Work in the North of England is changing. With huge investment pouring in, cities across the region are redefining the workplace. But is this growing flexibility, opportunity and sense of disruption what we actually want?
'What Am I Doing?' is a podcast series that speaks to young entrepreneurs and digital professionals to see how they have navigated what is quickly becoming a new type of gold-rush. If moving fast and breaking things is the creed, who is considering what might actually be getting broken?
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Jakub Wawszczyk: from Hrubieszow to Manchester & launching his new startup, Luma
Jakub Wawszczyk is a self-taught Software Developer from an Eastern town in Poland. Since moving to Manchester he has skipped the traditional route of university and entered the tech sector at the age of 18. With the help of his 2 co-founder he has recently launched his first start-up, Luma.
4and20Million: the age of distraction; burning out and how to be more productive
Last year, along with their cofounder Dan, Alex and Josie started a new company where profit wasn't the focus, productivity was. They are looking to help companies and individuals work better, be more focussed, avoid burnout and live by these 11 words: one thing at a time; most important thing first: start now.
Drew Forsyth: photographing anne hathaway; going freelance and how no-one looks out of the windows in law firms
Drew Forsyth has been a Commercial & Dance photographer for 8 years. He's photographed Anne Hathaway, worked on a nationwide campaign for the CO-OP and much, much more. But how did someone without any formal training build a successful career in such a competitive industry?
Rob Kropp: co-working culture, ultimate freedom in work and the benefits of "uncomfortability"
Three years ago Rob Kropp - Augusta, Georgia's Rob Kropp - put his stuff away in storage, filled up his car and drove 2000 miles in two days. Since then he has worked in over 11 countries and in more than 100 co-working spaces in what has become a life long commitment to flexible working.
Viv Yau: the growth of influencer marketing & how it all started in Norwich
Viv Yau is the co-founder of Manchester's first influencer marketing agency: Bee Influence. Starting in traditional advertising with TBWA\Manchester, Viv then became an early adopter of influencer marketing with her work at Gleam Futures (where Zoella is a client) before going it alone. How has influencer marketing grown over the years and where does Viv intend to take it?
Alex Durant: raising investment, launching a dating app & leaving accountancy
Alex Durant was a Tax Advisor, and then he became "reborn into social medias" and launched a start-up with his childhood friend. JigTalk is a dating app with a difference, it prioritises a users conversational ability over their physical appearance.
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Interesting and funny
Loved the first episode. Interesting for anyone intrigued by our changing work world.