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What is Inside Yorkshire all about and why should you listen to it? This podcast will bring you an insider’s perspective of life in Yorkshire and some intriguing details about the lives of those who reside here. There is a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the area. These Yorkshire folk have amazing tales to tell.

Susan has lived in Yorkshire for over 30 years now and she interviews local people and gets them to share with you their lives, their hopes, their achievements and some of their dreams. So come on in, join us and follow us Inside Yorkshire.

Website: www.insideyorkshire.co.uk

You can contact Susan by email: susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk

 

Inside Yorkshire Susan Baty-Symes

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What is Inside Yorkshire all about and why should you listen to it? This podcast will bring you an insider’s perspective of life in Yorkshire and some intriguing details about the lives of those who reside here. There is a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the area. These Yorkshire folk have amazing tales to tell.

Susan has lived in Yorkshire for over 30 years now and she interviews local people and gets them to share with you their lives, their hopes, their achievements and some of their dreams. So come on in, join us and follow us Inside Yorkshire.

Website: www.insideyorkshire.co.uk

You can contact Susan by email: susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk

 

    #2/24 Topic UK Supporting Yorkshire Businesses

    #2/24 Topic UK Supporting Yorkshire Businesses

    This episode features Topic UK founder and editor Gill Laidler. Susan and Gill talk about the aims of the non profit magazine and how it came into being over 7 years ago. Gill and her business partner were handling PR, marketing accounts and graphic design  when they became aware that there was a lack of affordable platforms upon which local SMEs could share their information. Initially the magazine was just for Wakefield and district, however the demand for further coverage prompted the development of a Yorkshire wide publication. So Topic UK was born as a bimonthly magazine, published on alternate months, informing businesses across the Yorkshire Region, and featuring Yorkshire SMEs. Going from strength to strength the regular print run now is 10,000 copies. 

    About the Guest:

    When Gill left school she worked in marketing for an advertising agency and by the age of 20 was running the agency and managing ten staff. She then worked producing staff magazines for Morrisons and Yorkshire television before setting up in business as Ghost Communications with her business  partner  handling PR, marketing and graphic design. This company was run in tandem with Topic UK until Topic became so busy that it took over as their main business. Occasionally work will come in for Ghost Communications but they only deal with repeat business for existing clients.

    Another project that they have recently launched is the online Yorkshire Business Woman site to provide a platform for women,with the aim of producing another publication for this audience by the end of the year. 

    Valuable Resources:

    Websites: www.topicuk.co.uk

                    www.yorkshirebusinesswoman.co.uk

    Email:  editor@topicuk.co.uk

    Twitter: @gill_laidler or @topic_UK

    Telephone number: 07711 539047

    Address: TopicUK, Paragon Point, Paragon Business Village, Red Hall Crescent,

    Wakefield WF1 2DF

    About the Host:

    Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the inspirational stories that people tell.

    Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire 

    Susan Baty-Symes
    www.insideyorkshire.co.uk
    susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 28 min
    #2/23 A Yorkshireman in Mozambique

    #2/23 A Yorkshireman in Mozambique

    This episode comes to you from Mozambique. Susan was surprised to discover that the conversations she had been having with Sam Hollis during networking meetings were actually taking place remotely from Mozambique. The story behind Sam's move to relocate, with his wife and two children, as organised a decision and process as that could be, took an unexpected turn when they were warned that South Africa was about to close down its airports due to lockdown. No spoiler alert here...they did make it but not quite in the timescale they anticipated. 

    About the Guest:

    Sam is a web designer and usually living in Yorkshire. He and his family have moved temporarily to Mozambique where he is still running his business remotely. He did actually confide that internet provision is better in Maputo than it was in his home in Yorkshire and due to the current lockdown situation no one is surprised that he is not working out of an office. Sam provides a pay as you go website design service which helps those in business who cannot afford the upfront cost of having a website designed for them.

    Sam has travelled extensively in the past on kayaking expeditions and also talks about some of the trips he has taken following this hobby. Unfortunately, although they have shipped out their kayaks, the Hollis family will have to find somewhere else to paddle once they have settled in...the Zambezi river nearby has hippopotami and crocodiles! 

    Valuable Resources:

    Website:  www.samhollis.co.uk

    Email:  sam@samhollis.co.uk

    Telephone number: 01482 426427

    About the Host:

    Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the inspirational stories that people tell.

    Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire 

    Susan Baty-Symes
    www.insideyorkshire.co.uk
    susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 26 min
    #2/22 Editorial Challenges behind the Reeth Gazette

    #2/22 Editorial Challenges behind the Reeth Gazette

    An interesting episode going behind the scenes discussing the challenges of editing a local monthly magazine. In this episode we talk with Mike Barden who has taken on the role of editor for the Reeth and District Gazette. This is a challenging role and Susan and Mike discuss his individual take on it. The conversation ranges from mental health issues, homeworking and Fujitsu, to Monty Python and UFOs. Never a dull moment behind the scenes in the production of the Gazette.

    About the Guest:

    Mike moved to Reeth with his family in March 2019, after holidaying in Yorkshire for many years and chose to relocate to the dales where they are now involved in the dales community. They couldn't anticipate the challenges of two local floods and now a pandemic to contend with, all within their first year here. Mike has a disability passport and discusses the extra difficulties he lives with on a daily basis. Editing the Gazette has proven to be a challenge that he finds helps to keep his active mind and predisposition to anxiety at bay. As a team leader for Fujitsu he has a high powered and demanding job and yet he also manages to fit in his volunteer editorial role on the Gazette.A busy man indeed.

    Valuable Resources:

    Editor: Mike Barden, King's Cottage, Reeth, Richmond DL11 6SX

    Tel: 01748 884737

    Email: editor@reethGazette.co.uk

    About the Host:

    Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the inspirational stories that people tell.

    Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire 

    Susan Baty-Symes
    www.insideyorkshire.co.uk
    susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 40 min
    #2/21 Mantra Media with Johnny Pawlick

    #2/21 Mantra Media with Johnny Pawlick

    In this episode Susan interviews Johnny Pawlick from Mantra Media in Sheffield, an ethically driven digital marketing firm. The company is headquartered in both the UK and Japan and they have had the privilege to work with over 400 organisations across the globe.In today's episode Johnny discusses the relevant benefits of different social media platforms and the changes he has witnessed whilst working in the industry. He is very concerned about the current global situation we are experiencing and talks about the routines he and his team are endeavouring to follow in order to keep morale high.

    About the Guest:

    Johnny is enthusiastic about his work and talking to him is like a breath of fresh air. He  studied at Oxford University, holding a 1st Class Honours degree in communication, media and culture, with a post grad qualification in Political Philosophy. Over 18 years of experience in online marketing set him on the path to found his own digital media company. He created Mantra media over 5 years ago and also co founded the Japanese luxury heritage brand, Atelier Japan.

    Valuable Resources:

    Website: www.mantrahq.com

    Email: hello@mantrahq.com

    Telephone: 0114 299 9213

    Address: Mantra Media, Ikigai House, 113, Arundel Street, Sheffield, S1 2NT

    About the Host:

    Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the inspirational stories that people tell.

    Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire 

    Susan Baty-Symes
    www.insideyorkshire.co.uk
    susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk

     

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 48 min
    #2/20 Fairhurst's deliveries during lockdown

    #2/20 Fairhurst's deliveries during lockdown

    Fairhursts catering has, like many other businesses,been hit by the current lockdown. They have been in the business of providing delicious food since the 80's and specialise in catering for events and weddings. Working out from their kitchen in Swinithwaite, in Wensleydale, they would usually be busy serving teas and catering for weddings at Bolton Castle as well as running their popular farmshop and cafe at Berrys. This year was projected to be one of their best so far with over 30 weddings and most weekends booked, however no one could have predicted the situation we all currently find ourselves in.

    So what to do? They began providing locals in isolation with free delivery of their delicious ready cooked meals, not realising how popular this service would become. They have had to totally change the way they are operating and now, what began as a small venture, has blossomed into a busy service with around 400 scrumptious meals wending their way weekly to grateful recipients. The dales are quiet at the moment, restaurants,cafes and pubs are closed. So, for any of you fancying a night off cooking and top quality food, Guy talks about their plans for the future, expansion to further afield and what his company is doing to keep the business operating.

    Website: www.fairhursts.co.uk

    Telephone: 01969 624668

    Address: Berry's Farm Shop, Swinithwaite, Leyburn, DL8 4UH

    About the Host:

    Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the inspirational stories that people tell.

    Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire 

    Susan Baty-Symes
    www.insideyorkshire.co.uk
    susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk

     

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 27 min
    #2/19 Anxiety Support, Hospices and Volunteering

    #2/19 Anxiety Support, Hospices and Volunteering

    This episode is all about the wonderful support network being run by Herriot Hospice Homecare, Saint Michael's Hospice and the Just 'B' Here to Help lines. Tony Collins is the CEO overseeing all this activity with a team of 200 staff members and 6-700 willing volunteers. They provide 40-60 hours per day of support in the homes. Tony talks today about the range of services available, in Harrogate district as well as Hambleton and Richmondshire. These are expanding to meet the current and foreseeable future requirements due to extra pressure we are all under at this current time.

    A newly set up helpline "Here to Help" offers nationwide support for children and adults, in short for anyone affected by Covid 19 who needs additional help. They provide emotional wellbeing advice, as well as bereavement and anxiety support. They are also involved in providing NHS staff with the anticipated additional bereavement and trauma support necessary due to the pandemic.

    Valuable Resources:

    Websites: www.herriothh.org.uk

                    www.saintmichaelshospice.org

    "Here to Help" anxiety Helpline is 01423-856799

    Just 'B' bereavement support

    Tel: 01423-814480 (adults)

          01423-856790 (children)

    Email: info@justb.org.uk

    About the Host:

    Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media. She has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the inspirational stories that people tell.

    Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire 

    Susan Baty-Symes
    www.insideyorkshire.co.uk
    susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 25 min

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