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This is the podcast feed for Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, with business news and updates and information that is relevant to all Cumbrian businesses, whatever their size.

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This is the podcast feed for Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, with business news and updates and information that is relevant to all Cumbrian businesses, whatever their size.

    Discussing Team Evie's Peer Support Service with CEO, Greg Johnston

    Discussing Team Evie's Peer Support Service with CEO, Greg Johnston

    We're joined on the podcast this month by Greg Johnston, Founder and CEO of Chamber member Team Evie.
    Our conversation delves into Team Evie's new Peer Support Service. A newly-launched service pairing the families of sick children with Peer Supporters, trained volunteers who have also experienced time in hospital with their baby or child.
    Team Evie are currently looking to recruit Peer Supporters and are asking businesses to spread the word among employees should anyone be interested in getting involved.  
    For more information businesses should get in touch with Greg by emailing - info@teamevie.org
    In our conversation on the podcast, we also discuss opportunities for businesses to participate in Team Evie's One Million Steps challenge. Businesses can get involved and raise money by employees walking 10,000 steps per day for 100 days, totalling a million steps. For more information contact Greg on - info@teamevie.org
    Find out more about Team Evie here.

    • 33 min
    How businesses can help Cumbria reach net zero by 2037 with Steve Curl of Zero Carbon Cumbria

    How businesses can help Cumbria reach net zero by 2037 with Steve Curl of Zero Carbon Cumbria

    We're joined this month on the podcast by Steve Curl, Chair of the Strategic Oversight Board for Zero Carbon Cumbria, an initiative which brings together efforts to reduce carbon emissions across Cumbria. We discuss:
    What is Zero Carbon Cumbria and what are its aims? How are we going to reach net zero by 2037? What does this mean for businesses in Cumbria? How can they get involved? So why should businesses and industry decarbonise, what’s in it for them? How big a challenge is this? Do we really think we can achieve net zero in Cumbria by 2037?  Find out more about Zero Carbon Cumbria here: https://zerocarboncumbria.co.uk/

    • 21 min
    Directors Forum Podcast Season 2 Episode 2 - A conversation with Danny Sawrij, CEO of Leo group

    Directors Forum Podcast Season 2 Episode 2 - A conversation with Danny Sawrij, CEO of Leo group

    In this episode of the Directors Forum podcast we’re joined by Danny Sawrij, Owner of Leo Group, one of our Cumbria Chamber Patrons.
    We discuss Danny’s career from selling chocolate bars in the playground as a boy and then leaving school at 14 to buy and sell cattle, to owning and operating one of the UK’s leading specialists and animal by-products and renewable energy.
    We cover the twists and turns of Danny’s career; his outlook on hard work and working relationships; his thoughts on farming and the UK food industry and some amusing anecdotes and lessons learned along they way. Enjoy listening!
    Find out more about Leo Group - https://leogroupltd.co.uk/
    Find out more about Directors Forum - https://www.cumbriachamber.co.uk/member-services/directors-forum
    Our Directors Forum is sponsored by Muckle LLP

    • 41 min
    The benefits of volunteering with Judith Smale of Cumbria CVS

    The benefits of volunteering with Judith Smale of Cumbria CVS

    We talk to Judith Smale of Chamber member Cumbria CVS about the benefits of volunteering for individuals and businesses. Our talk also covers CVS's new volunteering database where individuals can register and search for opportunities (volunteering.cumbriacvs.org.uk); employer supported volunteering (ESV); support for businesses; and the ESV subgroup.

    • 25 min
    Discussing investment opportunities for Cumbrian businesses with Regionally and RfM Accountants

    Discussing investment opportunities for Cumbrian businesses with Regionally and RfM Accountants

    In the latest episode of the Cumbria Chamber podcast we discuss investment opportunities for Cumbrian businesses through Regionally, an investment service designed to connect private investors with established businesses based in the UK outside of London.
    In part two of the podcast we talk to Chamber members RfM Accountants who work with Regionally to provide their service, ‘the Regionally Way’,  which helps businesses get investment ready.
    Guests: Jim Odell (CEO of Regionally), Paul Newsham (Senior Director of RfM) and Tony Backhouse (MD of RfM Transform)
    If you’re interested in learning more then get in touch with either:
    Paul Newsham - pnewsham@rfm-more.co.uk Tony Backhouse - tbackhouse@rfm-more.co.uk

    • 27 min
    Staying competitive in a disruptive world (part 2): discussing the findings of the Cumbria LSIP final report

    Staying competitive in a disruptive world (part 2): discussing the findings of the Cumbria LSIP final report

    Cumbria's Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) is an employer-led and locally owned initiative which aims to set out the key priorities needed to make technical education and skills provision more responsive to the changing needs of employers and the local economy.
    August 2023 saw the release of this year's LSIP report for Cumbria. Find out more.
    To discuss the findings of the report we're joined by Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) Engagement Manager, Kevin Warman, and Chamber member and Certified Career & Leadership Executive Coach Alec Pearson.
    Our conversation is spilt into two parts:
    Part 1 looks at employability skills, emotional intelligence, and recruitment and retainment. Part 2 looks at challenges surrounding leadership and management, coaching, skills of the future and AI, and what’s next for the LSIP. Get involved 
    To take part in a focus group to discuss skills challenges in your business contact Kevin on kevin@cumbriachamber.co.uk Follow our  LSIP LinkedIn page Follow Kev on LinkedIn Follow Alec on LinkedIn Suggested reflective questions for business leaders provided by Alec Pearson
    Planning for 2024:
    What is your successful outcome for 2024? What issues or possibly own self-limiting beliefs might impact this? What lessons can you learn from the last 12-24 months to help you shape a successful strategy? As a result, what are the feasible steps you should take? Does the level of available skills in your organisation support your successful outcome aim?  If not, what skills are required? What additional support do you need required?

    • 33 min

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