In the past six months we have experienced a situation that no one could have foreseen and the challenges to society and local businesses have been immense.
We created the Danske Advantage Podcast to provide insights and knowledge to local businesses that will help them re-shape and future-proof their operations.
Tune in every month when our host Dr. Wendy Austin MBE chats with a special guest about a range of topics from leadership and employee engagement to digital strategy and data analytics to finance and cash flow management.
How the Trader Support Service Can Support You
In this episode, our host Dr. Wendy Austin MBE is joined by Frank Dunsmuir, Fujitsu’s Industry Lead for Customs & International Trade, and Shanker Singham, CEO of Competere.
Both Frank and Shanker are senior members of the Trader Support Service and joined our podcast to discuss how the service is helping businesses of all sizes to navigate the changes to the way goods move under the new Northern Ireland Protocol.
The Trader Support Service was implemented by UK Government to help businesses that move goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland or from outside of the UK into Northern Ireland.
What are the main challenges facing GB-NI traders after Brexit?
How does the Trader Support Service work and what do businesses need to do?
What additional support is the TSS putting in place to support the issues with Groupage?
What role do Irish ports play in this whole process?
And where can businesses source additional help and guidance from?
Frank and Shanker are world renowned experts in their field and have extensive experience in providing solutions to the complex implications on NI trade. Have a listen to find out more.
Fighting Back With Frampton
Northern Ireland’s first two-weight World Champion boxer Carl Frampton joins our host Dr. Wendy Austin MBE to discuss resilience and bouncing back in a post-COVID society.
How does Frampton deal with adversity? What advice does he have for building resilience and overcoming setbacks?
How does Frampton react to criticism and how does he deal with the pressure of living life in the public eye?
How important have Frampton’s family and support network been to his success? Who are his inspirations?
Why do the physical and mental challenges of boxing go hand in hand and how important is it to be vocal about mental health?
What impact has COVID had on boxing? How does Frampton stay motivated?
What’s the greatest challenge outside of boxing that Frampton has overcome? What are his ambitions when he hangs up the gloves?
And how can Frampton’s attitude and philosophy be applied to other walks of life, such as business?
Listen to the Danske Advantage podcast to find out! Download and subscribe today.
Unlocking Success Through Digital Transformation
Our host Dr. Wendy Austin MBE is joined by Greg Bradley, Managing Director of BLK BOX Fitness and Jerry Staple, Co-Founder of Origin Digital, to chat about the importance of having a digital strategy embedded within your overall business plan, the improvements it can make to customer experience and its positive impact on business growth.
Why is having a good digital strategy so important? What’s the best way to measure its success?
What would our guests say to a fellow business leader thinking of starting out or amending their digital strategy?
What is digital transformation and how can it help your business?
How can a business take advantage of the digital transformation opportunities that have arisen from COVID?
How important is customer experience in an increasingly digital world?
How can a digital transformation enhance customer experience?
And how do you bring your employees along the digital transformation journey with you?
Discover all this and more in the latest episode of the Danske Advantage Podcast!
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Building Human Connections in a Virtual-First World
In the first episode of the Danske Advantage Podcast, our host Dr. Wendy Austin MBE is joined by Caroline van der Feltz, Danske Bank’s HR Director, to discuss the challenges of embracing digital solutions and improving human connections in our new virtual-first environment.
How can we stay connected when staff are working virtually and customers are turning to digital solutions rather than visiting branches?
What challenges to digital solutions post to diversity and inclusion? How can we ensure diversity and inclusion are enabled?
How have Danske Bank’s staff embraced digital solutions?
Has there been a change in leadership style as a result of the new digital-first reality?
What impact has it had on staff morale and engagement?
And how much easier is recruiting for specialist positions in a digital environment?
Find out in the first episode of the Danske Advantage Podcast! Listen and subscribe today.