100 episodes

‘Eastern Promise‘ host Mike Rigby talks to experts, innovators and entrepreneurs to celebrate the enormous potential of the East of England, and share why it‘s the best place to start and grow a business.

Eastern Promise - The Podcast Mike Rigby

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‘Eastern Promise‘ host Mike Rigby talks to experts, innovators and entrepreneurs to celebrate the enormous potential of the East of England, and share why it‘s the best place to start and grow a business.

    Episode 102: Norwich's indie game creatives, w. Kate Killick & Ellie Eady

    Episode 102: Norwich's indie game creatives, w. Kate Killick & Ellie Eady

    This Week: Executive Producer and self-confessed Amiga fan Mike Rigby was thrilled to meet BAFTA-winning game designer, and CEO and Creative Lead at Glowfrog Games, Kate Killick, along with Game Artist Ellie Eady, to discuss the thriving Norwich indie gaming scene.  
     
    What makes the scene so special, how does the creative process for games work (which comes first, look or gameplay?) and what would make the Norwich gaming sector even more of a creative hub than it is already?  
     
    Find out by taking a listen!  And if you want to weigh in, do get in touch by DM to Mike Rigby via LinkedIn, or by email to: podcast@easternpromise.org.uk.  
     
    You can check out Glowfrog Games here!
    Find out more at: https://easternpromise.org.uk.
    Eastern Promise is proud to be sponsored by Mills & Reeve.
     

    • 35 min
    CROWDSOURCERY! The East Is Blowing Our Minds...

    CROWDSOURCERY! The East Is Blowing Our Minds...

    This week, we look at how and when the East of England last blew your mind!  Plus our first contributor in their own voice!  Get in touch by LinkedIn DM or via email: podcast@easternpromise.org.uk.  
    Find out more about the University of East Anglia's advancements in 3D-printing that could revolutionise the treatment of cataracts, here
    And! Listen to Dave Graham on the Blooming Late Scientists podcast here.
    Visit our website: https://easternpromise.org.uk 

    • 7 min
    Episode 101: The Rising Network & Cambridge Wide Open Day (Part II)

    Episode 101: The Rising Network & Cambridge Wide Open Day (Part II)

    This Week: It's another packed edition this week, as we look back at Cambridge Wide Open Day 2024, and ahead to The Rising Festival this September.  
    I'm joined by Lily Cheng, founder of The Rising Network and creator of The Rising Festival.  We'll be chatting about the genesis of the network and we'll preview the forthcoming festival along with two of the event's highly distinguished panel moderators, Mary Hockaday and Professor Dame Carol Black.  
     
    Then! Join me on the 6th floor of Botanic House as I meet some of the businesses exhibiting for Cambridge Wide Open Day, from contracting AI to an unbelievably accurate speech-to-text engine, lab equipment, chemical processes, analysis and lightweight circuits on plastic. Yes, it's a packed episode but why wait?!
     
    That's all on episode 101 of...Eastern Promise!
    For more information, visit our website at https://easternpromise.org.uk.
    Eastern Promise is proud to be sponsored by Mills & Reeve.   

    • 57 min
    Episode 100 - Prashant Shah on Cambridge Wide Open Day 2024; & the Tech East/Aviva Fintech Hackathon

    Episode 100 - Prashant Shah on Cambridge Wide Open Day 2024; & the Tech East/Aviva Fintech Hackathon

    This Week: Episode 100 arrives at last, and WHAT a bumper show we have for you!
     
    First, recorded at UKREiiF 2024, O2H Co-founder Prashant Shah previews Cambridge Wide Open Day and tells us more about O2H before we're joined by special surprise guest, Dr Andy Williams, Chair of the Oxford Cambridge Supercluster Board.   Find out more about Cambridge Wide Open Day here: https://cambridgewideopenday.com 
     
    Then! We dip into the Aviva/Tech East Fintech Hackathon to hear some snippets of the pitches, get the results and chat to the teams and judges.  It confirms the city's fintech sector is good to grow!
     
    Visit our website: https://easternpromise.org.uk.
     
    Eastern Promise is proud to be sponsored by Mills & Reeve.

    • 51 min
    Episode 99: St George's Guildhall, King's Lynn - Shakespeare Woz 'Ere!

    Episode 99: St George's Guildhall, King's Lynn - Shakespeare Woz 'Ere!

    This week: We journey to King's Lynn in West Norfolk to see the Bard's Boards - the very stage upon which Shakespeare performed, recently discovered under the floor of St George's Guildhall in the town.
     
    We'll also be discussing how the Guildhall is the centrepiece of the £25m Town Deal project, and taking to the streets of King's Lynn to find out more about the town, visiting historic streets and buildings, and hearing some incredible tall tales about the history of the town.
     
    Host Mike Rigby chats to Councillors Alistair Beales and Simon Ring, now Leader and Deputy Leader of the Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk*; interim Chair of the Town Deal Board, Vicky Etheridge; and Creative Director of St George's Guildhall, cultural officer at the Borough Council - as well as an actor and comedian - Tim Fitzhigham to find out the amazing history that's not just underpinning Norfolk's largest town, it's setting the stage for its future renaissance.  
    * Cllrs Beales and Ring were Cabinet Members for Business and Culture respectively at the time of recording. 
    Find out more at: https://easternpromise.org.uk. 
     
    Eastern Promise is proud to be sponsored by Mills & Reeve.   

    • 46 min
    Episode 98: How Guilden Mordern saved 'The Three Tuns' pub, w. help from Plunkett UK & the Cambs & Peterborough CA

    Episode 98: How Guilden Mordern saved 'The Three Tuns' pub, w. help from Plunkett UK & the Cambs & Peterborough CA

    This Week: We journey out to the magnificent public house in Guilden Mordern, near Royston in Cambs to visit 'The Three Tuns', a magnificent pub that is in community hands thanks to the efforts of some very dedicated residents, along with help from Plunkett UK and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.  We're joined at the pub by CPCA Mayor, Dr Nik Johnson and Susie Middleton of Plunkett UK, alongside representative of the community John Harrison to hear the tale of the Three Tuns unfold...
    For more information, visit https://easternpromise.org.uk.
    We are proud to be supported by Mills & Reeve.

    • 34 min

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