical...


05: Kewazo, building scaffolding robots for Industry 4.0

Ekaterina Grib, Business Development & Marketing at Kewazo, With a vision to develop robotic-based systems controlled by Artificial Intelligence. The pilot system will evolve from scaffolding assembly system into a frame of swarm robotics that will change the way of common large and medium size buildings construction Read more at Twitter This episode of Cliff Notes: Ask a leader Podcast founder of Holdingbay and host Tristan Bailey...


04: Kyle Akerman brings Analytics to B2B

Kyle Akerman, Web Analytics Consultant, Leveraging digital analytics to drive lead generation. Working with B2B clients to audit and connect their web analytics to business goals and get more traffic. Read more at Twitter Listen Wednesday nights to CHIRPradio Contact Tweet at @cliffnotespod This episode of Cliff Notes: Ask a leader Podcast. Tristan Bailey talks to...


03: [Guest host] Building Relationships with Influencers w/ Kai Davis

Co-hosting on a Podcast on relationships and speaking An interview with Kai Davis, an outreach consultant and author of many books such as The Outreach Blueprint, to learn what we can do reach influencers and grow our network. Read more at Twitter Contact Hau with Experts and Influencers This episode was on Experts and Influencers podcast founder of Holdingbay and host Tristan Bailey...