Episode 03: Joanne Whitfield, Fund Director at FW Capital

My Friends in the North is a new twenty minute podcast series from North East entrepreneur Sarah Waddington in which she interviews some of the North’s leading business figures.

Here she talks to Joanne Whitfield, Fund Director at FW Capital, about:

  • Finance for business and the funds FW Capital has to offer

  • Careers advice and women in STEM

  • Getting her jog on

  • Scaling a business and the factors that can mean success or failure

  • Shove Ha’penny (google it)

  • What next for the Northern Powerhouse

The podcast is available on:

iTunes / Spotify / Tune In / Stitcher / Libsyn

If you’d like to keep up to date with what Joanne’s up to, you can connect with her on LinkedIn.  You can find out more about FW Capital at www.fwcapital.co.uk.

There are some more excellent guests coming up in the next few weeks. If you or a client would like to feature, please email Sarah@Astute.Work

Episode 02: Liz Mayes, Chief Executive of the Common Room of the Great North

My Friends in the North is a new podcast series from North East entrepreneur Sarah Waddington in which she interviews some of the region’s most influential organisational leaders.

Here she talks to Liz Mayes, Chief Executive of the Common Room of the Great North, about:

  • The Common Room of the Great North and the region’s mining heritage

  • The UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • Whether feminism is a dirty word, progress on gender equality and modern households

  • The importance of school governors

  • The challenges around public engagement in politics today

  • Children and values

The podcast is available on:

iTunes / Spotify / Tune In / Stitcher / Libsyn

To keep up to date with Liz, you can follow her on Twitter @lizmayes5 or connect with her on LinkedIn. Find out more about The Common Room of the Great North at www.thecommonroom.org.uk/

To feature on the podcast, please contact Sarah Waddington on 07702162704 or email sarah@astute.work

Episode 01: Andrew Hodgson, Chair of the North East LEP

My Friends in the North is a new podcast series from North East entrepreneur Sarah Waddington in which she interviews some of the region’s most influential organisational leaders.

Here she talks to Andrew Hodgson, chair of the North East LEP, about:

  • Avid Technologies and the North East as the base for greener technologies

  • Being the change you want to see

  • Gender equality and women in STEM

  • Introversion

  • Brexit and the leadership challenge

  • Scaling a business and organisational culture

The podcast is available on:

iTunes / Spotify / Tune In / Stitcher / Libsyn

To keep up to date with Andrew, you can follow him on Twitter @NVLAndrew or connect with him on LinkedIn.

Coming up next time, you’ll hear from Liz Mayes, Chief Executive of the Common Room of the Great North, and for those of you who don’t recognise the name, she’ll be explaining exactly what that is.

To feature on the podcast, please contact Sarah Hall on 07702 162704 / Sarah@Astute.Work.