A conversation with Nick Rodda from Rodda’s

In the twelfth episode of Business Noodles and Doodles, Nick Rodda from Rodda’s talks about being the fifth generation working in this well-known family business. He also chats about gaining B Corp accreditation, the positives to come out of the pandemic and of course that question that we all argue about – is it cream … Read more

A conversation with Steve Oxford from Oxford’s Bakery

In the eleventh episode of Business Noodles and Doodles, Steve Oxford tells us about being a fourth generation baker, using some of the same equipment that his Great Grandfather bought for the business over 100 years ago. He chats about the importance of being a family business and how they worked with a 1000 year … Read more

A conversation with Charles Courtenay from Powderham Estate

In the tenth episode of Business Noodles and Doodles, Charles Courtenay, the current Earl of Devon talks about training as a barrister and spending a number of years in America as a litigator until he moved back to the UK to take over the running of Powderham. He also touches on the music events that … Read more

A conversation with Imogen Waite from Season and Taste

In the ninth episode of Business Noodles and Doodles, Imogen Waite at Season and Taste talks about how they opened their first restaurant in Bristol, growing to the four businesses they have today. Imogen talks about what inspired the food in their restaurants as well as how she views competition.

A conversation with Mitch Tonks from Rockfish

In the eight episode of Business Noodles and Doodles, Mitch Tonks from Rockfish talks about his love of the sea and his businesses journey over the years along with the challenges he has faced. Mitch also talks about sustainability and being a seafood ambassador for the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), as well as his new … Read more

A conversation with Myles Hopper from Mindful Chef

In the seventh episode of Business Noodles and Doodles, we talk to Myles Hopper, one of the co-founders from Mindful Chef. Myles talks about growing the business using crowdfunding and external investment, why they are so passionate about working with british farmers, as well as achieving B Corp certification and making a bigger difference with … Read more

A conversation with Sarah Knight from Sarah West Recruitment and Tribus People

In the sixth episode of Business Noodles and Doodles, we talk to Sarah Knight, founder and managing director of Sarah West Recruitment in Exeter. Alongside this, she is also co-founder and director or Tribus People. Sarah talks about how, despite never intending to start her own business, choosing the “exciting and terrifying path” has led … Read more

A conversation with Giles Letheren from Delt Shared Services

In the fifth episode of Business Noodles and Doodles, we talk to Giles Letheren, CEO of Delt Shared Services who chats about the challenges of running an independent organisation owned entirely by public sector bodies and how his training as a production manager in the entertainment business – working with the likes of Boyzone, East … Read more

A conversation with Amanda Stansfield from Granny Gothards

In the fourth episode of our podcast series recorded in February 2021, Amanda Stansfield, owner of the artisan ice cream maker Granny Gothards, talks about her journey since founding the business in 2012, how she tackled the issue of seasonality by exploring global markets and their success in exporting to places including Dubai, India and … Read more

A conversation with Dave Harland from the Eden Project

In the third episode of our podcast series, Dave Harland, CEO at the Eden Project talks about celebrating their 20th birthday in March 2021, working with international partners to establish more sites around the world including China and Costa Rica as well as talking about the wider topic of sustainability.

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