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"5 Things I Know Now" A Dorset Growth Hub Podcast

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Welcome to 5 Things I Know Now: A DGH Podcast - the innovative and practical new series from the Dorset Growth Hub. Following on from the first two series of The Dorset Growth Hub podcast, we’re bringing an exciting spin to the format, where top business leaders share the five lessons that helped them find success. We'll be releasing a new episode every couple of weeks, and running live events alongside the episodes so be sure to keep up to date by registering your email at https://www.dorsetgrowthhub.co.uk/. Here you can also learn about more support we can provide your business including grant funding, 1-2-1 consultations and online events. On with the show...!

Welcome to 5 Things I Know Now: A DGH Podcast - the innovative and practical new series from the Dorset Growth Hub. Following on from the first two series of The Dorset Growth Hub podcast, we’re bringing an exciting spin to the format, where top business leaders share the five lessons that helped them find success. We'll be releasing a new episode every couple of weeks, and running live events alongside the episodes so be sure to keep up to date by registering your email at https://www.dorsetgrowthhub.co.uk/. Here you can also learn about more support we can provide your business including grant funding, 1-2-1 consultations and online events. On with the show...!

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Welcome to 5 Things I Know Now: A DGH Podcast - the innovative and practical new series from the Dorset Growth Hub. Following on from the first two series of The Dorset Growth Hub podcast, we’re bringing an exciting spin to the format, where top business leaders share the five lessons that helped them find success. We'll be releasing a new episode every couple of weeks, and running live events alongside the episodes so be sure to keep up to date by registering your email at https://www.dorsetgrowthhub.co.uk/. Here you can also learn about more support we can provide your business including grant funding, 1-2-1 consultations and online events. On with the show...!

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English


Episodes

Owner of Blink Lettering; Milly Withers #S3E3

10/11/2021
The beauty behind Blink Lettering’s captivating calligraphy is the passionate Milly Withers, an aspirational young business owner applying her design skills in a variety of aesthetic applications. As it happens, variety is one of the 5 key things that have helped guide Milly’s exciting career so far. On this week’s ‘5 Things I Know Now’, Milly joins Mary Lloyd to discuss the value of support & community, the indispensable tools available with the latest social media platforms, and her...

Duration:00:38:49

Founder of Founders; Nathan Roach #S3E2

9/27/2021
Welcome back to 5 Things I Know Now: the latest podcast series from Dorset Growth Hub! Condensing the spirit behind Nathan Roach’s successful route into business ownership down to just 5 tips is a difficult task, especially for someone whose innate mindset had him catching ragworms and selling them to tackle shops at just 12 years old... Now the Founder of Founders, a brand creating ‘Cloud Kitchens’ which are facilitating small food businesses and giants in the delivery space alike, Nathan...

Duration:01:14:52

Dorset Growth Hub; Nick Gregory, Mary Lloyd & Rich Burn #S3E1

9/13/2021
Welcome to 5 Things I Know Now: A DGH Podcast - the innovative and practical new series from the Dorset Growth Hub. Following on from the first two series of The Dorset Growth Hub podcast, we’re bringing an exciting spin to the format, where top business leaders share the five lessons that helped them find success. Kicking off this series are the Dorset Growth Hub’s very own Nick Gregory, Mary Lloyd & Rich Burn, each of whom have brought their own thought-provoking lists in a series...

Duration:00:41:19

Forging the Future of Hybrid Events with Founder of We Are The Media, Mark Masters #S2E13

7/12/2021
We’re all tired of hearing how tired we are of Zoom events by now - 2021 is the year that events change forever. Whether you’re together in an auditorium or halfway round the globe, Mark Masters’ vision is to craft an experience that’s equally engaging for both parties with the advent of hybrid events. Having staged the first of the ‘You Are The Media Online Offline’ events at the start of July which, very conveniently, is our Future Events month, we hear Mark’s debrief on the lessons...

Duration:00:36:58

60 Years of Lava Lamp Innovation with Owner of Mathmos, Cressida Granger #S2E12

6/28/2021
The lava lamp is a legendary product that, while recognisable when compared with its original 1963 design, has continued to be iterated upon throughout its illustrious history. Who better to divulge how such a long-standing business like Mathmos continues to innovate well into the future than Cressida Granger, who’s owned the Poole-based company for over 30 years. In this episode of The Dorset Growth Hub Podcast, themed around innovation, we learn how inspiration for new products can come...

Duration:00:19:34

Revolutionising the Marine Technology Sector with Head of Commercial at Actisense, Justin Cohen #S2E11

6/14/2021
If there’s one thing businesses can do to extend a product life cycle, it’s innovate. Whether it be small and iterative, or a massive shift to expand your service offering, it pays to be ahead of the game on fresh developments in your sector. Keeping innovation at the heart of Actisense’s offering of boat electronic systems, their Head of Commercial, Justin Cohen, joins Rich Burn on episode 11 of The Dorset Growth Hub Podcast to break down the partnerships and programmes that keep Actisense...

Duration:00:28:57

The New Age of HR with HR Consultant at ViewHR, Heidi Roper #S2E10

5/18/2021
In today’s world where hybrid models of working seem inevitable for a majority of businesses, implementing the best practices for both your business and your team is vital to your continued success! ViewHR’s Heidi Roper has seen the impact of 2020 on a great number of businesses, and is well aware of the risks around new hires, remote working and tweaking meetings for virtual platforms. Heidi joins Nick Gregory for this edition of The Dorset Growth Hub Podcast as part of the Culture & The...

Duration:00:28:37

Growing a Worldwide VFX Powerhouse with Head of Marketing at Outpost VFX, Steve Holmes #S2E9

5/4/2021
With VFX credits on massive TV and Film projects like Black Mirror, Watchmen and Jason Bourne, to name just a few, you’d be forgiven for missing the fact that Outpost VFX are based in the very heart of Bournemouth. As a business with teams as far afield as Montreal and LA, they’ve been ahead of the curve when it comes to utilising the tools that bring teams closer together. Kicking off our month on Culture & The Future Workplace, we welcome Outpost VFX’s Head of Marketing, Steve Holmes, to...

Duration:00:33:48

Achieving Global Growth with Founder & Global CEO at Crowd, Jamie Sergeant #S2E8

4/19/2021
The world has been made smaller than ever before. With a global uptake in digital technologies that keep countries connected, the way to provide insight that nobody else has is with a team in the target territory. Nurturing a strong team with dozens of staff in 7 countries and counting, Crowd’s Founder & Global CEO, Jamie Sergeant, harnesses the power of a culturally diverse team. Joining Rich on The Dorset Growth Hub Podcast, Jamie shares how Crowd made their global growth through a mix of...

Duration:01:00:19

Embracing growth and identifying your goals with Founder & Director of 7PM2 Coaching, Lee Groombridge #S2E7

4/12/2021
Growth is a journey that requires you to understand two things: where you want to be and, perhaps more importantly, where you are now. Choosing the right type of coach to help you achieve your goals is vital, and forms the foundation of Lee Groombridge’s 7PM2 Coaching. With a fascinating dive into understanding the mindset and motivations of your team to help you grow your business, Lee shares his early business journey and uncovers the principles he learned from this, which led him to...

Duration:01:07:19

Steering your business to success with Dr Donald Nordberg, Associate Professor at Bournemouth University #S2E6

3/22/2021
On the growth journey that many SMEs take, it’s easy to overlook corporate governance as an area that keeps you on the right track. To some it feels like an unnecessary barrier, but consider Dr Donald Nordberg’s alternate approach; it helps you in the same way brakes on a car help you drive faster... Donald, Associate Professor of Strategy and Corporate Governance, joins Rich Burn to round out this month’s in-depth focus on Strategy and Planning. Vouching for the benefits of having a board...

Duration:01:03:31

Beating market adversity with a flexible strategy with Aetha Design Co-owner & Director, Sophie Parsons #S2E5

3/10/2021
If the past year has done anything to business strategies, it’s ripping up the playbook that we might have taken so much care in writing up. The key to staying on top of the times, according to Aetha Design’s Director Sophie Parsons, is staying agile, flexible, and keep moving forward. Having secured a number of valuable clients well outside of their original scope, Aetha Design is a perfect example of how taking projects which initially may seem ill-fit could actually lead to a thriving,...

Duration:01:04:56

Launching a niche sports clothing brand with Flyhawk Founder, Stephanie Essex #S2E4

3/2/2021
It takes an admirable degree of confidence to launch a business at the best of times, let alone launch a sports brand while team sports aren’t being played. But becoming netball’s #1 brand is a goal which, with the advocacy of England’s finest players, is well within reach for Bournemouth-based Flyhawk. Having been her own target market, Stephanie Essex has Founded what promises to be the brand to fly the flag for netball, breaking down barriers to entry to the sport, and strengthening the...

Duration:00:36:40

Curating a local team with a global impact with Mr Lee’s Pure Foods, MarComms Director, Kasia Bigda #S2E3

2/15/2021
This episode of The Dorset Growth Hub podcast was recorded shortly before the passing of Mr Lee’s Noodles’ Founder, Damien Lee, whose enthusiasm, energy and inspiration runs tangibly through the business, through to the highly dedicated members of the team. Speaking of the growing international presence of Mr Lee’s Noodles and the innovation taking place at Mr Lee’s Pure Foods Co. is their Marketing and Communications Director, Kasia Bigda. Rounding out the podcast’s contribution to Dorset...

Duration:00:45:46

Building a trusted brand with Bournemouth University’s Associate Professor, Dr Chris Chapleo #S2E2

2/8/2021
Creating a brand is often considered as the customer-facing image of the business, but the visuals are just the tip of the iceberg. Associating the right values with your imagery, and backing that up through business operations and decisions is equally vital to create a brand that people know, remember and, most importantly, trust. In episode 2 of The Dorset Growth Hub podcast, we hear from Associate Professor in Societal Marketing, Dr Chris Chapleo from Bournemouth University, whose...

Duration:00:53:32

Big brand partnerships and securing international sales with Founder of Hawthorn Handmade, Stephanie Carswell #S2E1

2/1/2021
Welcome to the start of Series 2 of the Dorset Growth Hub podcast! Joining us to kick off the series is Stephanie Carswell, Founder and Creative Director of Hawthorn Handmade, whose offering of embroidery kits has found domestic and international success, particularly within the last year as their sales flew! Stephanie shares the high points and valuable lessons from her journey building a team which has grown to accommodate Hawthorn Handmade’s increasing demand. From ensuring authentic...

Duration:00:41:02

Live Q&A "Future Thinking" with Samantha Kingston, Jennifer Quigley-Jones & Cas Paton #S1E17

1/5/2021
In this special bonus episode, we are delighted to run a live Q&A with all of the guests from episode 14-16 to answer your key questions surrounding "Future Thinking". This episode was recorded as part of BEYOND 2020 audio conference in October 2020. Find Samantha: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samantha-kingston-a4811686/ Find Jennifer: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-quigley-jones-66626446/ Find Cas: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caspaton/ Connect with Dorset Growth Hub:...

Duration:00:56:42

"Building the fastest growing online marketplace globally" with Founder of OnBuy.com, Cas Paton - BEYOND2020 - #S1E16

1/5/2021
Cas Paton is the Founder of OnBuy.com, the fastest growing marketplace in the world and Amazon alternative, who have seen a record 24,000% growth in the past four years since the company’s launch. They boast an 8 million strong customer base and have recently secured an exclusive £1m deal with ITV to reach 44 million consumers across the nation. This episode was recorded as part of the BEYOND 2020 audio conference in October 2020. Find Cas: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caspaton/ Connect...

Duration:00:22:31

"The rise of Influencer Marketing" with Digital Voices CEO Jennifer Quigley-Jones - BEYOND2020 -#S1E15

1/5/2021
CEO of Digital Voices, YouTube influencer marketing agency Jennifer Quigley Jones is passionate about telling stories. She builds powerful YouTube creator campaigns for brands such as Rolls-Royce, the Royal Air Force, Universal Music Group, the Post Office and the Trainline, balancing data and creativity to make memorable content that develops customers into brand advocates. As a speaker at BEYOND 2020, Jennifer will provide an insight into influencer marketing, the opportunity it creates...

Duration:00:29:29

"Implementing VR in your marketing strategy" with Virtual Umbrella CEO, Samantha Kingston - BEYOND2020 - #S1E14

1/5/2021
Samantha Kingston is the Co-Founder & CEO at Virtual Umbrella, a marketing consultancy helping businesses tap into the commercial and creative potential of immersive technology. They provide support with immersive marketing, consultancy and events for brands such as DHL, SKY, UBER, Gucci and San Miguel to name a few. Samantha is part of the BIMA100, has been nominated for Unsung Hero in MCV Women in Game Awards 2016, was featured in The Drum’s 50 under 30 - Women disrupting the status quo...

Duration:00:16:26