22 episodes

My Friends In The North is a podcast by PR and management consultant Sarah Waddington featuring interviews with some of the North’s most influential organisational leaders. You’ll gain professional and personal perspectives on each person’s role, the economy, politics, communications and life in general. If you’d like to get involved, follow Sarah Waddington @Mrs_Wadds on Twitter and drop her a line via Sarah@Astute.Workwww.Astute.Work

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My Friends In The North is a podcast by PR and management consultant Sarah Waddington featuring interviews with some of the North’s most influential organisational leaders. You’ll gain professional and personal perspectives on each person’s role, the economy, politics, communications and life in general. If you’d like to get involved, follow Sarah Waddington @Mrs_Wadds on Twitter and drop her a line via Sarah@Astute.Workwww.Astute.Work

    Jenny Pearson

    Jenny Pearson

    My Friends in the North is a twenty-minute podcast series from North East entrepreneur Sarah Waddington in which she interviews some of the North’s leading business and community figures. Here she talks to author Jenny Pearson about her latest book, The Incredible Record Smashers, which made The Times’ Book of the Week and: Her latest success, her passion for writing and where she gets her inspiration from Tackling big issues such as loss and depression What our young people today need...

    • 24 min
    Eileen Jones

    Eileen Jones

    My Friends in the North is a twenty-minute podcast series from North East entrepreneur Sarah Waddington in which she interviews some of the North’s leading business and community figures. Here she speaks to Eileen Jones from Cumbria PR, who has just published a wonderful paperback called ‘How parkrun changed our lives’ about: What inspired Eileen to write a book about parkrun How she organised a book launch which, despite COVID-19, saw 104 relay runners carry a book via a parkrun all the way...

    • 20 min
    Louise Hunter

    Louise Hunter

    My Friends in the North is a twenty-minute podcast series from North East entrepreneur Sarah Waddington in which she interviews some of the North’s leading business and community figures. Here she speaks to Louise Hunter MBE, who is the director of corporate affairs for Northumbrian Water Group, about: How Northumbrian Water has kept operations going since the start of the pandemic. Northumbrian Water’s Innovation Festival and the tangible outcomes this has achieved so far. What Louise belie...

    • 24 min
    Lucy Winskell OBE

    Lucy Winskell OBE

    My Friends in the North My Friends in the North is a twenty-minute podcast series from North East entrepreneur Sarah Waddington in which she interviews some of the North’s leading business and community figures. Here she talks to Lucy Winskell OBE, the new chair of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Employability and Partnerships at Northumbria University, about: Lucy’s priorities at the North East LEP at a crucial time for the regional economy. How partn...

    • 22 min
    Helen Dalby

    Helen Dalby

    My Friends in the North My Friends in the North is a twenty-minute podcast series from North East entrepreneur Sarah Waddington in which she interviews some of the North’s leading business and community figures. Here she talks to Helen Dalby, editor-in-chief for Reach plc in the North East about: Her career to date and the purpose of journalism. The erosion of trust in UK news and hyperlocal as a solution. Misinformation, Government leaks and a digital-first approach. Helen’s Geordie ...

    • 24 min
    Stephen Bell OBE

    Stephen Bell OBE

    My Friends in the North My Friends in the North is a twenty-minute podcast series from North East entrepreneur Sarah Waddington in which she interviews some of the North’s leading business and community figures. Here she chats to Stephen Bell OBE, chief executive of Changing Lives, about: Changing Lives and its charitable purpose The Theory of Change as a way to transform people’s opportunities, resources and help them achieve independence The new ‘lost generation’ of young people failed by ...

    • 24 min

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