Podcasts

A conversation with Will Ashworth from Watergate Bay Hotel and Another Place

Published: 14/4/21

Will Ashworth, chief executive of Watergate Bay Hotel in Cornwall and Another Place in the Lake District, talks about the evolution of tourism and how to maintain a strong culture in a growing business.

During a wide-ranging conversation, he discusses his family’s long involvement in the hospitality industry, what his team have been doing during lockdown and his plans to create a new collection of lifestyle hotels.

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A conversation with Steve Oxford from Oxford’s Bakery

Published: 05/18/22

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 old mill during the early stages of the pandemic to make sure they had enough flour, which then in turn received attention from around the world.

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A conversation with Charles Courtenay from Powderham Estate

Published: 03/31/22

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 they run at the estate including BBC Radio 1 and how he is a member of the House of Lords where he likes to champion the county's interests and how he continues his legal profession with Michelmores.

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A conversation with Imogen Waite from Season and Taste

Published: 03/02/22

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.

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A conversation with Mitch Tonks from Rockfish

Published: 02/10/22

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 venture Seafood from Home - bringing truly fresh seafood into people's homes.

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