36 episodes

Welcome to ‘Fear Less, Do More’ the podcast where we dive into the minds of some extraordinary and fearless businesses and people. People who are challenging the status quo and who are helping to change the world of business around us.

Meet your host, ⁠Gill Hunter, the Managing Partner at Square One Law. In each episode, she’ll be chatting to innovators, changemakers and trailblazers where we explore the unique journeys that can help you feel inspired to ‘fear less and do more’.

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    • Business
    • 4.0 • 3 Ratings

Welcome to ‘Fear Less, Do More’ the podcast where we dive into the minds of some extraordinary and fearless businesses and people. People who are challenging the status quo and who are helping to change the world of business around us.

Meet your host, ⁠Gill Hunter, the Managing Partner at Square One Law. In each episode, she’ll be chatting to innovators, changemakers and trailblazers where we explore the unique journeys that can help you feel inspired to ‘fear less and do more’.

    Trust, Value and Connection: Claire Parry (S3:E10)

    Trust, Value and Connection: Claire Parry (S3:E10)

    In this episode of ‘Fear Less, Do More’, Gill Hunter chats to Claire Parry, the director and owner of Week2Week, a serviced accommodation business that has been in operation for 24 years. Unlike Airbnb, Week2Week focuses on quality over quantity, providing a person centric alternative to the serviced accommodation industry. Claire has been involved in the business for over 11 years, taking over from her mother who was the founder.

    In this episode, Gill and Claire discuss:


    The key comparisons between Airbnb and Week2Week, with a focus on quality over volume.
    Week2Week’s business model, which caters to various needs such as corporate lets, transient travel and extended stays.
    The origins of Week2Week and its growth over the years.
    Claire’s passion for people and helping others to develop and upskill.
    The importance of regulation and accreditation in the serviced accommodation industry.
    The value of human connection and the role of personal relationships in the hospitality industry.

    Find Claire Parry here on LinkedIn

    https://uk.linkedin.com/in/claire-parry-week2week

    If you enjoyed this episode, you might also like this one here: 

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/0JVqSG0cJj0HquZ1N0itAG?si=938b9147aa464742

    Find out more about your host Gill Hunterhttps://squareonelaw.com/people/gill-hunter/

    Found out more about Square One Lawhttps://squareonelaw.com/

    Found out more about ‘Fear Less, Do More’https://squareonelaw.com/insights/fear-less-do-more/

    This podcast was produced and recorded at Flamingo Heights Podcast Studio🦩

    https://www.flamingoheights.co.uk/

    For any enquiries or feedback regarding this podcast, email us at ⁠marketing@squareonelaw.com⁠ with the subject 'PODCAST’

    • 30 min
    Passion, Persistence and Personal Branding: Sophia Gowland (S3:E9)

    Passion, Persistence and Personal Branding: Sophia Gowland (S3:E9)

    In this episode of ‘Fear Less, Do More’, Gill Hunter chats to Sophia Gowland, founder of Petite Agency, a marketing agency with a focus on personal branding. Sophia started her business during the pandemic, and shares her journey of how she felt it was the right time, despite the challenges. She discusses the importance of personal branding, and shares guidance and advice to other aspiring entrepreneurs, with emphasis on the importance of learning by doing.  



    In this episode, Gill and Sophia discuss:




    Why Sophia decided to set up her business during the pandemic, and the challenges that were involved during this time.


    The importance of personal branding in marketing, and the power it holds in helping you to become an industry authority.


    The role of authenticity in personal branding and the true value of human connection.


    The impact that winning awards had on Petite Agency’s reputation and business growth.


    The controversial use of AI in marketing, and Sophia’s advice on how to find the right balance when utilising  it.


    Sophia’s dog, Hank, and his role as ‘barketing assistant’ at Petite Agency.


    Balancing personal and professional life, and the ongoing process of finding a sense of self outside of work. 





    Find Sophia Gowland here on LinkedIn:

    https://uk.linkedin.com/in/charlottewindebank



    If you enjoyed this episode, you might also like this one here: 

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/2xnETJ2v2leVcG03lVa3Kh?si=kLoAoatSTJOJbDUJFLso8g



    Find out more about your host Gill Hunter

    https://squareonelaw.com/people/gill-hunter/



    Found out more about Square One Law

    https://squareonelaw.com/



    Found out more about ‘Fear Less, Do More’

    https://squareonelaw.com/insights/fear-less-do-more/



    This podcast was produced and recorded at Flamingo Heights Podcast Studio🦩

    https://www.flamingoheights.co.uk/

    For any enquiries or feedback regarding this podcast, email us at ⁠marketing@squareonelaw.com⁠ with the subject 'PODCAST’

    • 32 min
    Curiosity, Representation and Entrepreneurship: Charlotte Windebank (S3:E8)

    Curiosity, Representation and Entrepreneurship: Charlotte Windebank (S3:E8)

    In this episode of ‘Fear Less, Do More’, Gill Hunter chats to Charlotte Windebank, co-founder and MD of FIRST, a learning development agency that empowers enterprise and entrepreneurship for underrepresented communities. Charlotte is passionate about supporting, encouraging and providing opportunities to disadvantaged individuals to enter the world of entrepreneurship. She shares how she values curiosity, resilience and honesty in entrepreneurship, and discusses her own personal career journey, which includes struggles with employment and running a business in the pandemic. 



    In this episode, Gill and Charlotte discuss:


    The mission and concept of FIRST, as well as its role in empowering others who are often underrepresented.


    FIRST’s target market, including schools, colleges and adults.


    Valuable lessons Charlotte has learned from her own experiences of unemployment.


    The challenges often faced by entrepreneurs, including financial difficulties and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.


    How collaboration and support networks are detrimental in entrepreneurship.


    Inspiring stories of successful entrepreneurs supported by FIRST, including a low-carbon materials startup that became a finalist in the Earth Shot Prize.



    Find Charlotte Windebank here on LinkedIn

    https://uk.linkedin.com/in/charlottewindebank



    If you enjoyed this episode, you might also like this one here: 

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/0JVqSG0cJj0HquZ1N0itAG?si=4-DcLjhmSsKjJTP8-aQbmA



    Find out more about your host Gill Hunter

    https://squareonelaw.com/people/gill-hunter/



    Found out more about Square One Law

    https://squareonelaw.com/



    Found out more about ‘Fear Less, Do More’

    https://squareonelaw.com/insights/fear-less-do-more/



    This podcast was produced and recorded at Flamingo Heights Podcast Studio🦩

    https://www.flamingoheights.co.uk/

    For any enquiries or feedback regarding this podcast, email us at ⁠marketing@squareonelaw.com⁠ with the subject 'PODCAST’

    • 37 min
    Coworking, Connection and Collaboration: Hamish Rutherford (S3: E7)

    Coworking, Connection and Collaboration: Hamish Rutherford (S3: E7)

    In this episode of ‘Fear Less, Do More’, Gill Hunter interviews Hamish Rutherford, Founder and CEO of Floe, an innovative co-working space in the North East. Hamish shares his interesting journey, from starting out as  a commercial diver to becoming a successful businessman. Hamish values collaboration and community, and also shares his vision for the future of work, including his belief in nurturing a healthy work-life balance in order to sustain overall happiness and positive wellbeing. 



    In this episode, Gill and Hamish discuss:


    The concept of coworking and its role in fostering collaboration and community amongst diverse businesses.


    The valuable lessons Hamish learned when working as a commercial diver and in hospitality, such as problem solving and learning how to stay calm under pressure.


    The challenges that surround remote learning, including loneliness, communication barriers and limited opportunities for learning.


    The various amenities and services Floe has to offer, including private offices, hot desks and dedicated work spaces.


    Hamish’s vision for the future of working, which includes expanding coworking spaces to rural areas, promoting work-life balance and supporting local entrepreneurs.


    How important it is to incorporate joy and silliness into both personal and professional life, and the significance of hobbies and activities outside of work.





    Find Hamish Rutherford here on LinkedIn

    https://uk.linkedin.com/in/hamish-rutherford-995a3457



    If you enjoyed this episode, you might also like this one here: 

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/2E6sCLpXelh6JoKDmu7loO?si=db0278d996a34ff9



    Find out more about your host Gill Hunter

    https://squareonelaw.com/people/gill-hunter/



    Found out more about Square One Law

    https://squareonelaw.com/



    Found out more about ‘Fear Less, Do More’

    https://squareonelaw.com/insights/fear-less-do-more/



    This podcast was produced and recorded at Flamingo Heights Podcast Studio🦩

    https://www.flamingoheights.co.uk/

    For any enquiries or feedback regarding this podcast, email us at ⁠marketing@squareonelaw.com⁠ with the subject 'PODCAST’

    • 34 min
    Reporting, Rock and Resilience: Simon Rushworth (S3:E6)

    Reporting, Rock and Resilience: Simon Rushworth (S3:E6)

    In this episode of ‘Fear Less, Do More’, Gill chats with Simon Rushworth about his fearless approach to journalism and his new venture, the QT. Simon shares fascinating stories from his career journey, including his time as a sports reporter and his transition to writing about music. Simon also opens up about personal experiences, including his battle with skin cancer and his love for music and family.



    In this episode, Gill and Simon discuss:


    Simon’s career in journalism, beginning as a club reporter for a Newcastle-based newspaper, The Chronicle.


    How Simon transitioned into writing about music, particularly rock and metal, and the inception of Rushonrock.


    The QT and its focus on quality journalism and civilised debate.


    The challenges and changes in the media industry, including the decline of print journalism and the rise of digital media.


    Simon’s personal interests in music and sport, including his daughters’ musical talents.


    Overcoming personal challenges such as his skin cancer diagnosis.


    Simon’s experience taking an advanced novel writing course and his aspirations to eventually publish his own book. 



    Find Simon Rushworth here on LinkedIn

    https://uk.linkedin.com/in/simon-rushworth-810186112



    If you enjoyed this episode, you might also like this one here

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/6VTEbel74qkTdImfiY7vbr?si=7kDQn80VRv-tgNTEvxTm7w



    Find out more about your host Gill Hunte

    rhttps://squareonelaw.com/people/gill-hunter/



    Found out more about Square One Law

    https://squareonelaw.com/



    Found out more about ‘Fear Less, Do More’

    https://squareonelaw.com/insights/fear-less-do-more/



    This podcast was produced and recorded at Flamingo Heights Podcast Studio🦩

    https://www.flamingoheights.co.uk/



    For any enquiries or feedback regarding this podcast, email us at ⁠marketing@squareonelaw.com⁠ with the subject 'PODCAST’

    • 37 min
    Film, Innovation and Wander(ing): Chloë Clover and Lou Tonner (S3:E5)

    Film, Innovation and Wander(ing): Chloë Clover and Lou Tonner (S3:E5)

    In this episode of ‘Fear Less, Do More’, host Gill Hunter has a fascinating conversation with Chloë Clover and Lou Tonner, founders of Wander Films, a multi award winning content agency in Middlesbrough. The couple share their journey, from buying a one-way ticket to Australia, to establishing Wander Films back in the North East. Throughout the conversation, they stress the significance of authenticity, infusing personality within their work, and the importance of pushing boundaries within the industry. 



    In this episode, Gill, Chloë and Lou discuss:


    The inspiration behind Wander Films and the experiences which led them to establish the business.


    Both the personal and professional journeys of Chloë and Lou, and the importance of staying true to themselves and their brand identity.


    Imposter syndrome, and the trials and tribulations of building a business, especially as a couple.


    How they manage work-life balance, as well as nurturing their personal relationship amidst the demands of entrepreneurship.




    Insights into the evolution of Wander Films as an agency, highlighting the key milestones along the way.


    Their ambitious plans for the future of Wander Films, including their aspirations to collaborate with world renowned brands. 



    Find Chloë Clover here on Linkedin

    https://uk.linkedin.com/in/chloe-clover



    Find Lou Tonner her on Linkedin

    https://uk.linkedin.com/in/loutonner



    If you enjoyed this episode, you might also like this one here: 

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/5IEbwJBHzt9erp7pARcGR4?si=fd3ab33b9f5b4ab4



    Find out more about your host Gill Hunter

    rhttps://squareonelaw.com/people/gill-hunter/



    Found out more about Square One Law

    https://squareonelaw.com/



    Found out more about ‘Fear Less, Do More’

    https://squareonelaw.com/insights/fear-less-do-more/



    This podcast was produced and recorded at Flamingo Heights Podcast Studio🦩

    https://www.flamingoheights.co.uk/

    For any enquiries or feedback regarding this podcast, email us at ⁠marketing@squareonelaw.com⁠ with the subject 'PODCAST’

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

dawnl-h ,

Wow! Can’t wait to hear more!

What a fantastic first episode! Everyone involved in this podcast should give themselves a big pat on the back! Joanne Lockwood has definitely set the bar high as the first guest, and I’m looking forward to seeing who’s next! And what a superstar Gill Hunter is, what a legend!

#NurtureYourZesf ,

LOVE this inspiring podcast! 🎙️

EXCITED about this new podcast from Square One Law 🎙️ It’s refreshing to see a leader in Law like host, Gill Hunter talking to real people who are making waves in their industry. I look forward to learning more from the guests, and how to be a leader everyday in my own business so I can too ‘fear less and do more’. 🫶🏻🦩

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