E128 Punchline Talks! with Neill Ricketts, Geoff Burch and Patrick Chambers
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:
Neill Ricketts - former CEO of Versarien and chairman of the Forest of Dean Economic Partnership, he is one of the counties leading experts on graphene. Having stepped away from Versarien we find out what he's been up to in Scotland and the work and enterprises developing in the Forest of Dean.
Never one to shy from a hot topic, Neill runs through the leading stories of the papers.
Geoff Burch - is a motivational speaker, TV presenter, the original business guru and author of six books including:
- The Way of the Dog
- Irresistible Persuasion
- Self Made Me
- Writing on the Wall
- Resistance is useless
- Go it alone - as seen on TV Series 'All Over The Shop'
We find out his opinion on the future of the high street, how business rates are hurting companies and whats happened to the motivational speaker market place - and its not all £5,000 fees and smiling faces.
Patrick Chambers - chairman of Gloucester City Football Club. Patrick took over the rains in June this year, launched the new monster burger, up ticked the sales at the bar and per visitor - hired Tim Flowers the ex-England Goalie as manager only to have to give him the boot a few games in. So we find out all about that and the effects losing games has on the bottom line of the football club.
Also covered The DEEP, Aviation industry and scary parts, tricks of the sales trade and much, much more.
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