68 episodes

Dan Barker interviews inspiring business people and entrepreneurs within the three counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.

We hear their stories, how they started running their own business, as well as the successes, failures and lessons learnt along the way.

The aim of the podcast is to inspire others, at the same as connecting more people within this great region of the UK.

As a photographer and video producer, Dan gets to meet many different business owners in the area. This is his chance to find out more about the people behind them, what made them choose to 'go it alone' and what they've learnt from their experiences.

Connect with Dan on LinkedIn at
https://www.linkedin.com/in/danbarkerstudios/

And check out his work here:
https://www.danbarkerstudios.com/

You'll find all the episodes and show notes here:
https://www.danbarkerstudios.com/podcast

Thriving Three Counties Dan Barker

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Dan Barker interviews inspiring business people and entrepreneurs within the three counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.

We hear their stories, how they started running their own business, as well as the successes, failures and lessons learnt along the way.

The aim of the podcast is to inspire others, at the same as connecting more people within this great region of the UK.

As a photographer and video producer, Dan gets to meet many different business owners in the area. This is his chance to find out more about the people behind them, what made them choose to 'go it alone' and what they've learnt from their experiences.

Connect with Dan on LinkedIn at
https://www.linkedin.com/in/danbarkerstudios/

And check out his work here:
https://www.danbarkerstudios.com/

You'll find all the episodes and show notes here:
https://www.danbarkerstudios.com/podcast

    Best of...How to Be Brave and SCALE - Sonja Leeson

    Best of...How to Be Brave and SCALE - Sonja Leeson

    A look back at our chat with Sonja Leason - who was a homeless single mum at 17, Managing Director by 30, #1 best selling author by 36 and property investor at 37.
    She’s a #1 best selling author of A Woman's Work, a book that was written to help more women into business. The book knocked Elon Musk off #1 and Simon Sinek off #2! Her podcast, Struggle to Success, interviews inspirational entrepreneurs on how they turned life struggles into successful businesses that give back.
    Her company, Love Mondays, is a business growth consultancy for startups and scale ups. She works with people to turn their story into profitable and ethical businesses with her 5 step methodology, SCALE.
    http://www.wearelovemondays.co.uk/ (www.wearelovemondays.co.uk)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonjaleason/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonjaleason/)
    http://www.instagram.com/lovemondayshq (www.instagram.com/lovemondayshq)

    • 57 min
    Giffords to Guru - Pete Sen

    Giffords to Guru - Pete Sen

    Pete Sen is a co-founder of Gifford's Circus, a multi- instrumentalist/composer and director of an award winning music Tuition company called The Music Guru.
    After spending a year playing the Irish bars in Paris with a thrash trad folk band called 'Fionn', he returned to England where he earned a degree at the London College of Music.
    In 2000, he was invited by Nell Gifford who had seen Fionn play in Oxford to direct the music for a show she was starting. That show was to be Giffords Circus. He continued to direct the music until 2007 when he left to get married.
    He started to teach music privately and clocked up quite a number of students on different instruments. He soon realised he'd need some help and in 2015, The Music Guru was officially set up.
    As they entered the school circuit, Pete realised that peripatetic teaching was in need of reform and he set about trying to correct this and bring a new modern approach to music teaching that is more accessible and successful for the students.
    He is.....Pete Sen
    pete@musicguru.me
    http://www.musicguru.me/ (www.musicguru.me)
    https://www.facebook.com/petemusicguru (https://www.facebook.com/petemusicguru)
    https://petesentheanthemsprinters.bandcamp.com/album/the-shipping-forecast-2 (https://petesentheanthemsprinters.bandcamp.com/album/the-shipping-forecast-2)

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Words Mean Business - Catherine Every

    Words Mean Business - Catherine Every

    Catherine is a B2B copywriter and founder of Pippin Copywriting Ltd. She writes for businesses of all shapes and sizes from one person consultancies to multinational corporations.

    She started her career in marketing and was a marketing manager for several publishers, the most famous of which was Oxford University Press. She moved to Herefordshire in 2004 to work part time as a web copywriter in a web design agency and part time as a freelance copywriter. Eight years later, she quit the day job to found Pippin and work for herself full time.

    1 June 2022 will mark Pippin’s 10th anniversary and coincidentally, another very special day for our guest today.
    http://www.hellopippin.co.uk/ (hellopippin.co.uk)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherineevery/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherineevery/)

    • 54 min
    The Best of...Jack Wratten

    The Best of...Jack Wratten

    We're looking back at the motivation episode with Jack, who shares his experiences in business and what drives him to do what he does every day.
    Jack Wratten is an entrepreneur and founder of Bloom Space in Malvern, and the Bloom Incubator, helping people plan, start and grow their businesses.
    He has a ton of experience starting and scaling multiple businesses and he's passionate about helping other people succeed in their businesses.
    He's a connector of people and someone who helped me in the early days of niching down my offering to industrial photography.
    https://bloom.space/ (https://bloom.space)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackwratten/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackwratten/)
    https://www.instagram.com/bloomincubator (https://www.instagram.com/bloomincubator)
    https://twitter.com/bloommalvern (https://twitter.com/bloommalvern)

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Story Behind It All - Dan Barker

    The Story Behind It All - Dan Barker

    It all has to start somewhere and this is the story of how Dan, our host, found himself at the helm of his own thriving business in the three counties - Dan Barker Studios.
    From his days at Airbus in Bristol, to moving to Herefordshire and setting up his company, Dan talks about what he's learned along the way - like all the guests so far in this series.
    Following 13 years as a stress engineer, Dan is now using that experience to help industrial businesses produce high quality visual content that aligns with their brand.

    • 55 min
    Best of - Alan Clarke

    Best of - Alan Clarke

    This week it's one of our best of episodes where we get the chance to bring you one of our favourites from the back catalogue of episodes so far...
    Alan Clark of Exponential Coaching was episode 36, talking about how to gain optimum clarity.
    After a 22-year leadership career with Boots UK and Boots Opticians, Alan left in the summer of 2017 to follow his passion and start his own business as a leadership and business coach
    These days, he’s helping leaders and entrepreneurs to create deeper levels of clarity for themselves and their business, intended to fuel optimal actions that create desired outcomes.
    He works across different industries with different size businesses and organisations, from CEO's and senior executives to small business owners, start up entrepreneurs and leaders within education and the church.
    He also co-hosts a fantastic podcast called Mind Your Business, which seems to be building a lot of momentum.
    He says that experiencing "different" opens up more learning opportunities which he ultimately uses to develop his work and client experience.
    Website : https://www.exponentialcoaching.co.uk/ (https://www.exponentialcoaching.co.uk/)
    Linked In : https://www.linkedin.com/in/alan-clark-a0258483 (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alan-clark-a0258483)
    Twitter : @exponentialalan

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Johnord ,

Great podcast for entrepreneurs!

Dan’s Thriving Three Counties podcast is a great listen and a great resource for entrepreneurs and anyone interested in business and personal development.

The content is interesting and engaging, and Dan clearly uses professional recording equipment which means the sound quality is great and makes for a pleasurable listening experience.

The format is relaxed and conversational and is approximately an hour per episode. The chat has time to meander and develop, and Dan does a great job of keeping the interview on topic.

I particularly liked the “Make it a Hell Yeah!” Episode 🥳

JanniNeu ,

Great resource for self-development

The Thriving Three Counties Podcast is a great resource for self- and busines development. The stories shared are inspiring and give insight into how the experience of others can help you make decisions in your own life and in your business.

theonetheycalltom ,

Great Content

The information and stories shared on these podcasts are really interesting. Focuses not only on the businesses but part of the lives of these business owners.