2 pieces of advice that are crucial to her success – The Jennifer Barker Interview

Episode 8 of the IAB Podcast we interview Jennifer Barker.

In this episode, we ask Jennifer:-

7 years in her bookkeeping practice Jennifer shares with us 2 main pieces of advice that are crucial to her success.

We also ask
What’s your story?
How did you start?
What have you learnt and what would you have done differently?
What advise would you give to those starting up?

2 main pieces of advice that are crucial to her success.

You can find Jennifer on the link below
Website

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Tutor of the year 2020 – Lynne O’Brien

Episode 6 of the IAB Podcast we interview Lynne O’Brien, winner of the IAB Tutor of the year award.

In this episode, we ask Lynne:-

• What’s your story?
• How did you start as a tutor?
• What does winning the IAB tutor of the year award mean to you?
• What are the benefits for you?
• Would you recommend others enter for an award?


Website

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Payroll Professional of the year 2020 – Claire Kennedy

Episode 7 of the IAB Podcast we interview Claire Kennedy, winner of the IAB Payroll Professional of the year award.

In this episode, we ask Claire:-

What’s your story?
What does winning the award mean to you and your work?
What are the benefits for you?
Would you recommend others enter for an award?
How can people find out more about you?

Find Claire on the links below
Twitter
LinkedIn
Website

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Lessons learnt building a successful coffee business

Episode 9 of the IAB Podcast we interview Adam Cozens.

Adam Cozens, is the Managing Director and Co-founder of East London’s Specialty Coffee Roasters; Perky Blenders. Since starting with his wife and his brother in 2015, he has built a brand that’s responsible, friendly, and accessible to all.

Four and a half years in, Adam and his Perky Blenders have created 4 cafes and 2 ‘roasteries’ employing 35 staff, they have a strong wholesale customer base including Fenwick of Bond Street and Wholefoods Market. During the recent ‘Covid period’ they focussed online where they already had a strong presence and over doubled their online business overnight.

In the past four years, they have moved all consumables and packaging to eco-friendly-options, rebranded, held talks and training, switched websites survived everything except a zombie apocalypse, but feel just about prepared for that round now.

Adam came from a catering infused background but principally had a career in Civil Engineering. Spotting one of those glorious gaps in the market, the 3 of them invested in a 1kg coffee roaster and began small, working hard, all from a small shed in their back garden. But Adam and Victoria did this whilst Adam was at work and Victoris had their second child with a one-year-old already at home. Adam left his director role in Central London to develop Perky Blenders and build the business in 2017.

Adam was Highly commended in 2018 by the Institute of Directors for Best Startup Director in the East of England, and the company has been awarded by Time Out and Great Taste several times since.

In this episode, we ask Adam:-

What’s your story?
Why did you make the decision to start something new?
What have you learnt?
What would you have done differently?
What advice would you give to someone thinking of starting up their own business?
Where can people find out more about you?

You can find Adam on the link below
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

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Friday Roundup Podcast 7th August 2020

The news from the week ending 7th August 2020

Janet Jack – CEO
Sarah Palmer
– COO
Simon Jordan – Marketing

Below are the notes from the podcast

On this week’s Friday Roundup we have…

Janet

  • Introduction for next week’s coffee morning guest – GoSimpleTax giving support for MTD

Sarah

  • Eat Out to Help Out update
  • Applications for the £50m customs grant scheme opens
  • Job Retention Bonus
  • Self Employed Income Support Scheme – new guidance for parents

Janet

  • Shares her thoughts on how the behaviour of businesses though lock-down is being played out in the economy now

Sarah

Simon

  • Why we need to think about being more like Coca Cola
  • Coffee morning again – iab.org.uk/coffee Starts at 11 am for 1 hour  Wednesday 12th August
  • Ambassadors for the IAB coming up
  • We’re looking for Podcast guests.
    Have a great business story for others to learn from, we’d love to hear about it.
    Email us at marketing@iab.org.uk

Our podcast is now available to listen on Spotify. Listen here

The Bi-weekly Wednesday Coffee morning 

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Friday Roundup Podcast 14th August 2020

The news from the week ending 14th August 2020

Janet Jack – CEO
Sarah Palmer – COO
Simon Jordan – Marketing

Below are the notes from the podcast

On this week’s Friday Roundup we have…

Simon

  • Re-cap on the ever-popular coffee morning
  • Discusses what we learnt from our SEO Expert John Hillman

Janet

  • Talks about the CPD programme the IAB have created in conjunction with Gerrard Fisher from Astrid, our GDPR Expert. How to access the course and what the IAB discount code is!

Sarah

  • We’re officially in recession and why that’s a good thing
  • Encourage your clients to set up payment plans for deferred taxes
  • Self Employed Income Support Scheme opens for phase two next week
  • Job Retention Bonus
  • P11ds – warnings issued in error

To listen and download the latest coffee morning audio and the PDF with the links please visit
https://www.iab.org.uk/coffee/

Our podcast is now available to listen on Spotify. Listen here


The Bi-weekly Wednesday Coffee morning 

If you have any questions regarding this week’s episode, please email marketing@iab.org.uk

Expect the unexpected – The David Taylor interview

Episode 10 of the IAB Podcast we interview David Taylor.

In this podcast, we discuss ways to plan for the unexpected and in today’s world, this is vital.

David is a business communications specialist with over 25 years’ experience of the media, gained from a career in journalism, in-house media relations, PR, marketing, social media training and digital consultancy.

He has a proven track record in designing and implementing comprehensive business strategies to support digital transformation and business growth.

Today David works with a range of organisations, helping them to survive, compete and ultimately thrive in today’s digital marketplace using his trademarked business communications e-learning platform DNAsix®.

David is also hard at work preparing a strategy for the South East Digital Skills Partnership. This will focus on how to equip businesses and charities across Kent, East Sussex and Essex with the digital skills they need to survive and thrive in the modern era.

Co-author of two books on digital marketing and social media he recently contributed to a third called The Social CEO.

You can find David on the links below
Website
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn

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Friday Roundup Podcast 28th August 2020

The news from the week ending 28th August 2020

Janet Jack – CEO
Sarah Palmer – COO
Simon Jordan – Marketing
David Taylor – DNASix.com

Below are the notes from the podcast

On this week’s Friday Roundup we have…

Simon

  • Talks about our guests on this week’s coffee morning
  • David Taylor – DNASix on the latest podcast too where you can find at iab.org.uk/podcasts and of course now on Spotify
  • Carole Jackson – Bookkeeping for Everyone

Janet

  • Announces that the IAB is moving offices!
  • Explains the relationship the IAB has with DNASix and why the IAB is promoting their courses

David

  • Explains more about DNASix, its relevance in a fast-changing world. How to access the courses and their benefits.

Sarah

  • Talks about the IAB’s sister company, the IAAP, which is currently offering DNASix courses and how IAB members can benefit from those recourses too
  • Draws attention to the new government grant for SMEs being announced next week and discusses some ideas about how bookkeepers can adapt their offering
  • This week’s top tip from Croner-i

To listen and download the latest coffee morning audio and the PDF with the links please visit
https://www.iab.org.uk/coffee/

Our podcast is now available to listen on Spotify. Listen here


The Bi-weekly Wednesday Coffee morning 

If you have any questions regarding this week’s episode, please email marketing@iab.org.uk