A second series of the Dorset Growth Hub (DGH) Podcast has been launched with BU supporting 4 of the episodes.
The DGH are organising a monthly line-up of online workshops to complement areas covered in the episodes.
February follows a Sales & Marketing theme, March is about Strategy & Planning and April covers all things Finance & Growth. All are considered key focuses for businesses right now.
To kick-off the Sales and Marketing month, the podcast features local guest speakers, Kasia Bigda, (Marketing and Comms Director at Mr Lees Noodles), Stephanie Carswell, (Founder and Creative Director at Hawthorn Handmade) and Chris Chapleo, Associate Professor at Bournemouth University.
The speakers share insights, perspectives and strategies which have led to successes and failures in recent times.
February will cover what has worked in marketing to impact business growth and increase sales, from international marketing campaigns to personal branding, Instagram and e-mail.
Rich Burn from the DGH said: “It’s been a real honour to be able to explore the minds of some great local talent. We all have such a mixed view of the world right now. The interesting part is to hear how people are adapting what they do in these current times. Dorset is full of innovation, ideas and talent that we have the privilege of showcasing via the podcast platform. I hope whoever listens gets a small inspired moment that could change their work world for the better.”
DGH is working in partnership with Bournemouth University on the Sales & Marketing Month and the podcasts feature questions from students from the Business Society.
Mark Painter, pictured left, BU’s Business Development Manager (Business Engagement), said: “We are delighted to be supporting series 2 of the Dorset Growth Hub podcast. During these challenging times, these podcasts and events are a fantastic way for businesses to hear from experts, get some great ideas and, perhaps most importantly, to get inspired. A huge thank you to Nick, Rich and Mary for the opportunity to support these podcasts and particularly for enabling students from the BU Business Society to pose their questions.”
To find out more about the upcoming events and catch-up on series one of the podcast visit the DGH website here.
Dorset Growth Hub is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and ran over 100 online events in 2020, supporting more than 3,000 businesses.