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.
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.Watch the video
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.Watch the video
Broadcast: 07/03/2021On 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
Broadcast: 28/02/2021For 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
Broadcast: 21/02/2021On 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
Broadcast: 14/02/2021Hear 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
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.Watch the video
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.Watch the video
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.Watch the video
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.Watch the video
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.Watch the video