Showcasing YOUR business expertise LIVE on Radio

16th April 2015 Knowing Your Business Radio Show

This week we discuss business to business services. And what a radio show of talented guests we have lined up. We’ll learn the successes and the differences our guests have made in their chosen field of expertise. We’ll learn why they started. What have been the big challenges. And how they can help.

We’ll also hear the excitement in their voices. Their mission, their values, their vulnerabilities, and their passion.

Our guest experts are Tim Elliott, Tom Rippin, Ruth Donaldson and Stuart Maitland.

Asking the questions is business communications expert, and regular guest presenter Chris Hogan.

The Knowing Your Business Radio Show host is Ian Gentles



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Tim Elliott

Director TJ Elliott Ltd – Group of Marketing Companies. Marketing Director fe.ed


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Social Media Strategist. Helps businesses and brands get more from social media one strategy at a time.

In the last quarter of 2014 a chap Tim has known and worked with for a local college in Nottingham and subsequently at a FE consultancy he later joined, came to him with an issue regarding fulfillment being a big issue in the sector.

He bought to Tim’s attention issues faced by some FE organisations both in the college, and private training provider market, in finding and establishing relationships with learners and employers .

Tim explained the tactics of community management, inbound marketing and social listening and how the right social media / digital strategy could solve this issue and more importantly create a much more valuable community for learners.

From that conversation fe.ed was born. And so far, has been received pretty well even though it is early days. Tim believes they can make a real difference.

Fe-ed can be found on Twitter

You can also find Tim on Twitter



Tom Rippin

Founder and CEO of On Purpose. Chairman SPICE. Trustee at Global Action Plan


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At On Purpose, they believe that to solve many of society’s biggest challenges we need to change the way that we do business. They help talented professionals develop the experience, knowledge and networks they need to lead this change, and put their skills to use in organisations that harness commercial thinking towards creating social and environmental benefit.

SPICE is a social enterprise which supports the development of community time-banks, co-production tools, and
complementary currencies, for public services and local development in the UK and around the world

1998-2001 PhD in cancer research
2002-2007 Consultant with McKinsey and Company
2007-2007 Comic Relief, Advisor to CEO
2007-2009 (RED), the business started by Bono and Bobby Shriver to help fight AIDS in Africa
2009-now On Purpose

How to Build a Social Enterprise that Makes Money – OneLeap October 22, 2012

Tom Rippen can be found on LinkedIn

On Purpose can be found on Twitter



Ruth Donaldson

Director & Doyenne – Heirloom London Ltd


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Fairy Godmother, sleuth, joy bringer, people lover, jewellery expert, crisp addict. Founder of Heirloom London – making fine jewellery simple & accessible.

Ruth Donaldson is an innovative Marketing/Business Manager from the luxury goods and jewellery industry, currently on a single-minded mission to ensure fine jewellery can assert its rightful role, as a way of keeping memories alive. Heirloom London, her business is the result, a jewellery consultancy service which starts and ends with the customer.

Ruth has 13 years jewellery pedigree behind here, as she established a strong presence for platinum jewellery in the UK while Head of Platinum Guild International’s UK office. She has deep understanding of both the the design and production process, as well as translating consumer wants, needs and desires into platinum jewellery growth programmes through marketing, media and industry collaborations.

A credible and engaging leader, Ruth has deep skills in developing teams, individuals and brands to achieve objectives through best alignment of resource with business strategy has enabled her new business ventures to grow with more exciting developments on the way. Her practical strategic insight means she can always improve existing processes, which she pairs with a natural creativity to approach issues differently, delivering high quality results.

Ruth can also be found on Twitter



Stuart Maitland

Top UK Young Entrepreneur, Young Enterprise, Central North London Chairman


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Multi Award Winning Young Entrepreneur, investor and speaker and is also Chairman of Young Enterprise, Central North London. Not bad for being 21.

Apparently – determination, persistence, hard work and a “can do” attitude are all needed to succeed in business, and it is something that Stuart Maitland is in abundance of. This young, hardworking entrepreneur has achieved in the last few years what some business owners take decades to achieve.

Stuart completed the Young Enterprise Programme in 2011, and the Chairman was so impressed, that he asked Stuart to join the board. As someone that puts hard work and his heart into everything that he does, his efforts were recognised, and in February 2014, Stuart became The Chairman for Young Enterprise, Central North London. He currently overseas 17 board members and a number of business advisors across the London Boroughs of Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, Islington and Camden.

Stuart can be found on LinkedIn

You can also find him on Twitter



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This week the Knowing Your Business Radio show has been presented by Ian Gentles and Chris Hogan.


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). The founder and editor of Banburyshire Info. A local hub for local information. Digital Marketing consultant for Sorbrook digital agency

Often known as somebody who spends a lot of time in online social spaces who also has a deep interest in the spaces where technology, culture and big ideas overlap.

Loves cake.

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Chris Hogan

Chris runs OxCopy, a content marketing agency serving North Oxfordshire and beyond. With a technical background and a management MSc there’s a deep understanding of the science behind content writing for SEO and marketing, using articles, case studies, news, press releases, blogging and social media.

As a result, customers receive intelligent, original and compelling content marketing their businesses, raising profiles and increasing responses to campaigns, all leading to more leads and improved sales.

Specialties: Marketing content strategies and content provision for businesses struggling to keep up with the demands of modern online marketing, content marketing and social networking.


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