E135 Punchline Talks! with Jamie Sleigh, Matthew Burke, Talitha Nelson and Ian Mean
By Mark Owen
Each Friday, Punchline-Gloucester.com editor Mark Owen is joined by leading Gloucestershire business figures from a range of backgrounds to review Friday's national and regional newspapers and discuss what is happening in their own business sector and their own individual businesses.
Finally, they round off by picking the stories that have caught their eye in this week's Punchline-Gloucester.com.
The Business Breakfast Briefer show is sponsored by Hazlewoods Accountants and Business Advisors.
This week's panel of experts were:
Jamie Sleigh - Co-owner & founder Indeloy IT Solutions - Jamie and his business partner David Marriot launched the business in 2020 at the height of the lockdown and within a year they had seven staff and a turnover of £1.8million. We find out the secret to their success and the hard lessons learnt along the way.
Matthew Burke - Head Master of award winning Cheltenham Independent School - St Edwards.
He's responsible for 600 students, across two sites, over 100 staff and a turnover of £10million.
We find out what Matthews key priories are as a businesses and his take on Labours policy of putting VAT on independent schools fees.
Talitha Nelson - CEO of Gloucestershire Community Foundation Trust - last year they helped find funding for over 400 local charities. Yesterday (9th Nov 2023) they launched their 'Poverty Hurts Appeal' - over 41,000 children live in poverty within the county and we find out more about that and how you can help make a difference.
Ian Mean - director of Business West - ex editor of the Gloucester Citizen, Cheltenham Echo and Western Daily news papers, he's also an ex- Daily Mirror and Daily Mail man - he lives and breathes the news and is a champion of the business community. On Monday next week (13th November 2023) he is off to meet Michael Gove at No10 to discuss Levelling UP in Gloucestershire.
Also covered today - assisted dying in Jersey, benefit of seeing our grand parents, the sale of Barbican house to the Gloucester Music Academy, Gloucester Quays going up for sale, a visit to the Gloucester Food Dock, Pied Piper Appeal and Nick Broady's new appointment at the Gloucester Rugby Foundation - plus there is much much more....
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