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A new series of podcasts exploring how Northern Ireland's local entrepreneurs and resilient business owners have adapted during the coronavirus crisis. Businesses in Northern Ireland have had to think fast to tackle the new challenges and stresses that the coronavirus crisis has thrust upon them. But where there have been challenges, there have also been inspiring displays of innovation and resilience.


Hosted by presenter Sarah Travers, the Thrive in the New World business podcast aims to harness the power of peer-to-peer learning by telling the stories of forward-thinking business owners from a diverse range of industries in Northern Ireland, helping businesses to get motivated, realise their growth ambitions and stay agile.

Thrive in the New World – The Business Podcast Ulster Bank Northern Ireland

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A new series of podcasts exploring how Northern Ireland's local entrepreneurs and resilient business owners have adapted during the coronavirus crisis. Businesses in Northern Ireland have had to think fast to tackle the new challenges and stresses that the coronavirus crisis has thrust upon them. But where there have been challenges, there have also been inspiring displays of innovation and resilience.


Hosted by presenter Sarah Travers, the Thrive in the New World business podcast aims to harness the power of peer-to-peer learning by telling the stories of forward-thinking business owners from a diverse range of industries in Northern Ireland, helping businesses to get motivated, realise their growth ambitions and stay agile.

    Episode Six | Thrive in the New World On The Economy

    Episode Six | Thrive in the New World On The Economy

    In the sixth episode of the series, host Sarah Travers is joined by Richard Ramsey, Chief Economist Northern Ireland at Ulster Bank, and Ann McGregor, Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, for a special edition of the podcast focusing on the economy in Northern Ireland. Learn about the key economic trends businesses should be aware of, how companies can prepare for some of the challenges ahead, and what opportunities there are for businesses in the new world in which we find ourselves.
     
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    • 37 min
    Episode Five | Thrive in the New World Agri-Food Special

    Episode Five | Thrive in the New World Agri-Food Special

    In the penultimate episode of the series, host Sarah Travers is joined by Cormac McKervey, Senior Agriculture Manager at Ulster Bank, and Michele Shirlow, Chief Executive of Food NI, for a special edition of the podcast focusing on the agri-food sector in Northern Ireland. Learn about how the farming community and local food and drinks producers have adapted and risen to the challenges posed by the Coronavirus crisis, opportunities for growth, and the role of the sector in the green economy.
     
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    Episode Four | Thrive in the New World with Minprint

    Episode Four | Thrive in the New World with Minprint

    In episode four, Sarah is joined by Jamie McMinnis, Managing Director of print and display specialists Minprint. Learn about how the business has grown and diversified its product and service offering over the past four decades, and how, during the Coronavirus crisis, Jamie and his team developed an innovative range of social distancing products to support primary schools to prepare to reopen safely. Branded the ‘Combat Kids’, the range has been designed to communicate the complex issues raised by Covid-19 to young children in an engaging way.
     
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    • 32 min
    Episode Three | Thrive in the New World with Bob & Berts

    Episode Three | Thrive in the New World with Bob & Berts

    In episode three of Thrive in the New World, host Sarah Travers is joined by David Ferguson and Colin McClean, the team behind independently owned food and coffee shop chain Bob & Berts. Discover how the brand, which opened its first cafe in Portstewart in 2013, has expanded across Northern Ireland and into Scotland in recent years. Also, gain insight into how the business adapted throughout lockdown with the development of the new Bob & Berts app, and how it has prepared its cafes for reopening.
     
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    • 26 min
    Episode Two | Thrive in the New World with Péarlaí

    Episode Two | Thrive in the New World with Péarlaí

    In the second episode of Thrive in the New World, host Sarah Travers is joined by Peter McCaul, CEO of retail analytics company Péarlaí. Discover how the company is supporting shopping centres and retailers to generate footfall and build brand loyalty among shoppers using a smart key fob. In response to the challenges presented by the Coronavirus crisis, the business recently adapted and launched Péarlaí Protect, a service to help retailers with crowd management.
     
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    • 39 min
    Episode One | Thrive in the New World with Shnuggle

    Episode One | Thrive in the New World with Shnuggle

    In episode one of Thrive in the New World, host Sarah Travers is joined by Sinead Murphy, Founder and CCO of Shnuggle, the award-winning designer and manufacturer of clever baby products. Learn more about how the homegrown company started out by processing orders in its owners' garage to now exporting to over 40 countries and how the business has adapted in these unique times. Also, discover how during the Coronavirus crisis Shnuggle pivoted in response to urgent calls for vital PPE when it led a consortium of local companies in the development of the Hero Shield initiative.
     
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    • 32 min

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