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18th September 2014 Knowing Your Business Show

On this show we explore the Health and wellbeing industry. Do we exercise enough? Do we eat the wrong foods? Do we rely too heavily on the medical profession to put right our wrongs? Are we really taking responsibility for our own health? Will the Apple watch, or any of these new technology apps change the way we consume health?


And what about the cost of healthcare that consistently outstrips GDP growth by 2% per year. All of this compounds a pretty desperate set of circumstances facing politicians who have to find money to continue to fund healthcare if they are to stay in office.

So what can be done? We’ll try to unearth some of the answers whilst also looking for health tips from the experts.

The podcasts from the show interviews are further down the page.


Listen to Knowing Your Business live on Radio Horton. The show is broadcast live on Thursdays between 10:00 am and 12:00 noon.

Also on this show we have our cake popular feature

This weeks cake has been donated by GOLD award winning designer of wedding and celebration cakes Rosy Fallick from Cakes for All UK

After tasting a slice live on air, the remains were taken to maternity and the Scbu wards in the Horton General Hospital for the hard working staff to enjoy.

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See the fabulous cake by clicking this link


The Show line up


On this show we'll discuss with the experts the different types of businesses in the Health and wellbeing industry. We'll find out what solutions they offer and hear the success stories.

Lin Pronger Business Manager of Unity Training Solutions

Unity Training Solutions Ltd was born in 2013 as an innovative training organisation. Sister company to Unity Care Solutions, who have branched out into the Training world! Initially delivering mandatory training for the Care Sector, they have now launched more specialised training courses.

Lin started her Unity career as Branch Manager of Unity Care Solutions in January 2009 managing an experienced team of trained nurses and care support workers helping people in their own homes, nursing homes and private businesses.

Unity has been established since 2006 and employ over 150 staff in the South East.

Hear what Lin had to say

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Want to connect with Lin, or Unity? Click the links below


Dr Simon Cooper Associate Director at The Value Engineers

Helping to build their global Consumer Health Practice. Simon brings a client-side development scientist view to the business, combined with marketing and healthcare advertising experience, across almost 15 years of involvement in Consumer Healthcare brands and services.

Founded in 1986, The Value Engineers has 25 years experience of strategic brand consulting.

Their purpose is to engineer real and enduring value for brands and brand owners through their practice areas of Branding, Strategy, Innovation, Insight, Customer Experience and Capabilities.

They work across the globe from two bases in London and New York. Last year they completed 109 projects for 53 different clients in 39 different countries.


Hear what Dr Simon Cooper said

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Want to connect with Simon, or The Value Engineers? Click the links below


James Sutton (BSc MCOptom) practising optometrist

James Co founded Butterflies Healthcare Ltd in 2006 to bring a select range of quality optical products to the UK market, to increase patient choice and availability.

James has over 20 years experience as a high street optician. He applies the knowledge he has gained during this time to offer advice on a range of optical matters including prescription swimming goggles and diving masks, dry eyes, blepharitis, macular degeneration and eye vitamins. He also manages all of Butterflies Healthcare websites and IT.

In the case of their key brands they supply direct to pharmacies, opticians and health stores so they may be available in your local area. If you are a retailer and do not stock their products already, you can contact Butterflies Healthcare on 0333 700 6704 to place an order and become a stockist.

They sell most items through high street opticians and pharmacies or direct by mail order either over the internet, by phone or post . They also have a business premises in Warkworth near Banbury.

A survey of 1,000 people in the UK conducted on Butterflies Healthcare behalf by an independent company – mixed age, gender, background and location) showed:

  • 69% worry about their sight deteriorating with age
  • 90% would find sight the hardest sense to live without
  • 16% do not do anything to preserve their eye health
  • Less than half consider a healthy diet important to eye health
  • Less than half consider smoking a risk to eye health
  • Less than 5% of people over 45 take any type of supplement for eye health
  • Over half of the under 24s do not have regular eye checks
  • People are concerned about conditions such as cataracts and glaucoma but are less concerned about macular degeneration.


Hear what James Sutton said

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Want to connect with James, or Butterflies Healthcare? Click the links below


Claire Snowdon-Darling Senior Kinesiologist, Lecturer & founder of Balanced Wellness

Claire founded Balanced Wellness in August 2008 as a bespoke clinic and the first Kinesiology clinic in Havant, Hampshire. This busy and thriving health practice requires all aspects of business management from financial control, stock ordering, retail up selling, marketing, client relationship management and correspondence.

Claire was joined not long after by Laura Knowles and they quickly gained a reputation for offering a professional, effective approach to health.

In 2012 Balanced Wellness evolved into a community of Kinesiology practitioners who all share the same values and vision.

Claire regularly tutors and lectures on all issues of business, and health and wellbeing, also providing accredited training courses in a variety of subjects.


Hear what Claire Snowdon-Darling said

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Want to connect with Claire, or Balanced Wellness? Click the links below


This show online presence is sponsored by partner Butterflies Eyecare

Dedicated to providing the best in all that we do, our core products cover eyecare, healthcare and beauty.

Part of the Butterflies Healthcare group. Specialists in eye wear and eye care


Dedicated to providing the best in all that we do, our core products cover eyecare, healthcare and beauty.


This weeks Knowing Your Business show was presented by Ian Gentles and guest presenter Lesley Nell.


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 Gentles? Click the links below…


Lesley Nell owner of Green Shoots Health

Lesley is Passionate about helping people rebalance their lives and achieve a happier, healthier life through Reiki and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) treatments.

The Mission – Enabling you to rebalance your life for a healthier, happier future.

Want to connect with Lesley and Green Shoots Health? Click the links below



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