This week the topic of conversation is based around creativity. What sparks creativity within a business?
According to Wikipedia – Creativity is a phenomenon whereby something new and valuable is created (such as an idea, a joke, an artistic or literary work, a painting or musical composition, a solution, an invention etc.).
We’ll find out from four unique business owners their thoughts.
Knowing Your Business interview Greg Orme, Rachel Browne, Jacob and Sam James plus Sarah Graham
We also have our popular cake feature in the show. This weeks cake has been expertly made by Rania Freij from Magic Mixer Cakes & Bakes
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Allow me to introduce this weeks Knowing Your Business show guests, with their websites, social media links and podcasts.
Greg Orme author, speaker and management consultant gives us his thoughts on creativity
He works with senior executives transforming businesses and developing inspiring leadership.
Based on over 20 years working within the digital media and marketing sectors, he specialises in helping organisations and teams which need to manage for creativity and innovation.
Through his own consultancy, Kirkbright, Greg works with clients including Sky, Ogilvy & Mather, the International Olympic Committee, The World Economic Forum, Aardman Animation, Randstad Group, and Virgin Media.
He’s also an associate programme director at the top-rated London Business School and Ashridge Business School.
Between 2004 and 2008 Greg was CEO of the Centre for Creative Business at London Business School, delivering leadership development programmes and strategy advice to creative industry leaders. Prior to gaining an MBA at London Business School Greg spent ten years as a journalist, where he was part of the management team at ITN’s award-winning Channel Five News.
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Greg gives us his insights about creativity
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Rachel Browne owner of award winning Relish The Taste explains creativity in her business
Relish the Taste is a Cheltenham based, family business which specialises in the production of award winning handmade chutneys, relishes and pickles. All recipes are produced using traditional methods of preserving and are free from artificial flavourings, colours and preservatives. Seasonal fruit and vegetables are home-grown or locally sourced wherever possible.
Winners of 2014 Best Local Supplier/Producer in cotswoldlife Food and Drink Awards.
Winner of Silver for their popular Plum Chutney in the Taste of the West Awards 2014
Passionate about growing fruit & vegetables & getting the kids involved.
All recipes are produced using traditional methods of preserving and are free from artificial flavourings, colours and preservatives. Seasonal fruit and vegetables are home-grown or locally sourced wherever possible.
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Rachel explains why award winning Relish The Taste needs creativity in the business
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Jacob James Co owner of Granny Tigg’s Dressing talk about their new business and creativity
In 1948, at the tender age of 16, a pretty Kiwi girl by the name of Anne Webb entered the competition of Miss Aotearoa (pronounced Air-tee-a-row-a) – the Maori name for New Zealand. Anne was encouraged to put her name in the hat by her father. As you might have guessed – she won, and so began the journey of “Granny Tigg’s” Dressing.
Jacob and Sam grew up with their granny’s “magic orange sauce” and loved it and had always hinted to their parents to give it a go and get it out into the world. However they never found the time with their busy working schedules and so after Jacob finished Uni last Summer, they decided to give it a go.
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We hear about this brand new business and their creative marketing
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Sarah Graham Co owner of Auto Race Club explains the value of creativity in her business.
Motorsport inspired casualwear – great quality, great design, great price. Official supplier to the Silverstone Classic.
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Creativity needed in the Auto Race Club
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The Knowing Your Business Cake feature
Our popular cake feature is always a delight. And not only for the presenters. This weeks cake was made by Rania Freij from Magic Mixer Cakes & Bakes.
We were delighted to to enjoy a rather large slice each before taking it off to A&E. This weeks choice of hospital staff in the Horton General Hospital in Banbury Oxfordshire.
Thanks Rania for your generosity.
If you want to contact Rania – this is the link Magic Mixer Cakes & Bakes
Hear what we said
The Cake feature
This weeks Knowing Your Business show was presented by Ian Gentles and guest presenter Julie Cooper.
Ian Gentles Digital Marketing Specialist based in Banbury Oxfordshire, The founder and Digital Marketing Manager of Knowing Your Business (the business radio show that is a rather useful marketing vehicle with podcasts)
Helps Business towards – increasing their (on and off line) sales and boosting their business reputation.
Deals in the aspect of digital communication strategy concerned with understanding market opportunities, cultivating markets and customers, and generating awareness and demand for product and services.
Often known as somebody who spends at lot of time in online social spaces who also has a deep interest in the spaces where technology, culture and big ideas overlap.
Want to contact or connect with Ian? Click the links below…
- Ian Gentles Digital Marketing Website
- Read Ian Gentles latest blogs about Digital Marketing
- Connect with Ian Gentles Digital Marketing on Google+
- Connect with Ian Gentles on LinkedIn
- Join Ian Gentles on Google+
Julie Cooper is a trainer, coach and author specialising in one to one skills.
Her company, Spring Development (www.springdevelopment.net) offers lively, focused training and development to organisations and individuals that want to flourish and get the best out of their working lives.
Her book, ‘Face to Face in the Workplace: A Handbook of Strategies for Effective Discussions’ has been widely acclaimed, and has featured in The Sunday Times and Guardian Careers . “This Year’s Must Have Book” (HR Director) She understands that busy people need accessible, practical information, which is why her books are packed with instantly usable techniques and tips.
She also coaches other professionals to help them turn their ideas into a book. You can find her books at Amazon or at www.springpublishing.co.uk. Her latest book ‘ Five Steps to Being Heard: How to get your Message Across to the Right Person’ is currently available for free at www.springdevelopment.net
Want to contact or connect with Julie? Click the links below…
- Join in with Julie Cooper and Spring Development on Twitter
- Connect with Julie Cooper on LinkedIn
- Join Julie Cooper on Google+
- Connect with Spring Development on Google+
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