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 Sarah Knight from Sarah West Recruitment and Tribus People

Published: 09/15/21

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 to her running “one of the most established independent agencies in the area”. She also discusses current recruitment issues for many businesses and the importance of employer brand in helping to attract staff.

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A conversation with Giles Letheren from Delt Shared Services

Published: 07/22/21

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 17, Lee Evans and even the Chippendales - helps keep his projects on target.

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A conversation with Amanda Stansfield from Granny Gothards

Published: 06/17/21

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 China. 

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A conversation with Dave Harland from the Eden Project

Published: 05/20/21

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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