Get Radio Business Brunch
with Ben & Mike

Sundays 11am

Get Radio Business Brunch

Each week, Oxfordshire based entrepreneurs Ben Thompson & Mike Foster interview local business leaders and discuss the week's business affecting topics.

The first Business Brunch show aired on Sunday 10th January 2021. You can watch all of the shows below.

Week 16: Planning for Exit

Broadcast: 25/04/2021

Our guests this week on The Business Brunch with Ben Thompson & Mike Foster on Get Radio were Val King of BFG associates, Paul Avins - Entrepreneur and Business Coach and Carl Tomlinson of Brasenose business services and VFDnet.

The topic for discussion: planning the exit of your business.

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Week 16: Planning for Exit
Week 10: Business Networking Special

Week 10: Business Networking Special

Broadcast: 14/03/2021

To mark the 10th show of The Business Brunch with Ben & Mike, the listeners enjoyed an extended 'business networking special' hosted by Ben Thompson & Mike Foster, who own The Oxford Business Community Network.

We were joined by fellow Oxfordshire networking leaders, Stefan Thomas the author of Business Networking for Dummies, Cathy Dunbabin of OpenDoorz, Martin Ridewood of BNI, Su Copeland of the STEM Advisers Hub, Lisa-Marie Mallier of Buzz and Neil Davis of Sterling.

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Week 9: Budget Special

Broadcast: 07/03/2021

On week 9 the listeners enjoyed a 'Budget Special' and we were discussing how the recent budget will impact Oxfordshire businesses. Thanks to our guests, Nick Mason of Wagner Mason Accountants, Ian Roberts of Cashflow Creators and Gary Hamilton of Hamilton Accounts we were able to give the listeners some really practical advice.Watch the video
Week 9: Budget Special
Week 8: How the lockdowns and restrictions have impacted the events and wedding sectors

Week 8: How the lockdowns and restrictions have impacted the events and wedding sectors

Broadcast: 28/02/2021

For week 8 of The Business Brunch with Ben & Mike, we were discussing how the lockdowns and restrictions have impacted the events and wedding sectors, and indeed our guests views on the recent roadmap. We were joined by Chris Jones of Boys and Girls Promotions, Keeley Dennyschene of Hilton Garden Inn and Alison Hargreaves of Guides for BridesWatch the video

Week 7: How businesses can use data to run their business or to disrupt their marketplace

Broadcast: 21/02/2021

On week 7 we were joined by Elspeth Briscoe, CEO and founder of Learning with experts, Aaron Rudman-Hawkins, Managing Director of the The Evergreen agency and Gary Turner, the co-founder and Managing Director of accountancy software giant Xero UK to how businesses can use data to run their business or to disrupt their marketplace. Watch the video
Week 7: How businesses can use data to run their business or to disrupt their marketplace
Week 6: What do you LOVE about Business?

Week 6: What do you LOVE about Business?

Broadcast: 14/02/2021

Hear from Alex Glass of easyStorage, Renee Watson of The Curiosity Box & Tony Hobbs of Chapman Robinson and Moore Accountants. Show number six of the Get Radio Business Brunch, Ben & Mike's guests this week discuss what they LOVE about business.Watch the video

Week 5: How do businesses build their businesses within a community

Broadcast: 07/02/2021

We're joined this week by Darren Aston of Aston and James and Nick Hughes FISM of Dynamic Coach Group.

We explore what makes a business part of the community and how our guests have done exactly that.

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Week 5: How do businesses build their businesses within a community
Week 4: What Makes a Good Team, How Businesses Develop Their Talent and Get The Best From Their People.

Week 4: What Makes a Good Team, How Businesses Develop Their Talent and Get The Best From Their People.

Broadcast: 31/01/2021

Onto our fourth show where we were joined by Hayley Monks from Think Inspire & Create, Daniel Ede from Ede Homes and Ali Bell from Fitbox.

Moving away from Covid we explored what makes a good team, how businesses develop their talent with care and as a result get the best from their people.

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Week 3: How The Pandemic Has Impacted Events, The Property Sector and Football

Broadcast: 24/01/2021

During our third show we were joined by Greg Barnes of Breckon & Breckon, Mick Livesey of Oxford City Football Club and Daniel Osullivan of Red Cactus Group.

We debated the hot topic of how COVID has impacted businesses and our 3 guests shared their experience on how the pandemic has impacted events, the property sector and football.

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Week 3: How The Pandemic Has Impacted Events, The Property Sector and Football
Week 2: The New Normal and Practical Advice

Week 2: The New Normal and Practical Advice

Broadcast: 17/01/2021

On our second show we were joined by Beverley Sunderland of Crossland Employment Solicitors, Greig Box-Turnbull of Fortitude Communications and an owner of the Oxford City Stars Ice Hockey team and Emma McGregor from Bloxham Mill Business Centre.

Our experts spoke about what the return to the office would look like and how businesses would need to adapt to the new normal with some practical advice for the listeners.

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Week 1: COVID and Brexit

Broadcast: 10/01/2021

To kick off the Business Brunch with Ben & Mike we were joined by Kellie Peters of Databasix, Alex Minchin of Zest Digital and Jane Fryatt of Face to Face HR.

We started by debating the hot topic of what the business world is looking like with COVID and Brexit going into 2021 with our 3 guests, who all had some top tips from their sectors.

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Week 1: COVID and Brexit