Inside Derby Podcast
Unscripted interviews with entrepreneurs, business leaders and other interesting people from in or around Derby. Discussing their journey so far, the highlights and challenges as well as insight and tips.
info_outline Laura Massey-Pugh - SteLa Tandem 12/03/2021
Laura Massey-Pugh - SteLa Tandem In this episode I am joined by Laura Massey-Pugh who is one half of duo SteLa Tandem. We talk briefly about Laura's career in the veterinary profession before moving on to talk about their attempted world record tandem bike ride which is seeking to circumnavigate the globe on a tandem bicycle in 180 days starting in June 2022. We talk about where the idea came from, the planning, logistics and costs of doing this, how businesses can help with sponsorship, the training required as well as the charities they will be supporting once they set off.
info_outline Kim Borrington 11/12/2021
Kim Borrington In this episode I am joined by Kim Borringham - franchise owner of Hive Thinking. We talk about Kim's journey including using teaching to enable her to get to Australia, building a business in Australia, living and working in Jersey and how she managed to juggle a teaching role while running her own business, to her return to the UK and all about Hive Thinking.
info_outline Colin Mobey 11/05/2021
Colin Mobey In this episode I am joined by Colin Mobey. We talk about his career so far including going from a Geography graduate into IT in large corporations, working his way up the career ladder and the challenges of that, to his own coaching work and the concept of teamship.
info_outline Caroline Barker 10/29/2021
Caroline Barker In this episode I am joined by Caroline Barker, Travel Consultant at Not Just Travel. We talk about deciding to set up a travel business during a pandemic, why become part of a franchise, what a travel consultant can do, the types of travel they have access to as well as her plans for the future. Enjoy!
info_outline Dominika Walker - CityFibre 10/15/2021
Dominika Walker - CityFibre In this episode I talk with Dominika Walker, City Manager at CityFibre. We talk about her career so far including how and why she came to the UK, her experiences in marketing and PR prior to joining CityFibre, how and why she joined CityFibre, her role and all about what the company is doing. https://www.cityfibre.com
info_outline Craig Barker 09/17/2021
Craig Barker In this episode we talk with Craig Barker from Koobr. We talk about starting his working career in London and realising things weren't so easy and world domination wasn't on the cards, to starting his own business and how that has developed over the years, as well as plans for the future. Craig shares a lot of insight for any business owner to take onboard. Enjoy!
info_outline Yvonne Gorman 09/10/2021
Yvonne Gorman In this episode I talk with Yvonne Gorman of Essential Print Services. We talk about her career and experiences prior to setting up the business, including how they gave her the knowledge and experience required to do so. We also talk about the early years and the growth of the business, time prior to the pandemic and now the rebuild. Yvonne shares lots of great insight particularly around building networks.
info_outline Rob Twells 09/03/2021
Rob Twells In this episode I am joined by Rob Twells of The Digital Maze. We talk about his journey so far, from starting a business whilst still at university, building that business, dealing with coronavirus, as well as the sale of Frogspark and his role now and moving forward.
info_outline Rachael Bricknell 07/23/2021
Rachael Bricknell In this episode I talk with Rachael Bricknell of Candle Mad. We talk about her career journey so far including retail and office work, as well as all things Candle Mad, from the name to the branding and scents, even how to actually make candles! Enjoy!
info_outline Sarah Bulmer 07/16/2021
Sarah Bulmer In this episode I talk with Sarah Bulmer, Managing Director of Derby Days Out. We talk about her varied career so far including finding out journalism wasn't for her, about running businesses and the challenge of dealing with that whilst managing a condition, to all about Derby Days Out.
info_outline Mike Whichello 07/09/2021
Mike Whichello In this episode I am joined by Mike Whichello of One Stop Wellbeing. We talk about his career so far in physiotherapy, including the difference between working with the public and athletes, where the idea for One Stop Wellbeing came from, what its purpose is and the plans for the future.
info_outline Andrew Deighton 06/25/2021
Andrew Deighton In this episode I am joined by Andrew Deighton of AWD Development Solutions. We talk about his career journey so far including his various roles across different areas of a large business, spending time working overseas to starting his business and what that has been like for the past 7 years. Enjoy!
info_outline Laura Firth - MiniApeture Photography 06/04/2021
Laura Firth - MiniApeture Photography In this episode I am joined by Laura Firth, owner of MiniApeture Photography. We talk about her career so far including life on the road as a technician, to starting her business as an extra job and then having to leave her day job, the services offered and hopes for the future. Enjoy!
info_outline Ben Curry 05/28/2021
Ben Curry In this episode I talk with Ben Curry, founder and owner of Electrical Innovations. We talk about his career so far, building the business and how his role has changed, what has made them successful, as well as plans for the future. https://www.elec-inn.co.uk
info_outline Bromley Sibson - Mitre Group 05/21/2021
Bromley Sibson - Mitre Group In this episode I'm joined by Bromley Sibson, Managing Director at Mitre Group. In this episode we talk about his journey so far including his reality in the professional football industry, his studies and learning that he wanted to work in something which was inclusive, his time at the Mitre Group and workplace learning and development support.
info_outline Sarah Loates - Loates HR Consultancy 05/07/2021
Sarah Loates - Loates HR Consultancy In this episode I am joined by Sarah Loates of Loates HR Consultancy. We talk about: her career journey so far starting her own business including the early years where they are today and what they offer plans for their future.
info_outline Rebecca Smith - The Peachy Mind 04/30/2021
Rebecca Smith - The Peachy Mind In this episode I am joined by Rebecca Smith from the Peachy Mind. We talk about her career so far including how she got into psychotherapy and counselling, her experiences along the way, where the name came from, the services that are offered as well as the importance of resilience.
info_outline Sam Lowe - Barba & Beautey 04/09/2021
Sam Lowe - Barba & Beautey In this episode I am joined by Sam Lowe, founder at Barba and Beautey. We talk about his career journey so far, what he has learnt along the way, his new businesses launching shortly, as well as what the future hopefully holds.
info_outline Matt Hill - EVAD 03/26/2021
Matt Hill - EVAD In this episode, I talk with Matt Hill, CEO at EVAD. We talk about his career so far from Baggage Handler, to Sales, to CEO. We talk about what he has learnt and experienced along the way, how his role has changed as well as moving the business to Derby and what the future holds.
info_outline Ade Fleet - Sales Ade 03/19/2021
Ade Fleet - Sales Ade In this episode we are joined by Ade Fleet from Sales Ade. We talk about his career journey so far from radiotherapy in the NHS, to teaching and lecturing, to healthcare sales. We talk about how he started Sales Ade, where Sellie The Elephant came from, the workshops and training offered as well as what the future holds.
info_outline Mo Suleman - Derby Museums & The Derby Chat Show 03/12/2021
Mo Suleman - Derby Museums & The Derby Chat Show In this episode I am joined by Mo Suleman, Director of Resources at Derby Museums as well as host of The Derby Chat Show. We talk about Mo's career so far, from working with his dad, to PWC, Holiday Inn to coming to Derby and the Derby Museums. we talk about how his skills and experiences have helped to me where he is today as well as his radio show The Derby Chat Show.
info_outline Simon Burch & Sarah Newton - Penguin PR 02/26/2021
Simon Burch & Sarah Newton - Penguin PR In this episode we are joined by Simon Burch and Sarah Newton from Penguin PR. We talk about their career journeys so far, where the idea to set up their business came from, where the name came from, the work that they do and what PR actually is, as well as their plans for the future.
info_outline Abbi Burns - Darley Dance Productions 02/05/2021
Abbi Burns - Darley Dance Productions In this episode I am joined by Abbi Burns, Founder at Darley Dance Productions. We talk about her career journey so far, from quitting sixth form and dance college in London to starting a dance school, which later evolved to Darley Dance and now Darley Dance Productions.
info_outline Blake Fallows - Talk Derby to Me 01/22/2021
Blake Fallows - Talk Derby to Me In this episode I am joined by radio producer and fellow podcaster Blake Fallows. We talk about his journey so far from engineering to radio to podcasting and his life as a 'professional blagger'. We also talk about his way of giving back to the community.
info_outline Sarah Markham - Calm In A Box 01/15/2021
Sarah Markham - Calm In A Box In this episode I am joined by Sarah Markham, founder of Calm In A Box. We talk about her career journey so far, climbing the corporate ladder in HR, how she came to launch Calm In A Box, all about her business and the importance of wellbeing.
info_outline Craig Bunting - Bear 01/08/2021
Craig Bunting - Bear In this episode I am joined by Craig Bunting, Director and Co-Founder at Bear. We talk about his journey so far, from the music industry to sales and marketing as well as his various escapes to Australia. We talk about founding and growing Bear as well as thinking about the future.
info_outline Tom Erskine - Nielsen McAllister 12/18/2020
Tom Erskine - Nielsen McAllister In this episode I am joined by Tom Erskine, Business Account Manager at Nielsen McAllister. We talk about his career and life journey so far, from teaching English as a foreign language in Poland, his various roles including his new role at Neilsen McAllister, his trip to Nepal, as well as involvement with Bustler Market.