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The official podcast of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, getting to the heart of key topics affecting West Midlands businesses.

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The official podcast of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, getting to the heart of key topics affecting West Midlands businesses.

    89: How can stress disrupt our performance at work?

    89: How can stress disrupt our performance at work?

    Ex-Royal Marines and founders of Find Your Edge Coaching, Ben Williams and Antony Thompson, join Lisa Powney from Curium Solutions to discuss the impact of stress on work performance - and how leaders can support staff by building a resilient organisational culture. 

    • 33 min
    88: Unlocking the potential of our plastic brains

    88: Unlocking the potential of our plastic brains

    In the third instalment of the Growth Through People 2020 podcast mini-series, press and PR assistant at the Chamber, Jess Brookes, talks to Professor Gina Rippon about plastic brains. 
    This podcast will focus on The Potential of our Plastic Brains, discussing, in particular, Gina's insights on unlocking potential, the idea of the gendered brain and the significance of brain plasticity in the workplace.
    You can listen to the podcast below. Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chamber-podcast/id1330582595?mt=2) or audioboom (https://audioboom.com/channels/4940074) , Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/2sSyUGD801LG3JxX5Z9Zay) , Deezer (https://www.deezer.com/en/show/59722) and Google Podcasts (https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ5NDAwNzQucnNz) to gain access to more episodes.

    • 11 min
    87: Propelling women to senior roles

    87: Propelling women to senior roles

    In this special episode of the podcast for International Women’s Day, as part of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce’s Growth Through People campaign, The Apprentice 2020 finalist Scarlett Allen-Horton discusses diversity and women in business.
    Scarlett, also senior partner at Harper Fox Partners, discusses her personal journey, how representation at senior levels is changing and why businesses across all sectors can better support and develop female talent.
    For more information on Growth Through People click here (http://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/gtp) .

    • 12 min
    86: GTP20: Creating a people development plan for your business

    86: GTP20: Creating a people development plan for your business

    McDonald's franchisee and Chamber patron Doug Wright and NatWest's head of large corporate and institutions in the West Midlands, Kim Paterson, discuss creating a comprehensive people development plan for employees in their respective businesses. This episode is part of the Chamber's 2020 Growth Through People campaign.

    • 10 min
    85: Tapping into the Apprenticeship Levy fund

    85: Tapping into the Apprenticeship Levy fund

    Small and medium-sized businesses across the West Midlands are being encouraged to utilise the West Midlands Combined Authority's Levy Transfer Fund to help fund their apprentices.
    In this episode, Jess Brookes, press and PR assistant at the Chambers, talks to Jose Lopes, head of business engagement at the Combined Authority, to discuss what the levy fund is and how local businesses can tap into it. 

    • 7 min
    84: Why apply for a Queen's Award?

    84: Why apply for a Queen's Award?

    Why should your business apply for a Queen's Award for Enterprise? West Midlands Deputy Lieutenant Simon Topman, Kate Canty from the West Midlands Lieutenancy office and Rowan Crozier from past winner C. Brandauer discuss the benefits and the application process.

    • 21 min

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