9 episodes

Created by LUYA, a PR, Marketing and Digital agency that is doing things differently, we will be taking you on a monthly journey into the psyche of some of the incredible entrepreneurs, creative virtuosi and exceptional business minds that we meet on a daily basis, as well as giving you ‘The Lowdown’ on some of the more obscure news stories of the month and most probably, talking about LUYA’s worst kept secret, our obsession with food and drink.

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Created by LUYA, a PR, Marketing and Digital agency that is doing things differently, we will be taking you on a monthly journey into the psyche of some of the incredible entrepreneurs, creative virtuosi and exceptional business minds that we meet on a daily basis, as well as giving you ‘The Lowdown’ on some of the more obscure news stories of the month and most probably, talking about LUYA’s worst kept secret, our obsession with food and drink.

    Meet the man behind Chester Zoo’s record breaking year

    Meet the man behind Chester Zoo’s record breaking year

    Winning over the hearts of millions through its ‘Secret Life of the Zoo’ television series, Chester Zoo is believed to be, (and for the sake of this podcast – it definitely is!) the best in Britain. We meet the man who is taking the award-winning tourist attraction to the next level with record-breaking turnover and two million visitors in just one year. Welcome Chief Operating Officer, Jamie Christan to The Lowdown…

    • 43 min
    The Lowdown, live from Catalonia (well, Manchester…)

    The Lowdown, live from Catalonia (well, Manchester…)

    And we’re back! We kick off series two in Catalonia… well, Manchester’s very own version, as we get The Lowdown from Sandra Martorell, Group Director of Tast. With a CV that reads like something from the news section of The Caterer, Sandra has put a new spin on ‘Business Travel’. We chat through everything from her incredible career, opening the many tiers of Tast with the support of some of Manchester’s footballing elite, the Human Towers of Catalonia (yep, it’s a thing) and of course, Manchester.

    • 39 min
    How one cricket bat turned into a multimillion pound sporting empire...

    How one cricket bat turned into a multimillion pound sporting empire...

    This month we got the lowdown on CEO of Net World Sports, Alex Lovén. His entrepreneurial flair started when he was just 13 years old, after buying a cricket bat on eBay for £60 and emailing the wholesaler to discover they cost just £6 to make. A few years later and now Net World Sports is ranked as one of the UK’s fastest growing businesses – coming in at 45th place overall and 2nd in Wales. Interested? You should be...

    • 49 min
    Does this man have the best job in the world?

    Does this man have the best job in the world?

    We chat to the man behind The Ice Cream Farm, Jonathan Fell. The Cheshire attraction is the most visited free to enter tourist attraction of its kind, as well as home to the world’s largest ice cream shop, serving over 50 award-winning flavours… basically the dream.

    • 40 min
    How to create the best company to work for in the UK… from the man who actually did.

    How to create the best company to work for in the UK… from the man who actually did.

    From a handful of wind-surf stores to running one of The Sunday Times’ 100 Best Companies to work for, we learn about Ed Reeves’ fascinating journey to launch renowned telephone answering service, Moneypenny (and yes, Bond gets a mention).

    • 38 min
    What’s your favourite vegetable? And other hard hitting questions with Lucy Noone-Blake

    What’s your favourite vegetable? And other hard hitting questions with Lucy Noone-Blake

    This episode we’re at The Creameries, talking diversification, motherhood, work ethic and fennel (obviously) with Manchester’s favourite restaurant consultant and hospitality specialist, Lucy Noone-Blake.

    • 37 min

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