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In Conversation with Danbro Business

Find out what it takes to make it to the top in business with our brand new podcast.

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Your Official Podcast from Danbro Business

‘In Conversation with Danbro Business’ is our brand new podcast series focusing on the triumphs, trials & tribulations experienced by entrepreneurs in their pursuit of business success.

In Conversation provides budding business leaders like you with tangible takeaways on how to make it to the top… all from people who’ve been there & done it themselves.

Mike Crowther

Episode 14  |  11/10/23

Mike Crowther is the CEO of Empowerment, a non-profit organisation dedicated to serving marginalised & underprivileged people across Blackpool and the Fylde Coast. The charity has a number of innovative & inspiring initiatives, such as Safer Streets, the PANDA Project & Elliot’s Place. Elliot’s Place supports young men with their mental health and provides the focus for this episode.

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Wes Partington

Episode 13  |  13/09/23

Wes Partington is the Director of the AFC Fylde Community Foundation. Formed in 2015, the foundation is the official charity of AFC Fylde, a National League football club based in Lancashire. The foundation has three priorities – Community, Employability and Schools – and is committed to improving the health, wellbeing and skillset of the community members it works with.

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Nathan Parker

Episode 12  |  17/08/23

Nathan Parker is Blackpool’s premier poet. He’s an independent author & public speaker who delivers workshops & live performances to audiences across the North West. He’s even released his own album! A passionate advocate for mental health, Nathan is also an ambassador for Elliot’s Place, a project that supports young men in the Fylde Coast with their mental health.

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Alexandra Hatchman

Episode 11  |  12/07/23

Alex Hatchman is the CEO of Napthens, an award-winning solicitors based in the North West. Her background is in engineering, though she also has experience in retail and management consultancy too. Born in Spain, Alex is an Oxford, Cambridge, and INSEAD alumni, and she has held executive positions at blue chip firms including Ford, Accenture, M&S & Coles Supermarket.

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Paul Vian

Episode 10  |  07/06/23

Paul Vian is the Senior Vice President for World Kinect Energy Services (EMEA). Kinect is the land division of World Fuel Services – a Fortune 100 Company and a global giant in the fuel, energy, and sustainability sectors. Paul’s role has seen him lead teams of thousands of people and oversee dozens of successful acquisitions. Prior to that, he was also the Managing Director of Carlton Fuels.

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Jez Currin

Episode 9  |  10/05/23

Jez Currin is the Founder & Sales Lead at The Media Collective. Founded in 2003, The Media Collective are a Birmingham-based design and print agency that work with schools across the UK to provide creative, purposeful, and inspiring spaces for students to learn in. Jez is passionate about improving children’s education and is also a governor at his local secondary school.

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Andy Russell

Episode 8  |  12/04/23

Andy Russell is the Founder and CEO of Clip Retail (clip.shop), an online, flexible-payment store providing high-quality branded household goods across the UK. Andy has a wealth of experience in commercial organisations, holding various CEO and CFO positions in sectors such as retail and banking. He’s also a huge advocate for mental health and motivation in business.

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Brad & Cyrilyn Moore

Episode 7  |  15/03/23

Brad & Cyrilyn Moore are the co-founders of international children’s charity, Operation Orphan. They’re a truly inspirational couple with a relentless dedication to improving the lives of orphans & vulnerable young people around the world. This episode was recorded shortly before Brad headed to Turkey to lead a Crisis Response Team helping children orphaned by 2023’s devastating earthquakes.

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Emma Vian & Jack Smith

Episode 6  |  15/02/23

Emma Vian and Jack Smith own and run Daily Dose, an artisan coffee shop in Aughton, Lancashire. Starting a business together is a challenge for any couple, especially in the middle of a global pandemic. In this episode, though, Jack and Emma tell us how they used those circumstances to their advantage; how they balance home and work life; and what their plans are for the future.

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Christine Campbell

Episode 5  |  08/02/23

Christine Campbell is the woman behind Ginger Interiors and Nucore Solutions. Ginger Interiors is a thriving interior design business based in the North West, with Nucore specialising in extensions, refurbishments, and new builds. From consultation to completion, Christine and her husband, Michael, have overseen the renovation and construction of some of the region’s most stunning properties.

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Jonny Leech

Episode 4  |  01/02/23

Jonny Leech is a Conservative councillor for Wyre Borough Council and the elected Mayor for the town of Garstang in Lancashire. As well as serving his community through his political work, he is also church pastor, a doctoral student, and a serial entrepreneur with a portfolio that includes his very own, award-winning fish & chip shop! Visit his website, here: www.jonnyleech.com/

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Mark McCalliog

Episode 3  |  25/01/23

Mark McCalliog is CEO of MPWR, a pioneering platform that supports the development, safeguarding & behavioural health of young people in sport & education. A deep thinker, innovator & serial entrepreneur, Mark co-founded MPWR with his sister Nicola following a distinguished career in recruitment. He now splits his time between the UK & the US, where he lives with his young family.

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Phoebe Stowe-Forbes

Episode 2  |  18/01/23

Phoebe Stowe-Forbes is the Founder of Dot Recruit, an award-winning recruitment consultancy firm from Preston. Phoebe has a passion for people and founded Dot Recruit in 2019 after a successful career in sales. The company has grown exponentially and is now Google’s highest-rated recruitment firm for Accounting and Finance. She also hosts her own podcast series, ‘Joining the Dots’.

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Helen Broughton

Episode 1  |  11/01/23

Helen Broughton is CEO of the Danbro Group, a company she co-founded with her husband Damian in 1999. Helen is a Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire and was also awarded an MBE by Her Majesty The Queen in 2016. Passionate about helping others, Helen is also Chair of Trustees for both the Danbro Foundation and international children’s charity, Operation Orphan.

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