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Top UK Business Podcasts for 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025 and beyond…


Some Top UK Business Podcasts 2021 / 2021 / 2022 / 2023 / 2024 / 2025 and beyond…

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Some Top UK Business Podcasts to listen too in 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025 and beyond…

If your looking for Top UK Business Podcasts for this year or beyond, then look no further…

1. The Small Business Sessions

Launched in 2005, Enterprise Nation has grown into a membership community of more than 75,000 SME founders and leaders. The Xero-sponsored Small Business Sessions is a “weekly podcast sharing the stories behind Britain’s brilliant small companies”. Almost 70 half-hour episodes are available, with a general theme of how to start and grow a small business. Recent topics include alternative finance, blogging for business, Making Tax Digital and choosing the right accountant. A wide range of start-ups and small-business leaders also share the secrets of their success.

2. Conversations of Inspiration

Conversations of Inspiration is a weekly podcast by Notonthehighstreet founder Holly Tucker, who chats to some of the UK’s most successful founders and entrepreneurs. They often have fascinating stories to tell when recounting how and why they started their business, while offering sound advice to those who want to follow in their footsteps. Previous guests include Karan Bilimoria (Cobra Beer), Mark Constantine (Lush), Sahar Hashemi (Coffee Republic) and Richard Reed (Innocent Drinks).

3. FT Start-up Stories

Although no new ones have been made since August 2018, you can still listen to 54 episodes, to hear author and Financial Times journalist, Jonathan Moules, speak to the most bona fide start-up experts of all – those who’ve been there and done it. They share their knowledge and experiences, which can help you to learn much about the challenges (financial and otherwise) people face when trying to start and launch a new business.

4. Secret Leaders

Almost 50 episodes are available of a podcast described as “a collection of contrasting, irreverent interviews with the high-flying CEOs and forward-thinking founders of some of the most successful businesses in the UK and US”. These include Martha Lane Fox (Lastminute.com), Nick Wheeler (Charles Tyrwhitt), Jo Malone, Nick Jenkins (Moonpig), David Buttress (Just Eat) and Karen Jones (Café Rouge).

5. How I Built This with Guy Raz

Guy Raz is a US-based journalist and radio host, described by The New York Times as “one of the most popular podcasters in history”. His podcasts are reported to have a combined monthly audience of 19.2m downloads. In these National Public Radio podcasts, Raz “dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best known companies”, weaving “a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists – and the movements they built.”

6. The Diary Of A CEO by Steven Bartlett

“A few years ago I was a broke, university dropout, living in one of the worst parts of the country, with nothing but a laptop and a dream,” remembers Bartlett. “Fast forward a few years, [and now] I’m the 26-year-old CEO of one of the UK’s fastest-growing companies. My world is intense, sometimes crazy, always challenging and unpredictable.” His Manchester-based global social media marketing agency, Social Chain, now turns £146m, has 500 staff and 80m followers.

7. She Means Business

Presented by Carrie Green, author of She Means Business and founder of the Female Entrepreneur Association (“An international hub for female entrepreneurs to get inspired and empowered”), the She Means Business podcast “brings together incredible stories of female entrepreneurs from around the world who are following their hearts, building the business of their dreams and creating the success and abundance they desire.” Now up to 45 episodes, Green also shares her own insight, after building two successful businesses with “no money, no business knowledge, but lots of ambition and determination.”

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8. The Mike Armstrong You CanDo It Podcast

Presented by UK Entrepreneur Mike Armstrong / Awesome Armstrong, the You Can Do It Podcast is a motivation and positivity podcast which provides education and personal development for up and coming Entrepreneurs.

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9. Fire in the Belly Podcast

Presented by Mighty Pete Lonton, the Fire in the Belly Podcast offers Entrepreneur Life Stories and Boardroom Talks from Entrepreneurs from around the World.

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Exclusive Wedding & Events venue in Essex | Clacton on Sea | South East England | England, UK

Want an exclusive & unique wedding?

If you are looking for a unique, magical and exclusive wedding venue or event venue in South East England, including a Wedding venue in Essex, Wedding Venue in Clacton, Event Venue in Essex or Event Venue in Clacton.

Get Married in a Martello Tower in Clacton, Essex, South East England, UK

A wedding with a wow factor!

You can get married in a Martello Tower – (like a mini castle), with its own Moat, on the sea front of Clacton, Essex, South East England from August 2021, a stones throw away from the famous Clacton Pier. You can get married or have the reception in this unique, exclusive and historic Martello Tower and ensure that your start to married life, begins with a bang, and helps to create happy memories that will be sure to last a life time.

Host an exclusive Event in a Martello Tower in Clacton, Essex, South East England, UK

Unique Event in a unique location!

You can get host an exclusive event in a Martello Tower – (like a mini castle), with its own Moat, on the sea front of Clacton, Essex, South East England from August 2021, a stones throw away from the famous Clacton Pier. You can host an event, private party, corporate event or corporate away day, in this unique, exclusive and historic Martello Tower and ensure that your event goes of with a bang, and helps to create happy memories that will be sure to last a life time.

If you are interested in more details please email Mike on maconsultancy1@gmail.com and we will provide more details about the packages available as soon as they are available.

For more about the Martello Tower exclusive Wedding and Events venue in Clacton, Essex, South East England see out about the Martello Tower section below.

About the Historic Martello Tower F in Clacton on Sea, Essex, South East England, U.K.

Martello Tower F Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, South East England, UK

Martello Tower F is soon to be an exclusive Wedding and Events venue in Essex, set within a dry moat and situated at the junction of Marine Parade West and Tower Road, overlooking the promenade and seafront to the west of Clacton Pier in England, UK.

Martello Tower F is the only remaining moated example on the Essex coast; the others at Beacon Hill, St Osyth (B), Holland Haven (G) and Walton Cliffs (J) were demolished or destroyed by coastal erosion in the 19th century.

Tower F has seen some significant alterations, particularly in the 20th century, but the structure remains substantially unchanged and still retains many details dating from the period of construction. The first floor entrance, to the north west, is still approached by the original cast iron footbridge which spans the ditch on three pairs of stilt- like legs. The section nearest the tower is designed as a drawbridge, capable of being raised to seal the entrance. One of the chains first-floor the bridge remains in place, together with the slots and iron pulleys set into the head of the entrance passage. All four of the windows to this floor were framed and glazed during the 1960s, although the apertures still retain some of the iron bars dating from 1818.

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Martello Tower F Clacton, Essex, England, UK – a unique and exclusive Wedding & Events venue in Essex, South East England, from August 2021.

A timber-clad observation room, formally a coastguard lookout, stands above the forward gun embrasure, resting on a metal gantry with legs set into concrete blocks on the tower’s roof. 

The ground floor of the tower is accessible via a modern passageway cut through the rear wall of a storage alcove on the south-west side. All the other alcoves and casemates remain largely unaltered and the lamp passage to the main magazine (on the seaward side) is particularly well preserved. 

In World War I the Martello tower F was commandeered as a piquet station for G Company of the 8th Battalion Essex Regiment. In the inter-war years the tower came into the hands of the local authority, and in 1931 the interior was as opened as a museum. The museum was short lived as the tower was returned to military control during World War II and thereafter leased to the Ministry of Defence. The interior remained in use by the Royal Naval Auxilliary Service (RNAS) until 1990. A children’s’ zoo was established around the tower in the 1970s but closed in the late 1980s.

Things to do in South East England | Essex | Clacton

The Tower under the new guise of a wedding and events venue, will be run by UK & Global Entrepreneur, Paul Nash and is going to be a great Wedding & Events venue in Essex and us a great Things to do in Clacton, Essex or the South West of England as the Tower can be observed as part of a day out with the kids in Clacton, that combine viewing the Tower, whilst also visiting the historic Clacton Pier. An ideal activity for those seeking Things to do in Clacton, Things to do in Essex or Things to do in South East England…

Have your wedding or event by the Sea!

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Things to do in Wales | South Wales | Cardiff | Zip Wire

Experience Adventure at Zip World Tower By Zip World

Home to Phoenix and the Tower Coaster, Zip World Tower is the 4th Zip World site to open, and is the 1st to be situated in south Wales. Nestled in the Rhigos mountain range, and boasting stunning panoramic views, this adventure hub is situated at the old Tower Colliery coal mining site, and had created a new lease of life for this historic and widely-loved base , so is an ideal day out in Cardiff or South Wales for people, families or adventurers seeking thrills and adventure and other great Things to do in Wales, South Wales or Cardiff.

Phoenix is the world’s fastest seated zip line, with 4 parallel lines in 2 separate zip zones. This zip line will see you flying across the Welsh countryside. The Tower Coaster is the only of its kind in Europe, boasting a side-by-side kart, making it possible for two people to ride at once. It must be considered as one of the top Things to do in Wales, Things to do in South Wales or Things to do in Cardiff, especially for adventures and families looking for an action packed day out or holiday.

Enjoy the beautiful facilities and refreshments at Tower’s Adventure Terminal, where you can check-in, kit-up, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy the wonderfully restored Colliery site, where old meets new.

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Home to Phoenix and the Tower Coaster, Zip World Tower is the 4th Zip World site to open, and is the 1st to be situated in South Wales, near Cardiff. Nestled in the Rhigos mountain range near Aberdare, and boasting stunning panoramic views of South Wales, this adventure hub is situated at the old Tower Colliery coal mining site just above Aberdare, and had created a new lease of life for this historic and widely-loved base.

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Play, eat, drink in this Family Friendly attraction in South Wales, near Cardiff…

Cegin Glo Bar & Bistro in South Wales…

Whether you’re in need of a refuel after your Zip World adventure, or want to sit back, relax, enjoy some stunning views alongside great food and drink, Cegin Glo is the spot for you. This modern yet rustic Bar & Bistro in South Wales is the perfect setting to compliment the site’s rich history as a former coal mine, and references to its prolific past can be seen in every nook and cranny of this fantastic place to eat in South Wales.

So whether it’s adventure that you are looking for in South Wales, near Cardiff or somewhere fabulous to eat out, drink and relax, this fantastic new day out with the kids option, is a great thing to do in Wales for those looking for a top attraction in Wales or a top things to do in Wales or near Cardiff, the Welsh Capital…

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Our Partners PRSNTS Takes on a new Luxury Diamond Jewellery Partnership…

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Our Partners PRSNTS have a new Luxury Diamond Jewellery partner, Diamond Competitions…

The Global Entrepreneur Events Company and Luxury Brand Partner has just made this announcement on the PRSNTS Blog section of their PRSNTS EVENTS Website – #PRSNTSEVENTS #PRSNTS

Luxury Diamond Jewellery

Luxury Diamond Jewellery

PRSNTS have a new sponsorship partnership with Diamond Competitions. For more about this Luxury Diamond Competitions business please see the about section below.

At Diamond Competitions, they pride themselves on finding some of the very best cut gemstones in the world for their ticket holders. Their Staff and suppliers have over 40 years’ experience in dealing with diamonds.

They will be offering potential customers the chance to enter an online competition to win high value expensive diamond jewellery. They currently offer some of the most expensive diamond jewellery available on the internet. All of their diamonds will come with a valuation certificate along with a grading certificate detailing the full specification of the stones. This is a life-changing opportunity for many people to own a diamond that they could never normally afford. You could be the successful winner of a diamond with a valuation around £100,000.

Their ticket prices start from £5 ranging up to £19. It may be a single stone ring that takes your eye or a set of earrings, or maybe a pendant, but you can be sure Diamond Competitions will offer you the best quality diamond jewellery.

All of their diamond jewellery stock will be purchased from their supplier in Hatton Garden.

LUXURY DIAMOND JEWELLERY COMPETITIONS

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Bracelet 18 kt White Gold 15.00ct G/H S12 (Valuation £37k)

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Enter and Win Luxury Diamond Jewellery from Diamond Competitions

To enter visit https://www.diamondscompetitions.com/competitions/ and buy a ticket today

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Welsh Master Leadership & Public Speaking Coach Helps Spread Love Around the World, as Global Communications Officer at ‘Say Namaste’

‘Say Namaste’ – Do you believe in Love?                        

A Global Song Project and Peace Initiative.

 

‘Say Namaste’ is a global song project created by India based Relationship Coach Shradha WTB. in collaboration with Strymphony Music Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

The project has received encouraging response and support from world leaders including The Dalai Lama and the former Global Head of Innovation & Creativity at Disney, Duncan Wardle.

                                                                                ‘Say Namaste‘ (‘Namaste’ is a greeting of respect and reverence. It conveys that we are the same and we are one) Say ‘Namaste’ is a non-religious, non-political way of spreading the gift of love around the planet. And what is the common element between music and relationships? Undoubtedly it’s love! 2020 has shown us the importance of our relationships and what are they without love? Let us not underestimate the ripple effect of a stone cast into a lake and the way that positivity can have that same effect.

Somethings brewing – and it’s not tea! But it does come from India and India is now working on a project that will truly embrace humanity, equality and solidarity throughout the world.

Shradha WTB and Strymphony have recently been joined in developing this immense project by Welsh born Master Leadership and Public Speaking Coach Gwenno Dafydd, as Global Communications Officer.

Shradha WTB had been stuck since June 2020 with resolving a business dilemma. Gwenno saw that there was a mismatch and lack of clarity with the message and asked Shradha theleading question, ‘Do you believe in love?’ which led to Shradha having an ‘Aha moment’ which was the starting point for this wonderful initiative, a ‘Conscious Global Revival Initiative’ of love.

Welsh cakes and Indian tea – what a wonderful combination! Duncan Wardle also has a Welsh connection having lived in Wales for four years and has been mentoring Shradha for the last year on her creativity. Watch how it’s blossoming now for the world to see.

In the few short weeks since the ‘Say Namaste’ project has been launched more than 35 countries have sent in their videos. The very first one was from Tibet and ‘Say Namaste’ has also been very blessed with His Holiness Dalai Lama’s personal monastery, The NamgyalMonastery contributing with their video for ‘Say Namaste’. Thanks to Thuten Kesang for bestowing this honour on the project. 

We have received videos from Canada, Bhutan, Ukraine, Wales, Turkey, Japan, Brazil – in fact the four corners of the world including a wonderful video from some of the children from the Season of the Time Media Productions –STMPs in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. “The often forgotten children of KakumaRefugee Camp and I am truly honoured to be part of this wonderful project’’, said FideleWabenga, Project Director and thanks to him for organising all the children so quickly.  

And this is what Ontario based Racheal Elizabeth Bell, says. 

“2020 has truly shaken the world and in times of difficulty we must always “look for the helpers”. If you don’t see one you become one! Being asked to represent Canada in the ‘Say Namaste’ Conscious Global Initiative is my greatest honour. It is an opportunity to be a helper, to show love on a global scale and to show my gratitude for living in a home where I can have peace in times of struggle. This opportunity lit a spark in me that had faded and I am forever filled with love because of it.” 

There are 193 members of the United Nations (U.N.) plus two non-member countries with permanent observer states, the Holy City (The Vatican) and the State of Palestine. So, according to the U.N. there is a grand total of 195 sovereign states in the world today. NASA has shown interest – can we get a Namaste from outer space? Wouldn’t that be cool!

Going full circle, here are some of the inspirational quotes world leaders such as the Dalai Lama, Mahatma Gandhi (another great Indian) and Walt Disney have said.  

 Be the change you want to see in this world  – Mahatma Gandhi 
 If you can dream it – you can do it – Walt Disney
 It’s kind of fun to do the impossible – Walt Disney
 It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others – Dalai Lama. 
 If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito – Dalai Lama. 

And bearing in mind all of these fabulous inspirational quotes Gwenno’s personal challenge to all the world is that all 195 countries come together in unity and record their videos making the prayer symbol and saying Namaste by the first of January 2021, marking it as the ‘Say Namaste Day’. Get a beautiful background showing our precious world in all its glory and say where that place is where you ‘Say Namaste’. Ask your famous friends to do a short clip! Let’s make the world as one and 2021 the year of ‘Namaste’.  

All videos that come in by midnight on the 20thDecember will be included in the next stage of this phenomenal project – some of which will be revealed on the 27th December, building up to the big launch by Duncan Wardle at midnight (New Delhi time) on the 31st January 2020 when ALL will be revealed! Until then – be part of this incredibly exciting unifying project and get your videos in. Further information on how to film your video and what to put into it at ‘Love Revolution’               https://say-namaste.com/index.php/loverevolution

 

Global Press Contact: Gwenno Dafydd 00 44 7855038729

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© Gwenno Dafydd 15th December 2020 https://gwennodafydd.co.uk

Freelance Professional Broadcaster and writer with the BBC since 1980.

 

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I WILL WAKE UP AND SHOW THEM WHO I AM! – One of the most INTENSE Motivational Speech Videos (EPIC)

I WILL WAKE UP AND SHOW THEM WHO I AM! – One of the most INTENSE Motivational Speech Videos (EPIC)

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The Soldiers’ Charity | Skydive in Wales charity tandem skydive-in-wales

SKYDIVE IN WALES 

Looking for that next big adrenaline rush and a once in a lifetime experience?

Why not jump for charity while doing something incredible, all while supporting the Army’s national charity. Tandem skydiving is the easiest and most hassle-free way to make your first parachute jump. You will be in a dual harness, securely attached to your instructor who will give you a taste of what skydiving is all about. You’ll experience the amazing thrill of freefalling from 12,000 ft and enjoy a long parachute descent.  

Skydive Swansea has been flying high over the glorious Gower Peninsular in South Wales since 2007. Carl Williams (ex army) the Chief Instructor has been involved in the sport for over 30 years. With over 100 hours in free fall & over 13,000 jumps, he has been a tandem instructor for approximately 4,500 tandem jumps. Carl has also been instructing Accelerated Free Fall solo jumps since the early 90’s. Throughout his career, Carl has specialised in many aspects of the sport including flying parachuting aircraft and representing Great Britain in World Championships. Carl has won both team and individual awards in the National Championships between 1993 and 2018.

“What a fantastic day! Wonderful people and such a brilliant experience. Thank you!”
Interested in skydiving as part of a corporate team?

 If so, contact us on wales@soldierscharity.org call 07392 081 730 to find out more.

Fundraising support

We’ve lots of resources to get you started, including extra sponsorship forms and information on Gift Aid.

We can help you with resources such as collection tins, posters and balloons for your fundraising events.  If you need anything, please contact the team at wales@soldierscharity.org or call us on 02920 726 132.

Registration

We have various dates available in 2021. For more information about jumping for charity, please contact the Skydive Swansea team at info@skydiveswansea.com or call on 01792 207035.

Registration for our skydives in Wales are only £50 and all we ask participants is to commit to trying to raise £395.

If you’d like to pay for the cost of the tandem jump yourself then all we ask is that you just raise a minimum of £165 for our charity. Fundraising options are available on the sign up process. 

To learn more about our charity skydiving opportunities around the UK, simply follow the link here: https://soldierscharity.org/events/categories/extreme/
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Work From Home Passive Income Event hosted by Introbiz for UK

Join the Forex Work From Home Passive Income Event to see how to create a passive income team-building opportunity in the Forex Trading Market, which you can build whilst you work from home:

Passive Income – Make money whilst you sleep
Multiple Streams of Income – Don’t have your eggs all in one basket / Spread your risk
Work from home – Earn money around your lifestyle not instead of it.
90,000 members so far but a huge global opportunity to recruit lots more members
Currently in 185 Countries – Global Opportunity
Build a business, not a career
COVID & Recession Proof!
Be part of the World’s Largest, Most Profitable Industry the Forex Trade (worth £3 Trillion
Learn proven successful team-building strategies
Hear from a number of Introbiz Members who have been in the business since March 2020 and are already making thousands of pounds on their small initial investments from just £300.

The Work from Home Passive Income Event will be held on Zoom and all registrants will be emailed the link.

This is a recurring passive income event that will run weekly on a Wednesday Evening up until Mid December, so new members can use the event to encourage and train their team members and network who are interested in joining or need more information before they decide.

For more about Introbiz see the Introbiz YouTube Channel or the full Introbiz Events section.

— Read on introbiz.co.uk/networking-event/work-from-home-passive-income-event-hosted-by-introbiz/2020-12-02/

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Amazon.co.uk Hot New Releases: The bestselling new and future releases in Business Life

Amazon.co.uk Hot New Releases: The bestselling new and future releases in Business Life…

You can buy the No1. Hot release from IWOW (Inspirational women of the world) – featuring 20 uplifting stories from business women and female entrepreneurs from around the World, online now via the Amazon link!

— Read more on www.amazon.co.uk/gp/new-releases/books/268122

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Peter Andre has to be rescued from zipwire on holiday in Cyprus as daughter Princess, 13, yells ‘my dad is stuck’

PETER Andre has to be rescued from a zipwire in Cyprus as his daughter Princess, 13, yelled: “My dad is stuck.” The 47-year-old singer was helped …

Peter Andre has to be rescued from zipwire on holiday in Cyprus as daughter Princess, 13, yells ‘my dad is stuck’

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Adam Thomas’ six-year-old son raised £13,000 for charity after Captain Sir Tom Moore inspired him to walk 10k

PROUD dad Adam Thomas has revealed his six-year-old son raised £13,000 for charity after Captain Sir Tom Moore inspired him to walk 10k. The former …

Adam Thomas’ six-year-old son raised £13,000 for charity after Captain Sir Tom Moore inspired him to walk 10k

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People’s Choice Awards 2020: Jennifer Lopez shines as she joins Sofia Vergara, Demi Lovato and pregnant Mandy Moore

ENTERTAINMENT’S biggest stars came out to celebrate the best in pop-culture at E! People’s Choice Awards. Jennifer Lopez and Sofia Vergara dazzled in…

People’s Choice Awards 2020: Jennifer Lopez shines as she joins Sofia Vergara, Demi Lovato and pregnant Mandy Moore

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Alison Hammond launches new podcast for ITV amid confusion over This Morning role

Alison is launching a new ITV podcast (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/REX)Alison Hammond is launching a brand new podcast for ITV, while rumours of her role …

Alison Hammond launches new podcast for ITV amid confusion over This Morning role

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25 Times James Blunt Well and Truly Won Twitter – Music Plus Sport

As much as we love James Blunt’s music, we might just love his comebacks on Twitter a little more!

From serving up harsh truths, being outright brutal in response to his fans, and generally just being the funniest bloke we’ve seen on Twitter, James Blunt’s account has got it all.

Blunt by name, Blunt by nature.

Here’s our 25 favourite tweets from the wittiest musician we know:

— Read on www.musicplussport.com/25-times-james-blunt-won-twitter/

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Welsh Business News – New Welsh hospitality measures announced for after firebreak via Business Live #WelshBiz

New Welsh hospitality measures announced for after firebreak – Business Live
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2020 Marks the Year of Introbiz’ First Global Online Summit

2020 marks the year of Introbiz’ first Global Online Summit, taking place from 25th – 27th November.

As one of Wales and the UK’s most ambitious, recognised business networks, established for nearly 12 years, the COVID epidemic has fuelled their mission to take the world by storm, even further this year.

Introbiz brings over 7000 visitors to their annual exhibitions & events with global leading entrepreneurs, such as Grant Cardone & Lord Sugar, and has connected with Sir Richard Branson & other leading global entrepreneurs at Necker Island events.

Having built up 12 years-worth of experience in providing industry leading events, COVID put a stop to the full year’s schedule of real-world networking events and businesses expo’s already booked in when the country went in to lockdown.

Introbiz MD’s Paul Smolinski & Tracey Smolinski were faced with a difficult decision: To shut up shop and wait for the pandemic to be over, or to innovate, pivot and look to rise – and even thrive – from the enforced situation. Being the optimistic fighters that they are, they chose the latter and switched their business to an online model as soon as the UK lockdown began.

Introbiz switched the membership and events model from real world events to online events and online membership, and continued with their weekly events, using Zoom as their new venue of choice. Since March 16th, they have hosted over 50 online events with over 40 global speakers and sports stars, pulling in thousands of visitors. On top of providing networking opportunities, they decided to leverage their previous relationships, with best-selling authors like Brian Tracey, Les Brown, Sharon Lechter, Dr John Demartini, Jairek Robbins & Tom Ziglar, to not only speak at their events, but to provide leading world-class training and knowledge, as well as live Q&A sessions to get real-time answers and expertise.

This successful pivot has inspired Paul & Tracey to create a Global Online Summit, creating a global opportunity that is appropriately named “Rise To Thrive.”

The “Rise To Thrive” Introbiz Global Summit is set to be one of the biggest online business events of 2020; offering current clients and the wider business community a virtual networking breakfast experience, and the opportunity to meet and greet global entrepreneurs and like-minded business owners like never before. The Summit will feature over 35 of the world’s most renowned names such as Les Brown, Sharon Lechter, John Demartini, Brian Tracy, Jariek Robbins, Tom Ziglar along with new additions such as; Rob Moore, Alec Stern, Camilita Nutall, Forbes Riley, Bob Burg and Evan Carmichael, to name just a small handful over the three days.

Introbiz anticipates welcoming people from all walks of life to join the Summit, including existing clients from professional services, hospitality, real estate, motor trade, leisure & tourism, and third sector to connect and to learn about the universal laws of health, wealth, success, relationships and connections.

Throughout COVID, Introbiz’ main aim has been to keep the economic wheel turning and to ensure that Welsh businesses remain inspired to connect, collaborate, network and grow. They hope that this one-off event will be a demonstration of finding the gift in adversity. Having reached over 25 countries so far, Introbiz aims to bridge the borders of our world through entrepreneurial spirit and progressive action.

Founder and MD of the Global Summit, Paul Smolinski says;

“We are proud to bring over 30 world-class global entrepreneurs and speakers to the Welsh, UK and global stage during these tough times, and are confident that business owners will be inspired and educated in many strategies to help them to pivot and grow out of these uncertain times”.
Introbiz invites you to join us at our first Online Summit to get inspired, and get connected.

Get your free tickets to the summit here: https://introbiz.co.uk/the-introbiz-global-summit/and to the networking events here: https://introbiz.co.uk/networking-events/

Watch the promo video, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PD54A_L5ks

— Read on businessnewswales.com/2020-marks-the-year-of-introbiz-first-global-online-summit/

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Welsh Business News – Over 5,500 businesses apply for Welsh Government’s £100m Economic Resilience Fund in two days | North Wales Chronicle

THE first-come-first-serve business grants of the Welsh Government’s £100million Economic Resilience Fund has been fully subscribed with more than 5,500 businesses applying for support in just two days.

Demand from businesses of all sizes across Wales has been received since the latest round of the ERF Development Grants which opened to applications on Wednesday, October 28.

Businesses can still however benefit from the £200m available from the third phase of the fund.

The £100m business grants are part of the £300m made available in the third stage of the ERF by the Welsh Government to support businesses continuing to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic. £20m of this is ring-fenced for tourism and hospitality businesses.

The Welsh Government said applications will now be processed as quickly as possible and it expects to start getting support out to businesses from mid-November.

Businesses can still benefit from the £200m available from the third phase.

Retail, hospitality and leisure businesses that are required to close and which occupy a property with a rateable value of between £12,001 and £51,000 will be eligible for a share of the £200m funding and all businesses eligible for Small Business rate relief will also receive support. Businesses have to register and update their details via Business Wales or their Local Authority to receive financial support.

Eligible firms that do not qualify for business rates linked grants are able to apply for awards of up to £2,000 from a £25m discretionary fund via their local authority.

Economy minister Ken Skates said: “The importance of the Economic Resilience Fund to Welsh businesses is evident in the sheer number of applications that have been received. We know that businesses have been preparing for this for some time, ever since the eligibility checker opened earlier this month.

“We know this is an incredibly difficult and challenging time for companies. We will work hard to get this much needed funding out of the door and into the bank accounts of businesses that need it as quickly as we can.
— Read on www.northwaleschronicle.co.uk/news/18834258.5-500-businesses-apply-welsh-governments-100m-economic-resilience-fund-two-days/

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How has the Covid-19 pandemic changed cycling in Dublin City? – Weekly News & Analysis

Since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, people have looked for alternative methods of travelling to avoid busy public transport. Eibhin Kavanagh investigates how the pandemic is affecting cycling in the city.

Is cycling in Dublin City safe? Photo by Eibhin Kavanagh
With our movements once again restricted, people in Ireland are limited to travelling within 5km of their homes. Walking and cycling have become a more popular means of exercising as a result of gyms closing and sporting events being cancelled.

In the last ten years, Dublin has seen an increase in the number of people cycling. A number of bike share schemes have become well established. However, 2020 has seen an exponential increase in cyclists, which Dublin City has had to accommodate. This change, due to social distancing restrictions, means more space is required for both pedestrians and cyclists to make their way around the  city.  

Councillor Michael Pidgeon talked to The City about the recent changes related to cycling in Dublin City.

“In some ways I think the people are ahead of where the city is,” Pidgeon said. “We know that outside of peak hours there are now more people cycling than there were at this time of the year last year; there’s been a huge increase.”

Dublin City Council projected  a 200% increase of cyclists in Dublin City from 2019 to 2020.This would be an increase from 13,131 to 39,000.

  2019 Figures Likely Future Change Potential Future Figures
All Public Transport 116,287 80% Capacity Reduction 30,000
Car 57,985 Approx. 30% reduction 41,000
Taxi 2,661 Assume 30% reduction 1,900
Walk 24,691 Target 100% increase 50,000
Cycle 13,131 Target 200% increase 39,000
Goods 983 No change 1,000
Motorcycles 1,485 No change 1,485
Total (persons) 217,223   164,385
Source: Dublin City Council 
Source: Dublin City Council 

The Canal Cordon Count was analysed by Dublin City Council to determine where the greatest demand for walking and cycling was recorded. The table below shows the number of people crossing the canal cordon (both directions) during the morning peak period from 7am to 10am in November 2019.

Source: Dublin City Council 
From 1997 to 2019, the number of cyclists crossing this cordon heading into the city centre between 7 am and 10 am increased by 133%, from 5,628 to 13,125.

The number of cyclists remained between  4,000 and 6,000 between 1997 and 2010 before increasing by approximately 15% year on year until 2015 when the increase slowed up until 2017.  There was a small decrease in 2018,  but cycling numbers increased by 7.3% in 2018 and 2019. 

Source: Dublin City Council 
According to research conducted by the Road Safety Authority, 4 in 5 cyclists are injured on urban roads. More cyclists are  injured during morning and evening commutes. Of all collisions involving another vehicle – 4 in 5 cyclists are injured by cars. 1,056 cyclists were injured in collisions in 2018.

In Dublin, the number of cyclist deaths since 1997 has remained relatively low with a slight increase in 2017, according to figures collected by the Road Safety Authority.

Image Source- Irish Cycle.com
Dublin has over 120 miles of cycle routes. While changes have been ongoing to improve cycling infrastructure in the city, especially since lockdown in the spring, the demand is high for safe and accessible cycling.

“It felt like at the start of the pandemic there was a real understanding that we needed to take more space for cycling to encourage more people to do it, but it feels like that momentum has dropped a bit,” said Pidgeon. “So, I think that we need to get that going again.

“In terms of infrastructure, I think the big changes we have seen are some of the temporary measures along the quays, particularly along the northside quays.”

Some of the Cycle Safety interventions introduced since April include the installation of Nassau Street contra-flow cycle track from Clare Street to Dawson Street, the partial installation of key sections of the Interim Liffey Cycle route, removal of on-street car parking from Inns Quay and Ormond Quay, and a section of work from Church Street to Ha’penny Bridge, according to Dublin City Council.

Dublin City Council also discussed other plans to ensure safe cycling in the city, including the reduction of the number of traffic lanes to accommodate protected cycling facilities on both sides of the road, while maintaining a balance for other required services. While there have been major changes made within Dublin City Centre to ensure safe cycling, other parts of the city have yet to see changes that will make cycling accessible and safe.

“One of the things is to start looking at the urban villages, so instead of just focusing on the very core city centre, you would be looking at areas like Inchicore, Rialto, Stoneybatter, Phibsborough, Rathmines,” Pidgeon said in relation to making cycling consistent for everyone.

“What we seen in the pandemic is that people are happy enough to stay within a few kilometers of where they live, so we shouldn’t just be designing a cycle lane with a view that will just take office workers from the suburbs to the city centre, because that’s not what the demand is right now. That’s important, we should definitely do that, but it will have to also be about making sure that local routes around your home are safe.

“There’s still a lot to do, but equally I’d like to say that cycling in Dublin City is safe. There’s a perception of danger that I don’t think is entirely there. There’s a lot the city needs to do to feel a lot safer and be safer with segregated lanes, but if anyone’s considering it, I’d say just ask a friend who does cycle regularly and they can show you some good routes give you some tips and you’ll be up and running in no time.”
— Read on thecity.ie/2020/11/04/how-has-the-covid-19-pandemic-changed-cycling-in-dublin-city/

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LinkedIn Up to 722 Million Members, Continues to See ‘Record Levels of Engagement’ – Corporate B2B Sales & Digital Marketing Agency in Cardiff covering UK

LinkedIn Up to 722 Million Members, Continues to See ‘Record Levels of Engagement’
Posted on October 28, 2020 by admin
LinkedIn continues to grow, in terms of overall members and active engagement, according to the latest data from parent company Microsoft.

https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/linkedin-up-to-722-million-members-continues-to-see-record-levels-of-enga/587956/
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‘FutureInns’ local lockdown offer • Introbiz Members News

At Future Inn Cardiff Bay, you can step away from the world, catch your breath and relax. In all this change and uncertainty take your mind off it with a night away from home. Future Inn Cardiff remains open for residents. 

Please see attached a copy of the Cardiff Local Break offer they are doing from now until December subject to availability.

Cardiff Local Break:
 Overnight stay
 Full Welsh breakfast
 3-course dinner in Thomas Restaurant
 OR a Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea
£54.50 per person

To book:

 02920 487111
 reservations.cardiff@futureinns.co.uk
 Select ‘Cardiff Local Break’ when booking online

Find more information on their website: https://www.futureinns.co.uk/special-offers/cardiff-local-break

— Read on introbiz.co.uk/futureinns-local-lockdown-offer/

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New Phase of Growth with ‘Bullies Out’ • Introbiz Members News – Cardiff Business News

BulliesOut are entering a new phase of growth with our new Strategic Plan for 2021 – 2024 currently being finalised.  We are looking to increase our Board with the following positions:

Chair of The Board

We are at an exciting new phase of our journey and seek a new Chair to lead our Board in support and provision of governance of the highest quality and rigour as the organisation enters a phase of significant growth and increased impact.

Trustees

Do you have a strong commitment to helping to transform people’s lives?

Would you be stimulated by the challenge of being a trustee for BulliesOut and at the same time, enjoy being valued by and adding value to such an inspiring, committed, hard-working organization? The Board of Trustees is an integral role to the effective running of the Charity and is to provide effective governance for BulliesOut to ensure progress is continually made on achieving the vision and mission of the Charity.

— Read on introbiz.co.uk/new-phase-of-growth-with-bullies-out/

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Great news for our members ‘Mobius Works’ • by Global Networking & Events Company, Introbiz

Great to see our members Mobius Works growing and expanding.

Today, we have launched a brand new branch specialising in delivering larger projects as main contractor across the south of the country. Introducing Mobius Construct.

Mobius Construct will allow us to deliver larger scale projects from the value of circa £5million, including building, construction, refurbishment, interiors and fit out, as well as being able to offer ongoing maintenance and facilities management via Mobius Works. The business will operate across a variety of sectors spanning D&B, commercial, residential, leisure, retail, health, defence, workplace, education and also the public sector.

Mobius Construct will be headed up by Bristol based Tim Stringer, who has over 30 years experience in the construction industry and has worked with several reputable companies including Pearce Group, Integral UK and Tetris UK, and most recently has been working as a Consultant to Mobius overseeing all major projects. He’ll be joined by Divisional Director Carly Willis, Former Chair of Women in Property (WiP) South West and incoming Chair of Interact Bristol, who specialises in delivering high end commercial projects, with a background in Project Management and Quantity Surveying.

Speaking about the launch of the new company, Managing Director Tim Stringer said:

“Having worked with Lee and the team at Mobius on a consultancy basis for some time, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of Mobius Construct; a new step which will allow the company to grow ever faster than they already have over the past few years. We feel that our combined years of experience and expertise will allow us to offer the very best in service delivery and go above and beyond our clients’ expectations through proactive and innovative solutions.”

Mobius founder, Lee Bignell said:

“We’re incredibly excited to welcome Tim and Carly to the team to lead the charge on Mobius Construct. Being able to pitch for larger projects is a huge step for Mobius, and we can’t wait to see how the business grows with their addition over the coming months and years.”

For enquiries contact Tim at tim.stringer@mobiusconstruct.co.uk or Carly at carly.willis@mobiusconstruct.co.uk.

If any of our other members have any news or press releases etc., please email marketing@introbiz.co.uk and social@introbiz.co.uk and we can share it across our Network for you.
— Read on introbiz.co.uk/great-news-for-our-members-mobius-works/

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Celebrate Mental Health Day with ‘Ajuda’ • Introbiz

MHW Online presents Talking Mental Health Conference, providing you with 2 days of information and inspiration on all things mental health!

Following the fantastic success of our online events to motivate individuals during COVID-19, the MHW Online team have created an exciting online conference taking place over the week of World Mental Health Day!

The goal of World Mental Health Day is to help raise mental health awareness. Each of us can make a contribution to ensure that people dealing with problems concerning mental health can live better lives with dignity.

Every year one adult in four, along with one child in ten, will have a mental health issue. These conditions can profoundly affect literally millions of lives, affecting the capability of these individuals to make it through the day, to sustain relationships, and to maintain work.

The stigma attached to mental health causes a damaging, albeit ill-informed, attitude, making it more difficult for those affected to pursue help. According to UK estimates, only about one-fourth of those with mental health problems undergo ongoing treatment. By stark contrast, the vast majority of those affected with these problems are faced with a variety of issues, ranging from isolation to uncertainty on where to get help or information, to relying on the informal support of family, friends or colleagues.

The best way to deal with this stigma is through facts and a better understanding of mental health problems. From identifying the causes, pinpointing solutions, and ultimately recognising that we are really dealing with medical issues. 

So what can we do to help?
Talking Mental Health is a National Conference that will be taking place to help people understand and recognise poor Mental Health and to make a difference.

We will have a range of key note speakers, talking about their own personal journeys with Mental Health Conditions, and sharing their recovery stories. 

What is happening on the day?
KeyNote Speakers

Day of Inspiration 

Free Resources

Expert Knowledge

Professional Advice

Success Stories

Supported by Ajuda Training
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

Please get in touch with events@ajuda.org.uk or book your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talking-mental-health-online-conference-adult-youth-mhw-online-tickets-113602953492?aff=Mailchimp

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— Read on introbiz.co.uk/celebrate-mental-health-day-with-ajuda/

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The Introbiz Global Summit • #IntrobizGlobalSummit

Introbiz Global Summit 3-Day Event from 25th – 27th November 2020

Introbiz Global Summit is THE online business event of 2020, where you get to meet and greet global entrepreneurs & speakers, whilst meeting like-minded business owners & entrepreneurs from across the globe. 

Tens of thousands of entrepreneurs will be joining us online, connecting across the planet, and learning about Health, Wealth, Success, Relationships and Connections. The Introbiz Global Summit will be a truly unique event with Global Masters who will teach you how to adapt and thrive from this life-changing year.

Find out more about the Speakers
See 35 of the world’s top Entrepreneur Keynote Speakers online. 

Surround yourself with many of the world’s greatest speakers including Les Brown, Sharon Lechter, Dr John Demartini, Brian Tracy, Jairek Robins and many more… 
Learn new strategies to grow your business from industry leaders. 
Network with like-minded entrepreneurs.
Attend VIP exclusive networking online events with the keynote speakers
Listen to the online recording of WorldClass speakers (at your own leisure)
Build new partnerships and relationships with entrepreneurs from across the planet
Includes a Free business networking session online throughout the event.
Book your FREE tickets to the online global event and create real relationships globally.

Register for each of the Keynote speaker Sessions that you are interested in attending below.; 

Book Your Place at the FREE Global Summit Now

— Read on introbiz.co.uk/the-introbiz-global-summit/

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