Series 1

Series 1

Alison Edgar and Shannon Oxenham

Alison Edgar is a well-known, constantly upbeat, writer, business mentor and entrepreneur. But what makes her tick? How did she get to where she is today, and what have been the highs and lows of her career? Stuart also talks to Shannon Oxenham from Nuffield Hospital Plymouth about the return of the Matron in healthcare, … Read more

Lindsey Hall and Suzanne Sparrow

In this episode, Stuart chats with Lindsey Hall, CEO of Real Ideas about her early years, her time at university and the Real Ideas vision for investment in Plymouth. Stuart is then joined by Suzanne Sparrow for the ‘Chamber Made’ section. Suzanne has run her language school in Plymouth since the 1970s. She discusses her … Read more

Richard Stevens and Alexis Bowater

Richard Stevens talks about his love of all things transport and business – what it’s like to steer Plymouth CityBus through a pandemic, his impressive list of board positions, the importance of good relationships, his longest ever bus journey and about being Deputy Lieutenant. Alexis Bowater is well-known for her work on regional television, but … Read more

Hannah Harris and Sue Packer

Hannah Harris talks about being the CEO for Plymouth Culture: the driving force behind cultural strategy and engagement in the City of Plymouth, what it’s like being a young CEO, the challenges and shares some personal experiences. Sue Packer is COO of building supplies brand CMO Stores: She talks about her career path, the importance … Read more

Jackie Grubb and Paul Philpott

Jackie Grubb shares her passion for helping young people succeed through successful learning, the future of education, what it’s like to be a CEO and the work pressures that go with such a position and her love of yoga boarding! Paul Philpott talks about how Fresh Air Studios got established, the trials of running a … Read more

Pete Goss and Melanie Tiley

Pete Goss fills us in on his life as a sailor, adventurer and his heroic exploits in the Vendee Globe. He also talks about various projects he’s been involved in, including visiting the North Pole, historical projects such as ‘Spirit of Mystery’ and spending a month on the Greenland ice cap. Melanie Tiley is the … Read more

David Ralph and Gavin Jones

David Ralph, Chief Executive of Heart of the South West LEP, gives us the low down on what a Local Expertise Partnership is and how it works to support the region. He also talks about his career path and provides some inspiration for those who might want to venture into project planning for regional government: … Read more

Bill Martin and Mark White

Bill Martin reflects on how the publishing industry has dramatically changed over recent years, the hot topic of ‘click bait’ and shares some amusing tales from his early years in newspapers, including his most favourite headline. Mark White, Hospital Director of Practice Plus, talks about the ever-evolving world of healthcare and how the private sector … Read more

Luke Pollard and Paul Burton

Stuart Elford talks to Luke Pollard MP about his early years in media, his political campaigns and his love of art and the Devon coast. Also, Paul Burton of pbmedia tells Stuart about leaving a career in newspapers to set up his own business, plus his love of life in Devon.

Ann James and Trevor Worth

Ann James, Chief Executive of University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, talks openly about the difficulties being faced by the NHS, working as a Chief Executive in such a challenging environment and shares exciting news about the future of hospital provision for Devon and Cornwall. Trevor Worth, MD of Portcullis Legals, shares his passion for all … Read more

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